Cleaning

Cleaning your Natural Flooring

Regular vacuming and cleaning is required. A thorough cleaning with a dry powder is recommended every 6 months, depending how much traffic it receives.
Sprinkle the dry powder onto the carpet, leave for a while and vacuum.

Coirtex has developed its own specially formulated powder that can help in the cleaning of ones carpets. It is meant to clean a dirty rug and not comment bleached marks. The powder is an eco- friendly mixture. Although we have a good track record, we do not claim that our powder will clean all stains.

For more information on the powder and some other tricks to help in tackling a dirty rug please contact Coirtex Offices.

Cleaning Instructions for Natural Fibres

The colour and quality of natural fibres are best maintained when placed in a totally covered environment. Direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight will cause the rug to fade and deteriorate in time.

 

For Spills: (Hemp & Sisal)

Take a dry cloth and blot up excess liquid.
Clean immediately with a clean moist cloth (do not scrub)
For general soiling dry or powder clean only.
You can use foam of a carpet shampoo (Nothing with Bleaching agent) do not use water. (Do not saturate the rug with water, Sisal will shrink when wet)
Always use soft bristle brush.
If any oil or salad dressing spills do not use water, use dry powder.
Leave to dry DO NOT leave it to dry in direct sunlight, especially the dyed fibres e.g. Hemp Ash as it will fade.

 

To Clean Coir

You can use a little sunlight liquid in water and use a soft bristle brush to scrub the area
Coir can get wet, Leave to Dry (Do not expose to heavy sunlight)
You can use a cleaning powder or cleaning liquid, make sure there are no bleaching agents.
If any oil or salad dressing spills no not use water, use dry powder.
If Coir has a bleached mark, you can use a wet tea bag and blot it to stain.

NB: Coirtex has developed its own cleaning powders specifically for our natural fibres. All Natural fibres are not guaranteed to be stain proof or dog urine resistant,
We cannot guarantee that our cleaning agent will clean all stains, however we do have a good track record from customers feedback.

Natural Fiber Rug Care & Maintenance

Natural fibers are a beautiful and easy-to-live-with addition to any home. Caring for a Hemp/Jute Rug is no different than caring for other rugs, fine fabrics and furniture in your home. In our CareĀ & Maintenance Guides, you will find tips and guidelines on how to care for your new rug. With proper care and maintenance, your Hemp/Jute rug will bring beauty and enjoyment to your home for many years.

 

Sprouting

Natural fiber rugs may experience ?sprouting? which is when small fibers stick up from the rug some time after installation. Sprouting is common with rugs made from shorter fibers that are loosely woven.

Sprouting occurs with predominately jute fibers. Jute fibers are short when compared to sisal fibers, and because our jute rugs are made from handspun jute yarn, the short fibers have a natural tendency to pop out. This is part of the natural character of these rugs, which are also hand-braided and hand-sewn.

Sprouting is common, and requires nothing more than clipping down the fibers that have popped up with shears. Over time, the need for clipping back these fibers will diminish. The process is similar to the initial shedding of a wool or synthetic fiber rug. Jute fibers are extremely strong yet have surprisingly silky and soft feel. They also are a highly sustainable choice as jute plants grow quickly and jute yarns are 100% biodegradable.