Oriental Rug Appraisals

Online Area Rug Appraisals – Oriental, Turkish, Persian, Wool & Silk

Oriental Rug Salon provides area rug appraisals and valuations throughout the United States.  We are an internationally certified WoolSafe Service Provider, certified by the prestigious Carpet & Rug Institute, A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau, and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. We are proud to lend our experience and certification to those rug owners seeking to obtain an

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Online Area Rug Appraisals and Valuations

Oriental Rug Salon is a leading appraiser of hand-knotted and antique Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Gabbeh, Kilim, Bokhara, Navajo, and many other wool and silk area rugs. Valuations, when performed by an unbiased appraiser, are helpful for determining the actual value of an area rug by a third party for the purposes of: Insurance – A certified rug valuation will serve as proof as to

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Persian and Oriental Area Rug Valuations and Appraisals

A Rug Appraisal is done to identify a rug’s country of origin, the region it was woven, age, design, history and the current value or market replacement cost. Because every hand-knotted rug has a story behind it and that over time some rugs appreciate in value it is ideal to have your rug appraised. Rug appraisals and valuations are done for insurance claims, preparing

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Thoroughly Exhaustive Oriental and Persian Area Rug Cleaning Throughout SW Florida

If you have a beautiful Persian or Oriental rug in your home or office in need of a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning, Oriental Rug Salon has the expertise and certification to make your area rug look it’s very best. Unlike wall-to-wall nylon carpeting, the wool or silk fibers used to create your beautiful area rug are delicate and require specialized cleaning solutions, expertise, dusting, and

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Oriental Rug Cleaning – A Right Way and A WRONG Way to Clean

Beautiful hand-knotted area rugs are woven with love, and in many instances, take months or years to create.  They are designed to last many generations with proper cleaning and should NEVER be “cleaned” in the home. Why not? There are two main reasons. The first is that you cannot thoroughly clean a woven textile in the home. Second, in most cases, you are causing

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Steam Cleaning Oriental, Wool or Silk Area Rugs in SW Florida – DON’T!

Before and After In-Plant Cleaning Results An Oriental or Persian area rug can make a room look spectacular. These rugs bring a home to life with color, history, and texture and can separate living spaces, add character and become the design element of any room. Every day, depending on where placed,  wool or silk textiles can endure much wear. They’re walked on, children or

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How Long Does It Take To Weave An Oriental Rug?

Before you begin weaving your own Oriental rug, consider this. Rug weaving is an art.  A skilled weaver can tie about 6,000 knots per day. Thus, the time for one person to knot a 9′ x 12′ rug in several common qualities works out like this: Knots Per Square   Knots in a 9’X12′   Time Required To Weave               

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Pet Urine Treatment for Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Wool and Silk Area Rugs

Approximately 33% of all Oriental, Persian, Turkish and other wool and silk area rugs Oriental Rug Salon is asked to clean contains pet urine. Pets can wreak havoc on nice rugs, especially when they have accidents. Pet urine, feces and “hairballs” can leave permanent stains and cause dye migration if not addressed quickly. Pet urine can also cause permanent damage to your wool and

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A Badger Can Be Your Oriental Rugs Best Friend

Rug Badger Removing Dirt From Rug That Was Previously Vacummed Hand-knotted area rugs hide substantially more dry soil, sand, allergens, dust mites and other contaminants than wall-to-wall carpeting due to the construction of its foundation (woven versus glued). Because hand-knotted area rugs hide abrasive contaminates so well, if not professionally cleaned and “dusted” on a regular basis, they will develop “traffic lanes,” suffer color

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Oriental And Persian Rug Cleaning – What You Need To Know SW Florida

Wool Recently Dyed In The Curing Stages The following article was written by Lisa Wagner, a second-generation rug care expert, NIRC Certified Rug Specialist and an owner of K. Blatchford”s San Diego Rug Cleaning Company. She was recognized as the 2006 Cleanfax magazine Person of the Year for her industry contributions. Rugs should be regularly cleaned. But not cleaned in the home. “Why not?

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