Bambeco Rug and Mat Care Instructions

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Bambeco Rugs & Mats Care Instructions

Please follow these instructions to enjoy your bambeco area rug or bamboo chairmat to the fullest.

These rugs are made of recycled paper, so your environmental conscience can feel just as good as your feet do! Offering a marvelous balance of comfort and style, these rugs present an array of dazzling applications throughout the home. The distinctive shag is hand woven on a loom and features a durable backing made of natural latex and cotton.

Bamboo Chairmat

  • Dusting and light cleaning can be done with a damp cloth.
  • We also recommend Bona Pro Series Hardwood Floor Cleaner for regular cleaning and Bona Pro Series Hardwood Floor Refresher for occasional refreshing of the coating.
  • Hard floor casters (i.e. casters made for hard floors vs. carpet) are recommended for optimum performance and maximum protection of your bamboo chairmat surface.

Bamboo Rug

  • Clean surface with a damp, clean cloth.
  • Spot-clean borders with mild dish soap and water solution.
  • Shake out to remove debris or vacuum. If you vacuum, a suction attachment is recommended; do not use a beater brush as it may scratch the surface.
  • Plastic or felt cushions are recommended for chair or furniture legs to protect against scratching and cracking of bamboo slats. The sharp, straight edge of a chair or furniture piece may crack the bamboo slat.
  • Chair or furniture casters are not recommended for use on bamboo rugs.
  • All fibers that are exposed to direct, prolonged sunlight will experience some degree of fading. Please rotate your rug regularly if it is in a sunny location.

Silky Shag Rug / Paper Shag Rug

  • Rug should be fluffed up when first un-rolled as it will initially be matted down.
  • Minimal, initial shedding is normal and will diminish over time.
  • Vacuum regularly. Do not use vacuum with a beater brush unless you can disable the brush or raise it higher than the shag pile because it may snag and pull the long shag tufts. If setting the brush higher, or disabling it are not possible, you should only use suction attachments.
  • Professional cleaning is recommended—especially for difficult stains or heavily soiled rugs. Your professional cleaner should know that the rug pile of the Silky Shag is 50% rayon made from bamboo (which is a cellulose fiber) and 50% cotton; the rug pile of the Paper Shag is 50% recycled paper, 25% viscose and 25% polypropylene. The backing of each rug is made from natural latex and cotton.
  • If you choose to clean the rug yourself we recommend Host, which is a highly rated dry extraction carpet cleaning system which works very well with all rugs.
  • Clean liquid spills immediately. Blot—do not rub—with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth. You may spot-clean using a solution of mild dish soap and water but test the solution in a small, inconspicuous area of the rug to be sure there is no discoloration.
  • All fibers that are exposed to direct, prolonged sunlight will experience some degree of fading. Please rotate your rug regularly if it is in a sunny location.

Jute / Seagrass / Sisal / Other Natural Fiber Rug

  • It is normal for jute and other natural fiber rugs to “sprout”. What may seem to be a pulled thread is really just a yarn whose fibers have separated at a point, or “sprouted”. Sprouting is common with natural fibers, such as jute, that are made up of shorter fibers. This is not a defect but an inherent quality of certain natural fiber rugs. Simply clip the sprout that has popped up with a sharp scissors.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • Spot clean with a damp cloth. You may use a solution of mild dish soap and water but test the solution in a small, inconspicuous area of the rug to be sure there is no discoloration.
  • For liquid spills, blot—do not rub—with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth.
  • If you choose to clean the rug yourself we recommend Host, which is a highly rated dry extraction carpet cleaning system which works very well with all rugs.
  • All fibers that are exposed to direct, prolonged sunlight will experience some degree of fading. Please rotate your rug regularly if it is in a sunny location.

Wool / Jute Blend Rug

  • Clip loose ends, pulls, snags and “sprouts” (see sprouting definition in the section above) with a sharp scissors.
  • Shedding of both wool and jute fibers is normal and will lessen with regular vacuuming.
  • For liquid spills, blot—do not rub—with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth.
  • Professional cleaning is recommended.
  • If you choose to clean the rug yourself we recommend Host, which is a highly rated dry extraction carpet cleaning system which works very well with all rugs.
  • All fibers that are exposed to direct, prolonged sunlight will experience some degree of fading. Please rotate your rug regularly if it is in a sunny location.