• Published On: Apr 2024|4.4 min read|

    When caring for your cherished Oriental or Persian rugs, selecting the right service provider is crucial. Oriental Rug Salon, a leader in rug care throughout Southwest Florida, offers unmatched rug cleaning, restoration, appraisal, and repair expertise. This week’s guide delves into the importance of deep cleaning for your area rugs and explains why Oriental Rug Salon is your best choice for preserving their color, value, and lifespan. The Importance of Professional Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning In SW Florida Preserving Color and Beauty Oriental and Persian rugs are known for their handweaving, history, and intricate designs. Regular deep cleaning is essential to maintain their beauty. Dirt and grime can dull the colors of your rug and contribute to “traffic lanes” and face yarn damage.  With professional care, Oriental [...]

  • Published On: Apr 2024|3.9 min read|

    Oriental and Persian Area Rug Owners Guide To Rug Care And Identification Oriental Rug Salon is a full-service Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning, restoration, repair, and appraisal company serving clients throughout the United States.  We are trusted by insurance and restoration companies, rug collectors, museums, Oriental and Persian area rug retailers, and rug owners who cherish or refer area rugs for cleaning, restoration, or appraisal. If you’re looking for information on caring for your area rug or understanding the type of rug you have or its value, you’ve come to the right place. Our rug master has compiled this information guide to help owners answer questions about their cherished area rugs. Let’s begin. First, what is the difference between an “Oriental” and a “Persian” area rug? Oriental rugs [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2024|4.9 min read|

    The Importance of Professional Persian and Oriental Rug Cleaning Before we discuss the cleaning process, we'd like to explain why professional cleaning is necessary for Oriental and Persian area rugs, especially in SW Florida. These rugs are often made of delicate materials like silk or wool and feature intricate patterns that can easily trap dirt and dust. Over time, this accumulation can lead to fading, discoloration, and even damage to the fibers. Professional area rug cleaning removes dirt, spots, allergens, and other contaminants while revitalizing the rug's appearance and extending its lifespan. Oriental Rug Salon's 7-Step Professional Rug Cleaning Process Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Dust Removal The first step in the cleaning process is a thorough pre-inspection. This involves examining the rug with Xenon and high-intensity lighting to discover pre-existing [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2024|4 min read|

    With their rich history and vibrant patterns, Kilims have long been a staple in home décor. These flat-woven rugs, originating from regions like Turkey, Persia, and the Balkans, are more than just floor coverings; they are a testament to centuries-old craftsmanship and cultural heritage. In this week's blog post, Oriental Rug Salon's Rug Master shares the history of  Kilims and why they are the perfect choice for any home decor. The Historical Significance of Kilims Kilims are not just rugs; they are woven narratives of the lives and traditions of the people who make them. Historically, kilims were used for various purposes, including prayer rugs, wall hangings, and saddlebags. Each region has its distinct style, with patterns and colors that tell stories of tribal affiliations, social status, and local [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2024|6.8 min read|

    Moths, Insects, and Fleas Are NOT Your Area Rugs Best Friend! Oriental and Persian rugs are not just floor coverings; they are works of art that add beauty and character to any home. However, these valuable investments are vulnerable to damage by moths and insects, which can ruin their appearance and reduce their lifespan. In this blog post, our Rug Master explains how you can identify moth and insect damage to your area rugs and how Oriental Rug Salon, a Certified WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, can clean and disinfect your rugs to make them less attractive to these pests. Oriental Rug Salon, a partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and internationally approved by the Carpet & Rug Institute, is your go-to solution for professional [...]

  • Published On: Feb 2024|2.9 min read|

    Spring is in the air, and the annual spring-cleaning ritual comes with it. Now’s the perfect time to refresh your home, and one often overlooked aspect is the care and cleaning of your Oriental or Persian area rugs. Oriental Rug Salon, 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, offers the ideal solution for maintaining the beauty and longevity of your precious rugs. The Importance of Professional Rug Cleaning Preserving Your Investment: Oriental and Persian rugs are not just floor coverings but works of art. Regular professional cleaning helps preserve their beauty and value. Health Benefits: Rugs can harbor allergens, dust mites, and bacteria. Professional cleaning ensures a healthier living environment [...]

  • Published On: Feb 2024|3 min read|

    Welcome to the world of Oriental and Persian area rugs, where each piece tells a story of craftsmanship, culture, and history. If you're a rug owner, understanding the value of your cherished area rug piece is crucial, whether for insurance purposes, resale, or simply for your own knowledge. In this blog post, we'll explore what appraisers look for when evaluating Oriental and Persian rugs and how you can obtain a professional appraisal online through Oriental Rug Salon. What Appraisers Look for in Oriental and Persian Rugs Origin and Age Our appraisers start by identifying the rug's origin, as the place of manufacture significantly influences its value. We also estimate the rug's age, as older rugs, especially antiques, are often more valuable. Material and Craftsmanship The quality of materials (such [...]

  • Published On: Feb 2024|6.6 min read|

    Oriental and Persian rugs are not just floor coverings but works of art. Each rug tells a story, woven with care and precision, often passed down through generations. However, like any cherished possession, they require proper maintenance to preserve their beauty, value, and longevity. This is where professional rug cleaning comes into play, especially when entrusted to Oriental Rug Salon rather than a regular carpet cleaning company. Reasons to Choose a Certified Rug Cleaning Professional Expertise in Rug Types Oriental Rug Salon has extensive knowledge, experience, and certification of different rug types, including Oriental and Persian rugs. We understand each rug's unique characteristics and needs, ensuring a tailored cleaning approach. Appropriate Cleaning Methods Our professionals employ cleaning methods that are suitable for delicate, antique, and valuable rugs. We use gentle [...]

  • Published On: Feb 2024|5.7 min read|

    Oriental and Persian area rugs are not just floor coverings; they are pieces of art that add warmth, character, and style to any room. These rugs often carry with them a rich history and a level of craftsmanship that is unmatched. However, proper care and maintenance are essential to maintain their beauty and ensure their longevity in SW Florida. This is where the expertise of a certified professional, like Oriental Rug Salon, becomes invaluable. This comprehensive guide will explore why professional cleaning is crucial for your cherished area rug and the benefits of applying a fiber protector for lasting beauty and durability. Understand Each Oriental and Persian Rug Has A Story To Tell Before diving into the specifics of rug cleaning and maintenance, it's important to recognize the value [...]

  • Published On: Jan 2024|3.9 min read|

    When it comes to preserving the beauty and longevity of your Oriental and Persian rugs, choosing the right cleaning service is crucial. Oriental Rug Salon, a renowned name in the area rug cleaning industry, offers specialized services that ensure your rugs are treated with the utmost care and expertise. Why Choose Oriental Rug Salon For Your Area Rug Cleaning Needs? Oriental Rug Salon is not just another rug cleaning company. We are proud to be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and we are a Wool Safe Approved Service Provider. These certifications are a testament to our commitment to excellence and the highest industry standards. Our technicians are experienced in cleaning, restoring, and repairing all rug [...]