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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, 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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Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Indian, Wool and Silk Area Rug Cleaning Throughout SW Florida

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

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Oriental Rugs and Fiber Protector – The Perfect Combination

Water beads on protected wool fibers Sheep produce large amounts of lanolin that helps protect their skin and “coats” by providing waterproofing” and wear resistant properties.  When their wool is sheared to create beautiful area rugs, coats, and other consumables, the natural protection is no longer produced, and the wool is subject to staining and fiber deterioration. To preserve wools natural stain fighting properties

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Authentic Hand-Washing of Oriental and Persian Area Rugs

Oriental Rug Salon specializes in the hand-washing, restoration, and repair of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool and silk area rugs. We do not clean carpets, or upholstery, or grout and tile – our specialty is rugs. Our professional, experienced and certified rug cleaning professionals dedicate all of their resources to providing the most up-to-date solutions to your rug cleaning needs.  Our customers understand and appreciate

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Why Do “Oriental” and Persian Area Rugs Cost “So Much?”

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

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Know Your Area Rugs – Introducing The Persian Kerman

16th-century Persian Kerman carpet ( 8′ 9″ × 6′ 5″ ) pictured above – known as The Clark Sickle-Leaf Vase Carpet – sold for more than $33 (USD) million at Sotheby’s, New York. Despite the city of Kerman being located in one of the poorest provinces of Iran, it has been producing fine Persian rugs and carpets since the sixteenth century. Kerman is a city and

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Traditional Steam Cleaning Methods May Damage Oriental Rugs.

Rug bleeds due to improper cleaning and no padding.  The stain is permanent. If your home features area rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs, and regular wall-to-wall carpet as floor coverings, be sure never to clean your area rugs like you would wall-to-wall carpeting. Here’s why: Most wall-to-wall carpet in your home is manufactured by a machine using a synthetic material such as nylon.

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