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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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Thoroughly Exhaustive Hand-Washing of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Wool and Silk Area Rugs In SW Florida

Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s most trusted source for the care, restoration, and repair of hand-knotted and tufted area rugs from around the world.  We are the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, rug collectors, insurance companies and rug owners who cherish their hand-woven, tufted and machine made area rugs. In fact, we regularly receive rugs from around

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Every Wool and Silk Area Rug Is Unique – That is Why We Wash By Hand

For the most part, in SW Florida, there are three ways to “clean” an Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool or silk area rug.  The method you choose will determine if your rug survives the “cleaning” as well as the thoroughness and result of the effort. Hand-Washing – Just as you would hand wash fine cashmere and silk sweaters, cherished area rugs deserve the love and

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Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Wool and Silk Area Rug Cleaning in SW Florida

Oriental Rug Salon specializes in the hand-washing, restoration, and repair of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool and silk area rugs. We do not clean carpets, or upholstery, or grout and tile – our specialty is rugs. Our professional, experienced and certified rug cleaning professionals dedicate all of their resources to providing the most up-to-date solutions to your rug cleaning needs.  Our customers understand and appreciate

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Why Do “Oriental” and Persian Area Rugs Cost “So Much?”

Weaving Oriental Rugs – A Labor of Love When they say it takes a village, in terms of weaving oriental rugs, the statement is literal. From start to finish, the production of a beautiful hand-woven area rug is very labor intensive.  A quality hand-woven 8X10 wool area rug could take as little as eight months to as long as eighteen months to weave, depending

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Experienced Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning in SW Florida

Oriental Rug Salon is experienced in the cleaning, restoration and repair of all Oriental, Persian, decorative and contemporary carpets and rugs. We offer a professional, specialist, hand cleaning service of all your Oriental rugs, and our highly-trained craftsmen are skilled with silk, wool, cotton and other textile carpets and have a wealth of experience. Our process is a full submersion cold water cleaning, using

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Know Your Area Rugs – Introducing The Persian Kerman

16th-century Persian Kerman carpet ( 8′ 9″ × 6′ 5″ ) pictured above – known as The Clark Sickle-Leaf Vase Carpet – sold for more than $33 (USD) million at Sotheby’s, New York. Despite the city of Kerman being located in one of the poorest provinces of Iran, it has been producing fine Persian rugs and carpets since the sixteenth century. Kerman is a city and

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Traditional Steam Cleaning Methods May Damage Oriental Rugs.

Rug bleed due to improper cleaning and no padding.  The stain is permanent. If your home features area rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs, and regular wall-to-wall carpet as floor coverings, be sure never to clean your area rugs like you would wall-to-wall carpeting. Here’s why: Most wall-to-wall carpet in your home is manufactured by a machine using a synthetic material such as nylon.

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