Materials and Care

In addition to size and style, material is an important factor when choosing a rug. Consider the rug’s location. For example, an outdoor rug needs to be strong and durable, while a bathroom rug should be soft and easy to clean.

Fibers

Natural fibers include cotton and wool. These plant and animal fibers offer beautiful coloration, a variety of texture and long-term performance.

Synthetic fibers such as acrylic, nylon, polypropylene (olefin), polyester and blends are man-made fibers that offer easy care and outstanding value.

Wool Rugs:

Soft, strong, and resilient, wool ranks high for quality and luxury.

Cotton Rugs:

Soft, comfortable and easy to clean. Ideal as smaller accent rugs and bath mats.

Acrylic Rugs:

Durable and soft with the look of wool in a more affordable price range.

Nylon Rugs:

Durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean.

Polypropylene Rugs:

Strong and stain-resistant with a soft, wool-like feel. Also known as olefin.

Polyester Rugs:

Durable and soft, polyester dyes well and resists fading.

How to Clean a Rug

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs:

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out the stain as much as possible. Scrape off debris. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With a clean sponge and soap mix, remove the remainder of the stain. Allow the area to dry. For all-over cleaning, spray with a mixture of soap and water and rinse with a garden hose.

Natural Fiber/Jute/Hemp/Coir/Sisal Rugs:

Regularly vacuum the rug on a low-power setting. Vacuum the rug from different angles. If you see any loose threads on the face, they should be trimmed with scissors. Do not pull the threads on the face to avoid unraveling or damage to the rug. Spills should be blotted with a clean, dry cloth to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Work from the outer edges of the spill towards the center. Gently blot the area.

Shag Rugs:

Do not pull the yarn out, as this may result in damage to the rug. Canister vacuums without a beater bar are most effective in cleaning shag rugs.

Synthetic Fiber/Polypropylene/Olefin/Nylon Rugs:

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out the stain as much as possible. Scrape off any debris. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With a clean sponge and soap mix, remove the remainder of the stain. Blot the area with a dry towel.

Wool Rugs:

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible. Scrape off any debris. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With a clean sponge and soap mix, gently remove the remainder of the stain. Avoid using excessive water. Blot area with a dry towel. Vacuum regularly. Avoid vacuums with invasive beater bars. We recommend using a professional rug cleaner on an annual basis.

Individual product information should always be referenced for specific care instructions.

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