How Do I Safely Clean My Oriental Rug?

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How Do I Safely Clean My Oriental Rug?

Oriental rugs are sought after by collectors because they first appeared about 2,500 years ago and represent a specific type of rug-making that originated in Pakistan, Turkey, India, Iran and Afghanistan, among other countries. Oriental rugs are all hand-woven and use natural dyes from plant materials to create the distinctive images that vary from country to country. An Oriental rug will increase in value if properly maintained, according to experts. ...

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Area Rug Cleaning Checklist

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Cleaning area rugs runs many of the same risks as cleaning carpet: Rugs can be permanently damaged by improper or poorly mixed chemicals, or by improper brushing. But for some rugs—particularly expensive handmade wool rugs and many antique or semi-antique rugs—there are additional dangers: Dyes can run; fringes, backing, and the rug itself can tear; the rug can shrink or warp; and colors can become distorted.

Another key difference between carpet and rug cleaning is that, in most cases, rugs should ...

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Cleaning Area Rugs Jacksonville Florida

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Is this rug worth cleaning? If it’s wall-to-wall, hire a professional in-home carpet cleaner. But for wool, silk, cotton, Navajo, Turkish, Afghani, Berber, Chinese or other woven rugs, the answer can often be found on the blog Rug Chick. Lisa Wagner, Rug Chick herself, is an owner with her mother of K. Blatchford’s Rug Cleaning in San Diego. Ms. Wagner teaches rug cleaning to professionals; her next workshop, in McKeesport, Pa., is April ...
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How to keep your rugs looking guest-ready

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As you prepare for the holiday season, you might be looking around and thinking that your carpet could use a good cleaning before guests arrive. Or you might think that your carpet looks pretty good but that you want to have a contingency plan should someone accidentally spill a glass of red wine. Either way, there are a few things you can do every day to maintain your carpet’s appearance and a few things you should know before ...

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