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Area Rug Cleaning

Area rugs can be a large investment and also add warmth to a room, they present space, color and character to the interior of your home.  Protect your investment with professional area rug cleaning services that you can rely on.  Depending on a room's layout and furniture placement, your rugs can be exposed to daily foot traffic, allergens,oils and odors.  Like installed carpeting, area rugs need annual maintenance.  

RUG MATERIALS: NATURAL & SYNTHETIC

  • Natural:  Animal or plant fibers, including wool, cotton, sisal, jute,seagrass or bamboo. 
  • Synthetic:  Man-made material such as viscose, rayon, nylon,acrylic or polypropylene/olefin
 


EXAMPLES OF SYNTHETIC RUGS:

Nylon: another of the synthetic rug materials, is widely used in rug making. Nylon rugs have great characteristics such as uniformity and strength as well as stain and soil resistance. Nylon area rugs come in an unlimited variety of colors and they can be easily cleaned. The resilient nature of nylon rigs makes them a good choice for placing under furniture and for areas of heavy traffic. The cost of a nylon rug is usually less than that of rugs made from natural materials. However, nylon rugs do not hold their value as well as a quality wool or silk area rug.


Polypropylene or olefin: Petroleum-based products that are derived from propylene and ethylene gases. These fibers are strong, colorfast, fast drying, abrasion resistant, mildew resistant, along with soil and stain resistant. Rugs made from these materials are lower in price, making them more affordable than some other types of rugs. Olefin is one of the more widely used synthetic fibers for machine made rugs. Polypropylene can be heat-set to give it more durability and less sheen, for a look that is more like wool. Polypropylene/olefin rugs are popular because they are lightweight, they may not be the best choice for areas with high traffic.  Heavy matting tends to occur with this type of make.

Rayon: A synthetic material that has a resemblance to silk. Rayon is derived from wood and made from cellulose found in trees.  It is similar to silk in its look and feel, rayon will melt if it is exposed to open flame. 

 

EXAMPLES OF NATURAL RUGS:

 


Wool: Widely used and is the main component of higher quality pile area rugs. Most wool comes from sheep, but it can also come from goats, llamas or alpaca. Wool is a resilient material and it has greater durability than synthetic material. Wool absorbs and retains dyes amazingly well. It is naturally resistant to fire, water and stains. Wool area rugs also naturally resist dust mites, which is important to people that suffer from allergies.

Cotton A natural fiber that is strong and durable. Area rugs made of cotton can easily absorb and retain a wide variety of dyes, which provides the user with a multitude of color choices. In rug making, cotton is often used in conjunction with wool. Area rugs made with the cotton-wool blend have a nice feel, especially on bare feet. Cotton-wool rugs usually cost less than all-wool rugs, but cotton has a tendency to wear out sooner than wool.

Most synthetic rugs require a cleaning process that is similar to installed carpet, where wool and cotton rugs require more attention using a special cleaning process as a preventative for damage caused by pH imbalance.  Contact us today for a free estimate on any area rug of choice serving Riverside, CA and surrounding areas.

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