Area Rug Cleaning
Once you thought about area rug, it made you imagine warmness and comfort, style and texture. Yes, it is, definitely, about this. Their purpose is to make your home stylish, comfortable, colorful and nice for eyes. This element of the style was invented long time ago to warm and decorate houses. If we look back to the history, we can find out that it was sign of prosperity, wealth and high status in the society. It is can be fairly called “a work of art” because for producing it, a lot of time and work are necessary to attach.
Besides, rugs get dirty very quickly and need to be carefully and properly cleaned. There are kinds of pollution which can be cleaned at home, but there are very hard and serious pollutions, so it is better to give it to masters for cleaning. Below I will tell you which kinds of they exist, what kinds of pollutions we can have on them and how to clean it. Therefore, follow the article.
What kinds of area rugs exist?
What only people will not come up with to make your life more comfortable, better and beautiful. And this is one of the beauties they created. Of course, with time new styles and designs were appearing. Before, it consisted of other materials than now, had another design and even had different ways of its sewing.
So, nowadays, in our modern life – 21 century, we have such types of this “piece of art”:
Flat weave Rugs;
Needle Felted Rugs;
Woven rugs are very popular and easy in producing. That is why they are not expensive. They can contain different pictures, yarns and colors.
Tufted Rugs, as woven rugs, belongs to that kind of rugs which are easy to produce and that is the reason they make up the majority of rugs which are sold.
Flat weave Rugs are woven from mostly cotton. But it can be made even from the pieces of clothing in very creative way. So, if you don’t have money, but have enough old clothes which you wanted to throw out, you can use it making a nice flat weave rug. Think about it!
Hooked Rugs are very charming, useful and beautiful. This kind of rugs is simply “piece of art”, because they contain pictures, realistic and amazing pictures, not worse that you have on your wall. Now you will have it on your floor as well.
Needle Felted Rugs are resistant and reliable. These are modern rugs. But very expensive, that is why, usually, it is not used for home decoration.
Knotted Rugshave different colors and sizes. They can be made by man or machine.
What kinds of pollutions exist and how to clean it?
There are different kinds of pollutions we can face with. Therefore, there are different ways of cleaning it.
Before starting, I would like to make a note for you. As soon as pollution appeared you should clean it, because it is penetrating deeper and deeper, mud will be drawn to a rug and, at the end, it will be very hard to clean it.
To keep it beautiful and clean, it is necessary to do such three things:
Clean pollutions as soon as they appear;
Clean it by vacuum cleaner at least, once a week;
At least, once on six months carry out dry cleaning.
So, what types of pollutions exist? These are:
Oil or butter.
You can clean such type of pollution using hot water and ammonia in proportions 1 to 1. Also you can do it with a help of potato starch and petrol: wipe stain and when it is dry, clean off the remains of a brush.
Tea and coffee.
Moisten a rag in a solute of vinegar which contains two tablespoons of vinegar and one liter of the water. Wipe the stain using this rag.
Wash such stains using 50 percent solute of white vinegar. Then wash it off and blot with clean cloth.
Red wine or fruit juices.
For cleaning, use cold water with not more than two tablespoons of ammonia for the one liter on water.
Chocolate and drinks.
Blot stain with alcohol, which should be diluted with vinegar. Proportion is: 2/3 alcohol for 1/3 vinegar. After all, wash it off with water.
Freeze it with a help of special solute (which you can find in the shop) or with ice. After, break up on the pieces. Wash the stain using solvent with chlorine and wash it off at the end.
Blood and egg.
Remove the remains and start to clean the stain. Firstly, moisten it using the soapy water that you should dilute with alkali (on 10 percent). So, wash it with a 10 percent solute of white vinegar. Wash it off with water.
Dye, nail polish etc.
Blot the stain with cloth that was dipped in the solute of the alcohol. Then ventilate your room and wash solute off.
First, remove the remains. After, put a serviette on the stain with wax and iron it. But this method is not acceptable for all kind of carpets. Be careful!
So, now you can keep it clean with these cleaning methods. But, remember, cleaning of such things it is not an easy process; it needs a lot of strengths and time. Also, you can’t clean all pollutions and stain perfectly even with a help of modern chemical means. Moreover, some chemical means ruin the structure of your “beauty” and it begins to break; loose the previous look. If you didn’t wash off chemicals carefully, they stay inside of a carpet and the best consequence, which can be from it – is allergy, the worst – complex diseases and infertility. Accordingly, if you have a doubt about cleaning by yourself, better let professionals will do it for you.
Thus and so, let’s your area rugs bring you pleasure and comfort in your house, but do not cause illnesses and grief.