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Are you wondering how to clean a sisal rug? Is sisal hard to clean? Good news, cleaning your sisal rug is very easy to do. So whether your sisal rug needs an overall cleaning or you’re wondering how to clean sisal rug pet stains, food spills or other spots from your rug, read on for the best methods for sisal rug cleaning.
Sisal rugs are made from the leaves and stems of the agave plant. Sisal fiber is very strong, durable and affordable, making it a great material for ropes, bags and especially rugs. Sisal rugs tend to be stiff and coarse which helps them to stand up well to heavy wear and tear. There are a lot of ways to clean sisal rugs naturally. Follow these methods to keep your sisal rug looking like new:
Give your sisal rug a good shake to remove dirt and debris and to keep your rug looking its best.
Vacuum your sisal rug frequently to keep it looking its best. Sisal rugs tend to shed fibers leaving a fine dust under the rug. Vacuum the rug on both sides and under the rug once a week to keep dust at bay.
A common question we receive is how to clean dog poop or urine from a sisal rug. Follow the spot cleaning method to remove pet stains.
Sisal is super absorbent and will hold onto liquids. If a wet sisal rug doesn’t dry completely, it can develop mold and mildew so it’s important to use as little water as possible when cleaning.
Another cleaning method for your sisal rug is dry cleaning. Purchase a dry cleaning powder that works with sisal and natural fiber rugs online or in cleaning supply stores. Lightly shake the powder onto the rug and then vacuum the powder up. Dirt and debris will come out with the cleaning powder.