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Is Your Folsom Rug Silk Or A Faux Silk?

Folsom Rug Silk Or A Faux Silk

Do you know the difference between a real silk rug and a faux silk rug? You would think that simply looking on the label of your El Dorado Hills rug would give you all the information you need, right? Unfortunately, the reality is that many times the truth is hidden behind gimmick-like words. You may see word describing your rug such as Art-silk, bamboo silk, coconut silk, faux soie, hemp silk, rayon, mercerized cotton, banana silk, flax or raw silk. These are all different ways to describe silk fibers in different types of textiles, such as your rugs! A true silk rug will have these two characteristics:

A Real Silk Rug will have approximately 900 knots per square inch! A faux silk rug will have approximately 300 knots per square inch. That is one third less! You can well imagine the difference in texture, as well as quality of your rug. Real silk can stretch up to 20% when it is wet! Be sure your El Dorado Hills rug cleaner knows this before touching your fine silk rug.

A Real Silk Rug will actually have silk spun from silk worms.

Fun facts

  • Did you know that a silk worms scientific name is Bombyx Mori?
  • A silkworm’s preferred food is white mulberry leaves, though they may eat other mulberry species and even Osage orange?

We here at The Specialists take great pride in educating ourselves constantly as well as helping our clients learn more about their rugs. Don’t forget to call us for your annual cleaning. We recommend every 2-3 years for a professional cleaning of your Sacramento area rugs. If you have a spill, call us right away.

From Davis to El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln and all points in between. We are here to keep you informed and keep all your Oriental rugs looking their best! Be sure to check out our before and after gallery to see our work.

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