Welcome to Oriental Rug Salon’s comprehensive guide, where we delve into the world of Oriental and Persian area rugs and explore why Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s most referred rug cleaning company. Our goal is to enlighten you on the nuances of Persian and Oriental rugs and the importance of the specialized care they demand.
Oriental vs Persian Area Rugs: Understanding the Difference
What’s the Difference Between an Oriental and a Persian Area Rug?
Oriental Rugs: Broadly encompass rugs from the entire Asian continent, including countries like China, India, and Turkey. They are known for their diverse patterns and craftsmanship. An example of an Oriental rug would be a Turkoman, Afghan, Chinese, Qashqai, etc.
Persian Rugs: Persian rugs originate exclusively from Iran. Renowned for their intricate designs and deep cultural significance, they often feature floral patterns and a rich color palette. Examples of Persian rugs are Tabriz, Heriz, Nain, Qom, Gabbeh, Kerman, etc.
How to Identify a Genuine Handwoven Oriental or Persian Area Rug
How do you tell if an Oriental or Persian Area Rug is Handwoven or Machine Made?
Look at the Back: Handwoven rugs display knots and slight imperfections, while machine-made rugs have a uniform and perfectly aligned weaves.
Fringe Integration: In handwoven rugs, fringes are part of the rug’s structure. Machine-made rugs often have fringes sewn on after completion.
Feel the Texture: Handwoven rugs typically have a softer, more pliable feel compared to the rigidity of machine-made rugs.
The Importance of Specialty Rug Cleaning vs. a Carpet Cleaning Company
Why Should You Use a Specialty Rug Cleaning Company for Oriental and Persian Area Rugs?
Expert Knowledge: Specialized rug cleaning companies like Oriental Rug Salon understand the delicate nature of Oriental and Persian rugs and the specific care they require. Our company and technicians are certified and experienced in all rug types. We are experts in Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning, restoration, and repairs. We are fully insured and licensed and are certified by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute CRI) and are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider. Our rug plant is supervised by a Rug Master.
Proper Techniques: Using the wrong cleaning method can damage these valuable pieces. Specialty cleaners like Oriental Rug Salon employ techniques that preserve the rug’s integrity, longevity, and value. Our rug cleaning plant is over 6,000 square feet dedicated to the restoration and care of cherished area rugs trusted to us from across the United States. We regularly receive area rugs from clients throughout the country via UPS or FedEx who trust us to care for their cherished area rug.
Longevity: Professional cleaning extends the life of your rugs, keeping them vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Carpet cleaning companies do a good job cleaning synthetic carpeting made of nylon, etc. however they are out of their league when caring for natural fibers such as wool, and silk. Oriental and Persian rugs require specialty cleaning agents, controlled temperatures, and specialists to ensure that there is no dye migration, shrinkage, blooming, or other issues. Here’s a video explaining what could happen if you trust your wool or silk area rug to a carpet cleaning company.
Why Choose Oriental Rug Salon for Your Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning?
Oriental Rug Salon stands out in SW Florida for several reasons:
Free Estimates: We provide upfront, transparent, and no-obligation quotes.
Efficient Turn-Around: A commitment to a seven-day turnaround time ensures your rugs are back to you promptly.
Expertise on Staff: Our team includes an on-staff Rug Master, certified-experienced technicians, and appraiser, guaranteeing your rugs are in knowledgeable hands.
Quality Care: We treat your cherished area rugs with the utmost care and respect as if they were our own. All area rugs are cleaned by our staff in a dedicated rug plant
Oriental Rug Salon is more than just a cleaning service; we’re a guardian of the artistry and history embedded in your Oriental and Persian rugs. Trust us to maintain the splendor and integrity of your rugs with our expert services.
Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions
Can Oriental Rug Salon handle all types of Oriental and Persian rugs?
Yes, our team is equipped with the knowledge and tools to handle all types of rugs with utmost care.
How often should I get my Oriental or Persian rug professionally cleaned?
It’s recommended to have them cleaned every 12-36 months, depending on foot traffic, if you have pets, and usage.
Does Oriental Rug Salon offer repair services for damaged rugs?
We offer repair services to restore your rugs to their former glory. Our repair services include fringe repair and replacement, insect and pet urine issues, tears and hole repair, odor, mold, and water damage restoration.
Can I clean my Oriental or Persian rug at home?
Home cleaning is risky and can permanently damage the rug. It’s always safer to consult professionals like us. We’ve seen rug owners run the colors of their rug, cause shrinkage, mold, and dry rot. In addition to the dangers of trying to clean an Oriental or Persian area rug at home, a rug owner will never achieve the level of cleanliness that a professional rug cleaning can offer.
How does Oriental Rug Salon ensure the quality of their cleaning?
We use state-of-the-art equipment and follow meticulous cleaning processes supervised by our Rug Master and appraiser. Each rug receives a thorough pre-inspection to include pictures and consultation with our client before proceeding with the wash process. Upon completion of the rugs cleaning process, each rug is inspected three times. Once by the technician, once by the plant manager, and a final inspection by our Rug Master.
For more information about Oriental Rug Salon or to receive a free quote, please visit us online at https://orientalrugsalon.com/ or call us any time at 239-424-8171. You can also visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OrientalRugSalon/
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