4 Tips to Caring for Your Oriental Rugs

Oriental area rugs are exquisite pieces of art in the home. Because Oriental rugs are timeless and add to the home’s elegance, these beautiful assets should be handled with care. At Carr’s Rug Cleaning, our knowledgeable team is here to help you care for your rugs. To help extend the life of your Oriental rugs, we are sharing four of our top tips.

Oriental Rug Care Tips

1. Rug Pads Are a Must

Using rug pads is beneficial for extending the life of your rugs, protecting your floors, and also preventing slipping hazards in your home. Rug pads are an excellent idea for any surface including wood floors, stone, carpet, or tile. 

2. Don’t Delay Cleaning 

Many consumers believe frequent cleaning is bad for Oriental rugs but that is not true. Instead, the opposite is true. Embedded dirt in a rug can grind deep into the wool (or silk) fibers of your rug, causing more damage. Proper cleaning is imperative for the longevity of your rugs because removing dirt will help to reduce damage to the rug fibers.

3. Ensure Your Rugs Are Cleaned outside the Home

While some rug companies offer to clean your rugs inside your home, we don’t recommend this for several reasons. First and foremost, dirt cannot be properly removed from your rugs. Also, without removing the rugs to ensure they receive proper ventilation to dry, the moisture will remain in the rug, resulting in mildew growth and bleeding. Finally, the fringe cannot be properly cleaned during an in-home process. Professional cleaning ensures your Oriental rug is cared for properly and extends its life.

4. Look for a Company with Experience 

Finally, we suggest choosing a company that offers experience, exceptional service, and knowledgeable staff. We begin our process with a very detailed 46-point inspection, noting any existing conditions or repairs that may be needed. We also take digital photos for your protection. At Carr’s Rug Cleaning, we follow an intricate, thorough process to ensure you are thrilled with your experience.  

The professionals at Carr’s are ready to serve you and care for your Oriental area rugs. We also offer carpet, upholstery, and wood floor cleaning as well as stone floor care! We proudly serve Knoxville, TN, including nearby Maryville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Loudon, and Kingston, so, request an appointment or call us today at (865) 584-2116.