How to Keep Your Silk Rug Clean

oriental-rugSilk rugs are a beautiful addition for your home. They are functional and beautiful as long as you take proper care and keep them clean. With regular maintenance, you can keep your silk rug looking great without too much work.

Weekly vacuuming is imperative. Dirt and dust accumulate faster than you think and if you let it sit, it will start to sink into the fibers of your rug. Vacuuming at least once per week will help keep the color and texture of your rug looking new. Use the low or medium pile setting for this type of rug.

When the weather permits, shaking and beating your rug is another great way to keep it clean. Take it outside and shake as much of the loose dirt out as you can, then use a carpet beater or broom handle to beat the rug. This gets deep down dirt out and can be fun stress relief.

If you find that your vacuum is too powerful for your rug or it’s too delicate to be shaken and beaten, you can use a broom to sweep dirt from the surface. You need to use a soft bristle broom to make sure you’re not doing any damage to the rug. Since this is not a deep clean you will need to do it more often – everyday would be best.

Keep your rug in a low traffic area. This will help prevent damage and keep extra dirt from accumulating. You also want to keep furniture off of the rug. This prevents dent marks from sofa and table feet as well as solid stains that tend to form around the feet.

Stains and spills can be tough on this type of fabric and you’ll likely need to call in professionals to get them completely out. For stains you can try using diluted vinegar or a soft detergent. Be sure to test your solution on a small part of the rug before using it in a prominent area. When spills occur, use a sponge or clean cloth to soak them up as soon as possible.

If you have tough stains or a rug that has been neglected with regard to regular cleaning, call Royal Interior Cleaning for a free rug-cleaning estimate. We also offer free pick-up and delivery to make the process as easy as possible for you.

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