Rug Cleaning And Repair For Fine Handmade and Oriental Rugs. Hand Cleaning is the Only Way to Wash
Rug cleaning and rug repair is an expert's task. Your expensive handmade Oriental rug is the pride of your home. It adds special class and comfort to your living room. And makes visits to you home a special event.
But what do you do when that prized rug gets dirty? Muddy shoes, pets, kids, spills, and atmospheric dust and pollutants can all take their toll. After a while your nice rug is looking faded, dingy, and doesn't smell so good.
But don't panic. Your investment is in good hands. All your fine handmade rug really needs is a PROPER cleaning. We stress "proper" because most people do all the wrong things when cleaning their rug.
A fine rug takes days, weeks, even years to create. They're sometimes expensive because expert crafts people had to spend a great deal of time to go through all the complicated steps of creating a rug of that caliber.
So you don't want to haul your very nice rug down to the corner rug washer to throw in the cleaning machine with everyone else's rugs. While this kind of treatment is fine for everyday common rugs, a finer handmade rug needs hand cleaning.
Expert hand cleaning is a must for handmade and fine Oriental rugs. This handles your rug with the delicacy and special care it deserves. Your rug will come back with it's original color, refreshingly clean, and with none of that dirty rug odor.
Spills, pet leavings, and countless feet won't make a difference. A fine rug can withstand all that, but only if it receives the proper maintenance it needs with a qualified hand cleaner.
When properly cared for, a handmade rug will last for decades and even generations. It will become a family treasure that is passed down from parents to kids to grand kids. It will bring back treasured memories and a warm feeling to inspire each day.
Here at Rugs of All Nations we use traditional cleaning methods that have been sate of the art for thousands of years. This is still the best and only way to properly care for a fine handmade or Oriental rug. When machine cleaning just won't do, insist on our expert hand cleaning to permanently preserve the quality and beautify of your fine rug.
Rugs of nations is the solid source with high integrity and passion for restoring genuine hand woven rugs, French Aubussons and French Tapestries.
Wear and tear is common, especially with antiques. However, to maintain the value and beauty of your investment, repair services may be needed. Rugs of Nations employs a team—led by professional weavers—who have the knowledge and experience necessary to restore your valuable piece and maintain the value and beauty of your investment. We use only the finest tradition hand spun, vegetable dyed, wool, cotton, and silk. Only a skilled weaver can restore both your rugs appearance and value.
If you rug is in need of restoring, repair—be it loose or missing fridge, burns, tears, holes, insect damage, or any variety of other problems—contact Rugs of Nations to speak with one of our repair specialists. We put the needs of our clients first, and can offer quality repairs on short notice.
How to Care For Your High-End Hand Woven Rug
Lasting for generations, hand-woven rugs are a treasure to have in your home. To the untrained eye, you may not be able to tell the difference between machine made and handmade rugs, but the quality and life of the rugs are no match. If you’ve just inherited or purchased your first high-quality hand-woven rug, here are some techniques to keep in mind when caring for your rug that is universal on any type and style of rug you may have.
Depending on the knot count and the yarn used, hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs can be inexpensive or an investment. Vacuum your rug often to keep sand, dust and other particles from fraying away the pile. Purchase a vacuum without a brush within the head, as it can snag and tear away the knots of the rug. If you spill on your hand-knotted rug, lift the rug, protect the floor beneath it with a piece of plastic, and then begin blotting the spot, and with a little mild soapy water, patting at the stain until it comes clean. Let the rug dry before laying it back down.
If you spill something particularly nasty on your rug, or your animal does, be sure to clean the stain promptly before any molding or rotting can sink in. You can pour soapy water through the rug into a bucket or tub below, ensuring all mild soap or shampoo used is completely rinsed out. Again, ensure the carpet is completely dry before placing back on the floor. Red wine and other dark drinks can instantly stain your rug, however, your grandmother’s trick of using club soda will do the trick here as well; be sure not to scrub too hard (leave the bristled brush under the sink and use a soft one instead.
It is a good idea to keep a carpet pad under the rug to protect the bottom, adding to the longevity of your carpet. Other things to note is that you should spin your rug 180 degrees every few months or so to keep walking patterns from developing. Many carpets can be flipped as well as hand-woven carpets don’t often have the latex bottoms that many machine-made carpets do. Keep your carpets away from direct sunshine as well to ensure the color doesn’t fade.
If you purchase your rug brand new, take note of any special instructions you receive from the makers, as they know the rug better than anyone else. Write anything down that you may forget before you leave the shop.
You can and should have your carpets professionally cleaned. How often you need to do so depends on the number of people, animals, and dirt that is brought into your home. Never dry clean a hand-woven carpet or shampoo it with a rental machine from the local grocery store. It may look clean on the surface but will be molding and rotting underneath. You’ve spent a good chunk of your savings on this rug, be sure to put as much proper care in love into it as if you took hours to weave it yourself.