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Why Are Oriental Rugs So Expensive?

How long does it take to weave a quality wool area rug?

A 4X6 area rug with 400 knots per square inch (KPSI) takes about 230 days. A 6X9 at 400 KPSI 518 days. 8X10 at 400 KPSI 768 days and a 9X12 at 400 KPSI approximately 1036 days.  Conversely, machine-made rugs of the same size can be made in a matter of hours.

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Persian, Turkish, Oriental, and other wool and silk carpets are considered luxury items that add warmth, texture, color, and character to any room they occupy.  A hand-knotted area rug can last for many generations and is often passed down from one family member to the next.  We regularly clean wool and silk area rugs that have been in the owner’s family for 50 years or more.

Hand-knotted rug making is an art.  From the shearing and classification of the raw materials used to the dying of the wool or silk and the artistry that goes into the design, a lot of love and skill goes into producing these pieces of art.  By nature, no two hand-knotted rugs are the same.

Even though hand-knotted rugs have been around for over 2400 years, from the19th century onwards, art collectors and art enthusiasts showed their interest by collecting and preserving Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and many other types of wool and silk carpets.   These carpets are found in museums and exhibitions, along with valuable paintings and famous sculptures.

Oriental Rug Salon is staffed by a team of certified professionals that have built and earned an impeccable reputation throughout Florida and the United States as one of the most experienced, qualified, and dedicated rug cleaning and repair professionals in our industry.  Our services are relied upon by leading interior designers, Oriental rug retailers, restoration companies, rug collectors, and people who cherish their area rugs.

Oriental Rug Salon is a full-service rug cleaning, restoration, repair, and appraisal company serving clients all over the United States.  Our main rug cleaning plant is located in Cape Coral, and we offer FREE pick-up and delivery for most wool and silk area rugs throughout Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County, Florida.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider.  We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and other wool and silk hand-knotted carpets are indeed works of art and deserve to be cared for appropriately.  If we can ever be of service to you, please visit us online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or “call us on the carpet” any time at 239-424-8171.