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A Badger Can Be Your Oriental Rugs Best Friend

Rug Badger Removing Dirt From Rug That Was Previously Vacummed

Hand-knotted area rugs hide substantially more dry soil, sand, allergens, dust mites and other contaminants than wall-to-wall carpeting due to the construction of its foundation (woven versus glued).

Because hand-knotted area rugs hide abrasive contaminates so well, if not professionally cleaned and “dusted” on a regular basis, they will develop “traffic lanes,” suffer color loss and host a variety of allergens out of reach of even the most powerful vacuum cleaners.

Studies performed by the Eureka Company found that a 9 x 12 rug can hold as much as 87 pounds of particulate soil.

The foundation of a hand-knotted area rug is created by a series of warps and wefts.  Basically, in most cases, a woven area rug has a cotton foundation and strands of wool, silk or other natural fibers are tied around the strands and this action creates an “Oriental” rug.

Because hand-knotted area rugs do not contain a glue backing and the foundation is tightly woven, once sand, dirt and other contaminants make their way to the foundation, it is impossible for even the most powerful of vacuum cleaners to remove the trapped sediment.

Over time, dry particle soil can cut the rug’s delicate fibers and cause premature wear by slicing away at the rugs face yarn.

At Oriental Rug Salon, before we bathe a hand-woven rug, it goes through a specialty dusting process using the power of over 40,000 harmonic vibrations a minute that completely separates sediments and dirt BEFORE the cleaning process begins.  These vibrations are hundreds of times more effective at soil removal than even the best commercial vacuum cleaner on the market and allow our rug cleaning specialists to guarantee an exceptional deep cleaning each and every time.

Fun Fact:  Our rug dusting equipment is made by RugBadger and Badger stands for Bug, Allergen, Dirt and Grit Extractor Renovating.  And that’s exactly what the equipment does!

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the Prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI)).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

We are respected experts in area rug cleaning and repair and are the “cleaner of choice” to many rug collectors, interior designers, insurance and restoration company’s, Oriental rug retailers, and clients desirous of a thoroughly exhaustive hand-washing or repair of their cherished Oriental, Turkish, Persian and other natural fiber area rugs.

For more information about Oriental Rug Salon please visit us anytime online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or call us at 239-424-8171.

A thoroughly exhaustive cleaning of your area rug begins with Oriental Rug Salon.


Oriental Rug Salon Services Include Oriental, Turkish, Persian, wool and silk area rug cleaning, Fringe repair, Area rug protector and Scotchgard, Oriental area rug repairs, Oriental Rug appraisals and valuations, Pet urine and odor treatments

Oriental Rug Salon provides award-winning area rug cleaning and repair services to clients nationwide.  We also offer free pick up and delivery for most area rugs in the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Captiva, Sanibel, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Pine Island, Alva, Buckingham, Matlacha, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Fort Myers, Useppa, Beach and North Fort Myers Florida.