Oriental rugs generally have wool pile and cotton or wool foundations, and are easily and economically maintained. Wool rugs are durable and consistently out-perform those made of other materials. Unlike other fibers, wool is more resilient, cleans better, and stays clean longer.
-Vacuuming & Rotation
Oriental rugs should be vacuumed on a regular basis, front and back, to remove dirt and restore life to the pile fibers. Be careful of the fringe, but keep in mind that the fringe really has no bearing on the value of most rugs, and is often trimmed during rug cleaning anyway. And, to ensure even wear, you should rotate your rug once a year (6 months if traffic is heavy).
Depending on traffic, we suggest professional cleaning every 1 to 3 years… even if the rug looks okay, there is often a surprising amount of very fine grit that settles in the foundation and can hasten the wear of your rug. We recommend what is known as the “wet-wash” process… avoid facilities that use dunk tanks or dry-cleaning chemicals.
Read more about our cleaning process, and check out our handy *Rug Cleaning Estimator* here.
Often overlooked, quality rug padding protects your rug from friction (wear), keeps dirt out of the foundation, protects from slippage, and in some cases even improves the look of the rug. Beware cheap rug pads that may mark your floor or even your rug! We’ll help you select the right pads for your rugs here.
Ship your rug to us for cleaning or repair
UPS Ground and FedEx Home Delivery make it quite affordable to ship rugs from state to state. Call us for a freight estimate, or to arrange for your rugs to be picked up and shipped to us here in Tucson, AZ.
Questions? Call us at 520-326-7828