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 Southern California area, synthetic rugs and wool rugs are among the most common area rugs that we clean at Zerorez® San Diego.
A synthetic rug is made of man-made fiber. Synthetic rugs are manufactured in labs and come in a variety of textures, patterns, and colors that mimic the look and feel of natural materials such as wool, cotton, and linen. Synthetic rugs can be appealing because they are generally less expensive than natural rugs.
Nylon area rugs 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 as cotton does.
A synthetic rug made of polypropylene or olefin is hydrophobic, meaning it does not absorb water. Polypropylene and olefin are also resistant to wear. They both naturally resist stains from oily substances and have a tendency to repel dirt. Polypropylene is soft to the touch and resistant to spills and stains.
Polyester is a type of plastic that derives from petroleum. It is often blended with other materials to create a more durable fiber. Polyester is a common material for carpets and rugs because it is inexpensive and does not show dirt or wear as easily as other materials.
Natural area rugs are made of natural materials such as wool, jute, cotton, or sisal. These rugs are eco-friendly and biodegradable because they are made of renewable resources. Natural area rugs are also durable and long-lasting.
One of the most popular natural fibers for rugs is wool. Wool is a protein fiber that comes from the fleece of sheep, llamas, alpacas, or goats. Wool is durable, flame-resistant, and non-allergenic. It also has natural water-repelling properties, which make it resistant to spills and staining.
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.
Whether you have a wool rug or a synthetic rug, Zerorez® offers the best area rug cleaning in Southern California! We use a patented process that leaves your rug looking and feeling like new. 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 let our professional technicians at Zerorez® 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. Then we clean with our unique patented Zerorez® process that uses Zr Water®. Zr Water® is a powerful cleaning solution that is free of soaps, harsh chemicals, and detergents. Traditional carpet cleaning methods leave behind residue, leaving your carpets feeling crunchy and unpleasant. With Zerorez®, there will be No Residue® left behind! 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!