3. Ways To Clean Silk And Cotton Rugs
Get rid of the dust on silk by vacuuming the rug first, then use a soft broom to beat it lightly. Next, blot the stains on the rug using a dry cloth and some baking soda. Lastly, use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the stains and eliminate any odor on the rug. Silk rugs are delicate, so be careful when you’re cleaning. Avoid vacuuming the tassels or fringe on the rugs. Instead, fluff them gently using your hand. Do not place heat sources in contact with silk rugs and minimize the rug’s direct exposure to sunlight. To avoid mold or mildew, make sure the rug is completely dry before placing it on the floor.
Cotton fibers are the easiest to clean. They can be vacuumed or simply machine washed to get rid of stains. Ensure that the rugs are washed alone without anything mixed with them to avoid staining. Ensure the washing machine is on the delicate cycle, and always use gentle detergent with cold water. Do not overload your washing machine. For the large rugs, they can be steam cleaned. Blot up spills immediately to avoid any damage to the rug. Make sure to test all stain removal methods on a patch before using it to clean the entire rug. Always seek professional assistance to avoid escalating stains by trapping them deeper within the fibers when in doubt. One wrong move could ruin your rug completely.