It has plant content, certainly - but cotton comes from the cotton plant, whereas most of the cellulose in viscose comes from tree pulp, bamboo, and other "scrap" materials.Ok I will change my wording. WE clean viscose the same as natural fibers because it is a plant based fiber just like cotton.
If you insist on incorrectly classifying viscose as a 'natural fiber', then all I can do is wish you best of luck.Ok you clean it as a synthetic I'll clean it as a natural. I'll remove the browning and restore the rug back to its original condition. You can take it back with the stain still there. Say what you want it is a natural fiber and should be cleaned as such. Yes it has different characteristics jus as every fiber does.
Honestly Jeff,I have not had any of these problems with viscose rugs, I prespray I bonnet scrub I extract and I put fans on it.
You are so correct Mama, Viscose is Not a natural fiber, if anything its a regenerated fiber, artificial.I'm sure you can clean natural fibers with the best of them.
Viscose, however, is not a natural fiber - although it has many of the weaknesses of natural fibers due to its 'sausage' nature - and while you may be improving the appearance of the item, you are also causing massive damage including loss of dimensional stability, weakening of dye bonds, and deterioration of the fibers themselves (none of which are visible to the naked eye upon cleaning).
But to each his own.
Its not a natural fiber, You might call it a cellulose and it does contain some but it is not a natural fiber.Ok you clean it as a synthetic I'll clean it as a natural. I'll remove the browning and restore the rug back to its original condition. You can take it back with the stain still there. Say what you want it is a natural fiber and should be cleaned as such. Yes it has different characteristics jus as every fiber does.
im not da man ,, I buy good chems,,, a lot of these fixes you and I have run across is because these other carpet cleaners are using regular carpet chems or laundry soap or they (listen to us talk chems and they mix their own stuff and then cry when they have problems)Honestly Jeff,
I too have not had a problem....Yet!!
But strangely I've gotten a lot of calls from folks who have hired other "cleaners" and then call me to look at them to correct. After evaluating them I just could not risk trying to correct them.
Online I wont encourage anyone to cleaned them. But folks like you (in which i tip my hat and respect) have the experience and understand the fiber. I wont argue against you cause you too are DA MAN!
My reference to cotton was both fibers come from a plant. I'm sure glad Scott W posted to this thread. Maybe yous will take his word, which was my, ah nevermind.Ok I will change my wording. WE clean viscose the same as natural fibers because it is a plant based fiber just like cotton.
I have also spoken to someone from china stating that cheaper versions also include bamboo, saw dust, and shredded newspaper to create the cellulose pulp.Viscose and other varieties of rayon are cellulose material. The cellulose goes through processes that break it down and then regenerate it into a fiber. But it is still plant material. I don't like to get hung-up over defining it as natural or synthetic. It is really something in between.
The original source of the cellulose in the feedstock makes little difference. It can be bamboo. It can be other plant fiber. When rayon was made in the USA, the main feedstock was cotton linters. These cotton scraps were what was available. Now that most rayon / viscose is made in Asia, they use more bamboo because that is more readily available, but cotton is still used.
There is certainly an increase in the volume of rayon / viscose in the market. This includes both area rugs and wall to wall carpet under the Tencel brand name. Something we should all be prepared to handle. When it passes through a designer's hands, this cheap fiber is somehow transformed into an expensive luxury item. You don't want to buy it because of some cleaning issue.