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How To Choose An Oriental Rug Cleaning Company In SW Florida

When it comes to your Oriental and Persian area rugs’ care and appearance, it is vital to choose a company with the experience and certification to guarantee a safe deep cleaning. Many factors go into selecting the right company, but the main one is trust. You must be confident that your cherished area rug is in good hands and will not be damaged or

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Why Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning Is Best Left To The Professionals

NEVER use a carpet cleaning company to “clean” your wool or silk area rug.  View our video here to find out why. A genuine Persian or Oriental rug is a beautiful, useful and precious household object, striking a note in traditional and modernistic surroundings. Originating in the Middle East, the Persian rug is hand-woven in natural materials, like silk, cotton, and wool. The rug

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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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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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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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Reducing Allergens and Germs in Oriental Rugs and Carpeting

There is nothing like the feeling of a plush rug under your feet or the beauty of an Oriental or Persian rug as the focal point in a room.  Your rug is where you or maybe even your children or grandchildren play videogames, enjoy your pets or watch TV. But without regular cleaning, your cherished area rug will quickly turn into an incubator for

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Area Rug Cleaning – Dirt and Viruses

Area rugs can harbor a great deal of dirt, viruses, and germs, especially at times like these, when we are all stuck at home. From everyday household allergens to dirt, bacteria, and viruses, a dirty rug can impact the health of your household. An area rug can hold pounds of dirt, dust mites, and allergens before it starts to look dirty.  No matter how

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