Cleaning Tips For Sisal Rugs
Sisal rugs are earthy rugs that enhance any room. Made from the fibers of the Central American agave sisalana plant, these tightly woven rugs come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. With their tight fibers, these rugs fight off dirt and staining, but aren’t immune to it, and over time can undergo wear and tear. If you have sisal rugs, know how to properly clean up spills and stains in order to keep it looking naturally beautiful. When it comes to cleaning, clean your sisal rugs with care to avoid surface damage and uneven coloring. Don’t clean your rug with an excess amount of liquid; sisal rugs tend to shrink when this happens. Keep your rug away from moisture or areas high in humidity. The wetness can distort your area rug, warping it into a shadow of its former self. Instead, keep your rug in its current shape by lying it down in a dry place, preferably an area where spills are less likely to occur. If you spill on your area rug, clean it as quickly as possible by blotting it with a dry cloth and without rubbing the liquid into the fiber.
Say you spill something that could stain-clean your sisal rugs with a mild soap and water solution. Alternatively, you could a half vinegar half water solution, or try spot cleaning with a cleaning product recommended by your rug’s manufacturer. Dip the cloth in the soapy substance and blot the rug, but keep in mind to blot it dry afterwards. And remember to use a small amount at a time so your rug doesn’t absorb the liquid. Repeat on the underside of the rug if you need to.