Oriental Rug Care & Maintenance
Oriental Rug Care & Maintenance
They need Oriental Rug Care!
The longevity and beauty of Oriental and Persian Rugs all depends on the Oriental Carpet Care they receive. Proper cleaning and care will help to keep your rugs & carpets looking great for years to come.
At Rug District we offer you an exceptional service of Persian & Oriental Carpet Cleaning and repairs. We never treat your rug with any chemicals or steam clean them. Our expert carpet cleaning will remove any dirt that may be hiding in the pile. Your Oriental Rugs will look like new again! We also specialize in any repairs your rug might need, our services include, re-fringing of your rug, overcasting, rug binding & all restorations including moth damage. And in most cases, pet odor removal.
Your Oriental & Area Rugs should have a professional carpet cleaning every 2 to 5 years, but in the meantime, here are some important tips to help keep your rugs looking great between cleanings:
Persian & Oriental Rug Rotation
It’s very important that you rotate your rug at least once a year. You can develop wear patterns on certain ends of your rug if it’s not rotated, also if your rug is exposed to direct sunlight, the colour will remain more even if it’s rotated.
Vacuuming Oriental & Persian Carpets
Your Oriental & Persian Carpets should be vacuumed on a regular basis, of course to remove any dust and dirt. Always try to vacuum with the pile. To determine the direction of the pile, run your hands across your rug’s pile from end to end, back and fourth, the smooth side is the direction you should be vacuuming in. Be careful to avoid the fringe as this can easily get caught in your vacuum. Vacuuming regularly also helps the natural fibers from becoming packed down. This is especially important if your rug is in a high traffic area.
Flipping Oriental Rug Fringes
If your Persian and Oriental Rug has fringes on the end, these can easily become twisted and tangled. It’s advisable not to comb the fringe. Instead flip the rug end over to allow it to straighten naturally. Or you can gently shake your rug to help straighten out the fringe.
Spot Cleaning Oriental Carpets
Stains can be detrimental to your rug if they are not immediately tended to. Dab the stain as soon as possible with a dry, clean cloth to soak up any excess liquid. Never use soap or bleach or any other cleaning products on your rug, as they could severely damage the fibers. Use only water to clean the stain, if water does not help, it’s best to contact a professional rug cleaner right away to make sure your stain or spill is effectively removed.
Padding for Oriental Rugs
By using a high quality pad under your rug, you will help to stabilize your rug, this will help with keeping the shape in tact, and also reduce any wrinkling. This also makes any Oriental & Area rug much more comfortable to walk on.
Oriental Carpet Wipe Down
As a safe alternative to beating down your rug, you can easily refresh it’s surface with a damp cloth or sponge and cold water. This will help to keep your rug looking vibrant and fresh between professional cleanings.
Ongoing Oriental Rug Care is Needed
Oriental & Persian Rugs always require ongoing Oriental Rug care. By following these simple suggestions, you will be better able to enhance the life and beauty of your rugs and carpets. If you know your Oriental Rug is past due for a professional carpet cleaning, don’t hesitate to call us. We make having your rug cleaned, so easy!
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