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Jute rugs are a worthy investment when you want to make a room in your home look stylish and cosy. Moreover, they are considered organic and could be quite durable, when good maintenance is provided. As it turns out, though, the latter is not so simple to achieve, especially when you are not familiar with all the specifics, regarding the rug’s fabric.
A jute rug is easy to recognise with its light brown colour and simple structure. Its name comes from the vegetable fibre that it is produced from. The plant grows in Asia, specifically in India and Bangladesh. Jute is entirely recyclable, which makes such a rug an affordable eco-friendly option for every home. The softness and low-maintenance of the jute rug could be considered additional benefits of owning such a piece.
Hessian rug and straw rug are other popular names for this specific type of rug. Although there is still a difference, as hessian is made of the skin of the plant and it’s slightly finer than jute fibre. If you value softness in a rug, then look for wool and jute rug or jute and cotton combination instead of a 100 % jute material.
Jute rugs are fairly easy to clean and maintain as long as you follow a couple of simple rules:
Protecting your floor coverings from spills and stains constantly is impossible. Even with water out of the picture, there are ways to remove the spots and save yourself the headache.
Pets seem drawn to carpets and rugs when they need to “do their business” and the consequences of just one such accident can remain for months. Prevention is best, but if you are too late, then here is how best to proceed:
Water may seem less dangerous, but it could still cause darkening of the material of not just white jute rugs, but also of hessian style rugs, sisal and other delicate carpeting. If it affects the fibres, you have to hurry and get as much out of it as you can. In case the wet area has already dried and the water stain has formed on your jute rug, then you can try spraying a little bit of water and eco-friendly dishwashing liquid.
Don’t let the liquid set in, but blot with a towel and then repeat the same again. Check every time if the water stain is still visible. A specialised rug cleaning product can also be tested, but make sure to follow the instructions.
Take action as soon as you notice the stain, following the steps below.
Hydrogen peroxide can also bleach, however, due to the sensitivity of the jute material it may not be so beneficial to use it.
There is also the alternative of mixing the baking soda with a little bit of water to form a chemical-free cleaning solution. Use a brush to work it gently into the material for maximum effect. You will probably have to repeat this a few times until the natural rug colour becomes visible. If despite your best efforts you can still see the stain, better let a professional inspect it before further treatment is applied.
We can take care of the jute rug cleaning or any other carpet sanitation.