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?
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
Hand-washing of rugs in Tabriz, Iran. In many parts of the world, Oriental, Persian, Turkish and other beautiful wool rugs are washed by hand in a stream. This “full-immersion” method uses the cold and running water of a stream coupled with natural hand-made “soaps” and has been used since the time of Moses. At Oriental Rug Salon, we too use natural cleaning agents coupled
Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s most trusted source for the care, restoration, and repair of hand-knotted and tufted area rugs from around the world. We are the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, rug collectors, insurance companies and rug owners who cherish their hand-woven, tufted and machine made area rugs. In fact, we regularly receive rugs from around
Weaving Oriental Rugs – A Labor of Love When they say it takes a village, in terms of weaving oriental rugs, the statement is literal. From start to finish, the production of a beautiful hand-woven area rug is very labor intensive. A quality hand-woven 8X10 wool area rug could take as little as eight months to as long as eighteen months to weave, depending
Specialty urine decontamination bath Urine is the most common cause of dye bleed and contamination in area rugs we are called on to resolve. As soon as urine is deposited, a process begins whereby urine moves on the pH scale from acid to alkaline. If left too long, urine will break down the dyes of your area rug and can cause dye migration or
Full-Service Area Rug Repair And Cleaning Oriental Rug Salon has an unrivaled reputation throughout the state of Florida for Oriental and Persian carpet and rug cleaning, repairing and restoration. Using only the very best craftsmen and rug weavers, we specialize in a traditional hand rug repair service for Persian, Afghan, Kilim, Turkish, Silk and Antique rugs, carpets, runners, and tapestries. From small rug repairs
Hand-knotted rugs are beautiful and designed to last a lifetime. To keep them in tip-top shape, here are some “rules of the road” to follow to ensure they’ll last for generations. Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s largest and most experienced Oriental, wool and silk area rug cleaning and repair facility. We clean and repair thousands of rugs annually and following is a list