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Pet Urine and Oriental Area Rugs In SW Florida

Pet urine is one of the most common stains we see in our plant from households with pets.  Besides the nauseous odor that is caused by urine salts and bacteria, there are three other dangers to be on the lookout for and they are as follows: Staining – Permanent stains can develop on wool and silk area rugs if urine deposits are not attended

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Pet Urine and Oriental Rugs – A Bad Combination

Removing urine stains, odor, and bacteria from your Oriental or Persian area rug can be problematic for a variety of reasons. Irrespective of whether the stains are animal or human in origin, urine residue is made of three main elements. The sticky substance left behind is known as urea, the stain you see is the urochrome component, and the third element is uric acid,

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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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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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Oh No! A Carpet Cleaner Just Bled My $26,000 Area Rug!

Oriental Rug Salon Is Certified By The Carpet & Rug Institute Different Persian, Turkish and Oriental carpets need many different approaches to cleaning and restoration and as such, can be tricky to the untrained professional. A misstep in the cleaning process could mean a valuable investment destroyed. We’ve seen all too often, an investment grade Oriental or Persian area rug devastated by a well-intentioned

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Fringe Repair For Persian, Oriental and Turkish Area Rugs Throughout SW Florida

Hand Woven Silk Fringe Repair Fringes are almost always the first area on a Persian, Turkish or other wool or silk hand-knotted rug that will show signs of wear. The fringe is merely an extension of the foundation’s area rug and runs through the entire carpet.  This extension is known as the “warp” and is used to weave each wool or silk knot around

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Oriental, Persian and Turkish Rugs – Their Value and Role In Religion

When thinking of Persian or Turkish rugs, it’s not uncommon for people to think of the Islamic faith based on where these rugs are made and the dominant religion of the region. When thinking about beautiful hand-woven rugs, did you know that in addition to Muslim, other religions have also used rugs as part of their worship? Most rugs on today’s market are not

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What Is A Hand-Tufted Oriental Area Rug?

A Hand-Tufted Area Rug  The process for creating a hand-tufted rug is drastically different than hand weaving an Oriental, Persian or Turkish area rug. Hand-Tufted area rugs are made by punching strands of wool into a canvas or “cartoon” that is stretched on a frame with the help of a hand-operated tool. This process is not very time-intensive and does not require the same

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Benefits of Having An Oriental Rug Professionally Cleaned in SW Florida

As we’ve pointed out in previous blog posts, hand-woven rugs are works of art and should be treated as such. These beautiful, hand-woven textiles are unique and the result of many hours of labor and generations of knowledge and skills, and it is, for this reason, they are so highly valued, both in monetary terms and for sentimental reasons. Many rugs are in areas

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