Persian and Oriental Area Rug Valuations and Appraisals

A Rug Appraisal is done to identify a rug’s country of origin, the region it was woven, age, design, history and the current value or market replacement cost. Because every hand-knotted rug has a story behind it and that over time some rugs appreciate in value it is ideal to have your rug appraised.

Rug appraisals and valuations are done for insurance claims, preparing a rug for sale, rug owners just wanting to know the history and value of a rug, or estate purposes, where an appraisal certificate helps all parties understand the value and history of the textile.

Oriental Rug Salon provides valuations on hand-knotted area rugs that are relied upon by insurance companies, rug collectors, auction houses, and consumers wanting to know the value and history of an appraised rug.  Inspection reports and valuations are particularly important for rug owners and companies in cases of flood or fire damage if the valuation is provided before any claim loss.

Due to the propensity of hurricanes in Florida, a rug valuation report is vital for insurance purposes should an area rug be damaged during a hurricane due to flooding or the collapse of a structure.  Too often we’ve seen insurance companies devalue a rug simply because the client did not have a valuation.  A bill of sale means nothing as we’ve seen clients overpay for rugs by thousands and sometimes, tens of thousands of dollars.

When providing a valuation for an area rug, in most cases, it does not have to be present for an appraisal to be completed.  Detailed, specific photos will suffice in most instances, and our rug master will advise if the rug must be presented to provide an accurate appraisal.  We provide valuations in all fifty states.

You might need an appraisal if:

  • You have inherited a Hand-Knotted Persian or Oriental rug and would like to know its value
  • You want to know the value of your rug for trusts and estate purposes
  • You would like to value of your rug for insurance purposes
  • You want to buy a rug and would to know if its price is fair or not
  • You want to sell your rug but do not know how much it’s worth in today’s market
  • You want to give your rug to someone you love and want to know the value of a rug
  • You want to donate your area rug for tax purposes and need proof of value for a write-off

Oriental Rug Salon is a full-service area rug cleaning, repair, and appraisal company serving clients throughout the United States.  Our rug cleaning plant is located in Cape Coral Florida, and we provide free pick-up and delivery services throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

From expert hand-washing of Persian, Turkish, Kilim, Oriental, Wool and Silk area rugs, to complete rug repairs and appraisals, Oriental Rug Salon has the experience and certification to make sure your cherished rug receives the best care possible.

For more information about any of our services, please visit Oriental Rug Salon online at or call us any time at 239-424-8171.

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Oriental Rug Salon services include:  Hand-washing of Oriental, Persian, Wool and Silk Area Rugs, Oriental Rug Repairs, Oriental and Persian Rug Appraisals, Pet Urine Treatments for Oriental Rugs, and Secure Area Rug Storage

Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning Services Provided Throughout Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Lehigh Acres | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | Captiva | North Captiva | Useppa | Matlacha | Saint James City | Bokeelia | Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida