What is this sand-like dust under my rug?
August 28, 2008 2:51 PM Subscribe
What the hell is the sand-like dust under my rug, and why won't it go away?
posted by kmel to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
The rug is from IKEA, Skagen
I think. It seems to be shedding a powdery sand and it just won't stop. Seriously, it's been over a year with frequent vacuuming on both sides. And there's a lot of it -- not just a light dusting, I sweep up piles
of the stuff every time. Is the backing slowly disintegrating, or is the rug filtering room dirt? (shudder) Can this be stopped, or do we just need to get rid of the rug?