Gabbeh Persian Rugs – Simplistic and Beautiful

Oriental Rug Salon is a full-service Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning and appraisal company located in SW Florida. In this week’s blog post, we explore the history of the Gabbeh area rug. Gabbehs are traditionally hand-woven pile rugs of coarse quality and medium size characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry or simplicity.

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How Oriental and Persian Rug Wool is Dyed

Vegetable Dyes and Persian-Oriental Area Rugs In genuine, hand-knotted Persian, Oriental, Turkish wool and silk area rugs, especially antiques, the dyes used to create each color of your rug were probably made from organic or vegetable dyes. Once the sheep’s wool has been made into yarn the next procedure is to dye it using natural ingredients. For example, fruits, plants, and vegetables. The process

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Oriental, Persian, Turkish Area Rug Cleaning FL

Never allow a carpet cleaning company an opportunity to ruin your cherished area rug.  This video explains why:  https://www.orientalrugsalon.com/videos/never-let-carpet-cleaner-clean-rugs-home/ Go With The Experts Persian, Turkish, wool, and silk area rugs, when properly cleaned and maintained, act as in-home air filters.   And just like your air conditioning filter, if your rugs aren’t properly maintained, they will contribute to indoor air pollution, develop wear patterns, and

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Oriental Rug Flooded in SW Florida? We Can Help!

Flooded Oriental Area Rugs?  We Can Help! Annually, we receive dozens of rugs that have been involved in a water intrusion, and one constant is evident  The faster a rug receives professional intervention, the better the end result of the cleaning and restoration. Many rugs received are flooded as a result of a client or handyman playing plumber and incorrectly installing an under-sink water

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What’s The Value Of Your Oriental or Persian Area Rug?

Oriental, Persian, and Turkish Area Rug Appraisals Two of the most influential factors that go into determining an Oriental, Persian, or Turkish rug’s value are its antiquity and where it was made. However, a rug’s quality of workmanship, size, and the materials utilized in its creation also play a significant role. Whether you’ve received your Oriental rug as part of an inheritance, purchased it

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Sheeps Wool and Rug Cleaning in SW Florida

Most hand-knotted Turkish, Oriental, Persian, Sarouk, Kilim, Afghan, and other area rugs are made from wool.  Wool is naturally fire-resistant, durable, wrinkle, and soil-resistant, and is the fiber of choice for some of the world’s most beautiful area rugs. Where does wool come from? Wool is a natural fiber grown by sheep that covers most of their body. The fleece protects sheep from the

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Oriental Rugs and Moth Damage in SW Florida

Hand-woven carpets made from natural fibers such as wool or silk provide a tasty snack for moths, and a cherished Oriental or Persian rug can be destroyed in a matter of weeks once moths make a feast of it.  Weekly, we receive area rugs from clients around the United States with moth intrusion.  The damage in some of the rugs can be repaired while

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A Better Buy – Hand-knotted or Machine Made Area Rug?

As leading industry experts in wool and silk area rug appraisals, cleaning, and repair, Oriental Rug Salon is often a knowledgebase for interior designers, rug retailers, insurance companies, and rug collectors. We’re frequently asked for opinions about rug values, identification of area rugs, and the proper care and maintenance cycle for a good rug cleaning.  We also provide area rug appraisals in person and

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How To Treat Pet Urine On An Oriental Rug

Daily, Oriental Rug Salon receives calls from panicking rug owners on how to deal with pet urine on their wool or silk area rug.  It seems that “Fido” has had an accident on a cherished area rug, and the owners know that if something is not done quickly, the wool or silk fibers may begin to discolor, develop a nauseous odor, or if left

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How To Care For Your Oriental Area Rugs In SW Florida

Oriental or Persian wool or silk area rugs that have been taken care of will last for generations while maintaining their beauty and value.  Although wool and silk are an extremely durable rug making material, they are not indestructible. Normal wear and tear, household chemicals, improper cleaning, and indoor heating and air conditioning can take a toll. Following these guidelines can help ensure that

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