Care and cleaning of area rugs and Oriental carpets
This lens has everything you need to know about professional care and cleaning your area rug or Oriental carpet. Shopping for an Oriental Rug? Click below for beautiful rugs at wholesale prices!
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Oriental Rug Clearance
Some basic information about rug cleaning
Oriental rugs are generally made of wool and are easily and economically maintained. Rugs of wool are very durable and consistently out-perform other materials. Wool is much more resilient, cleans better and stays clean longer. Some wool rugs will also naturally shed more than others. It is advisable to vacuum a new rug often if this occurs. Shedding usually subsides and then stops with-in 1 to 4 months.
Use a trusted professional Oriental rug dealer or cleaner to have your rug cleaned. Oriental rug cleaning is a hand process using the most up-to-date equipment.
A professional washing will bring out the richness of color and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing of your Oriental rug is recommended every 3-6 years.
Spot and Stain Removal for Rugs
How to Blot and remove spills:
Blot up all excess spill with paper towels.
Apply antidote as shown on list with a clean dry cloth, working from the edge to the center.
Do not soak.
Pat with paper towels. Dry with fan or hair blower.
Restore pile with clothes brush.
Some hard to remove spills:
CANDLE WAX: Place a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put a hot iron over the blotter. Wait a minute or so until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place. Repeat if necessary.
CHEWING GUM: Press ice cubes against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vanish last traces. Saturate the spot with cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.
INK FROM BALLPOINT PEN: Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.
Procedure A: Detergent - Vinegar - Detergent - Water