1) Firstly, we recommend vacuuming the carpet, this will help remove any fur that has collected on the fibers.
2) A sticky roller may be used all over or simply around the holes.
3) Cleaning with soap and water helps remove the natural kitty oils left on the rug. (We find that a garden hose works really well.)
4) We also recommend hanging the rug straight to dry (rather than putting it in a dryer).
5) To dry, simply hang flat/straight to dry. Do not use a dryer, higher temperatures may cause the Touch-Point to release.
**It is imperative that all oils from the fur and grooming are removed prior to using a hot iron**
6) Now get your iron out (don’t let kitty participate in this).
7) Set your clothes-iron to the polyester setting (around 225F).
8) Place the hot iron on the underside of the Ripple Rug (the same side as the hook-tape). Do not move the iron as you would when ironing clothes. Place the iron in one spot at a time. Put the iron on the desired location for up to 60 seconds. After 60 seconds you may lift the iron and move to the next area. No pressure is needed – simply allow the weight of the iron to work its magic by heating the area for 60 seconds (note: light pressure is okay, however – applying hard pressure will flatten out the rug like cardboard, irreversible damage).
Please note: Please ensure NOT to apply the hot iron to any of the Touch-Points, as it may cause the Touch-Points to release. Always remember, let the iron’s weight and heat do all the work, applying pressure is optional.
9) For extra stiffness, you may use a little steam and light pressure (use steam sparingly, as in don’t soak the rug into a soppy wet blob), or a fine spray of water can help. As before don’t apply hard pressure when ironing, just move the iron place to place along the carpet!