Now that the floors in the conservatory are finished we’re going to carefully put the furniture back in there.
Since the room is clear we decided to start by cleaning the rug very well.
Instead of putting down the rug pad first Charlie laid the rug and vacuumed it from the top two times.
Under the rug was a white, sandy grit. I always thought the grit was dirt that had sifted down through the fibers.
Some of it is dirt but my Google search revealed that it is actually the glue from the backing that is disintegrating. (This rug does NOT have a vinyl backing.)
Then Charlie vacuumed the underside of the rug, pulled the rug up, and laid the rug pad which he also vacuumed.
Today we’re planning to shampoo the rug.
Do you have this issue with non-vinyl-backed rugs? Apparently it doesn’t happen to Oriental-style rugs.