Caring for your viscose rug
We recommend that you do not vacuum your viscose rug regularly, as this can damage the fibres within the rug. When vacuuming you should follow the direction of the pile, we suggest using the suction hose attachment or a carpet sweeper, rather than a vacuum with high suction or a beater bar which can cause damage to your rug. If your viscose rug has fringes (or tassels) brush these with a broom or brush, instead of using the vacuum as this could detach the fringes from your rug.
SPILLS & STAINS:
Any spills should be dealt with as soon as they happen to prevent permanent damage, especially on a viscose rug. If viscose comes into contact with water (or any other liquid) the rug will yellow. Follow the below steps for the best way to treat the spill:
- Blot the excess with a clean, dry, white cloth or paper towel - do not rub as this can spread the spill
- Using a citric acid cleaning solution (if you have a powder, mix with some cool water to create a solution) gently rub the stained area in the same direction as the pile - only use a very small amount of solution
- To prevent the rug from going stiff when it dries spray fabric softener on the cleaned area
- Allow your rug to dry - keep away from heat and out of direct sunlight, heat can cause the rug to start yellowing. To dry quickly (the quicker the rug dries the better) use a hair dryer on the cool setting
- Once completely dry brush your viscose rug
Viscose is a very absorbent material and holds on to water and other liquids easily, so it is important to use as little water as possible when cleaning your rug.
Rugs without a rubber backing need a rug grip to stop them from slipping and creeping! We recommend buying our anti-slip underlay which can be cut to the size and shape of your rug.
- Safety - No matter where the rug is placed (on carpet or hard flooring), a pad keeps the rug in place to prevent slips and pulls
- Longevity - Believe it or not, a rug grip extends the life of your rug by preventing the fibres from being crushed. The pad acts as a buffer between the hard surface below and the rug above
- Protection - Very important! A pad prevents dye transfer, marring, staining, and scratching to the floor or carpeting beneath
- Comfort - A pad adds extra cushiony softness underfoot
- Cleanliness - A pad allows for easier vacuuming as it holds the rug in position