The Jute Rug Owners Guide
As natural as solid mango wood and synonymous with 1970's chic interiors, jute rugs are making a contemporary comeback as a modern interior design element. The natural hard-wearing fibre brings a sustainable fresh and modern feel to the home, adding a touch of textural luxury that won’t break the bank.
How do you clean Jute rugs?
So now you’ve invested in a new Jute rug, you may wonder how to take care of it, keep it clean and ensure it lasts for years?
Jute is a durable and eco-friendly material that can make for beautiful rugs. Here are a few tips for cleaning and maintaining your rug:
- Vacuum your jute rug regularly to remove dirt and debris.
- Spot clean spills as soon as they happen using a mild detergent and warm water.
- For heavier stains you might need to use a 50/50 water and white vinegar mixture
- Consider a periodic deep clean of your jute rug every so often using a professional carpet cleaning service.
- Protect your jute rug from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
- Be careful not to use too much water when cleaning, as this may cause the material to shrink or stretch.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your jute rug looking like new for years to come.
Are Jute rugs uncomfortable underfoot?
Jute is a type of natural fibre that is typically very strong and durable, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas. However, handwoven jute rugs can also be quite soft, depending on the type of jute used and how it is woven. Jute rugs typically have a fairly coarse texture, which some people may find uncomfortable, however, they are also usually quite inexpensive, and they can bring a unique natural, rustic touch to a room.
Do Jute Rugs have an odour?
They are made from natural jute plant fibres, so you can expect a slightly musty, earthy smell when you first unwrap your new jute rug. The smell is not particularly unpleasant, however once the product has aired the smell will go away. If the rug becomes damp the smell can return but will disappear once fully dried.
Will my jute rug shed its fibres?
Any jute rug owner knows that these beautiful rugs do tend to shed. The fibres that make up the rug are strong and durable, but over time they can become loose and unravel. This is especially true in areas of high traffic, where the rug sees a lot of wear and tear. One way to help reduce shedding is to use a pad or antislip underlay under the rug. This will help to cushion the rug and prevent it from rubbing against the wood flooring. In addition, it's important to keep the jute rug clean. Excess dirt and debris can speed up the shedding process, so it's best to vacuum or sweep as needed.