Eco-Friendly Bamboo Cleaning Tips
Posted on April 5th, 2010
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.
Fantastic new arrivals at Natural Area Rugs
Posted on September 11th, 2009
If you’ve been looking for new and inspiring rugs, you should check out some of the new rugs at Natural Area Rugs. Some of my favorite rugs that I would highly recommend are the Essence Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rug and the Fairford Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rug. These rugs are beautifully handcrafted and stitched. Aside from being handcrafted they are also made from the best and softest materials available. These two carpets are made from 100% Jute (Hemp) which has an incredible softness on the feet and is twice as durable as cotton.
Another aspect of these new rugs that I really love is that they’re eco-friendly. Hemp has been a strong and durable material used by the green movement for many years before the trend hit the streets. All of these Jute Rugs are earth friendly and look great in any home or room. For the environmentally conscience consumer, Natural Area Rugs offers a huge selection of natural flooring for any room in your house. I love using these rugs throughout my house because I known they are the highest quality on the market and by purchasing them I’m helping the environment. These rugs are modern, chic and exclusive for the in-style consumer.
If you want to know my top choices for earth-friendly rugs at Natural Area Rugs check these out:
Florentine Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rugs
Franklin Beige Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rugs
Century Brown Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rug
Century Natural Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Area Rug
These fine, earth-friendly rugs are guaranteed 100% hand-knotted Jute and are curling resistant. Due to their self-bound-binding, these rugs can be used for years on end without any curl developing around the edges. This is an excellent feature for the consumer who is shopping for high quality rugs that they will keep for years to come.
I love all these rugs because they’re made from 100% Jute and are hand made. There are no machines or cheap, synthetic materials to devalue the quality and skill. Artisan work needs to be celebrated and enjoyed. When you pick one of these natural rugs from Natural Area Rugs, you can rest assured that each rug was made by carpet specialists who treats their job as an art. These rugs are perfect to add to your home décor. They’re modern, eco-friendly and guaranteed 100% hand-knotted Jute.
Check out all the new arrivals at Natural Area Rugs at http://naturalarearugs.com/new-rugs.php.
New Rugs at Natural Area Rugs
Posted on August 31st, 2009
Check out some of the great new rugs that just arrived at Natural Area Rugs!
The Essence Hemp Jute Rug and the the Fairford Hemp Jute Rug are handcrafted and stiched and made of 100% Jute, one of the finest and softest floor covering materials on the market, which is twice as durable as cotton and feels soft on bare feet.
All of our Hemp Hand Knotted Jute Rugs are handcrafted and stitched to create a durable surface for any room, jute rugs are earth-friendly choices for any “green” home. Import Flooring provides a large selection of organic floor options for bedrooms, sitting rooms, foyers, dens, kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms and more. Whatever the need, a Jute rug is a sophisticated choice in modern day rug choices.
Also check out the Florentine Hemp Jute Rugs and the Franklin Beige Hemp Jute Rugs
The Century Brown Hemp Jute Rug and the Century Natural Hemp Jute Rug are both made of 100% hand-knotted Jute and feature Self Edge binding, which results in a rug that resists curling.
All of our Jute rugs are made of 100% Jute and are hand knotted by experienced Artisans working to make every rug a beautiful piece to be added to one’s home decor.
View all of our new arrivals at our home page.
Bamboo Rugs- Cool in More Ways Than You Think
Posted on September 29th, 2006
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.