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All about: Mohawk home rugs

Mohawk rugs are manufactured from a range of eco-friendly materials such as bio-degradable natural fibres and recycled plastic or rubber. Some of the materials used in Mohawk home rugs, which type of rug they are used in and how to care for them is explained in this article.

Types of rugs and materials

Most of the rugs produced come in a choice of materials as well as in different shapes and sizes. They are available in plain and traditional colours or contemporary patterns, and are typically woven, tufted or printed.
Bath rugs The bath rugs are either manufactured from EcoCotton which consists of recycled cotton that would normally end up on a landfill, or nylon. While the EcoCotton is softer and more absorbent, the nylon rugs tend to be more durable and are stain-resistant. Kitchen rugs Mohawk's easy-to-care-for kitchen rugs are created from thick neoprene or nylon. Designs include vividly coloured French chefs and roosters. Area and accent rugs Typically produced by tufting or weaving, these rugs may consist of natural wool, obtained from New Zealand farms where sheep are only shorn once a year, or polypropylene from recycled PET bottles. Other options include nylon and EcoCotton.
Outdoor rugs Rugs intended for outdoor use are usually manufactured from nylon or polypropylene. Nylon rugs are fade, stain and mould or mildew-resistant. They are also backed by a material allowing water to pass straight through the rug rather than being absorbed.

How to care for Mohawk rugs

Regular cleaning and proper care of rugs will prolong their life and keep their colours bright. Vacuuming them will remove loose dust and dirt, although care needs to be taken near edges and fringes. Large rugs Larger and smaller rugs without latex backing should be spot cleaned with water and a mild non-bleach detergent. It is important to follow care instructions on the label. Alternatively, they may be cleaned all over by professionals.
Small area and accent rugs Smaller rugs and runners with latex backing may be washed in machine following care instructions and using only mild detergents and cold water.
Bath and kitchen rugs Both bath and kitchen rugs are machine washable. Care instructions should be observed and only mild detergents and cold water should be employed. Drying rugs All rugs may be line or tumble dried, although tumble drying should be done on the lowest possible heat setting. Wool rugs should preferably only be line dried.
Slip-resistant pads If rugs are placed on hardwood or stone flooring as opposed to carpeting such as Mohawk carpet tiles for instance, they and the flooring beneath them should be protected from wear or damage by slip-resistant pads.

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