Viscose rugs are trending - Do you attempt to clean them or reject them?

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  1. Cleanworks
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    There is no problem with additional wetting. I just like to give the prespray some dwell time to break up and dissolve some of the soil. Might not be necessary but doesn't hurt. Shampooing suds it up nicely but takes a little longer to rinse. On lightly soiled rugs, we skip the shampoo step.
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    If the label says 'Ben Soliemani' you know two things: it was expensive, it is unbelievable crap.

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    Hand-loomed rugs that have this backing might be the worst. The latex is likely to wick up if you wet clean, and if they get any normal foot traffic they will come apart in about 18 months time. Often rows of tufts will come our when pre-vacuumed.

    Identify hand-loomed by breaking the nap open and looking for a weft fiber between the tufts. Tufted and knotted rugs won't have that.
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