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Oriental Rugs for a Lifetime and Generations
For over 2,500 years, oriental rugs have been used in the East by nomads and villagers for warmth and beauty. More recently in the West, they have graced homes with their art and luxury, and go with any décor. An Oriental rug is a purchase for a lifetime and when properly maintained, for generations. The information contained here offers simple, basic advice for the protection and care of your investment.
The Wonders of Wool
Oriental rugs are generally made of wool and are easily and economically maintained. Rugs of wool are extremely durable and consistently out-perform other materials. Unlike other fibers, wool is much more resilient, cleans better, and stays clean longer.
Your trusted professional Oriental rug cleaners will insure a skilled cleaning that brings out the richness of color and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing of your Oriental rug is recommended every one to three years.
To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.
Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe.
A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.
In case of damage, almost any problem has a solution with a professional restoration. Old and antique rugs sometimes need to be rewoven when they are worn and restored to life. Newer rugs are rarely in need of repair. An experienced professional must always be consulted in these matters.
Blotting & Stain Removing
When spills occur, dilute with plenty of water. Next, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center. Avoid rubbing the area. For solid spills, take a spoon and carefully scoop-up the material. It is always best to attack the spill immediately. The following information and chart will help you eliminate most stains. For further advice, contact us. We will be glad to help.
Stain Removal General Procedure
Always rub or brush lightly from the outer edge toward the center of stain to prevent spreading or causing "the ring" when using solvents, especially on twist rugs and pile carpets. On old, dry, or stubborn stains, saturate, blot, and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely.
Stain Removal Package
You must move quickly, so please keep a small container with the following items close:
How to Clean Stains
Put a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put hot iron over the blotter. Wait a few minutes until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Repeat if necessary. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place.
Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow it to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.
Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.
Removing Chewing Gum
Press ice cubes against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vanish last traces of the spot.