Tips for keeping your jute rug looking its best.

Jute rugs are a fabulous way to add natural texture and warmth to your home.
Here are some tips for keeping your jute rug looking clean and fresh for as long as possible.

Protect your jute rug from sunlight.
Jute rugs tend to fade easily or change colour as a result of direct exposure to sunlight. Rotate your rug often to even any discolouration.  

Avoid humid areas.
Protect your jute rug from humid and wet areas. 

Jute rugs outdoors.
We do not recommend jute rugs for outdoor use. 

Vacuuming a jute rug.
Vacuuming your jute rug regularly will help to remove dirt, debris and excess fibres. This will also help maintain the colour and softness of your jute rug.
Keep your vacuum on a low setting and avoid using the brush beater head to prevent any damage to the jute fibres. 

How to clean spills from a jute rug. 
We advise against over-wetting or washing your jute rug where possible. If staining occurs, dab the stain as soon as possible using a clean, colourless, dry towel to remove excess moisture. Do not rub the stain. If needed use a small amount of warm water, mild detergent and a sponge. Allow the rug to air dry thoroughly. 
Jute rugs don’t hold up well to scrubbing. As jute is prone to fraying and tearing, regular cleaning can reduce the life of your rug. 

Professional cleaning for jute rugs.
If you’re looking to have your rug professionally cleaned it’s often a good idea to speak with the company to make sure they have experience with jute or sisal rugs before hiring them. 

Jute rugs with pets.
While our furry friends might love the natural fibres in your new rug they can be difficult to clean if your pet were to have a little accident. Just like water, pet mess can cause staining and discolouration. If an accident does occur be sure to clean it up as soon as possible.
If dabbing isn’t working sprinkle some bicarb soda over the stain and let it soak in. The bicarb should soak up the moisture and prevent further discolouration.