Your new Ripple Rug may last for years. With the right care and maintenance, you can help extend its life.
We recommend vacuuming the tops of your Ripple Rug when first unfolded. Ensure that you vacuum the rug thoroughly to remove any fine cut carpet fibers that may have been knocked loose during transit. Do not run a vacuum over the Velcro® Touch-Points, motorized heads may loosen the Touch-Points or pull them off completely. We recommend a sticky roller to clean a Touch-Point. Any creases from folding will disappear over time, however, you may wish to iron away the creases. Please look at section below: “How-to remove creases”.
Caring for your Ripple Rug is easier than you think.
Vacuum your Ripple Rug when necessary to prevent nail shards, fur, and dander from embedding into the carpet pile. From our experience, cats are clean creatures and prefer a freshly maintained environment. (They’ll love you more for keeping their Ripple Rug fur-free).
The rug fibers will not fray, however, in the unlikely event of your ‘King-Kong-Cat’ going ape and destroying the carpet, use scissors to clip any sprouts and snags. The carpet will not unravel if you pull a fiber, do not pull on them unless necessary.
The carpet is mold and mildew resistant. If you decide to keep your rug in a tropical wetland or in puddles, because your ‘Manatee-Cat’ loves mooching in the Everglades, then there’s a good chance that your carpet will be soggy and will not appeal to your fur-baby.
Finally, the Ripple Rug carpet is stain-resistant. In the event of any liquids finding their way onto the rug, simply absorb the spills by blotting with white paper or a cloth towel. Use soap and water as needed to clean the stain.
The first step is to remove the fur. We recommend using a rubber glove to brush the rug and ball up the loose fur on the carpet. A sweeping motion with your hand will do the trick. it will collect a lot of fur, you might be amazed how well it hides loose fur :-)=
The second step is to vacuum the carpet, leaving it fairly fur free.
The third step is to remove the oils built up from play time, grooming or snacking with a washing.
Cleaning with soap and water helps to remove the natural kitty oils left on the rug during grooming and playtime. It is important to note that cleaning the Ripple Rug will maintain its stiffness and keep it performing like new for a long time.
We recommend three easy ways to wash it. A garden hose outside, in a bath tub or in the washing machine on cold cycle. Use basic cleaning products, no harsh chemicals, and especially no fabric softener as it makes the carpet limp. A clean, oil-free carpet is essential to making caves and high standing ripples.
To dry, simply hang flat/straight to dry. Do not use a clothes dryer, higher temperatures may cause the Velcro Touch-Point to release. The Ripple Rug material dries very quickly.
If your cat plays or lays on the Ripple Rug often, keep an eye on the ripples. If it becomes difficult to maintain shapes, or the tunnels won’t stay up like it used to; it is time to wash it. The material is Polyester, so clean it like you would any t-shirt to keep it crisp and fresh feeling.
The long-term performance of your Ripple Rug will vary depending on the use and the carpet care applied. While Snuggly Cat and Friends have rigorously tested their own Ripple Rugs (and theirs have held-up to crazy-cat play), we can’t guarantee that determined Shere Khans (on rare occasions) won’t devour the carpet.
Cats love a clean place to relax. Proper cleaning will keep it functioning like new for a long time.
Most pet products can never be washed. We highly recommend regular cleaning after heavy use.