Published on July 31, 2014
RUGS CLEANING IDEAS: RUGS CLEANING IDEAS RUGS CLEANING IDEAS BY NATURAL FURNISH WWW.NATURALFURNISH.COM PowerPoint Presentation: Rugs and Carpet require special cleaning care. Many people prefer carpet or area rugs in living rooms and children's playrooms, but carpeting is more of a challenge to keep clean than other floor surfaces. Beyond vacuuming regularly, you may also have some other carpet cleaning process. Cleaning of rugs depend on the type and size of rugs and carpet. PowerPoint Presentation: Some tips for taking care of specialty rugs. Woven or braided rugs: Small braided rugs Wash in cool water on a gentle cycle, rinsing thoroughly. Tumble dry on a low setting. Place large braided rugs on a vinyl or concrete floor or place an old blanket beneath them. Sponge commercial carpet-cleaning foam over the surface and rub it in according to the product directions. Finish by rinsing or vacuuming. Dry thoroughly before replacing the rug on the floor. PowerPoint Presentation: Handmade, hand-knotted, antique, and Oriental rugs : Vacuum a new Oriental rug as you would carpet and wool area rugs. Use special care with delicate vintage or antique rugs. Protect them from the vacuum by placing a piece of nylon screen over the rug and weighting it down with books or bricks. Tie a piece of nylon mesh over the vacuum attachment and change the mesh frequently as dirt accumulates. Have these rugs professionally cleaned once a year. Rotate rugs to ensure even wear; direct exposure to sun will cause fading. PowerPoint Presentation: Coir, sisal, rush, and grass rugs : Rugs made from these natural fibers feature an open weave that allows dirt to sift through to the floor beneath. Vacuum frequently, removing the rug occasionally to vacuum the floor, as well. Many of these rugs are reversible; if so, flip every time you vacuum for even wear. To clean stains or discolorations on a room-size natural-fiber rug, leave it in place. PowerPoint Presentation: Protect the floor beneath it with a plastic drop cloth and towel. Scrub the stains with a soft brush dipped in soapy water. Rinse with clear water. Place a towel over the wet area. Blot the cleaned spot as dry as possible. Use a portable fan or hair dryer to speed drying. Move small rugs to a protected table or counter to clean. Water weakens the fibers, so work quickly and dries thoroughly to extend the life of these rugs. PowerPoint Presentation: Fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hides: Shake unscented talcum powder on fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hide rugs and leave for several hours. Brush the talcum powder through the hair, and then shake it out. Repeat this process several times, depending on the length of the fur. To clean the back of such a rug, use a clean cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm soapy water. Wipe off any dirt or spills. Rinse with a cloth dipped in clean water and allow drying completely before putting back in place.