Viscose

  Viscose, also called Art Silk, is a soft man-made fiber developed in the 1800’s by mixing two compounds to create a viscose solution. Once the solution is created it is spun into the fiber viscose rayon that is commonly used in the manufacturing of machine made rugs. Viscose mimics the look of natural silk but is an affordable alternative. It ...

  Viscose, also called Art Silk, is a soft man-made fiber developed in the 1800’s by mixing two compounds to create a viscose solution. Once the solution is created it is spun into the fiber viscose rayon that is commonly used in the manufacturing of machine made rugs. Viscose mimics the look of natural silk but is an affordable alternative. It is a delicate fabric and can show signs of shedding if not properly taken care of.

Dreaded Spill

 Avoid scrubbing your rug when you are cleaning. Instead start with a damp towel and blot the area with the spill or stain. If the stain is stubborn then use a soft hand brush and gently stroke in the direction of the pile while blotting every few strokes. Try not to go in a circular motion.

Viscose is a very absorbent fabric so it is recommended to use only a damp cloth with a small amount of liquid or cleaner. If you use any type of cleaners be sure to do a test spot in an inconspicuous area. The best type of cleaners to use on a viscose rug is acetic acid or citric acid rinse. This will help prevent any discoloration in the area of the spill. To finish off that spill mist a small amount of fabric softener over the spill to make sure the fibers stay as soft as they were originally; and when 100% dry rub your hand gently over the spill a few times.

General Care

 Viscose is a very easy rug to care for day to day. Vacuums, especially high quality vacuums, may be too aggressive for your rug. The best cleaning method to use would be to simply sweep your rug with a carpet sweeper. This will prevent any fibers from breaking. If you still prefer to use a vacuum raise the beater bar high for less abrasion. If your rug had fringe vacuum from side to side, not end to end, to avoid the fringe.

Read More