Rugs can be very hard to upkeep if you have children and pets as they tend to bring in the dirt inside with them! Even if you have opted for patterned rugs, sometimes the stains are just too obvious to hide. Rugs placed in areas with heavy foot traffic can be really worn and this can really show, affecting the overall look of your home. But fear not, polypropylene, a fibre used in some manufactured rugs is naturally stain and bleach resistant, capable of dealing with heavy wear and will retain your rug’s look and colour for a long time. There are two types, BCF and Heat Set.
Even in areas where there is heavy foot traffic, a rug that contains polypropylene fibres will resist most wear and tear. It is resistant to acids and therefore bleaches so you shouldn’t worry about any mishaps whilst cleaning! It is also stain resistant so little feet and paws shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
One of the main rug constructions that contain the polypropylene fibre is Wilton. They make rugs in a variety of styles, sizes, shapes, colours and textures so you will never be short of options! Although rugs that contain polypropylene are very practical, it doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish! There are hundreds of beautiful rugs available that contain this fibre, which ensures they stay beautiful. Whether you want a flat-weave rug, a short or long pile or even a shaggy pile rug, Wilton offer all of these with the polypropylene fibre so they last longer and can cope with heavy foot traffic and wear and tear.
Wilton rugs are both practical and beautiful, the more modern Wilton rugs have replicated Persian and Hand Knotted rugs meaning you can have the look without worrying about the damage. You might be thinking ‘what’s the catch?’ well, there isn’t one. Polypropylene rugs are actually quite low in price as the fibre isn’t an expensive one but the Heat Set type of polypropylene rug is slightly more expensive as the material is slightly softer than the BCF type. The rugs are colourfast and will not fade easily! They can cope with the demand of children and pets and are resistant to moisture, bleaches, abrasion, stains and wear. You can also wash them in the washing machine, if they fit, and are very quick drying. The benefits of the stain resistant rug are endless and there is no reason not to get one!