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Caring for Your Synthetic Rug

Rug Stain

The more you take care of something, the longer it is going to last. We are going to give you tips to keep your synthetic rugs in the best shape possible!

Are Chemicals Safe?

When cleaning synthetic rugs, you should use a neutral detergent. A neutral detergent is mixing dishwashing liquid or “oxy” cleaners with water. Make sure to read the directions on whatever chemical you use and test it on a small part of the rug in case it causes discoloration. Be sure not to use laundry detergents. Laundry detergents will leave a soapy residue and alter the color shades; especially with viscose rugs, as they tend to be more delicate.

Unexpected Spills

You never know when someone is going to spill their plate of spaghetti or their full glass of soda! Luckily, most synthetic rugs are stain proof, but you still want to clean the spill as soon as possible. First, blot up the spill with a paper towel or a white rag. Repeat with dry towels until all of the liquid has been absorbed. You can also try the soapy water method. Mix up a spot-cleaning solution by diluting a few drops of clear hand-dishwashing soap in water. Use less than 1/4 teaspoon per quart.

Daily Maintenance

You should vacuum synthetic rugs regularly, at least every other day. Vacuuming regularly will prevent any dirt or particle buildup that can damage the rug. Vacuum both sides of the rug to remove all ground dirt. You can use vacuum cleaners with beater bars on low pile rugs, but do not use it on the fringes. To clean the fringes on viscose rugs, use a bristle brush attachment instead. Instead of using a vacuum on small rugs, just shake it Small rugs that are hard to vacuum can be shaken outdoors to remove dust and dirt.

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