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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Online Oriental and Persian Area Rug Appraisals

How We Appraise Oriental And Persian Area Rugs Online Oriental and Persian area rugs have been a worldwide favorite among collectors, interior designers, and homeowners for decades. They are appreciated and enjoyed by royalty and laypeople alike as art and items of beauty, elevated luxury, and status. Daily Oriental Rug Salon receives online rug appraisal requests from clients around the United States curious about

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Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning Throughout SW Florida

Last week we conducted a seminar for a group of insurance adjusters, restoration companies, and interior designers on the proper way to clean Oriental and Persian area rugs.  We discussed the impersonal approach, which is automated batch washing, and the method that has been around for centuries known as handwashing. Most high production rug cleaning companies use the automated batch wash method, which consists

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Online Oriental Rug Appraisals Nationwide

Oriental Rug Salon performs hundreds of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and every other kind of wool and silk area rug and textile online appraisals annually. There are many reasons why someone would request an appraisal, such as: For insurance purposes Our of curiosity or to learn the history, age, and approximate value of their area rug Perhaps they’re interested in selling or purchasing a rug

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How To Choose An Oriental Rug Cleaning Company In SW Florida

When presenting lectures to various professional organizations, we are often asked, “how does a rug owner know who to choose when caring for their cherished area rug?” First off, the rug owner needs to know the processes the rug cleaning company uses to clean area rugs. Many high production rug cleaning plants use mechanical equipment similar to a large washtub.  They dump up to

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