ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING COST
Oriental rugs are one of the beautiful decorating pieces that almost every house hold can afford itself.
Put it in your living room or bed room and the all atmosphere is changed immediately. Whether you own a wool rug , Persian rug or Turkish rug the main thing with oriental rugs is to keep them in good shape . Cleaning an oriental rug is recommended once a year ideally . the main thing to keep in mind in that sense that since these are handmade rugs you should never try to clean them at home with a regular vacuum machine . the reason is that machines will probably ruin the delicate fibers .
Machine made or handmade rug ?
The first step after you decided that your rug needs a cleaning is to actually determine if it’s a machine made rug or hand knotted one ? Check the backing of the rug where usually you will find a manufacturer tag . There you will see the specifications of the rug : country of origin , type of material ( e.g. wool , silk , cotton , etc. ) . And how it was manufactured: by a machine or handmade.
The other sign is to look at the fringes. if they are cemeteries it means it was made with a machine ,cause no man can hand knotted a perfect fringes .
How much does it actually cost to clean an oriental rug?
Every company has its different pricing, but the ballpark of oriental rug cleaning is somewhere between $3 – $5 / sqft . that pricing usually is for cleaning only and will not include removing stains or pet odor / urine . That usually is being priced separately since it will need a special treatment. As a rule of thumb, oriental rug cleaning, is always done by hand by an expert – no exceptional cases . so make sure asking your rug cleaners about the process .
Tips to keep your Persian rug in good shape:
- Make sure you don’t walk on it with your shoes
- Use padding. Pads diminish the Friction between the rug and the floor . it also accumulate the dust so it doesn’t penetrate the rug’s fibers .
- Put scothguard – scothguard is a Teflon protection that’s been sprayed on the rug , usually after its been thoroughly cleaned . when there is a spill , like wine for example , on the rug the scothguard layer will accumulate most of it and will save you lots of money for color restoration
Owning an oriental antique rug is like owning a piece of art , but one that needs care and maintenance .
We are experts in that area and can provide you a range of rug care services, such as :
- Area rug cleaning
- Stain removal
- Fringe repair
- Color restoration