Uneducated Carpet Cleaners Can Ruin An Oriental Area Rug

Recently we were contacted by a frantic rug owner who advised that her antique Heriz Persian rug was “ruined” by a carpet cleaner she hired to clean her wall-to-wall carpeting. As the technician was in her home, he asked if she would like her area rug “cleaned.”  She asked if they had experience with area rugs because she heard they should be cleaned in

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Know Your Area Rugs – Introducing The Persian Kerman

16th-century Persian Kerman carpet ( 8′ 9″ × 6′ 5″ ) pictured above – known as The Clark Sickle-Leaf Vase Carpet – sold for more than $33 (USD) million at Sotheby’s, New York. Despite the city of Kerman being located in one of the poorest provinces of Iran, it has been producing fine Persian rugs and carpets since the sixteenth century. Kerman is a city and

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Traditional Steam Cleaning Methods May Damage Oriental Rugs.

Rug bleed due to improper cleaning and no padding.  The stain is permanent. If your home features area rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs, and regular wall-to-wall carpet as floor coverings, be sure never to clean your area rugs like you would wall-to-wall carpeting. Here’s why: Most wall-to-wall carpet in your home is manufactured by a machine using a synthetic material such as nylon.

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Oriental Rug Cleaning and Repairs. Who You Choose Matters!

WHEN IT COMES TO THE HAND WASHING OF ORIENTAL RUGS, WE ARE THE EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST. Washing a rug by hand is a process, which if done correctly, can restore your rug or carpet close to its former glory. Hand washing is an art form, not a mechanical process, and should only be performed by experts who know how to avoid damaging your

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Hand-Knotted Versus Machine Made Oriental Area Rugs – What’s The Difference?

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a hand knotted and a machine-made rug, but there are things to look out for and ways to find out how your rug was constructed. Not only is it an important factor when purchasing an area rug that you know how it is made, but the construction also dictates how to

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Twelve Myths of Oriental Rug Values and Cleaning

When it comes to Oriental, Persian, Chinese, wool and silk area rugs, their history seems steeped in mysteries of the East.  It can start with a rug retailer giving a “little story” about the rug to enhance the sale.  Or just wrong information which is repeated so many times it takes on a life of its own. So like Myth Busters on television let’s

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How To Choose An Oriental Rug Cleaning Company

Oriental, Persian, Wool & Silk Area Rug Cleaning During trade shows, educational meetings with interior designers and occasionally by new clients, we’re often asked what the difference is in what we do and that of a carpet cleaning or machine based rug cleaning plant.  Hopefully this blog post will shed some light on the differences and help the reader avoid a potentially costly mistake.

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Don’t Trust The Cleaning Of Your Oriental Rug To Just Anybody

When deciding to hire a professional Oriental, wool or silk area rug cleaning company, you want to make sure to find a specialist that you can trust to do the job correctly.  Unfortunately, we’ve seen too many instances where clients have allowed carpet cleaning or unqualified rug cleaning “professionals” attempt to clean their area rug with disastrous results. Here are a few questions that

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What Makes Signed Persian Rugs So Special?

Signed Persian “Oriental” Area Rugs As many collectors and lovers of “Oriental” rugs know, the mark of a unique handmade rug is the signature. This distinctive symbol of the weaver can be of the workshop where it was made, the weaver who wove the rug, year made, region of origin, and in rare cases, all the above. There is no mistaking the superior quality

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Thoroughly Exhaustive Hand Washing of Oriental Area Rugs

  Oriental Rug Salon is noted for the outstanding results produced for our clients when hand washing all Oriental, Chinese, and Persian carpets and rugs. From small fireside Oriental rugs to hand-knotted prayer rugs and very large room-sized Persian carpets, our specialist rug cleaning service gently penetrates deep into the pile of the rug, extracting deep-set dirt, oils, dust mites and pollen while rejuvenating

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