• Published On: Oct 2022|3.5 min read|

    What To Do If Your Pet Has An Accident On Your Oriental or Persian Rug. You love your pets, and they're considered members of your family. You also love your Oriental and Persian rugs. Can't they all just get along? Of course, they can! As you mull over whether to purchase a fine handmade rug, you may consider that your dog or cat could ruin it. After all, accidents happen, and you're worried your dog or cat could pee, scratch, or chew on the rug. You needn't worry too much. After all, a fine hand-knotted rug is woven to stand the test of time and furry friends. These handmade objects of beauty are sturdy and can pretty much withstand anything you ask of them. You can do a few things [...]

  • Published On: Aug 2022|2.8 min read|

    Oriental Rug Salon is a full-service Oriental, Turkish, and Persian area rug cleaning company serving clients throughout SW Florida. Using hand-washing techniques, we can individualize the cleaning for each rug while ensuring the deepest clean possible. We clean all wool and silk area rugs, including: Antique and Flatweave Kilim and Dhurrie Handloomed and Hand knotted Machine Made Braided Rugs Persian, Turkish, and Chinese Animal Hide Rugs Navajo and Silk Area Rugs Oriental Rug Salon follows the New Zealand Wool Institute guidelines for rug cleaning and safety, and all cleaning efforts are performed by hand. As a testament to our skill and ability, Oriental Rug Salon is Certified by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and a WoolSafe Approved Service [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2022|3.8 min read|

    It all began with the Prophet Mohammed, who prayed on a “khumrah”, a mat made of palm fronds. In Islam, a prayer mat is placed between the ground and the worshipper for cleanliness during the various positions of Islamic prayer. These involve kneeling and sitting on the rug. A Muslim must perform wudu (ablution) before worship and pray in a clean place. The primary indicator of a prayer rug is the “Mihrab” – a niche motif woven into the upper end of the rug that indicates where the devotee places one’s head during his five times a day prayer. The “mihrab” design is intended as a replica of the “qibla,” an archway in the wall of every Mosque that denotes the direction of Mecca. This motif indicates where each practitioner [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2022|5.4 min read|

    As a leading Oriental and Persian rug cleaning, repair, and appraisal company serving clients throughout the United States, Oriental Rug Salon is often presented with "myths" from rug owners concerning the value of a rug. Often a client will purchase from a rug or furniture retailer and "think" they got a good deal because the rug was initially priced at, let's say, $10,000, and the retailer is now offering 40% off. The $10K rug is now $6K; what a deal, right? In many cases, the $6K price is more than the actual value of the rug. In a world of knots per square inch (KPSI), handwoven versus tufted, antique versus brand new, and Indian versus Persian, its easy for a rug buyer to be met with a sea of confusion [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2022|3 min read|

    Why We Test Every Rug We Clean On an annual basis, Oriental Rug Salon receives dozens of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and a variety of wool and silk area rugs from rug owners, carpet cleaning companies, and even Oriental rug cleaners due to improper cleaning. The most common problem is that the rug's dyes have migrated or "bled" into other rug colors, causing a tie-dyed effect. Occasionally a rug owner will take matters into their own hands and improperly spot treat an area on their rug, causing an even bigger problem due to dyes migrating. Carpet cleaning companies also decide they're "rug cleaning professionals" and improperly clean an area rug in a client's home or in their company's parking lot, either destroying it or causing severe dye migration. Why Oriental Rugs [...]

  • Published On: Mar 2022|5.1 min read|

    As an Oriental and Persian cleaning, repair, and appraisal company, Oriental Rug Salon has met too many people who’ve had the wool pulled over their eyes by unscrupulous rug sellers. One client, for instance, came to our facility with what she thought was a rare antique Persian rug. She paid $11,000 for it at auction, where she was told it had once belonged to Persian royalty. Upon our evaluation, which included a historical, auction, and other data points, we informed her that not only did she overpay for the area rug, the story about belonging to Persian royalty was made up. The rug was an Indian carpet she could have purchased anywhere for $1,500. For uninformed buyers, it’s easy to be taken for a ride on an Oriental rug. They [...]