Cotton boundary chenille area rugs are rugs that feature a printed boundary and are made from the cotton chenille fibers. It is often combined with other materials like jute, and sisal to increase the durability. If it is blend in with jute or other natural fiber, the boundary line in the carpet will be brown color. It is a low profile carpet with piles of around 0.38″ height. The low pile helps in absorbing some moisture from a wet feet. Many come with a latex/polyester backing to help to fix the rug in place. Cotton boundary chenille area rugs are made by weaving together cotton and cotton chenille. The dye is usually pressed onto the yarn in a striped pattern.
What are the Advantages of a Cotton Chenille Boundary Rug
- A cotton chenille boundary rug is fairly thick and feels soft. You can lay on it and read books, watch TV or play paper and dice games. Your pet will enjoy sleeping on it because of its softness.
- It is machine washable and can be put in the dryer for drying. It stays soft even after washing it multiple times. First time washing may cause some shedding but the shedding will reduce as you wash it for more times. Washing the rug multiple times will not affect its softness, color and thickness. When washing the rug, always take care to follow all the instructions on the care label.
- If you observe the chenille pattern, you will find dashes of horizontal streaks that contrast beautifully with the solid background color. This gives the rug a natural and wash away look that can add some rustic appearance to the room.
- Cotton chenille rug can stay put on the floor quite firmly when you put a rug pad underneath. This makes it suitable for a pet dog to play on it without causing slipping on knees. The rug will not shift place and you don’t have to look for it under the sofa or any other place after your pet plays on it.
- It is fairly cheap and can be easily replaced if your kids or pets ruin it.
- It is light and has the same weight of a cotton blanket. You can easily move it around without another person’s help when necessary.
What are Some of the Uses of the Boundary in the Carpet
- The boundary printed on the rug can guide you on how deep in to arrange the furniture. In this way, if the furniture is pushed, it will stay within the rug.
- The boundary in modern boundary rugs are also useful in commercial purpose, for example, when you rent an area in the shopping mall to run a temporary promotion, you need to stick the carpet to the rented area. You can arrange your stuff such as products, display cabinet within the boundary. It is best to buy 7×9 boundary area rugs that have fringes on the top and bottom side. Without fringes, the edge will curl and cause tripping hazard. A turnaround solution for this is to use a paper tape to tape the four side of the rug to the floor.
- Cotton chenille jute boundary rug can be used as a hopscotch mat for your kids. It is easy to use chalk to draw a hopscotch diagram since the material is made from jute. When you want to erase away the chalk mark, you just need to use a dry rag cloth to wipe it away.
- Some modern boundary rugs have tile patterns, for example, mosaic and Moroccan tiles. If you like tile pattern on the floor but don’t have money to install it, you can just buy a boundary rug that features your favorite tile in print on put it on the floor.
- It is basically useful for other uses which require objects or persons to stay within the boundary.
Where to Put a Cotton Chenille Boundary Carpet
Compared to other types of carpets, it is rather plain-looking as it has only 2 colors, which are, the background color and the foreground color which is the boundary printed on it. The plain look of the rug will suit any casual spaces in the house such as kids room, home office, halls. Cotton chenille boundary area rug is best placed in areas with low to medium traffic.
How to Clean a Cotton Chenille Boundary Carpet
- You must regularly vacuum the cotton chenille rug to keep it clean. Once you have vacuumed the top side, you can turn it over and vacuum the bottom side. While you are vacuuming, a yarn may get pull out. If this happen, you should neither keep pulling the yarn nor use a scissor to cut it. Instead, you should tuck the yarn back into the rug. You should avoid vacuuming the fringe as it may get unraveled and end up in a messy spool of thread. If you prefer not to vacuum the rug, you can always take it outside to shake off the dirt.
- If your cotton chenille rug is stained, make sure you quickly clean up the spills. Moisture spills should not be vacuumed as the wind from the vacuum cleaner can disperse the liquid stain to a larger area. The best way to clean up moisture spill is to spot clean by using a paper towel or dry rag cloth to gently press it.
- After you have suck up as much moisture as possible, you can use a sponge that is dipped in mild soap to absorb the remaining stain. The mild soap can be purchased at the supermarket. You should work on a small area every time. If it is a stubborn stain, you can spray a stain remover to remove the stain. Pressing the stained area with white vinegar will also work.
How to Wash a Cotton Chenille Boundary Carpet
Small cotton chenille rugs can be conveniently washed in the washing machine. Before washing, make sure you check the label on the rug. The washing machine should be set to gentle setting and only mild detergent is to be used to wash the rug. Drying the chenille rug under the sun is the best. It is important that you don’t wash the cotton chenille rug more frequently than needed as it can cause the weaves to become loosened. To prevent color from bleeding, make sure you use a natural soap and wash in cold water. If your rug has difficult to handle stain, you can send it for dry cleaning at a professional cleaner.