How to Clean a Jute Rug

How to clean a jute rug.

Jute rugs are beautiful and stylish, but they can be hard to clean. Here we will show you how to remove odors and stains, as well as how to deal with liquid spills.

Topics Covered

  • How to clean stains
  • How to remove odors
  • How to clean spills
  • How to take care of your jute rug
    • Shake the rug out
    • Vacuum
    • Fabric protector

How to clean stains

The fiber used in jute rugs should not get wet, so there will be no using water-based cleaning solutions. The best thing to do to get stains off of jute rugs is to get a good dry carpet cleaning powder or take it to a professional dry cleaner.

Dry carpet cleaning powders all work the same way. To use, simply cover your carpet or the spots you want to be removed with the powder and gently brush it in. When done brushing, vacuum the powder up.

How to remove odors

Sooner or later, your jute rug will begin to smell. Luckily, getting rid of unpleasant odors is easy if you have a little bit of baking soda.

Sprinkle some over your rug and leave it for an hour as the powder starts extracting the odors. Vacuum it up afterward and repeat the process one more time if needed.

How to clean spills

When it comes to spills, pet urine included, immediate action is required. Blot the worst of the liquid up as much as possible and spread some baking soda over it. Let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.

If the spill, or urine for that matter, left a stain behind, then try some dry cleaning powder or have it professionally cleaned. Just don’t try to wash it.

How to take care of your jute rug

Jute rugs require regular maintenance to keep them clean and looking like new. Here we will show you how to do just that.

Shake the rug out

Take the carpet outside once a week and shake out any loose pieces of dirt inside them. Doing so is essential because these dirt pieces eventually become embedded into the fibers of the jute rug, and they will then be a lot harder to clean.

Vacuum often

Regular vacuuming will go a long way in keeping your rug looking like new. Vacuuming once a week with a powerful vacuum cleaner should be sufficient.

Apply a fabric protector

Never underestimate the power of a good fabric protector. Spray it onto your carpets every once in a while, and all future stains will sit on the surface of the fibers from where they can easily be wiped off.

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