Everyone loves the look of a hand-woven rug, but the price tag and maintenance that come with it leave a lot to be desired. If you are in the market for an affordable rug that looks like the real thing, a viscous rug is a great alternative. Viscose rugs are made from rayon filaments, which is a man-made material. While you may be thinking that man-made = cheap-looking, that’s where you are wrong. Well crafted viscose rugs have the same look as fancy silk rugs without the price tag.
Most rugs and carpets come with their own care instructions. Rugs made from natural material such as wool or silk must be cleaned by a specialty rug cleaning technician often at a high cost. Viscose rugs, on the other hand, are easy to clean and maintain at a fraction of the cost. You simply sweep or vacuum them as you would the rest of the carpet in your home. For heavy-duty cleaning, you can call any regular carpet cleaning service to shampoo your rug on-site or in their facility. The cost of a viscose rug cleaning is around the same as it would cost to clean the smallest carpeted room in your home, just make sure they do a spot test prior to cleaning.
Advantages of Viscose Material
Viscose also has a lot of advantages that you won’t find with other rug materials such as;
- Low cost
- Feels like silk
- Easy to color
- Breathable fabric
- Easy to blend with woven fibers
- Holds vivid colors well
Viscose Rug Designs
Hand-woven rugs come in a wide range of designs but the scope is often limited. Viscose rugs by their very nature come in a range of shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes that know no limits. Because the material is man-made an easy to dye, it is simple to find a design that matches your budget and fits your aesthetic. You can use these rugs in any area of your home making them a perfect choice for sunrooms, garden rooms, family rooms and more.
How are Viscose Rugs Made?
The great majority of viscose rugs are made by machines which allows them to maintain an affordable price point. There are also some viscose rugs that are tufted by hand as well as those that are hand-knotted or handcrafted.