Jute

     Jute carpets have some of the softest fibers in the world and feature a gold shine in their natural state. Jute may also be dyed a myriad of colors to provide different shapes and patterns in colorful carpets. Some manufacturers may mix jute fibers with synthetic fibers to create a stronger, more durable carpet. However, jute rugs can becom...

     Jute carpets have some of the softest fibers in the world and feature a gold shine in their natural state. Jute may also be dyed a myriad of colors to provide different shapes and patterns in colorful carpets. Some manufacturers may mix jute fibers with synthetic fibers to create a stronger, more durable carpet. However, jute rugs can become discolored, stained, or mildewed and you may need to know how to clean a jute rug with proper care.

     1. Use a soft bristle brush and a dab of water to immediately clean spills on jute carpet. Once s spill, it may become a stain            and become difficult to remove.

     2. Vacuum a jute rug twice a week to prevent dirt accumulating in the jute fibers. Vacuum both sides of the rug as well as              the floor underneath.

     3. Use a dry-cleaning powder to clean a jute carpet. Sprinkle the dry-cleaning powder onto the carpet, and use a stiff bristle          brush to clean the jute fibers. Shake out the rug or vacuum as needed. A dry-cleaning kit may be available at carpet                  stores or online that contains the dry-cleaning powder, a spot remover, and a brush.

     4. Scrape solid spills with a dull knife, and then brush with a stiff bristle brush. Follow by vacuuming.

     5. Clean liquid spills on a jute rug by blotting. Avoid rubbing the spill. Club soda may be used to neutralize acidic spills such          as red wine or tomato sauce.

     6. Dry any wet spills immediately with a hair dryer or fan.

     7. Remove mildew from a jute rug. Mix 1 part bleach to 6 parts water in a spray bottle. Test the mixture in an unseen spot           on the rug. If discoloration occurs, dilute the spray and retest. Once the mixture is satisfactory, spray a little on the                   mildew, and work in with a soft brush. Rub with a dry cloth after 10 minutes. 

     8. Treat jute rugs  with a jute sealer. This can minimize the jute fibers` absorbency and protect the rug from stains. This will          allow you a little more time to get any spills cleaned up before   they set into the rug.

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