• Published On: Jun 2024|3.2 min read|

    Oriental and Persian area rugs are often considered the pinnacle of craftsmanship and beauty. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, the two have distinct differences. In this article, our Rug Master will explore the unique characteristics and origins of Oriental and Persian area rugs, helping you make an informed choice for your home. Understanding Oriental Area Rugs Origins and Production Oriental area rugs are a broad category encompassing rugs made in various Asian countries. The primary countries known for producing Oriental rugs include: China India Pakistan Turkey Nepal Tibet Each region has its own unique styles, patterns, and weaving techniques, contributing to the diversity of Oriental rugs. For example, Chinese rugs often feature intricate floral designs, while Turkish rugs are known for their bold geometric patterns. Understanding Persian [...]

  • Published On: May 2024|4.1 min read|

    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 [...]

  • Published On: May 2024|4.1 min read|

    Comprehensive Guide to Rug Care for Oriental and Persian Rug Owners in SW Florida Oriental and Persian rugs are decorative and may be heavily used in our homes and offices. They withstand wear from foot traffic and spills, and our pets enjoy their comfort. In SW Florida, maintaining these rugs is essential due to local environmental challenges like humidity, sand, and indoor allergens. Why Professional Rug Cleaning by Oriental Rug Salon Is Recommended Despite regular home care, rugs can accumulate significant amounts of unseen dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, and other contaminants. These allergens not only dull the appearance of your rugs but can also affect your health and homes indoor air quality. While vacuuming can remove surface soil, it's important to note that it's ineffective in extracting the deeper [...]

  • Published On: May 2024|4.4 min read|

    When it comes to maintaining the elegance and longevity of Oriental and Persian rugs, especially after pet accidents, you can trust no one better than SW Florida’s most respected rug cleaning service: Oriental Rug Salon. With our unmatched expertise in handling pet urine accidents, we stand at the forefront of rug care and maintenance as an internationally approved WoolSafe Service Provider and a Certified Partner with both the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Understanding the Perils of Pet Urine on Oriental and Persian Rugs Pet urine can be a rug owner’s worst nightmare, especially when dealing with delicate fibers like wool and silk. The urine's immediate acidic nature causes a fast reaction with these fibers, leading to potential [...]

  • 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 [...]