• Published On: May 2023|3 min read|

    Save Your Wool Area Rugs from the Devastating Effects of Moths with Oriental Rug Salon's Expert Treatment Are you familiar with moths' unfortunate love affair with your beloved wool area rugs? A single webbing or case-making moth infestation can reduce your cherished rug into a moth meal, causing significant and sometimes irreversible damage. It's essential to understand these devastating effects and, more importantly, the treatment process offered by Oriental Rug Salon to keep your rugs safe. The Moth Menace: Wool Rugs at Risk Why are moths so attracted to your wool area rugs? To lay their eggs, moths search for environments rich in keratin, a protein found in abundance in wool. These eggs then hatch into larvae, the real culprits behind the damage, feeding on your rugs' natural fibers, [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|7 min read|

    Before buying an Oriental or Persian rug, asking the right questions is essential. Discover the top 10 questions to ask your rug dealer to ensure you make the perfect choice. Buying an Oriental or Persian rug can be an exciting yet daunting task. With so many factors to consider, such as the type of rug, the quality, and the price, it's essential to know the right questions to ask your rug dealer BEFORE signing on the dotted line. This blog post, brought to you by Oriental Rug Salon, outlines the top 10 questions to ask BEFORE making a purchase, ensuring you make an informed decision and find the perfect rug for your home. Is the rug handmade or machine-made? Understanding whether the rug is handmade or machine-made is crucial [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|4.7 min read|

    Do You Have an "Oriental" rug or a "Persian" Area Rug? Are you in the market for an exquisite, authentic rug? If so, you've probably come across two significant terms: Oriental and Persian. But what do these terms mean? Are Oriental rugs and Persian rugs the same thing, or do they signify different styles or origins? Let's dive deep into the intricate world of rugs and unravel the difference between Oriental and Persian rugs. What is an Oriental Rug? Oriental rugs are a broad category of rugs that originate from the "Orient" Iran" or Asia. This includes countries like India, China, Turkey, Tibet, Nepal, and, yes, even Iran (Persia). Each of these regions produces rugs with distinctive designs, materials, and weaving techniques. Oriental rugs are known for their intricate patterns, [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|3.1 min read|

    Kilim rugs are a captivating aspect of traditional textile art, revered for their intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and unique weaving techniques. These rugs have been woven by hand for centuries, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the regions where they are made. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of Kilim rugs and discover how they are woven their origin, and the significance behind their distinctive design elements. What is a Kilim Rug? Kilim rugs are flat-woven textiles originating from the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. They are characterized by their intricate geometric patterns, bold colors, and distinctive weaving technique. Kilim rugs have been used traditionally as floor coverings, wall hangings, and even saddlebags, showcasing the versatility of these beautiful textiles. The Unique Weaving [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|3.6 min read|

    The Importance of Professional Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning in SW Florida: Why Oriental Rug Salon is the Right Choice Oriental, Persian, and other hand-knotted area rugs are more than just beautiful decorative pieces; they are also valuable investments. These exquisite, handwoven rugs are made from high-quality materials and intricate designs that make them unique and long-lasting. If you live in Southwest Florida, you may have already experienced the challenges of maintaining your Oriental or Persian rug in top condition. The region's climate and the presence of sand, dirt, and other contaminants can damage your rugs. To protect your investment and maintain the beauty of your rug, it's essential to have it cleaned by a professional rug cleaning company like Oriental Rug Salon. Knowledge of Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|2.9 min read|

    Afghan prayer rugs are a cherished tradition in the Islamic faith. These rugs are used for daily prayers, and their intricate designs and craftsmanship make them a work of art. In this blog post, we will explore the history and meaning of Afghan prayer rugs and how you can have them cleaned by Oriental Rug Salon to preserve their beauty and significance. The History of Afghan Prayer Rugs The art of weaving rugs has a long and rich history in Afghanistan. Afghan weavers have been creating these exquisite pieces for centuries, with each rug telling a unique story of its own. The earliest known examples of Afghan prayer rugs date back to the 18th century and remain a staple in the Islamic world. The Meaning Behind Afghan Prayer Rugs Afghan [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|3.3 min read|

    Oriental and Persian hand-knotted area rugs are more than just floor coverings; they are timeless pieces of art that add elegance and character to your living spaces. However, these rugs' intricate designs and delicate fibers require specialized care to maintain their beauty and longevity. Oriental Rug Salon is your premier destination for expert, hand-crafted cleaning services tailored to your cherished area rugs’ unique needs. Here's why you should choose Oriental Rug Salon for all your rug cleaning needs. Area Rug Hand-Cleaning: A Delicate Art Perfected by Professionals At Oriental Rug Salon, we understand the importance of preserving the integrity of your area rugs. That's why we meticulously clean each rug by hand, using traditional methods passed down through generations. Our gentle yet thorough cleaning process removes dirt, allergens, and stains [...]

  • Published On: May 2023|2.8 min read|

    Oriental and Persian area rugs are valuable investments and exquisite pieces of art that enhance the beauty of your home. It is crucial to employ proper hand-washing techniques to maintain their vibrancy and longevity. At Oriental Rug Salon, we specialize in hand washing Oriental and Persian rugs using a full submersion process that gently and effectively removes dirt, allergens, and stains. This blog post will explore the many benefits of this traditional and time-tested method. The Full Submersion Process: An Overview The full submersion process involves immersing your rug in a specially designed wash pit filled with cold water and gentle, pH-balanced cleaning solutions. Our skilled technicians then manually hand-wash and agitate the rug using soft horsehair brushes, ensuring every fiber is cleaned thoroughly. Once clean, the rug is [...]

  • Published On: Apr 2023|3.8 min read|

    Peking Chinese Oriental rugs are a fascinating and intricate addition to any home or collector's repertoire. With a rich history dating back centuries, these rugs have become prized for their unique designs, superb craftsmanship, and lasting quality. In this blog post, we will delve into the origins, characteristics, and value of Peking Chinese Oriental rugs, allowing you to appreciate their true beauty and artistry. Origins of Peking Chinese Oriental Rugs The Peking Chinese Oriental rug tradition can be traced back to the 15th century, during the reign of the Ming Dynasty in China. However, it was only in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, under the rule of the Qing Dynasty, that Peking Rugs gained prominence in the international market. As the capital city, Beijing (formerly known as Peking) [...]

  • Published On: Apr 2023|6.6 min read|

    At Oriental Rug Salon, we're often asked about our Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning process and what makes us different from "everybody else." For starters, every rug trusted to Oriental Rug Salon is washed by the hands of experienced-certified rug cleaning specialists under the supervision of a Rug Master.  While some shops have invested in automation to wash many rugs simultaneously using a mechanical batch wash process, hand-washing, used since the beginning of time, is proven to be more effective at removing deep-set contaminates while preserving the beauty of each rug washed. Hand-washing area rugs take skill and patience and allow us to act immediately should a rug experience an issue during the wash procedure. The automation process is impersonal and doesn't require much skill because all the [...]