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What the Manufacturer Won’t Tell You about Jute Rugs – Prescott Valley AZ

What the Manufacturer Won’t Tell You about Jute Rugs – Prescott Valley AZ

Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we clean a variety of area rugs.  We always want to make sure that each type of area rug gets EXACTLY the care it requires and deserves.  Part of our pre-cleaning inspection is determining the type of cleaning that each rug needs – from full submersion washing to hand cleaning.  We are well-equipped to care for every type of area rug and rug fiber out there.

However, there is one type of fiber that we cannot clean purely because of all the problems associated with it – Jute.  Jute is a rough fiber that is used to make twine and rope, which is also sometimes woven into area rugs.  While these rugs can give a home a really lovely, natural look, they are also very difficult to clean.

Here are just some of the problems that happen when jute rugs are cleaned:

  • Rippling and becoming misshapen
  • Brown staining and water marking
  • Shrinkage
  • Discoloring and looking uneven
  • Among many other things!

Jute naturally has a very weak structural integrity – meaning that it is more susceptible than other rugs to rippling and shrinkage and becoming misshapen.  Jute certainly looks nice in our homes and adds a nice natural touch, but it’s pretty clear that manufacturers don’t take into account that these rugs are going to get dirty!  Eventually, every rug will need to be cleaned and manufacturers don’t really think that far ahead when making these types of rugs.

Always be careful to read the care instructions (if available) on your area rugs if your purchase a “fancy fiber” that is not the wool, silk, or synthetic norm.  If you have any questions about any of your rugs and the fibers, give Arizona Oriental a call!  We will try to help as much as possible!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Call us for more information on how to care for your area rug at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (06-13-17)

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