How to clean seagrass carpet

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How to clean seagrass carpet
Seagrass carpeting is a long-lasting flooring option. (Getty Thinkstock)

A seagrass rug is a natural, subtle flooring option found in many homes. These rugs range in colour from a light sage green to a deep olive green. The tightly woven construction and rigid durability create a long-lasting flooring option that will remain intact for many years. By maintaining and caring for the seagrass rug properly, you will greatly extend the overall life and appearance of the rug.

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  • Vacuum cleaner with no brush
  • Cloth
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  1. 1

    Vacuum the seagrass rug one to two times per week. This will collect most loose residue and build-up before it has a chance to settle into the seagrass, making the cleaning process much easier. Vacuum front to back, then side to side to thoroughly vacuum all areas of the rug.

  2. 2

    Spot-clean tough residue with warm, soapy water. Fill the sink with approximately 1/2 gallon of water and squirt of dish soap, and dip the cloth into the soapy solution. Wring out the cloth so it is moist but not dripping.

  3. 3

    Gently blot the cloth over the seagrass, which will in most cases bring up all of the stain.

  4. 4

    Rub gently with the cloth if blotting alone does not remove the stain.

  5. 5

    Turn the rug over when all stains on the top of the rug have been removed. Clean the underside of the rug in the same manner as described in Steps 1 through 4.

  6. 6

    Turn your rug in a different direction twice per year. This will create a more even texture and level of wear to the rug.

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