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Vegetable Dyed Persian and Turkish Area Rugs. How Do They Do It?

Before the advent of “chemical” or “chrome” dyes, the Persian dyeing technique of wool was performed by villagers who were experts in producing the colors required by weavers to create the beautiful vegetable dyed rugs seen today. When sheared from sheep, wool may either be a light off-white ivory color, or a dark brown to black. Both may be used in Persian rug weaving,

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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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Bonita Springs Oriental Rug Cleaning and Repairs

WHEN IT COMES TO THE HAND WASHING OF ORIENTAL RUGS, WE ARE THE EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST. Washing a rug by hand is a process, which if done correctly, can restore your rug or carpet close to its former glory. Hand washing is an art form, not a mechanical process, and should only be performed by experts who know how to avoid damaging your

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Carpet Cleaners and Oriental Rugs Don’t Get Along

Improper Rug Cleaning Will Cause Dye’s To Run If your home features both area rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs, and regular carpet as floor coverings, you should NEVER clean your area rugs like you would your carpet. Here’s why: The wall-to-wall carpet in your home is typically manufactured on a machine that uses synthetic material to produce 15 feet of carpet per

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Oriental Rugs and Pet Accidents in Naples? – We Can Help!

We all love our cats and dogs, and it’s great to know that when accidents happen all is not lost. Oriental Rug Salon has a thoroughly exhaustive pet response process that is extremely effective at removing pet urine and odor from Oriental rugs as well as feces, vomit and other biological matter. Upon receipt of your cherished area rug, our rug master will perform

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What To Look For When Purchasing an “Oriental” Area Rug

Oriental area rug on “sale” certainly sounds like an attractive proposition. After all, who wouldn’t want a beautiful oriental carpet in his or her living room? It’s an ideal addition to make a room more comfortable while adding a touch of class. Despite the temptation to take up the “Oriental rug on sale” offer, it’s a good idea to take a moment to think

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How To Remove Spots and Urine From Oriental, Wool and Silk Area Rugs

Treating Spots on Wool, Silk, and Oriental Style Rugs Whether it is wine, coffee, Kool-Aid, urine, or food spills, the first step to protect your wool, silk or natural fiber area rug from permanent staining is to remove as much of the spill as possible – as soon as possible. Paper towels or white washcloth work well.  Remember to BLOT – do not scrub.

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Water Intrusion and Oriental Rugs – Here’s How To Protect Your Investment

Wool area rug involved in water intrusion.  Dry rot and mold present. When a flood or any water leak or spill happens, it is important to know what to do to save your valuables and, equally important, to do it as quickly as possible! Water or Flood damage is a major cause of mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew will begin to develop

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How To Care For Your Oriental Area Rugs In SW Florida

  Oriental rugs create an atmosphere of upscale beauty, artistry, and elegance in your home that can’t be achieved with the average rug. Although these rugs set a high aesthetic standard, they also require a high standard of maintenance. If you have been looking for ways to better maintain your Oriental rug, please view our video and consider the following helpful tips: Rotate regularly

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Pet Urine Contamination and Oriental Rug Cleaning in Bonita Springs

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

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