Are bamboo rugs durable?

Bamboo is a reliable material for both flooring and area rugs. It has been proven time and time again as an exceptionally durable, attractive, and long-lasting option for those who appreciate a simple, yet elegant, natural look for their interior.

Is Bamboo Silk the same as viscose?

Bamboo Silk is a kind of viscose as both are made from the phloem part of the tree. The only difference is that viscose is made from wood cellulose while bamboo silk was made from bamboo tree cellulose.

Does bamboo silk rug shed?

Yes, but, ALL natural fiber rugs (wool, silk, bamboo silk, etc..) shed. Now, the amount of shedding depends on the quality of the rug. A low quality rug that is not hand knotted will shed indefinitely.

Is silk good for rugs?

Durability. Rugs made from wool are extremely durable thanks to a very thick and hardy pile. As you may have guessed, silk isn’t the toughest of materials, and that makes silk rugs delicate. In fact, they’re more commonly hung on walls rather than laid on floors, even in areas where foot traffic is minimal.

Is bamboo silk real silk?

Bamboo silk is simply the name given to a rug made from viscose, a blend of viscose and/or fibre removed from bamboo stalks. They are beautiful and very soft, with the look of more expensive silk. However, despite the use of the word “silk” bamboo silk rugs are not real silk.

How do you clean a bamboo silk carpet?

Best way to clean a bamboo silk rug: Bamboo silk carpet is just like a pure silk rug. You can clean it at your home but never use a hard brush to rub it. Take warm water and shampoo (instead of detergent) and make a solution. If there is any need to scrub it then scrub it with your hand.

How do you clean a bamboo silk rug?


  1. Avoid scrubbing your rug when you are cleaning.
  2. Use a hair dryer on cool setting to dry wet areas.
  3. If the stain is stubborn then use a soft hand brush and gently stroke in the direction of the pile while blotting every few strokes.
  4. Try not to go in a circular motion.

How can you tell if a rug is real silk?

Rub the fabric – Silk will warm up when you rub your palm across it. It will not take long for this to happen, and the colors may also take on a slight sheen. Run your hand over the silk rug and see if it becomes warm or gives off a sheen. If the rug feels harsh or isn’t soft, chances are good it is not silk.

How long do silk rugs last?

Both are ethically sourced and sustainable options that can last more than 100 years with proper care and maintenance. The design of silk rugs is usually a bit more intricate than it is on wool rugs. That is because silk, being a finer material, allows more knots per square inch than other types of rugs.

Where does bamboo silk come from?

What is Bamboo Silk? Bamboo silk is simply the name given to a rug made from viscose, a blend of viscose and/or fibre removed from bamboo stalks. As a fibre, Bamboo is growing in popularity due to it being a fantastic renewable resource.

Is bamboo similar to silk?

Since bamboo is comparable to silk in texture, it is extraordinarily luxurious bedding. However, bamboo does not cost as much as silk because it is much easier to harvest. In contrast, it takes over 12,000 cocoons to make one silk comforter and each of these cocoons has to be spun by one silkworm.

Are silk rugs toxic?

In the rug industry, this is presented as Viscose, Bamboo Silk, Banana Silk, Rayon or “Art” Silk. These rugs are blends of “regenerative cellulose” (wood pulp fibers and cotton by products) and chemicals. Not only is the production of this textile toxic for the environment, it makes incredibly WEAK fibers.

What kind of silk do you use for bamboo rugs?

Bamboo silk needs a durable, soft fiber like wool to help it retain its shape and resiliency. RugKnots wool/silks blends are always 30/70 or under. This results in the perfect amount of sheen and luxury without compromising durability.

What kind of rug is knotted with bamboo?

Artfully loom-knotted with bamboo silk, this bordered rug is exceptionally soft and certain to make for an alluring focal point in any room. Designed to be the centerpiece of a room, the Cecily rug a hand knotted using fine bamboo silk to create a sophisticated luster and texture.

What are the pros and cons of bamboo rugs?

As a result, bamboo silk rugs are not as hardwearing or as easy to care for as many people believe. They are best suited to rooms with little to no traffic, or as a wall piece. Another con for bamboo silk is it being highly susceptible to crushing.

How are bamboo fibers used to make rugs?

Bamboo fibers are made by crushing the plant… Simple, yet sensational! The plush, silky texture and the luxurious sheen of the Smooch rug make it more than another plain rug. Hand made with fine Bamboo Silk, our Smooch rug will update any space with a sense of elegance and refinement.