Eco-Friendly Bamboo Cleaning Tips

Bamboo area rugs are beautiful, eco-friendly and very versatile. After purchasing your bamboo area rug you’re left with the responsibility to care and maintain it. You probably bought a bamboo area rug because of its color, texture and durability and you’ll want to properly take care of it to keep it looking like new. The good news is that it doesn’t require much attention as other area rugs. Following a few basic steps can maintain your rug making it last a lifetime.

The easiest way to maintain it is to shake it out every day. If you don’t have a lot of foot traffic in your home or if the rug is in a room that doesn’t get used often, you can get away with shaking it out once a week. You can also use a vacuum to get up any loose debris or dust. The best type of vacuum to use on a bamboo area rug is a shop-vac. A shop-vac is very powerful and doesn’t use brushes or a spool – just air suction. If you have a traditional vacuum it’s best to use the arm extension than to use it upright. If you’re having difficulty getting some particles up, you may want to use a dust broom to loosen the particles that are stuck.

Rotate your bamboo area rug every six months to diversify the foot traffic pattern on the rug. Simply take the rug and turn it clockwise one turn. That means that the rug won’t repeat the same foot traffic pattern except every two years. This is an essential point to keeping your bamboo looking brand new.

If there are spills or other stains that make their way onto your bamboo area rug, clean them up immediately with a dry cloth or paper towel. Blot the stain to remove as much liquid as possible and then use a second dry cloth to press firmly on the stain. This will suck out as much of the spill as possible. While bamboo is semi-water resistant, you don’t want wet liquid to rest on your rug. If the stain isn’t liquid and is stuck to the bamboo, use a spoon to pull it up and then clean the area with hot soapy water. Use a hair dryer to dry the affected area quickly.

A few general tips to care for your rug is:

  • Rug pad extends rug life and protects floors.
  • Use rug indoors, away from high moisture areas.
  • To avoid fading, do not expose rug to direct sunlight.
  • Blot spills immediately using a dry absorbent cloth and do not allow water to soak rug.
  • Vacuum regularly to maintain best appearance.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage the rug.
  • Do not pull loose ends. Clip scissors to remove.
  • Turn carpet around occasionally to equalize wear.
  • For hard-to-remove stains, professional rug cleaning is recommended.

You can also practice preventive measures to keep your bamboo area rug looking new. Keep your bamboo away from direct sunlight all day. If the rug is in an area that gets some sunlight exposure, that should be fine. You want to avoid excessive direct sunlight. If you use the bamboo rug outdoors, keep it stored indoors and keep your rug away from rain and highly humid areas. Keeping your bamboo area rug dry is essential to maintaining the longevity of the rug. Wipe your carpet down with a non-toxic, non-abrasive cleaning solution once a week to keep it dust free.

Bamboo Rugs- Cool in More Ways Than You Think

Have you seen our line of bamboo rugs? If not, check them out now.

Bamboo is considered to be a very cool look these days, and we agree. Bamboo carpets are a very popular choice with our customers, especially when you want that “cool” look with a touch of durability.

Bamboo has been used as flooring for centuries, especially in Asia where it can easily be found in many locates. It’s an environmentally friendly plant that’s fast growing, which means that overharvesting is rarely a concern. Plus, it grows so fast, that a plant is usually ready to harvest again within two years.

So, bamboo is cool in appearance and environmentally cool, but my favorite part is, it’s also “cool” to the touch.

After a long day on my feet, I love to take my shoes and socks off and step onto a bamboo rug. It’s very cool, relaxing and soothing to the touch. Who’d have guessed that there is a little therapy that comes with every bamboo rug?

Stop by our website – www.naturalarearugs.com today and check out our selection of bamboo rugs.

Bamboo Shades Setting the Trend in Contemporary Window Design

Choosing the right set of window shades can be complicated and at times even frustrating. From PVC blinds, to Solar Screens, and Pleated Shades, the choices just seem to be endless nowadays. If you’re still at a loss on deciding which material best suits your needs, then you might just want to consider the new collection of Bamboo Shades, imported exclusively by Natural Area Rugs.

With the current trend of blending natural materials to contemporary architectural designs, bamboo comes as a popular choice. Extremely durable and naturally elegant, bamboo could just be one of the most versatile raw materials around. Opting to use Natural Area Rugs’ Bamboo Shades over other material offers numerous advantages.

Considerably less expensive than synthetic materials, bamboo can dramatically enhance your home without denting your budget. You can be very certain that no other product can give you more value for your money.

Available in basic natural colors, Natural Area Rugs’ bamboo shades can easily blend to just about any room design or motif, be it contemporary or even Victorian. The uneven pattern and slats of bamboo provides that inherent beauty unmatched by other materials.

Since bamboo is pliable and extremely durable, these blinds hold up extremely well even when subjected temperature and humidity changes. Unlike some PVC blinds, you don’t have worry about chipping when using bamboo.

With this rare combination of beauty, affordability, and durability, Natural Area Rugs’ Bamboo Shades could just very well be your best option.