Although it’s been around forever, Seagrass has become a very popular material for furnishings and flooring in recent years, and can be found everywhere from discount retailers to high-end design houses. It is versatile, tough, beautiful, and lightweight, as well as self-propagating, biodegradable and a renewable resource.
What is a Seagrass rug?
No it’s not technically a grass. Seagrass is a flowering plant, commercially grown in the marsh fields of China, Southeast Asia and India. These fields are often flooded by seawater during the growing season. At maturity, the fields are drained and the plants are cut, twisted by hand and spun into strands.
How to properly maintain your Seagrass rug?
Seagrass is one of the most stain resistant of all natural fibers. It is tough enough for high traffic areas and its natural color ranges from soft yellows to browns to sage greens. This soft palette can fit into any decor to add depth and texture at reasonable prices.
As with any type of rug, regular vacuuming is advised in order to keep the dust and dirt away. If your Seagrass rug is bounded, be careful not to run over the edges with your vacuum; just as you would avoid fringes when dealing with a handmade rug. Do not steam clean Seagrass and avoid moisture.
When accidents happen
With solids, scrape them up with a spoon or a dull knife. As for spills, immediately blot liquids with a white cloth. Never rub the area of the spill, as the liquid will spread to a larger area of the rug or settle deeper into the fibers, making the stain more permanent. Add some water to the affected area and blot again. Repeat if necessary, because you want to dilute the stain (wine, food dyes) as much as possible. Contact a professional Seagrass rug cleaner to do the rest.
Protect your Seagrass rug from mold & mildew
Natural fiber floor coverings, like Seagrass, are derived from plant fibers and are therefore inherently absorbent. Exposure to the elements and changes in humidity levels can potentially create an environment for the growth of mold or mildew. Seagrass is especially susceptible to both. Hence, these rugs are not suitable for use in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas where they will be exposed to moisture and dampness on a regular basis.
Professionally clean your Seagrass rugs
Natural fiber rugs, Viscose, and 100% silk Persian rugs are made with materials that require a specialty rug cleaner. Traditional methods used for various wool oriental rugs are not effective and can be extremely damaging to these fibers.
RevitaRUGS is an expert rug cleaning and restoration company. Our proprietary systems and processes have combined centuries of traditional rug cleaning knowledge with today’s technology to properly care for new fibers such as Seagrass, Viscose, Sisal and Jute, as well as 100% natural silks.
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