CARE INSTRUCTIONS

All our items are made with love. And just like all lovely things they need to be cared for. Treat them right and they will stay happy and beautiful for a long, long time. We carefully pack and deliver each item in a beautiful, eco-friendly gift box.

Textiles

Our main textile collection is inspired by the original Hammam towels, used in the Turkish baths during the Ottoman Empire. The House of Rym signature item is our fouta, and they are hand woven and made of 100% natural cotton. A fouta is not only a luxurious bath towel – it’s a shawl, it’s a wrap, it’s a plaid, it’s a bed cover, it’s a tablecloth, well it’s almost anything you want it to be ­– an essential home accessory. We use the same weaving techniques making all of our textiles.
Fouta and Hand Towel: For perfect absorbency and softness, wash twice before use. Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Line dry or tumble dry low heat for a few minutes. May shrink.
Jacquard woven textile: blanket, cushion cover, tea towel, tablecloth, apron, kimono and totebag: 30ºC gentle wash. Dry flat. May shrink.
Printed cushion: 30ºC gentle wash. May shrink 6 %.
Printed tea towel: 40ºC wash.
Ottoman: Hand wash only 30ºC .Dry flat.

kids textile

Jacquard woven textile: blanket, bedspread, cushion cover, bib and apron: 40°C wash. Dry flat. Reshape whilst damp. May shrink up to 5%.
Printed Blanket: 40°C wash. Dry flat. Reshape whilst damp. May shrink up to 5%.
Printed Square cushion: 40°C wash. Dry flat. Reshape whilst damp. May shrink up to 5%.
Printed Round cushion: Dry clean only.

Porcelain

Say goodbye to minimalism, say hi to maximalism. And better yet, miximalism. Our designers have created our popular collectors’ set that comes in various pieces and patterns, designed to be mixed and matched limitlessly.
Care instructions: The House of Rym porcelain is microwave and dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to bother with hand washing.

Stoneware

The House of Rym stoneware is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Rugs

The House of Rym rug collection contains high-quality handmade rugs made of wool. We always use high quality natural yarns and traditional techniques when producing the rugs. The designs are characterized by bold, modern and a tiny bit nostalgic patterns.
Wool rug care instructions: Vacuum regularly. Spot clean with wool cleaning solution. Air dry. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended.

Olive wood

Olive wood is characterized by its beautiful and natural patterning and our collection is a piece of home accessory heaven. It’s a hardwearing long-lasting material and each item is unique and made by hand. All products come from sustainably certified olive trees, which guarantees that the trees no longer bear harvestable fruit. Each felled tree is replaced with a sampling from a local nursery.
Care instructions: Hand wash only, not suitable for dishwashers. To prevent the wood from drying out, occasionally coat with olive oil. Don’t leave olive wood soaking in water or exposed it to heat or sunshine.

Tiles

Our tiles, like all our other products, are designed in Sweden and are manufactured in Tunisia, according to traditions that go many generations back. Each piece is unique and may vary slightly in appearance, made by hand in every step of the process. The workers in the factory we use have years of experience and training, sometimes having invested a life time in learning the different techni­ques and the craftsmanship needed to get the best final product.

The tiles can be used for many different surfaces. If you cover the floor in a room with tiles, they will probably be there for a long time. Also they will be looked at from another perspective than a painting on the wall, or a wall paper – from above.

Cement tile installation is a simple process. However, great care should be taken during the installation and handling process so as not cause any damages to tile surface and to achieve the best results.

1-Installing the tile :

-Before installing the cement tile, it is recommended to pre-wet its back side.

- Cement tiles must be installed on a well levelled, clean and dry surface. Humid subsoil will cause fur deposits on the tile’s surface.

- Apply the adhesive twice on both the surface and the back, using a large-toothed comb trowel.

- Position the tiles only with your hands, don't use a hammer or rubber mallet.

-Leave a thin gap (1 or 2 mm, thickness of a filling-knife) for the joint.

- Once tiles installed and the cement adhesive dry, clean the surface by scrubbing it and clear with water. It will remove the thin layer of pigmented dust that can still cover the tiles.

2-Sealing :

- Once the surface is completely clean and dry, seal the tiles with a penetrating sealer. Always follow the instructions of the sealer's manufacturer.

- This operation must be performed before grouting in order to prevent grout from penetrating the porous surface of the tile.

- Apply a few layers of sealer to have the best protection for the tiles. Remember to test a piece of tile with sealer before applying massively on the floor.

3-Grouting:

- The grout should be thin enough to completely fill the narrow joints.

-Fill the gap between the tiles using a filling-knife, a rubber float or rubber. Do not let any excess grout dry on the surface as it may be difficult to remove and may stain the tiles.

The color of the grout used should be close to the tile’s color (Dark grout for dark tiles and pale grout for pale tiles).

-Once the work is done, tiles set and dry, apply concentrated soft soap (uncolored and pH neutral) or a colorless wax paste, as an after treatment to enhance the colors of the tile.

4-Maintenance:

The tiles should be cleaned with pH-neutral soap and water. Do not use any acids or bleach on these tiles! If sealed with a topical sealer, they may need to be resealed every couple of years.