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Understanding Rug Types and Their Cleaning Processes

Welcome to We Clean Rug's guide to rug care! Whether you're a proud owner of a luxurious silk rug or a practical synthetic one, understanding the unique characteristics of each type and their specific cleaning needs is crucial. Our expertise in rug cleaning ensures your cherished rugs receive the care they deserve.

Types of Rugs

Natural Fiber Rugs

  • Wool Rugs: Renowned for their durability and warmth, wool rugs need gentle cleaning to maintain their natural oils. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage their fibers.

  • Cotton Rugs: Common in casual settings, cotton rugs are easy to clean but can be prone to fading. Regular vacuuming and occasional professional cleaning will keep them fresh.

  • Jute and Sisal Rugs: These eco-friendly options require minimal moisture to prevent damage. Regular dusting and immediate spot cleaning are recommended.


Synthetic Rugs

  • Nylon Rugs: Ideal for high-traffic areas due to their resilience. They can handle most mild detergents for occasional deep cleaning.

  • Polyester Rugs: Stain-resistant and vibrant, these rugs can be cleaned with various cleaners but avoid excessive heat.

  • Olefin (Polypropylene) Rugs: Great for outdoor use, these rugs can withstand most cleaning agents and even mild bleaching.


Silk Rugs

  • These delicate beauties need utmost care. Our professional cleaning deep cleaning service is advised to preserve their elegance and intricate designs.

Cleaning Processes

General Tips:

  • Regular vacuuming is key.

  • Address spills immediately to prevent staining.


Natural Fiber Rugs:

  • Use mild, natural cleaning agents.

  • Avoid soaking; dry immediately after cleaning.


Synthetic Rugs:

  • Can handle a more vigorous cleaning approach.

  • Suitable for steam cleaning and most carpet shampoos.


Silk Rugs:

  • Use pH-neutral cleaners.

  • Dry cleaning by professionals is highly recommended.

Chemicals and Cleaning Agents

Choosing the Right Cleaner:

  • Natural fibers: Gentle, eco-friendly cleaners.

  • Synthetic fibers: A wider range of cleaners, including mild bleach solutions for tough stains.

  • Silk: Specialized silk rug cleaning agents only.

Professional Cleaning Services

Why Choose Professionals? Our team at We Clean Rugs uses specialized techniques and equipment to deep clean and rejuvenate your rugs, extending their life and beauty.

Our Services:

  • We offer customized cleaning solutions tailored to each rug type.

  • Our eco-friendly options ensure a safe cleaning process for your family and pets.





Proper rug care is essential not just for cleanliness but also for maintaining the integrity and longevity of your rugs. Whether natural, synthetic, or silk, each rug has its own story and care requirements.

Contact Us



Ready for a professional touch? Contact us at 619-786-5759 or book online. Ask about our first-time client discounts and let us bring new life to your rugs!

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