Most man-made fibers such as polypropylene, olefin, and nylon have been specifically engineered to make spot cleaning easy. Polypropylene and olefin is solution dyed and therefore inherently stain resistant and features very low moisture absorbency.
Most spills and common stains on these rugs can be removed by ordinary cleaning methods or with a simple soap and water solution leaving the pile yarns undamaged.
- Vacuum regularly using special care if there is fringe. A beater bar can catch and pull the fringe causing separation.
- Long ends may work to the surface after use or vacuuming. Never pull them out. Clip them off even with rug surface.
- Most spills & common stains can be quickly removed with a simple soap and water solution. Never rub out stains. Always use a blotting motion. Over rubbing can change the appearance of the fibers.
- Professionally clean if necessary.
- Rug padding is essential under every area rug.
- Rug should be rotated annually due to oxidation and to prevent uneven wear patterns.
- Frieze or Shag rugs should be vacuumed using suction only to prevent damage to the fiber.
The above care and cleaning information is recommended for these specific rug qualities. These methods should be used as a guideline only. Visit the Carpet and Rug Institute’s official website www.carpet-rug.org for specific cleaning instructions.