There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to area rugs. Rug materials are generally categorized into two groups; synthetic and natural. In the San Diego area, synthetic rugs and wool rugs are among the most common area rugs that we clean at Zerorez® San Diego.
Synthetic area rugs are rugs made from manufactured or man-made materials such as nylon or polypropylene. The thickness variant depends on which is the dominant fiber material used in the rug construction. These rugs have several benefits including affordability and resistance from damage in comparison to natural fiber area rugs. Like all synthetic materials, however, these products will be less resistant to wear and tear over time when compared with their natural counterparts as well as being more difficult to clean thoroughly.
Nylon area rugs also have the benefits of being affordable and resistant to wear in comparison to natural fiber area rugs. The downside is that nylon area rugs will be less resistant to damage over time, making them more difficult to clean thoroughly in comparison with natural fabric. Nylon is strong and can be stretched up to six times its original length without breaking. It is often used to make clothing such as socks, pantyhose, and swimwear because it dries quickly and does not hold on to moisture like cotton does.
Otherwise known as olefin, polypropylene is a synthetic fiber made from petroleum. It is often used to make carpets, rugs, and bags because it is strong and resists staining, fading, and wear. Polypropylene is less expensive than other types of fibers such as nylon or wool, but it does not hold its color or shape as well over time. The end products made of polypropylene are often very soft to the touch, are resistant to spills and stains, and can be easily rolled up for storage.
A polyester area rug is a type of synthetic carpet designed to mimic the look and feel of traditional woven rugs while meeting high-level durability requirements. Polyester carpets work well in rooms where kneeling or sitting happens often, such as living rooms and bedrooms.
Natural Area rugs are woven with wool, jute, cotton, sisal, or other natural materials. These can range from machine loom to hand-loomed, and from the traditional eastern design (which utilizes a kilim or tapestry weave) to a modern mosaic look. Natural fibers can be beautiful in nearly any color of the spectrum and look pleasant for homes with pets because they resist wear and are more durable than synthetic fiber choices. This makes them excellent as stains cannot penetrate the surface easily. Natural fiber carpets may need professional rug cleanings on occasion to preserve their value and beauty.
Cotton area rugs are made from natural cotton and often have a simple, traditional design. They are durable and resistant to stains, making them a good choice for homes with pets. Cotton rugs can be machine or hand-woven, and they come in a variety of colors to match any decor. While they do require occasional professional cleanings to keep them looking their best, cotton rugs are a popular choice for many homeowners.
Wool area rugs are natural fiber rugs made from the wool of sheep. They are often handmade, and their construction makes them durable and resistant to stains. Wool rugs can be machine or hand-woven, and they come in a variety of colors to match any decor. While they do require occasional professional cleanings to keep them looking their best, wool rugs are a popular choice for many homeowners.
Whether you have a wool rug or a synthetic rug, Zerorez® has the best area rug cleaning in San Diego! The best clean carpet service for your rugs is one that is eco-friendly and gentle on the fibers. Cleaning a rug is a lot more complicated than you might think, so our professional technicians at Zerorez® can do it for you! When we come to your home for oriental rug cleaning, Persian rug cleaning, etc, we start the process with a careful inspection of your rug. We look for spots, stains, or any needed repairs.
Our unique process is powerful but gentle on the delicate fibers of your rug. You won't believe your eyes when you experience the Zerorez Difference® on your area rugs! Schedule your area rug cleaning today!
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