How To Clean A Jute Rug

How To Clean A Jute Rug | A Step By Step Approach

Jute carpets are a gorgeously textured, long-lasting option for almost every area in your house. However, because they are manufactured from dried plant fibers, they require different cleaning and maintenance procedures than carpets made from other materials. 

To discover how to clean a jute rug, continue reading for advice on vacuuming and spot cleaning.

How to Clean A Jute Rug With A Vacuum?

Any maintenance regimen for jute rugs must include vacuuming. Your rug will endure longer in addition to having the dust and particles removed from it. Here is a guide on vacuuming a jute rug.

Regularly vacuum. Depending on how frequently you use the room where your jute rug is located, we advise vacuuming it at least once a week, if not twice. This will keep dust and allergies outside of your home while also making the rug appear cleaner.

Vacuum carefully. Make sure to vacuum at the lowest power setting to avoid friction and the possibility of rug strands coming loose.

Under your rug, vacuum. Jute rugs commonly shed and leave material that resembles dust underneath the rug since they are comprised of plant fibers. To reduce dust accumulation, we advise lifting the corners and vacuuming below the rug every few weeks.

Spot Cleaning a Jute Rug

We advise consulting your manufacturer’s directions before spot cleaning your jute rug to make sure you won’t unintentionally cause irreparable harm. However, this is what we advise in general for cleaning jute rugs.

Blot the Spot.

Grab a dry cloth (a kitchen towel or any other form of towel will do) as soon as you spill something or notice a stain, and gently blot the area to remove as much of the liquid as you can. Rubbing will only force the liquid deeper into the rug’s fibers. Blot continuously until the stain is entirely (or almost entirely) absorbed.

Clean the Spot

Traditional rug cleaners shouldn’t be used on jute rugs because they are usually designed for rugs composed of wool, cotton, or other materials. Use a 50/50 mixture of warm water and mild laundry detergent (without bleach) or dish soap as an alternative. 

With a clean cloth dipped in the solution, gently wipe the area once more without scrubbing it. To get rid of the soap, wipe the area with a cloth and warm, clean water. For particularly persistent stains, repeat.

The same procedures apply if you spilt acidic liquids like red wine or tomato sauce on your jute rug; however, you should use club soda rather as a soap solution.

Dry the Spot

After cleaning, you should dry the rug because water can also leave stains on jute rugs. To help your jute rug dry fast and damage-free, go to the bathroom and take a blow dryer. You can also set up a portable fan close to the area where the accident occurred.

How to Get a Pet Stain Out of a Jute Rug?

Animals: We adore them! However, they have a tendency to cause a mess. The good news is that these messes can be cleaned up, and doing so actually takes very little time at all. Here are some pointers to remember!

Follow the same directions as before, but after wiping up the liquid with a dry cloth, apply a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water to remove liquid messes from jute rugs. Till the stain has faded, alternate dabbing with the vinegar mixture and a clean, dry towel. If an odor still exists, sprinkle some baking soda on top and let it sit for the night to eliminate it. For quick drying, use a fan or hair dryer.

Remove the solids from the rug and spot clean it using the methods above to get rid of solid or semi-solid stains. Use a dull butter knife or spoon to scrape away as much of the dried-on solid stuff from the jute rug as you can, and then vacuum up the remaining particles. Treat any remaining spots using the same procedure as before.

Jute rugs can be washed?

Can you use a washing machine to clean a jute rug? Unless you purchase a rug that is particularly touted as being machine washable (and we have lots of those! ), the majority of rugs are not generally machine washable. Jute carpets are the same way. 

Jute should not be washed in a washing machine since water can discolor it. In fact, there is a good likelihood that your jute rug is not an actual jute rug comprised of dried plant fibers if it is washable.

How to Keep a Jute Rug Durable?

Although jute carpets are sturdy, there are a few extra things you can do to extend their lifespan! These pointers will assist you in maintaining the sharp appearance of your jute rug in addition to routine vacuuming and spot cleaning after spills.

  • To protect the rug, your flooring, and to lessen friction and shedding, spread out a premium rug pad underneath.
  • Sprouts are loose strands that should be clipped rather than pulled. The carpets might come undone if you pull on them!
  • Avoid placing your rug in moist areas where spills are likely to happen, such as bathrooms or sunrooms.
  • Avoid direct sunlight because it will make the jute carpeting fade.
  • Regularly rotate your rug to encourage even wear of the surface.