Have Your Oriental Rug Cleaned Before Summer

Handwoven Oriental and Persian area rugs are beautiful and probably woven by a family whose livelihood has been dedicated to rug making for decades. In many instances, rug making is their only source of income, and because of this “labor of love,” these artisans can produce masterpieces that adorn homes worldwide. An 8X10 handwoven wool area rug can take eight or more months of

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Oriental Area Rug Cleaning in SW Florida

Oriental Rug Salon’s reputation as one of the leading traditional hand-washing providers of Oriental and Persian rugs in SW Florida has been earned through years of experience. The wash process begins with a deep-rooted understanding of the traditional craftsmanship and materials that go into each unique textile, allowing us to provide exceptional care. With experience and certification, coupled with the knowledge of identifying a

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The History Of Prayer Rugs

It all began with the Prophet Mohammed, who prayed on a “khumrah”, a mat made of palm fronds. In Islam, a prayer mat is placed between the ground and the worshipper for cleanliness during the various positions of Islamic prayer. These involve kneeling and sitting on the rug. A Muslim must perform wudu (ablution) before worship and pray in a clean place. The primary

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Oriental and Persian Area Rug Myths

As a leading Oriental and Persian rug cleaning, repair, and appraisal company serving clients throughout the United States, Oriental Rug Salon is often presented with “myths” from rug owners concerning the value of a rug. Often a client will purchase from a rug or furniture retailer and “think” they got a good deal because the rug was initially priced at, let’s say, $10,000, and

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Why Area Rugs “Bleed”

Why We Test Every Rug We Clean On an annual basis, Oriental Rug Salon receives dozens of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and a variety of wool and silk area rugs from rug owners, carpet cleaning companies, and even Oriental rug cleaners due to improper cleaning. The most common problem is that the rug’s dyes have migrated or “bled” into other rug colors, causing a tie-dyed

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What Does A Badger and Oriental Rug Have In Common?

The above picture is the debris dislodged from a 6X9 Tabriz wool area rug AFTER it was power vacuumed. Without a “Badger” Your Area Rug Simply Isn’t Clean Dusting is the most critical stage in area rug cleaning! This process cannot be performed in a client’s home, and anyone, including carpet cleaners, who skips this step is simply not cleaning your rug correctly. One

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Oriental Rug Appraisals – What You Need To Know

As an Oriental and Persian cleaning, repair, and appraisal company, Oriental Rug Salon has met too many people who’ve had the wool pulled over their eyes by unscrupulous rug sellers. One client, for instance, came to our facility with what she thought was a rare antique Persian rug. She paid $11,000 for it at auction, where she was told it had once belonged to

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Oriental Area Rug Cleaning – Handwashed or Automated?

Oriental Rug Salon – Handwashing Services For Persian and Oriental Rugs Who you trust for the cleaning and care of your cherished Oriental, Turkish, Persian, or other wool or silk area rug matters. Basically, there are two ways a rug cleaning plant can clean area rugs; through an automated batch washing process or by hand. Whatever you do, you should NEVER let a carpet

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