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The Benefits And Maintenance Of Synthetic Rugs
Synthetic rugs have become increasingly popular across Australia and it is not difficult to find out why. Synthetic rugs are associated with a slew of benefits and they look fantastic to boot. If you are not convinced just yet, or you are looking for some additional information, be sure to check out the benefits and the maintenance of synthetic rugs below.
What are the benefits of synthetic rugs?
Once you have owned a synthetic rug, it is unlikely you will want anything else. After all, many synthetic rugs these days are made to the highest standards in terms of safety and quality. In fact, they are just as good as rugs made from natural materials if not a little better!
One of the main advantages of the synthetic rug is its durability. If you have a home with children or pets, a synthetic rug is usually better as it is more hardwearing than the natural counterparts. So, if you had to replace a couple of natural rugs due to premature signs of wear and tear, a synthetic rug can come to your rescue.
The second biggest benefit of the synthetic rug we already mentioned, more specifically its lower cost. Synthetic materials are easier to manufacture and are less expensive in terms of operating costs for manufacturers. Obviously, this translates in a cheaper price for the consumer as well.
How do I maintain a synthetic rug?
Contrary to natural materials, synthetic materials can be a little easier to clean. Of course, there are some things to take into consideration and some things you can do to increase the lifespan of the rug overall. To find out what these are, be sure to read on.
Hoovering: Even though you have a synthetic rug, you should still hoover it on a regular basis. If the rug is placed in an area that sees a lot of foot traffic, we would even recommend hoovering it every two to four days. However, if the rug is in an area with less foot traffic, you only need to hoover it once every week to two weeks.
Dealing with spills: No matter how careful you are, a spill on the rug will happen sooner or later. When you notice a spill on your synthetic rug, it is important to clean it up as soon as possible. If spills are allowed to settle on the rug, they could turn into permanent stains. To remove a stain quickly, simply grab a bit of paper towel and blot the stain.
Stains: Even if you remove spills quickly, there is still a chance a stain is left on your synthetic rug. While there are lots of so-called miracle products out there that can remove stains from rugs, the only thing you truly need is a mixture of water and vinegar.
To create a cleaning solution for a synthetic rug, add one part of water with one part of vinegar to a spray bottle. Then, spray a little bit of the solution on a microfibre cloth and blot the stain on the rug until it is gone.
Persistent stains: Vinegar and water cleaning solutions can get rid of most stains, but there are some exceptions to the rule. When a stain consists mainly of grease, then you will need a special degreasing cleaning solution for your synthetic rug. These cleaning solutions are widely available. Even though they can be a bit expensive, you will only use very small quantities of the solution over time, so that does make it a good investment.
Professional cleaning: Most people will not bother giving their synthetic rug a professional clean, especially if their rug was extremely affordable and can be replaced easily. Of course, there are still some synthetic rugs that are on the higher end of the spectrum where price is concerned. For these rugs, a professional clean will still be required.
Synthetic and other rugs at Spotlight
Whether you need a good rug or another decoration for your home, you can always count on Spotlight to deliver. Our range is packed with beautiful decorations, rugs, and other essentials for the home, all available for the sharpest prices in Australia. Head to our main home catalogue to discover all the wonderful options available for your interior design.