Think of your rug as a fine wool sweater – you would clean it after wearing it a few times – with a wool or silk Oriental rug we walk on it and carry dirt and embed it in the rug – of course, a rug is more durable, but it still needs to be cleaned. Cleaning also helps insure the value of the rug for future generations.
Cleaning an oriental rug is suggested every 3 -5 years. This is the industry standard that all reputable dealers/cleaners follow.
We have been to many homes to pick up rugs that have not been cleaned in 10 + years and it is obvious right away. The rug is stiff, has an odor to it, colors are dull and the pile is matted. The danger of not cleaning is that it is more difficult to remove stains. Rugs may have to be washed multiple times and deodorized which may carry an additional expense.
When we pick up the rug we always will spend time with you going over the rug and explaining what we see. You benefit from that expertise before the rug leaves your home. Once your rug is at our plant the rug is flooded with water and a mild detergent and scrubbed. We then lift and passed your rug through a conveyor belt spraying water over it to remove any dirt and soap that remains.
Afterward, your rug is hung in a temperature-controlled room to dry. This drying process may take 1-2 weeks depending on the size of the rug. Antique and silk rugs are given extra care and are hand washed..
My father – Antoon – started to clean rugs with a very precise mission – get the dirt out – bring colors back – lift the pile and bring the rug back to life. For almost 65 years we continue to follow that mission – with the dedication that has been handed down and followed.
Please contact us to schedule a pickup for your rug cleaning.
Did you know? ...
Padding is an important piece of the care of your rug. We don’t offer one size fits all as many department stores and bargain outlets do.
It is important to use a pad for all your rugs. The pad supports the rug from wear and also protects the floor underneath.
Please ask us on which pad is right for your rug. We will explain why a particular pad is best for your rug.
Repairs & Restoration
The care of your oriental rug goes beyond cleaning. Over time, your rug may be in the need of repairs.
The repairs may be as simple as reinforcement of an area to more extensive overcasting the ends to prevent further unraveling or edging which is rewrapping worn edges. In addition, we can also sew on new fringes.
On the decision of whether to move forward with any repairs or restoration, it is important to understand the rug's age, replacement costs, overall condition, and any special value or historic significance. We will help guide you with your decision and answer any questions that you may have.
There are different types of damage that may occur on a rug here are the most common:
- Ends unraveling
- Edges coming apart or worn
- Moth damage
It is important to remember that prompt attention to any area on a rug can help with reducing further damage to the rug. All of our work is done by hand with the care and attention to detail that we have given our customers for over 60 years
Watch how we repair your oriental rug
Repairs & Restorations
Over the life of your oriental rug, you may find the need for repairs, from reinforcement of an area to more extensive overcasting of the ends.
Please contact us to schedule a pickup to have your rug repaired or restored.