Oriental Rug Salon is the “cleaner of choice” to many of SW Florida’s leading interior designers, rug collectors, restoration experts, rug retailers, and rug owners who cherish their area rugs and want to ensure they receive the best cleaning and repair possible.
Unlike companies who “batch wash” area rugs in mechanical wash tubs, all rugs trusted to Oriental Rug Salon are cleaned and restored in the same way the Persians have been looking after their beautiful rugs for centuries. We only clean and repair rugs by hand to ensure that each area rug receives specialized attention with the best cleaning and repair outcome possible.
Since our beginning, we have cleaned and repaired thousands of rugs, and our projects range from the routine cleaning of wool rugs and simple repairs to fringes and sides of rugs to cleaning and complete restoration of the most fragile silk and antique rugs.
Why Choose Oriental Rug Salon?
- Certified Rug Cleaning and Repair Experts
- All work performed by hand
- We employ the best artisans to look after your rugs
- We are a family-run business
- We are trusted by owners of over 1000 rugs each year
- We can carry out all types of work and clean and repair any rug
- We are a member of the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and are a Wool Safe Approved Service Provider
- We pick up and deliver most area rugs FREE of charge
- We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau
- We are an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award
- We offer Certified Appraisals
- We specialize in odor control, pet urine, and rugs where the dyes have migrated
All rugs are always cleaned by us by hand using traditional methods and techniques. This can be a slow and very labor-intensive process, but it is the only way to achieve thoroughly clean rugs. From the moment your rug cleaning process begins until the final inspection, it remains under the watchful eye of a Rug Master.
We know how to handle and clean all kinds of contemporary and antique rugs, including the most delicate pieces.
Among others, we clean:
– Persian/Iranian rugs
– Afghan, Indian, Turkish, and Pakistani rugs
– Chinese, Nepalese, and Tibetan rugs
– Moroccan and other North African rugs
– All types of vegetable-dyed rugs
– Silk rugs, Kilims, Antique and Tapestries
– Modern and designer rugs, nylon, and all other material types
There is no limit to the size of rugs and carpets we can clean.
Rug Repair And Restoration
From simple repairs to edges and fringes to full restorations of moth or pet damaged rugs and carpets, we can carry out all types of work in our workshops. Frequent projects include:
– fringe repairs and replacements
– repairs to sides/cords
– repairs to threadbare and worn patches
– repairs of holes, tears, and splits
– repairs of moth, pet, and accidental damage
– restore flood and fire-damaged rugs
– alter and resize rugs
– prepare rugs for hanging on walls
How To Choose A Rug Cleaning Company
A reputable rug restoration and cleaning expert will be certified in rug care.
Many carpet cleaning companies dabble with trying to clean hand-knotted rugs in a customer’s home and often end up with disastrous results. Chances are the carpet cleaning technicians are not certified in rug care by the Wool Safe Institute, cannot identify the area rug they are attempting to “clean,” and do not have the proper pH cleaning solutions to care for the rug. They also will not have the proper cleaning equipment.
Area rugs should NEVER be cleaned in a client’s home, as it is IMPOSSIBLE to wash the textile through the foundation as required. Cleaning wool and silk area rugs require far greater training, experience, and certification than simply “slinging a carpet wand” over a client’s wall-to-wall carpeting.
Training and Certification
Training and qualifications on their own give a person the right to call themselves a competent professional; however, only experience can make them a true master of their craft.
A true artisan would never use a mechanical batch wash process designed to clean up to a dozen rugs at a time. Each rug has different needs; why would you allow your cleaning company to wash your urine-free Tabriz antique area rug with rugs that have pet urine and other biological issues?
A competent technician can identify a modern Tabriz and know instantly that there is a good chance the dark red dyes will bleed into the ivory if this factor is not considered when washing the rug. And it’s only through experience that we know how to plan for potential problems like this and still wash the rug thoroughly.
Companies who use batch washing equipment grab a pile of rugs, throw them in a wash bin, and hit start. No eyes on the rug in case of bleeding or damage; of course, they’ve had the client sign a release form protecting them from such issues.
Why do some rug cleaning plants use automated equipment? Our belief is simple economics. A batch process can “wash” up to a dozen rugs simultaneously, whereas hand washing is one rug at a time. Hand washing requires experience, knowledge of textiles and fibers, certification, and emergency procedures. Batch washing, well, you hit a button and the end result “is what it is.”
Hand-knotted area rugs are a labor of love, and a quality 8X10 rug can take over a year to make. Many of these rugs are made by families who have relied on the income these rugs provide for over one hundred years. It takes great skill, handed down from generations to weave a hand-knotted area rug.
You should feel comfortable with the company you trust with your rugs. We hope that if you require rug cleaning in SW Florida, you will consider Oriental Rug Salon when choosing a rug cleaning company.