Oriental Rug Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

Ah, Oriental and Persian area rugs! The craftsmanship, the rich history, the intricate designs – they’re an absolute delight to the senses, aren’t they? But, as beautiful as they are, they come with their own challenges, especially when it comes to cleaning and maintaining them. No worries, though, because that’s exactly what this blog post is about – a complete guide of frequently asked questions regarding Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning, with answers to all your burning questions.

Who better to learn from than the experts? Oriental Rug Salon, that’s who. Revered by interior designers, rug collectors, Oriental rug retailers, and restoration companies, we’re respected as “the professional’s choice” when it comes to rug cleaning, repairs, restoration, and appraisals.

The Art and Science of Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning

Why Do Oriental and Persian Rugs Require Special Care?

Oriental and Persian rugs aren’t just any rugs – they’re works of art, handcrafted using age-old techniques passed down through generations. The materials used, usually silk or wool, vegetable or other hand-crafted dyes, and the delicate weave all contribute to their unique beauty and value. However, the specialty material, dyes, and hand-knotting also make these rugs vulnerable to damage if not cared for correctly.

What’s the Proper Cleaning Technique for These Rugs?

First and foremost, remember that cleaning an Oriental or Persian rug isn’t a one-size-fits-all task. The cleaning process may vary depending on the type of rug, its age, the materials used, and its condition. However, a typical process involves dusting, washing with special cleaning solutions, rinsing, controlled drying, and grooming.

Why Trust Oriental Rug Salon of Salon with Your Precious Oriental and Persian Rugs?

With Oriental Rug Salon, it’s not just about rug cleaning. It’s about preserving and restoring your cherished heirlooms, maintaining their aesthetic appeal, and prolonging their lifespan. With years of experience, certification, and a wealth of expertise, our team treats each rug as a unique piece, applying the most suitable cleaning methods and products.

Common Misconceptions about Rug Cleaning

Can I Clean My Oriental or Persian Rug Myself?

While it’s possible to do basic maintenance yourself, such as regular vacuuming and immediate spot cleaning after spills, professional cleaning is highly recommended. DIY cleaning runs the risk of causing irreversible damage to your valuable rug.

Isn’t Carpet Cleaning the Same as Rug Cleaning?

Despite what you might think, carpet cleaning and rug cleaning are as different as apples and oranges. Carpets are often machine-made, using synthetic materials, whereas Oriental and Persian rugs are handmade using natural materials. The cleaning methods for each are distinct.

It is impossible for a carpet cleaning company to thoroughly clean an Oriental or Persian area rug in the home.  These textiles require specialized cleaning solutions, pH-conditioned rinsing agents, dusting, and a submersion wash.  Once the cleaning process is complete, a controlled drying process follows. The best you can expect from an in-home cleaning is a technician using a carpet cleaning wand to remove surface dust.  The contaminates deep-set in the rug pile will remain and rise to the surface once the rug dries.

Aren’t All Professional Rug Cleaners the Same?

NO! Just like you wouldn’t trust a precious piece of jewelry with any random jeweler, you shouldn’t trust your valuable rug with any cleaning service. Oriental Rug Salon specializes in Oriental and Persian rugs, with extensive knowledge, skills, and tools to care for your rug correctly. Our technicians are highly experienced and certified and are supervised by a Rug Master and Appraiser.

Preserving Your Oriental and Persian Rugs with Oriental Rug Salon of Salon

How Often Should I Get My Rug Professionally Cleaned?

There’s no hard and fast rule, as it depends on various factors, including the rug’s location, foot traffic, and the presence of pets or children. However, a good rule of thumb is to get it professionally cleaned by Oriental Rug Salon of Salon every 18-24 months. If you have pets or small children every 12-18 months.

Can Oriental Rug Salon of Salon Handle Rug Repairs and Restoration?

Absolutely! Our team of expert artisans can handle a wide range of rug repairs, from minor to complex, preserving your rug’s original integrity and aesthetics. We also offer restoration services for older or damaged rugs, pet urine treatments, area rug storage, appraisals, fringe repairs, and replacement, as well as moth and insect treatments.

Does Oriental Rug Salon of Salon Offer Rug Appraisals?

Indeed, we do. With our deep understanding of Oriental and Persian rugs, our appraiser can accurately determine your rug’s value, whether for insurance purposes, estate settlements, or personal interest. Our appraisals include your rug’s history, age, design explanation, and value.

Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning may seem daunting, and rightly so. These aren’t just rugs; they’re valuable artifacts that require expert care. With this guide and the unparalleled expertise of Oriental Rug Salon of Salon, you can rest assured that your cherished rugs will remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, and an Approved Service Provider by the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).

For more information about Oriental Rug Salon, please visit us online at https://orientalrugsalon.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OrientalRugSalon/. Also, feel free to call us if you have any questions about your cherished area rug at 239-424-8171.

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