Area rugs are the best decorations to change the atmosphere indoors instantly. You can add colour and pattern to your floors and build zones in your place’s living sections with area rugs.
Over time your area rugs might get stains and debris due to the daily-life activities. Vacuuming can be good enough for the rug itself but how do you clean rug fringes? Cleansing rug fringes are quite a challenge even for professional carpet cleaners. In general, a fringe is the part of the rug that gets the nastiest, and it needs a great deal of effort to get it cleaned.
Know Your Rug
The first step to clean a rug fringe is identifying the type of fibre. Before we get into to details of raw material, you should check out if your rug is hand-woven or machine-woven. We recommend getting professional help if it’s a hand-woven rug. Most of the machine-woven rug fringes are made out of either wool or cotton. While wool is a great material to hide the dirt and debris, cotton fringes show the stains as a result of its structure.
Here is how to clean cotton fringe tassels:
- Put something (plastic tarp etc.) underneath the rug to prevent the floor around the fringe.
- Use a smooth bristle brush to remove loose debris, dust, and dirt gently.
- Prepare the cleaning solution by mixing a tablespoon of ammonia and a cup of warm water.
- Use a sponge to wipe down the fringe with it. It’s essential that you are wiping down each piece.
- Prepare rinsing solution by mixing a tablespoon of white vinegar and cup of warm water.
- Rinse the fringe with a clean sponge.
- Air dry or use a small fan to dry it quicker.
If you tried these and your rug fringes still don’t look the way you want them to, give us a call. Our licenced cleaning technicians can help you find the best cleaning procedure for your rugs.