The indoor outdoor rugs were introduced in 1965. And are still made today of synthetic fibers. Such as acrylic and olefin. Indoor outdoor rugs are not colored. But colors are infused so the color will not fade due to exposure to sunlight, water and temperature. Once introduced, the rug was stiff and stinging on bare feet and the only color was light green. But today the rug is soft, smooth, comfortable, and comes in a number of appealing colors. Designed for wear outside, it’s probably tough for high traffic areas indoors. The synthetic fibers make cleaning easy.
While to clean indoor outdoor rugs for tires, starting with vacuum the covered rugs thoroughly with an insulated shop vacuum. The goal is to remove dirt and dirt from around the bottom of the fibers. The rug is from synthetic fibers. Such as olefin wick, or pulling moisture up from the bottom of the fiber to the top as it dries. The fiber can be clean. But if the bottom of the indoor outdoor rugs is dirty, the fiber will wipe up dirty and pull it up into the fiber as it dries. Two, remove food stains and dirt by mixing 1/2 oz. of a mild detergent with 1 liter of water and lightly scrub the place with a medium brush.
Prevent dirt build up by taking every opportunity to scrub the entire covered indoor outdoor rugs instead of just spot cleaning. Three, rinse covered rug with high pressure water hose. Hot water is the best rinse aid, and will work to remove lotions, body oils and other oil-based stains. Four, use a shop vacuum to remove the water after rinsing the covered rug. This will bring up dirt at the foot of the fiber along with water. And will keep the rug fibers from drawing dirt up from the bottom of the fiber to the top next time the rug gets wet. Fifth, wash and rinse oil patches using the same process as above.
But aware that oil-based staining is the one type of stain that can inserted into the indoor outdoor rugs fiber and cause discoloration, usually a dirt-gray color. Clean the water as warm as possible and vacuum thoroughly with an insulated shop vacuum. Six, scrub mold away cleaning of rug with 1/2 oz. from a mild soap to 1 liter of warm water and a medium brush. The rugs fibers are synthetic and will not support mold. But mold may thrive on the food stains and dirt that can built in between and at the foot of the fibers.
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