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In order not to confuse you with too much information, we will
try to keep to the basic. If you have a questions always consult an established
oriental rug dealer with a long history of doing things right. Making sure a few
simple tasks are completed will promote a long and wonderful life for your
Persian rug, oriental carpet, area rug, or tribal rug. We will display these as
Rotate you Oriental Rugs, Persian Rugs, area rugs, antique
carpets, end to end every six moths. If you have
established pathways across your rugs, move them also side to side, to
create a new walking area. Rotate rugs to different areas of the house
whenever possible. (this also gives your house a "new look"!
Whenever possible keep all rugs out of direct sunlight. Some
of the most vivid colored rugs like Heriz, Hamaadan, Tabriz, Bijar, Qum,
Sarouk all can and will fade over time.
Medium traffic areas should have their rugs washed every
two-five years. High traffic areas nine months to a year and a half. Make
sure the wash is by hand, and with COLD WATER. Why? Although hot water has
more cleaning power, it also extracts the natural lanolin in the wool. How
do you tell its rime to wash? Look at light areas of rug in traffic area and
in non-traffic area. Check the fringe. STEAM is a number one enemy.
Do not try to clean a rug yourself. If a pet has done his #one on a
rug, and it is still wet, you may neutralize the destructive power of the
urine by dabbing a little baking soda water on the spot. Don't get it too
wet, as the base (baking soda) will also try to make the colors run. Just
because an oriental rug dealer says he washes rugs, does not mean he does.
Many dealers send them out! Check to make sure the washing is in-house! Even
if a rug is not dirty, the wool needs moisture at least every five year. So
A simple spray solution to stop the wool moth in their
tracks is an ounce of prevention that can save rug owners thousands of
dollars. If you can't locate the product, contact us. The wool larva eat 600
times their body weight before leaving a rug!
Good padding is essential for hard surfaces, and carpeting
for different reasons. A natural rubber based pad, with a synthetic horse
hair top is best for hard surfaces. Actually many antique rugs had the backs
of the knots worn off because the owners never used pads. On carpeting you
need to find a pad that holds the two together. If you don't the rugs will
stretch and the ridge or bump will surface, which will never go back. Good
padding is not cheap, but it can add 40% to the life of your rug. It makes
perfect sense to have your Oriental carpets, Persian carpets, and antique
oriental rugs last 40-50 years longer!