Silk Rug Care
Silk rugs tend to be valuable, but even so, accidents happen. When you do research on caring for your silk rug, you see that the best guidelines for caring for your treasured silk rug is to keep it free from damage in the first place.
You don’t want to have the rug in heavy foot-traffic areas or in direct sunlight as this can increase wear and tear. Caring for a silk rug requires it always being in sight but just out of reach of too much activity.
A gentle vacuuming of the rug will get rid of dirt before it gets trodden down into the fibers. One or two don’t-do’s with cleaning a silk rug is –
- don’t use any harsh enzymatic cleaners as these break down silk fibers
- never stretch the carpet as this changes the shape of the silk rug permanently.
- don’t use hot water or steam as this causes the rug to shrink
Wrong Cleaning Method weakens Silk Fibers
Accidents happen. If you spill wine, coffee or some other liquid onto your silk rug, you can’t always call a silk rug expert for immediate advice in the middle of the night when your party is in full swing. But you can follow some helpful advice for caring for a silk rug that’s taken a beating during some hectic partying.
If you drop liquid onto your silk rug, clean the spill immediately before it sets in and attaches to the silk fibers. Remember that scraping motions can tear the silk fibers. Try and absorb as much of the liquid as you can by dabbing at the area with a clean, white cloth.
You can also try a mixture of white vinegar and water to remove stains. You can’t play around with expensive silk rugs. If you’re hesitant to take on a silk rug with a spill and stain, get your rug to a professional rug cleaner.
Liquid with Silk
Silk is a natural protein fiber produced from silkworm cocoons. It’s a super strong natural fiber, but with liquid spills it loses strength.
When you spill liquid on it and you use abrasive cleaning agents, you damage the silk fibers. This is why professional cleaning for silk rug care is recommended.
Simple, easy Liquid-Spill Tips
Professional rug experts gently wash both front and back of your rug with Eco-friedly detergents made specifically for silk fibers. Professional rug cleaners also offer deep dusting before hand- washing of silk rugs.
At Oriental Rug Cleaners, we’ve got all the expertise to care for your delicate silk rug and to keep it in tip-top condition whatever it has to endure.
Contact us at Oriental Rug Cleaners on our toll free number – 1866-976-8747, or email us. We’re Florida Silk rug care experts.