Along with carpet, tile and grout, and upholstery cleaning, J and R’s Carpet Cleaning also specialize in fine, or oriental, rug washing. This article we wanted to share with you comes from Angie’s List.
Fine Rug Cleaning
What is an Oriental, or Fine, rug?
The term “Oriental rug” refers to a wide range of floor coverings. The term is broadly used to refer to rugs that are made in Asian countries. The most prolific rug-making countries include Iran, Turkey, China and India. You also will see references to Caucasian rugs; this refers to rugs made in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. More recently, Southeast Asian countries, notably Vietnam, have begun creating Oriental rugs for export.
Authentic Oriental rugs are constructed by hand and made of wool, cotton or silk. In modern usage, you may see the term used to describe machine-made rugs with an Asian motif. For this article, we’ll use “Oriental rug” to refer to handmade floor coverings.
Oriental rugs are designed to tell a story, with different patterns symbolizing life events and a region’s history. Different countries and areas use a few primary motifs. These are one way to tell where an Oriental rug was made.
Oriental rug care and cleaning tips
Although a good Oriental rug can last for decades, a little basic oriental rug care is necessary to keep your prize floor covering looking its best. Below are just a few things to consider:
- Rotate your rug. To avoid excessive wear in any one area, it’s a good idea to rotate your rug every two to six months.
- Avoid sunlight. Be careful where you place your Oriental rug. Direct sunlight will cause the dyes to fade.
- Vacuum regularly. Vacuuming your rug will not only remove the dirt and debris of everyday use but will keep the rug fibers from getting matted. Be careful not to get the rug’s fringe caught in the sweeper.
- Spot clean. In the event of a spill and stain, blot all excess liquid with a cloth or paper towel. Loosen the stain with a little club soda, if necessary. Avoid using soap, detergent or other cleaners, as they can damage fibers.
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Due to the nature of these rugs, fine or oriental rugs are a huge investment, and to keep them in great condition, it’s important to hire a professional carpet cleaning company, like J and R’s Carpet Cleaning. Give us a call today for more information and inquiries.