Regular cleaning is essential to keeping your new jute braided rugs looking good. Periodic vacuuming is recommended for all area rugs. We advise against using a vacuum with a "beater bar" (rotating brush) as the brush can pull at and damage your rug. You want to vacuum your rug with suction, therefore using an attachment or raising the beater bar so that it doesn't come in contact with your rug is the best option.

What are the challenges to clean a Braided Rug

Some challenges of cleaning a braided rug include:

  1. Maintaining the shape: Braided rugs are often made of natural materials and can lose their shape when wet, so it's important to handle them with care when cleaning to avoid stretching or warping.

  2. Removing stains: Stains on braided rugs can be difficult to remove, especially if they are made of natural fibers like wool or cotton.

  3. Cleaning the crevices: The braided design of the rug can make it difficult to reach dirt and debris in the crevices, so extra care must be taken to ensure that the rug is thoroughly cleaned.

  4. Preserving the color: The colors in braided rugs can fade over time, so it's important to use cleaning methods that will not further damage the rug or cause the colors to bleed.

  5. Drying: Due to the nature of the rug, drying can be very time-consuming and if not done properly, the rug can lose its shape.

For occasional stains and spills spot cleaning with a gentle cleanser and a cloth are your best bets. Blot the stain, don't scrub. Again, you don't want to use a brush as this can tear at the fibers of your area rug.

For more thorough cleaning we recommend that you send the braided jute rug out to be cleaned at a professional rug cleaners. They will clean both sides of your rug and allow it to dry flat. If you are having your rug cleaned in your home be sure your rug is being cleaned by the extraction method. You don't want your rug to be "shampooed" using a machine with rotating brushes.

Steps for properly cleaning a braided rug:

Here are the steps for properly cleaning a braided rug:

  1. Vacuum the rug: Use a vacuum cleaner with a low-suction setting to remove any loose dirt and debris from the surface of the rug. Be sure to go over the rug multiple times, paying extra attention to the crevices between the braids.

  2. Test for colorfastness: Before cleaning, test a small, inconspicuous area of the rug to ensure that the colors will not bleed or fade.

  3. Spot clean: Use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent to spot clean any stains or spills on the rug. Be sure to blot the area, rather than scrubbing it, to avoid damaging the fibers.

  4. Clean the entire rug: Fill a bucket with cool water and a mild detergent, and use a sponge or cloth to gently clean the entire rug, working in small sections. Avoid saturating the rug with water, and be sure to rinse the rug thoroughly with clean water.

  5. Dry the rug: Place the rug in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight and allow it to air dry. Avoid using a hairdryer or heater to speed up the drying process, as this can cause the rug to shrink or lose its shape. Once dry, vacuum the rug again to restore its fluffiness.

Note: Always check the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning before starting, as some rugs may require specific care instructions.

 

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