Expert Silk Rug Cleaning and Repair Services

New York •  New Jersey   •  Connecticut

Many people consider beautiful silk rugs the uncrowned queens of area rugs, and for good reason. Their amazing appeal is mostly a result of the quality natural silk fibers and the special compound in them that give them their inimitable shine.

Whether you are the proud owner of a century-old Turkish, Kereke, or Kayseri silk rug or you own a light-colored modern-day model, you should focus on providing it with the utmost care every time you need to clean it. This is where we come into the picture. We are your go-to experts in all types of repairs, restoration and cleaning jobs for silk rugs. Give us a call, get your free price estimate, and let us help you take back your dirty or damaged rugs at a fraction of the  cost of buying new rugs. 

The Peculiarities Of Silk Rug Cleaning

Silk is a very delicate and expensive fiber that is naturally produced by the larvae of silkworms through a very interesting process. Silk contains a lot of fribroin, which is a highly sturdy fiber that, unfortunately, does not withstand water exposure very well. Fibroin will actually lose around 20 percent of its strength when water touches it, which is why it is important to come across a cleaner who is familiar with these exact particularities.

Silk fibers can also be severely damaged by dust, pollen, and other airborne chemicals and pollutants, accidental spills and a variety of other factors that are usually found inside the house. Accordingly, a silk rug will become dull and stop showing its beautiful and natural shine when refracting light.

Silk rugs are also affected by long exposure to direct sunlight, and they can also be affected by mold and mildew when placed beneath damaged and dripping HVAC systems inside homes or commercial spaces. No matter what might be responsible for the poor condition our silk rug is in at the moment, rest assured we will come up with the best solutions possible.

Our Advanced Silk Area Rug Cleaning Solutions

We specialize in cleaning all types of silk area rugs, and we are prepared to tackle any complex job that involves old and stubborn food, drink, or mold stains, as well as moth damage. We know there is a high risk of damage when cleaning a natural silk rug, especially when it comes to manually woven silk rugs that have been in existence for several centuries.

We only work with eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe to use on sensitive silk fibers as well as around children and pets. Whether you need assistance with a hand-knotted silk rug or synthetic silk, here is what we can do for you.

We vacuum the rug

We initiate any silk rug cleaning procedure by thoroughly vacuuming both sides of the rug. This step alone could cause damage to the rug if done improperly and the wrong way, using improper dusting techniques.

We focus on removing all visible spots

With the help of advanced spot treatments that do not contain any toxins and harmful substances, we can eliminate old stains and spots as a result of food and drink spills, as well as moth infestations or mold caused by a home flood. Our technicians are trained to accurately assess all types of stains and use gentle products that will not cause the dye to bleed or cause any damage to the structure of the rugs.

We professionally wash the silk rug

Our IICRC-certified cleaners know that silk rugs can get easily damaged when subject to heat and water at a high temperature. This means all our washing and rinsing cycles are done using water at a normal temperature, while drying is completed in a dedicated drying room with temperature control.

We deodorize the silk rug

Upon request, we can also run an extra mile for your precious prayer silk or modern silk rug decorating the floors in your office and deodorize it so it can smell brand new for a longer time, allowing you to enjoy its plush and charm.

We pay great attention to details and we promise to come back and go over all the cleaning steps once again, making sure you are entirely satisfied with our final work.

Silk Rug Restoration and Silk Rug Repair Solutions

Besides getting covered in dust, pollen dead skin cells, crumbs, and pet hair, silk rugs can also be more or less severely damaged by heavy furniture that has been resting on them for many years without ever being moved. This can sometimes cause structural damage to the yarn and fibers and special restoration techniques might be necessary for replacing the affected yarn pieces.

Plus, moths could also affect the integrity of a silk rug and cause tears and holes in them, as they prefer natural fibers such as silk and cotton. If your silk rug is covered in small tears that are affecting its aesthetics, our silk rug restoration and repair services could come in handy.

We can also fix missing or broken fringes on any rug model, so make sure to get in touch with us and let us know exactly what you need assistance with.

Free Price Quotes And Affordable Silk Rug Cleaning Prices

Give us a call today, talk to your friendly customer support team and get your free price quote. We charge some of the most affordable prices for silk rug cleaning services and we invite you to convince yourself why we are the number one cleaner in town.


Get in touch with us, schedule a cleaning job and let us restore and clean your precious Qum or prayer rug at a good price!


What our Client Say’s

Actor Alec Baldwin

Quality rug care is essential for the upkeep of any New York home and Haim Shemesh at Sunlight Fine Rug Care & Restoration does not disappoint. I highly recommend them!

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Gabriel J. Letizia, Ph.D

“Dear Haim,
It has been so very busy here, thank God, that I never had the chance to formally thank you for the absolutely beautiful job you and your team did with our rugs and sofa. I know when a job is superior and such is the case, much to my surprise, upon entering the apartment after you completed the work.

Thank you again – you will ever be our service provider etc…“

Sunlight Customer, Oriental Rug Cleaning

A few weeks ago, I had Haim Shemesh clean my sofa & I was very pleased. He was professional, the price was reasonable & my sofa looks brand new again!

Sunlight Customer, Oriental Rug Cleaning

I had Haim Shemesh from Sunlight clean all my area rugs. He did a fabulous job! They are all handmade Orientals and he took them to a place that soaks them in a tub and hand washes them the way it’s supposed to be done. They look so much better and brighter Haim came to my apt to give me an estimate, took the rugs, then delivered them back to me a week later. He even helped me set them back up, including moving furniture around to do so. Prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend doing business with him!

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