Natural floor coverings are relatively easy to maintain. Sisal, Coir and Jute are hard natural fibers that will perform well in most environments with only regular vacuuming.
However, Silk, Bamboo, and Viscose products should normally be left to a professional carpet cleaner.
Following the below guidelines will help extend the life of your natural area rug.
- Vacuuming - Proper vacuuming requires suction without a beater bar. Either an upright or canister-type vacuum cleaner can be used. For best vacuuming results, vacuum from different directions, making several passes over the area. Heavy traffic areas require the most attention and should receive regular vacuuming to reduce soil build-up.
- Spot cleaning - Never saturate your rug with water or cleaner; this will cause a stain.
- Removing spills and stains - Whenever possible, clean up a spill immediately after it occurs. If liquid, blot up as much asyou can with a clean, un-dyed cloth, pressing firmly all aroundthe spill to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. DO NOT scrub Silk, Bamboo, or Viscose carpet; it will warp the pile. If the material is solid, scrape up what you can with a spoon or the dull edge of a knife or spatula.