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Sustainability comes in a range of forms. Think clever, think forward, think faux. Our easy to clean, synthetic sisal look-a-like runners can be trusted to last. Made from hard-wearing synthetic fibres like polypropylene, they reduce the resource cost of wasteful replacements.

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How are synthetic runner rugs different from traditional runner rugs? 

When we say “faux” at Alternative Flooring we mean our beautifully crafted synthetic, man-made fibres. Made from polypropylene and polyester, our synthetic runners are a smart choice for especially busy places. Think of them as more hardwearing and durable versions of your traditional carpet runner rugs, that also hold up incredibly well to sunlight and water. They won't easily fade or go mouldy. Our synthetic runner rugs are expertly made to replicate the natural look of our sisal and wool ranges.

Are synthetic runners better for the environment than traditional runners? 

Our synthetic runners are incredibly hardwearing, as well as very easily cleanable. Our faux runners have the look of natural plant fibre runner rugs without the extra cleaning and care to consider, with a production quality that can be trusted to last. Because of this, we tread lighter on the planet, cutting the resource cost of wasteful replacements. We see it as “Smart Sustainability”.

Can't find the synthetic faux runner you're looking for? 

Not to worry, we have our Make Me A Rug or Runner tool which lets you create your faux runner, your way. So feel free to get creative and experiment with different flooring and border combinations using our online Make Me A Rug or Runner designer. Dive in and create a completely personalised synthetic runner rug for your home.

How to care for a faux runner rug

To maintain and extend the life of your beautiful synthetic faux runner, then we would recommend daily vacuuming in heavy traffic areas. This way, you’ll be helping to maintain the runner's appearance and gorgeous aesthetic. When it comes to caring for your synthetic runner, as a rule of thumb, use an upright brush assisted vacuum for cut pile and suction only on loop pile designs.

One of the fabulous things about a synthetic runner is that spots and spills are relatively easy problems to solve. Our cleaning partner, WoolSafe, recommend using CleanSeal approved products, but also any WoolSafe approved products will do the trick oin your synthetic runner rug, including our Natural Flooring Care Kit. When spills occur, speed is of the essence; act fast and always blot, never rub, to avoid distorting the fibres. 

Are synthetic runner rugs more stain resistant?

When it comes to our faux synthetic runner rug collection, their fibre properties make them more stain resistant than it’s natural plant fibre counterparts. Not only this, but they are also super easy to clean, and any spots or spills are relatively an easy problem to solve.

Synthetic runners are also durable and suitable for all areas of the home, including outside spaces and rooms with high moisture content such as bathrooms. This makes them the perfect choice for homes with pets as well as high traffic areas, including commercial spaces.  

Check out our Product Care Tips to find out more. Our Cleaning partners at WoolSafe have a specialist product kit called CleanSeal, perfect for cleaning synthetic materials.

Are faux runners moth resistant? 

Yes, being made from synthetic materials our synthetic faux runner rugs are moth resistant. Being super hardwearing and easy to clean, they are the ideal choice for both domestic and commercial interiors. 

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