• Published On: Jul 2024|4.9 min read|

    The Exquisite Hereke Turkish Rug: History, Identification, and Care The Hereke Turkish rug symbolizes opulence and intricate craftsmanship that has captivated collectors and interior designers worldwide. Originating from the town of Hereke in Turkey, these rugs are renowned for their exceptional quality, detailed designs, and luxurious materials. In this blog post, our Rug Master will explore the fascinating history of Hereke rugs, how to identify authentic hand-knotted pieces, the meticulous process of their creation, and why Oriental Rug Salon is the go-to choice for rug care in SW Florida. The Rich History of Hereke Turkish Rugs Hereke rugs date back to the mid-19th century, during the reign of Sultan Abdulmecid I of the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan established the Hereke Imperial Factory in 1841 to produce the finest rugs for [...]

  • Published On: Jul 2024|4 min read|

    Why Oriental Rug Salon is the Top Choice for Oriental and Persian Area Rug Owners in SW Florida Owning an Oriental or Persian rug is a significant investment that requires specialized care to maintain its beauty and value. In SW Florida, Oriental Rug Salon stands out as the premier service provider for Oriental and Persian area rug owners. Oriental Rug Salon is certified by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and is a WoolSafe-Approved Service Provider. This post explores why Oriental Rug Salon should be your go-to for all your rug care needs. Certified Oriental and Persian Rug Expertise Oriental Rug Salon's credentials speak volumes about our commitment to quality and professionalism. We adhere to the highest industry standards [...]

  • Published On: Jul 2024|5.2 min read|

    Oriental and Persian area rugs are not just decorative pieces; they are rich in history and artistry. These rugs, known for their intricate designs and cultural significance, have been cherished for centuries. Here are ten fun facts that will deepen your appreciation for these beautiful works of art. The Rich History of Oriental and Persian Rugs Origin and Cultural Significance Oriental and Persian rugs have their roots in ancient civilizations, where they were initially crafted for practical use. Over time, they evolved into symbols of status and wealth. In many cultures, these rugs are passed down through generations, becoming family heirlooms that tell stories of the past. Traditional Weaving Techniques The traditional weaving techniques used to create Oriental and Persian rugs are meticulous and labor-intensive. Artisans often spend months or [...]

  • Published On: Jul 2024|3.3 min read|

    Silk rugs are among the most beautiful and luxurious floor coverings available today. Their softness, shimmer, and elegance make them highly desirable, but the hefty price tag often puts them out of reach for many. Enter Viscose, the knockoff version of Silk. What is Viscose? Viscose rayon is a versatile fiber commonly found in household items like paper towels and sanitary products due to its absorbent and biodegradable properties. However, while it excels in these uses, it's a poor choice for rugs and other floor coverings exposed to daily foot traffic, moisture, and spills. Think about it: the last thing you want your area rug to do is absorb moisture and spills. Regenerated Cellulose Fibers Viscose belongs to a category of fibers known as regenerated cellulose fibers, made from [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|3.4 min read|

    Discovering the Gabbeh  History and Craftsmanship Gabbeh rugs, known for their simple yet striking designs, are treasured by rug enthusiasts worldwide. If you're considering purchasing a Gabbeh rug or adding one to your collection, understanding their history, craftsmanship, and care will help you appreciate why they are worth the investment. The Rich History of Gabbeh Rugs Originating from the nomadic tribes of the Zagros Mountains in Iran, Gabbeh rugs have a storied past. The word "Gabbeh" means "raw" or "natural" in Persian, reflecting the rugs' simplistic and unpretentious design. Historically, these rugs were made for personal use by the weavers, with patterns and colors that told stories of their lives and surroundings. Craftsmanship: The Making of a Gabbeh Rug Material Selection: The process begins with selecting the finest wool. Gabbeh [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|5.4 min read|

    Ultimate Persian and Oriental Rug Care Guide: Keep Your Rugs Pristine A well-cared-for Oriental or Persian area rug will last for generations. We often clean antique area rugs for collectors, restoration companies, and cherished family heirlooms over 100 years old. These hand-knotted rugs are works of art, with many taking over a year to hand-knot. Oriental and Persian area rugs add warmth and beauty to any room, and proper care is vital to making them last for generations to come. Persian and Oriental rugs are more than just floor coverings; they are masterpieces of art and history, requiring proper care to maintain their beauty and value. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about caring for your cherished Oriental and Persian area rugs. Whether [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|6.9 min read|

    Preserving the Timeless Elegance of Your Area Rugs with Oriental Rug Salon At Oriental Rug Salon, located in the heart of SW Florida, our family-owned business is more than just a cleaning service. We are driven by a deep passion for preserving the timeless allure and cultural essence of your Oriental, Persian, and Modern Contemporary rugs. Our mission is to honor these exquisite pieces' rich history and craftsmanship, ensuring they continue to grace homes with unparalleled elegance for years to come. Why Choose Oriental Rug Salon For Your Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning Needs? A Unique Approach to Rug Care What sets Oriental Rug Salon apart is our unique approach to rug care. Our team of rug experts, based in Cape Coral, doesn't just clean rugs—we preserve their stories. [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|5.6 min read|

    Welcome to Oriental Rug Salon, your premier destination for Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning, restoration, repair, and appraisal services throughout SW Florida. With a team of certified professionals, a Rug Master supervising all operations, and prestigious partnerships, we guarantee the utmost care and expertise for your cherished rugs. 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. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction makes us the “cleaner of choice” for rug collectors, interior designers, Oriental retail stores, insurance and restoration companies, and even court systems as expert witnesses. We offer FREE pick-up and delivery for most area rugs from Marco Island to Sarasota, Florida. Oriental Rug [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|3.9 min read|

    Owning a beautiful wool or silk Oriental and Persian rug adds elegance to your home. However, if you have pets, accidents can happen. Pet urine can cause significant damage to these delicate rugs if not treated promptly and properly. This blog post will explore the effects of pet urine on wool and silk rugs and provide expert advice on how to prevent and treat this damage effectively. How Pet Urine Affects Wool and Silk Oriental and Persian Rugs Damage to Wool Rugs Pet urine is highly acidic and can penetrate deep into the fibers of wool rugs. Left untreated, it can lead to permanent discoloration, dye migration, dry rot, and offensive odor. The urine can also break down the natural oils in the wool, causing the fibers to become brittle [...]

  • Published On: Jun 2024|2.5 min read|

    Maintaining the cleanliness and beauty of your Oriental area rugs is crucial for preserving their value and extending their lifespan. At Oriental Rug Salon, we understand the importance of providing specialized care for these treasured pieces. That's why we've pioneered an anti-bacterial cleaning and treatment process designed to keep your Oriental and Persian area rugs looking their best and free from harmful bacteria and allergens. The Importance of Anti-Bacterial Treatment For Oriental Rugs Oriental and Persian area rugs often serve as the centerpiece of a room, and their intricate designs and rich colors add a touch of elegance to any space. However, these rugs can also harbor bacteria, allergens, and dust mites, affecting indoor air quality and your family's health. Our advanced anti-bacterial treatment goes beyond regular cleaning to [...]