How to Clean Rayon Rugs
Rayon in Rugs
Rayon rugs are difficult to clean. As they continue to grow in popularity, be prepared.
Cleaners have encountered rayon in upholstery fabric for years. But designers also, unfortunately, increasingly embrace the silk-like look of rayon for rugs.
Rayon rugs present many cleaning challenges. This fiber does not hold up to foot traffic or consumer, do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning. Professional cleaning may exacerbate pre-existing texture distortion and sprouting…
The Difficulty of Cleaning Viscose Rugs
We’re seeing a trend of area rugs being made of viscose. We talk about what they are and why they are difficult to clean…
How to Clean Area Rugs
Viscose, or art silk, has the same soft, luxurious look and feel as silk, but at a much more affordable price.
Viscose is extremely absorbent so remove stains using a damp cloth and a mild cleanser. For tough stains, use the stain solution suggested above and gently apply the foam that rises to the top to the stained area. Blot with a clean damp cloth to finish. Try to keep a viscose rug in a cool and dry location…
Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge
What do artificial silk, art. silk, banana silk, viscose, bamboo silk, allo silk, cactus silk, soya silk, modal, cuprammonium, lyocell, triacetate, and acetate have in common? They are all a type of rayon manufactured from regenerated cellulose.
Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics, and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.