Professional Oriental Rug Cleaning

SW Florida’s Expert Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning, Repair, and Appraisal Company

Owning an Oriental or Persian rug is more than just a decorative choice—it’s an investment in artistry and history. At Oriental Rug Salon, we understand the unique needs of these exquisite pieces and offer specialized services to ensure they remain in pristine condition. Located in beautiful Southwest Florida, our team provides unparalleled Oriental and Persian rug cleaning, repair, and appraisal services.

Why Choose Oriental Rug Salon For Your Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning Needs?

Certified Excellence: Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and a Woolsafe Approved Service Provider. These certifications ensure that our techniques and procedures meet the highest industry standards.

Free Pick-Up and Delivery: We offer FREE pick-up and delivery for most area rugs throughout SW Florida, making it convenient for you to maintain the beauty of your rugs without any hassle.

Expert Technicians: Our highly skilled and certified technicians are supervised by a Rug Master, ensuring that your rugs receive the utmost care and attention they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oriental Rugs

What is the difference between an Oriental and a Persian area rug?

Oriental rugs originate from a broad region that includes several Asian countries, such as China, India, and Turkey. Persian rugs, however, come specifically from Iran (formerly Persia). Although Persian rugs are a type of Oriental rug, they are distinguished by their unique designs, patterns, and weaving techniques specific to the Persian region.

What is the difference between a hand-knotted and machine-made area rug?

Hand-knotted rugs are created by skilled artisans who individually tie each knot, resulting in a unique and durable piece. This labor-intensive process can take months or even years, depending on the rug’s size and complexity. On the other hand, machine-made rugs are produced using automated looms, which can quickly replicate designs at a much lower cost. While machine-made rugs can be attractive and practical, they typically do not match the quality and longevity of hand-knotted rugs.

How often should I have my Oriental area rug cleaned?

It is generally recommended that your Oriental area rug be professionally cleaned every 1-3 years, depending on the level of foot traffic and exposure to dirt and dust. Regular cleaning helps preserve the rug’s beauty and extend its lifespan.

What are some things an Oriental rug appraiser looks at when appraising an area rug?

When appraising an Oriental rug, experts consider several factors, including the rug’s age, origin, material, craftsmanship, colors, and type of dye used, and condition. They examine the knots per square inch (KPSI), the intricacy of the design, color quality, and any signs of wear or repair. Provenance, or the rug’s history and previous ownership, can also play a significant role in its appraisal.

How does Oriental Rug Salon clean Oriental and Persian area rugs?

At Oriental Rug Salon, we follow a meticulous cleaning process to ensure your rugs are thoroughly and safely cleaned. Our method includes:

Inspection: We begin with a detailed inspection to identify the rug’s condition and any specific areas that need special attention. Each rug undergoes a 24-hour dye stability test to determine the dye’s color fastness. We also inspect each rug with Xenon lighting to uncover hidden issues such as pet urine, previous color correction to the face yarns, repairs, insect presence, etc.

Dusting: We use specialized equipment to remove embedded dust, pollen, dirt, sand, and other contaminates that regular vacuuming can’t reach.

Washing: Our gentle yet effective washing process involves hand-cleaning the rug with eco-friendly solutions tailored to the rug’s fibers. We wash rugs one at a time to ensure no cross-contamination with other rugs.

Rinsing and Drying: The rug is then thoroughly rinsed with a pH-conditioned solution to remove any cleaning agents and dried in a controlled environment to prevent damage.

Final Inspection: After drying, we conduct a final inspection to ensure the rug is clean and ready for delivery. The average turn-around time for our rug cleaning process is seven days.

You can read our blog post here for more detailed information about our cleaning process.

Trust Your Cherished Area Rugs With Oriental Rug Salon

For more information about our services, visit Oriental Rug Salon at  or call 239-424-8171. Let us preserve the beauty and value of your Oriental and Persian rugs with our expert care.

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