Oriental Rugs for Generations to Come
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 complement any decor. An Oriental rug is a purchase for a lifetime and will last for many generations when properly maintained. The information 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 maintainable. Wool rugs are extremely durable and consistently out-perform other materials. Unlike other fibers, wool is much more resilient, cleans better, and stays clean longer.
Perhaps the single most important thing you can do to preserve and maintain your rug is vacuum it on a regular basis to remove surface and embedded dirt and restore life to the fibers.
Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing is recommended every one to three years to protect and enhance your Oriental rug.
To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.
A quality rug pad will protect your rug from wear and add comfort by providing cushion between your rug and your hard floors and prevent accidents by keeping rugs from slipping or buckling. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.
STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES
First, Scoop any solids and blot excess liquids immediately. Dilute water soluble spills (not oils) with plenty of water. Next, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center to prevent spreading. Avoid rubbing. Follow the procedures in the above chart to prevent or remove most stains. For old, dry, or stubborn stains, saturate and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely. For further advice, contact us. We will be glad to help.
Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow it to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.
REMOVING CHEWING GUM
Press ice cubes in a plastic bag against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to remove last traces of the spot.
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.