Rug-rats Unite (Part 4)

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

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Welcome to the world of Eco-friendly All Natural Floor Converings, a natural alternative to synthetic rugs and carpets that release toxic gasses and take many years to biodegrade in landfills. Today we are speaking on the luxurious Paper Shag Rug. Not only is this progressive yet simple form of flooring crafted from 50% recycled paper, but it’s hand-woven on a loom, and it features a durable backing, made from natural latex and cotton, which stays in place. Constructed only from sustainable materials, these shag rugs are very soft on your feet, and they adapt well to any room. They come in various sizes and two colors—cacao and cream—and they have a plush appearance that is unique, when compared to conventional shag rugs and carpets. If you want to protect the environment, have your floor look prettier, and warm your feet with a bit more depth, then take the next step by considering a paper shag rug. 

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After being unrolled, the rug needs to be fluffed up, since it will be matted down. You can expect a minimal amount of shedding, but that will diminish in a short period of time. Regular vacuuming is helpful, and it’s important not to use a vacuum cleaner with a beater brush, unless you can disable the brush or raise it higher to avoid snagging the long shag tufts. If it’s not possible to disable the beater brush or raise it high enough, then you should only use suction attachments. For difficult stains or heavily soiled rugs, professional cleaning is recommended. Your professional cleaner should know that the rug is made of 50% recycled paper, 25% viscose and 25% polypropylene. If you choose to clean the rug yourself, it’s recommended that you use Host®, which is a highly rated dry extraction carpet cleaning system that works very well with any typed of rug or carpet. It’s also recommended that you clean liquid spills immediately, but it’s important to blot the rug, instead of rubbing it, with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth. Spot-cleaning is easy to do with a solution of mild dish soap and water, but you should test the cleaning solution in a small, inconspicuous area of the rug to be sure there’s no discoloration. All fibers that are exposed to direct, prolonged sunlight will experience some degree of fading, but rotating the rug twice a year will prevent irregularly or imbalanced fading.

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Haiku Designs offers a variety of flooring for your home or office, and you can contact us any weekday to speak with one of our customer-service team-members.


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