You may have never thought about it, but carpets have a long history behind them. From the beginning, people sought to cover the cold surfaces they walked on, using leaves, dry grass, or animal skins. The first carpets appear 6000 years ago, in the context of discovering the first methods and equipment of weaving. The popularity of carpets grows when the Egyptians take over this craft and take it to the level of art. The oldest carpet in the world was named “Pazyryk” and is on display at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Nowadays, carpets still enjoy immense popularity. With the evolution of civilization, the methods of making evolved. Thus, today we have a wide variety of models, which differ in countless colors and materials.
However, this great variety also generates problems in cleaning because each material needs different cleaning solutions and methods.
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Shaggy rugs are known for long and soft threads, with a height of more than 1cm. They are extraordinarily fluffy rugs, which makes them very pleasant to the touch. In general, Shaggy rugs are made of cotton, and we find them in infinite shapes and colors.
These carpets need a little more special maintenance. Before cleaning them, it is mandatory to vacuum them, but not at maximum power, so as not to damage the cotton tufts.
As cleaning options, you can choose a special commercial solution dedicated to this type of carpet or natural variants, such as apple cider vinegar or baking soda. It is recommended to clean the carpet with a soft sponge, as any abrasive side can irreparably damage it.
Remember that if you stain the carpet with liquids such as wine or coffee, it is necessary to intervene immediately. While the stain is still fresh, use kitchen towels or absorbent material. In this situation, it is important to avoid rubbing the carpet because you risk extending the substance. Only when you notice that the paper towel no longer absorbs anything can you wipe easily with water and then with a mild detergent.
Even if you choose to turn to a specialized carpet cleaning company, it is recommended to follow these steps to completely remove the stain. The sooner you intervene on it, the safer the cleaning process.
Synthetic fiber carpets
Synthetic fiber carpets are more resistant when it comes to maintenance, but they do not have the same sensory and thermal qualities as those made of natural materials. They can be washed with commercially available universal detergents, but pay close attention to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Synthetic carpets can be vacuumed normally, swept, or brushed. If they are washed, the recommendation is to dry them outdoors. Although these carpets are made of polyester in general, they are made so that they are close in properties to those of natural materials.
Natural fiber carpets
Natural fiber rugs are made of cotton, classic wool, cashmere wool, or silk. The maintenance of these carpets is very similar to the maintenance of Shaggy-type carpets, the latter being also cotton carpets.
If we stain a carpet made of natural fibers, we must urgently intervene with an absorbent towel. Natural materials have the property of rapid absorption of liquids. If the substance spilled on the carpet starts to dry and enter the fabric, with a little luck, only at a professional dry cleaner can you remove it?
The stains are cleaned in advance with water to dilute them as much as possible, avoiding the circular friction to not spread the substance. The best option is to repeatedly tampon the affected area. Later you can come back with a mild detergent.
In the case of natural fiber carpets, it is absolutely important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning the material because each fabric behaves differently and requires a special cleaning solution.
A special case is the maintenance and cleaning of Persian carpets.
Animal leather rugs
Carpets made of fur or animal skin are becoming more and more rare but still appreciated. These rugs are among the most demanding and delicate variants for interior design. The most common carpets of this type are those made of cowhide, but they also make carpets made of bear, sheep, zebra, etc.
These carpets cannot be vacuumed, and it is recommended to brush them with a fine brush, preferably also of animal origin. A synthetic fiber brush, if too hard, can damage the material.
If you have stained such a carpet, do not try in any way to clean it with household solutions. The only thing you can do is dilute the stain with water. To get rid of stains, dirt and dust effectively, it is necessary to use a dry cleaner that deals with leather and fur materials. By using improper products, you risk irreparably damaging the carpet.
For a longer life, it is recommended not to place the leather carpet in an area with heavy traffic. At the same time, long-term exposure to the sun’s rays or to a heat source can lead to dehydration, which will generate cracks or fissures. At the same time, placing natural leather rugs in damp areas is a mistake because excess moisture can lead to mold.
Regardless of the situation we face, it is good to do a thorough cleaning of carpets at regular intervals. To get rid of dust and exhausting work, turn to a specialized company! In this way, you benefit from the services of professionals who know very well the properties of the materials from which the carpets are made and what cleaning solutions are suitable for each one. The Rapid Cleaning team provides professional cleaning services for carpets, rugs, mattresses, curtains, etc.