Care Instructions Care Info Ottavio 5'x8' Rug Rug pad recommended. Professional cleaning recommended. Blot spills immediately with a clean, absorbent white cloth. Rotate rug frequently for even wear. Clip, do not pull, if snagging occurs. Not for use over carpeting without appropriate rug pad. For the first two to three months, additional vacuuming may be necessary to manage the normal shedding that occurs. Vacuum regularly without the beater bar turned on (or on highest pile setting). Shedding is a characterstic of shag rugs and will continue for the life of the rug.