How to Clean a Bamboo Rug

How to clean a bamboo rug.

Bamboo rugs are beautiful, eco-friendly, and bring new life to your living space. Not only that, but they are also extremely durable and highly resistant to water, fire, rot, and mold – but that doesn’t mean that you can neglect them. Here we will show you how to take proper care of these quality rugs.

Topics Covered

  • How to clean a bamboo rug
  • Bamboo rug care tips
  • Is it maybe time for a new rug?

How to clean a bamboo rug

Cleaning your bamboo rug is surprisingly easy and we’ll show you how to do that in this section.

Step 1: Shake it out

If your rug is small enough, simply shake the dirt and debris off. This will remove some of the dirt while loosening the others.

Step 2: Vacuum

Vacuum both sides of the rug with a good vacuum cleaner.

Step 3: Wipe the bamboo

Now that the loose pieces of dirt and debris has been removed, take a damp cloth and wipe the bamboo sections clean. If you want, you can use a mild cleaning detergent or even white vinegar.

Step 4: Clean the edges and fiber backing

Some bamboo rugs have a fabric border or/and fiber backing that can collect stains. If your rug has these then cleaning it will require a bit more effort.

You can use a steam cleaning machine or hire a professional carpet cleaning company to do it for you. Alternatively, do it yourself with a quality carpet spot remover or use a few household products like we are about to show you.

Take a spray bottle and add a 50/50 mixture of warm water and white vinegar. Add about three heaped teaspoons of baking soda and shake the mixture well.

Spray it onto the areas you want to be cleaned and then gently brush it until the stains come off. The vinegar and baking soda work perfectly in conjunction with one another to kill all types of mold, while the baking soda also deodorizes and removes any odors.

To dry, simply place it in the sun for a short period or in a well-ventilated area. Another option for drying is to spread baking soda over the wet parts and leave it for a couple of hours because the baking soda will extract all the wetness out. Afterward, vacuum the baking soda up.

Bamboo rug care tips

Following the guidelines below will greatly extend the lifespan of your bamboo rugs.

Avoid sunlight: The sun tends to fade the colors of all types of rugs and carpets and bamboo rugs are no different. Too much sun for extended periods won’t damage the material but will result in the color becoming lighter. Of course, your bamboo rug can be re-stained if necessary but if you want to try to avoid this, rotate your bamboo rug from time to time or relocate it if possible.

Maybe keep it dry: Bamboo is incredibly resistant to rot and mold, so for the most part, water is not a problem – unless your bamboo rug has a natural fiber backing because that is the part that can rot and get mold growth.

Is it maybe time for a new rug?

Maybe it’s time for a new bamboo rug or perhaps you would like to replace your existing problematic material rugs with more eco-friendly and durable ones.

The iDesign formbu bamboo floor mat

This mocha brown bamboo runner is slip-proof and looks great in the kitchen, bathroom, hallway, and office. It has fabric borders and the non-skid underside not only prevents slipping but also protects the surfaces underneath the bamboo mat from getting scratch marks.

The product has dimensions of 20 x 33 x 24.4 inches and weighs 0.16 ounces.

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Luxurious bamboo bath mat

A bamboo mat for the bathroom is far better than other types of bathroom mats because they are water-resistant and mold-proof. This luxurious bamboo bath mat is slip-resistant, looks great, and doesn’t have fabric borders or fiber backing which makes it very low maintenance.

The product has dimensions of 20.2 x 5.2 x 2.48 inches and weighs 2.29 pounds.

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