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Care and Cleaning of Bamboo Rugs

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Bamboo rugs are a wonderful and eco-friendly choice for your home. They come in a wide variety of sizes and patterns, and will bring your space a natural, organic and warm feel. It’s important to remember that bamboo is a wood product, essentially, and so some special care must be taken. Since it has a wood-like grain, it is more susceptible to scratches and nicks, so keep sharper edges away from the rug. Eco-Friendly bamboo rugs should not really be used outside unless the area is covered. Rain and other elements can cause exposure damage to the bamboo, and should be avoided.

To clean your bamboo rugs, keep it simple. We recommend that you just use water and a mop. First, give the rug a good shake outside and then a thorough once-over with a dampened mop. If you accidentally spill something on the rug, treat it right away. Blot any liquid spillage with a clean, white cloth to absorb the liquid and then dry the cleaned area with another cloth or with the low heat setting on a hair dryer.

Another maintenance tip to remember is to turn the rug around every few months, to make sure that foot traffic is properly distributed, and that one section of the rug isn’t getting worn down. To alter the traffic pattern on the rug, rotate the rug periodically every six months.

All in all, a bamboo rug is just as durable as hardwood flooring, and as tough and beautiful as other natural fiber rugs. Just take care of it, and it will last you a generation.

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