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
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.
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
Wool area rug bled by an inexperienced carpet cleaner. Many people spend years searching before finding just the right Oriental area rug to fit their home. When it’s time to clean their beautiful textile, in many instances, they are playing a “cat and mouse game” to select the right Oriental rug cleaning company who will care for their area rug without using harsh chemicals
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?
There are a few basics you should know about handmade rugs. Once you understand how to identify what makes a rug valuable, you’ll have a greater chance at purchasing a better rug. Rug fibers usually consist of wool in most mid to upper end rugs. High-end rugs may also have silk. Synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyester, nylon, and olefin (polypropylene) can be found