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    Tips For Cleaning Hearth Rugs

    If you have a hearth rug you probably know they can get dirty pretty quick. They are designed to protect floors from sparks, embers and coal so they don't hit your beautiful floors. So, over time, you may find yourself with a hearth rug that lacks the color it had before. If that's the case, keep reading because we put together a few steps on how to clean your hearth rug that will be super helpful in getting your rug in tip-top shape again.



    The way you clean your hearth rug depends on the material it is made out of. If you have an olefin or wool rug, vacuuming is the best option. Do not steam clean them or put them in a washer. If you get the occasional stain, you can try to spot clean it instead.

    Pilgrim round hearth rug

    For a single-color polyester rug, you are welcome to steam clean them but use only water and ditch the chemicals. When it comes to multi-color oriental rugs, it isn't recommended to steam clean because the heat from the steam can cause the colors to bleed. Though a wet vacuum is another option because a wet vacuum doesn't get as hot as a steam cleaner, so the risk of bleeding isn't an issue.

    Goods of the woods 48-inch protective mat

    For nylon or poly rugs, washing and vacuuming are not recommended as they can fringe the material. Spot cleaning or wiping them with a damp rag is ok. Next, we have sisal rugs. Sisal hearth rugs are different because they are vulnerable to moisture and dirt. So, washing or steam cleaning them isn't a good idea. They need to be taken outdoors to be swept, or if you want to work out some aggression, you can always beat them against the wall. It will knock the dirt out and be a lot of fun.

    Minute Man contemporary rectangular hearth rug

    There is a lot more to learn about hearth rugs, their styles, and their uses. For today, we will stop here with the discussion on how to clean a hearth rug. Should you have any other questions please feel free to call us at 800.203.1642 or check out our articles on fireplace accessories.

    About the Author

    Amanda Hurd

    Amanda Hurd is a native Memphian, lover of linguistics, and blues music. She has worked in digital marketing for nearly a decade and loves to move people to action with written words. She is the Content Editor for the eFireplaceStore and eCanopy online stores.

    Amanda's obsession with writing extends beyond her professional career, bleeding over into her personal life. She has maintained a blog for nearly six years, regularly posts inspirational content online, and is working on completing her first fiction book!

    If she isn't off somewhere writing, you better believe she has her nose in a book getting ideas about what to write next!

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