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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Many of today’s vacuum cleaners may be too aggressive for wool and silk area rug cleaning because of attached beater bars. Our recommendation for soil removal from your beautiful wool or silk area rug is to use a broom and sweep the rug from left to right (not end-to-end where the fringe is usually located). Once the area rug has been swept, follow up
The exquisite beauty of a hand-knotted area rug is one of the world’s treasures. If properly cared for, your rug can last for generations and be an endless source of pleasure and beauty in your home. Here are a few basics to ensure your rug is afforded the best protection: Has Your Oriental Rug Professionally Cleaned by Oriental Rug Salon? Why Wash Your Rugs?