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Ten Myths About Oriental Rugs You Should Know

As Oriental rug cleaning professionals, appraisers and repair specialists, Oriental Rug Salon is fortunate to be the “cleaner of choice” to many interior designers, rug collectors, and consumers who cherish their hand-woven textiles. When speaking with clients we find they really don’t know anything about the history of their rug.  In most cases, the rug retailer gave them “a little story” about the rug

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Specialists Oriental Rug Cleaners in SW Florida

Oriental Rug Salon is the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, Oriental rug retailers, insurance and restoration companies and clients who desire a professional cleaning or repair of their cherished wool or silk area rug. As specialist cleaners of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Kilims, Dhurries, Soumaks and many other types of wool and silk area rugs, we’ve earned the trust

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We Can Make Your Oriental Area Rug Look Good Again

Oriental Rug Salon offers a wide variety of rug cleaning and repair services for all Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool and silk area rugs.  We are the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, restoration companies, rug collectors and clients who simply cherish their beautiful textiles. Unlike conventional “wall-to-wall” nylon carpeting that can take just about any carpet cleaning chemical thrown

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Know Your Area Rug. Introducing the Gabbeh From Iran.

A Gabbeh is a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry. This type of rug is popular among the populations of the Zagros Mountains of Iran, including Kurdish, Luri and Qashqai people and is usually crafted by women. The word Gabbeh loosely translates to raw, uncut or unfinished,

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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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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, 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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