An Oriental area rug is made with the finest blends of silk, wool, and cotton. Oriental rugs vary in how they are made. Some are made with woven pile or woven flat without piles. These rugs have unique and beautiful designs and colors. Oriental area rugs enhance the look of any home or business. For those who invest in an Oriental area rug, you may be looking at how to properly care for these wonderful area rugs. Carpet Dry-Tech will share how to care for an Oriental area rug and when to seek professional rug cleaning.
Should You Rotate Your Oriental Rugs?
To avoid traffic patterns, which is basically the section of the rug that is being worn down, you should rotate the rug. Depending on the shape of the rug, you may get more rotation then in others. For example, a rectangle shaped rug usually has just one rotation cycle, where a square rug can have four. Circle rugs are even better as you can shift the rug in smaller sections. Rotating the rug will prevent one section of the rug taking all of the abuse which extends the life of your Oriental rug.
Protect Area Rug from the Sun
Sunlight is a powerful force that can damage Oriental and other types of area rugs. Direct sunlight will cause the rug to fade and even become brittle. To prevent your Oriental area rug from fading or have its fiber begin to break down, keep the rug out of direct sunlight. You can get creative on how to keep the Oriental area rug out of the sunlight. You can position furniture in the sun lit areas, and keep windows covered.
Clean Oriental Rug with Vacuum
To prevent dirt and other contaminates from breaking down the fiber of the Oriental rug, make sure to vacuum the rug. When vacuuming an Oriental rug you will want to vacuum the top and back of the rug. It is best to start with the backside of the rug. Carefully flip the rug over and vacuum the back side going in multiple direction. This will remove any of the dirt that has fallen to the bottom of the rug. Then flip the rug over and vacuum the top, again going in multiple directions. If you have an Oriental rug with fringes on the ends don’t comb or use any other tool to untwist or straighten the fringes out. They are very delicate and can break off easily. Instead use your fingers to untwist and untangle the fringes and be careful not to break them off.
Spot Clean Stains Out of Area Rug
If a stain or spill occurs, you will want to clean it up immediately. The dye and fiber of an Oriental rug is delicate which is why you only want to use cold water to clean the stain. Avoid using a cleaner unless it is designed for Oriental rugs. To stay on the side of caution, you can simply use water to remove the stain.
Area Rug Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Atlanta & Greater Woodstock, GA
An Oriental rug often needs a deep cleaning about every three to five years. As the fiber and dyes used to create an Oriental rug are sensitive, it is best to seek the aid of a professional. A professional cleaning service like Carpet Dry-Tech will know how to clean an Oriental area rug safely and properly. We have all of the training, tools, and materials to ensure a proper Oriental rug cleaning. If you need help cleaning an Oriental area rug, carpet cleaning or more, contact Carpet Dry-Tech and schedule our services today.