The Proper Care and Maintenance of Your Oriental rug

beautiful oriental rugs that are being displayed

Unlike industrial made rugs, Oriental rugs are made from a different material and go through a different creation process. Because of this, Oriental rugs are seen as a luxurious addition to any home floor. Despite its unique nature, however, owning an Oriental rug demands a lot of care and maintenance. You have to remember that these types of rugs are delicate and forcing out stains and odors with a forceful brush will do more harm than good. In order to avoid using pointless methods, here are a few tips you can do to keep your Oriental rugs clean and intact.

  • Rotation: Rugs begin to wear after some time; to keep the form of your rug from looking irregular, rotate it twice a year to even out the wear and tear.
  • Remove from Sunlight: Direct sunlight will eventually discolor your rug. It is best that you place all your Oriental rugs away from the sun’s rays.
  • Vacuum Regularly: Just like all rugs and carpets, Oriental rugs are prone to collecting dust and other miniscule substances; leaving them between its fibers will eventually damage the rug’s form. Therefore, having your Oriental rug vacuumed regularly will preserve it from early signs of damage. Be careful when you are vacuuming; the fringes can get caught in the machine and may lead to damaging both your machine and the rug.

Removing Stains and Blemishes

For most rugs, using chemical cleaners will immediately remove the stain out of their surfaces. When it comes to Oriental rugs however, using chemically charged cleaners is not advisable. The constitution of Oriental rugs cannot handle strong chemicals; if you unknowingly used chemicals that the rugs cannot handle, it will lead to discoloration, tears, and reduce the strength of their material. Luckily, there are remedies which you can create using the available items in your home.

Detergent Solution

  • 1 teaspoon clear/white liquid soap
  • 1 cup water

Vinegar Solution

  • 1/3 cup
  • 2/3 cup water

Ammonia Solution

  • 1 tablespoon white ammonia solution
  • 3/4 cup water

Important to Note: When cleaning your Oriental rug, do not rub the surface with a rough cloth or any cleaning material that has abrasive properties. Instead, dab or blot the surface of the stain with a cloth that has a smoother fabric to prevent creating damages on the rug.

In some situations, home remedies and do-it-yourself tricks will just not do. If you are already running out of options to face impossible cleaning situations call: 307-347-6161 and we, at Varney Clean Care, will immediately come to your aid. We know how precious your Oriental rug is to you; that is why we offer the best Area & Oriental rug cleaning services in the surrounding areas of Powell, Worland, and Cody, Wyoming.

Our services are not limited to rugs; we also clean tile and grout, carpets, upholstery, and many more! You may also visit our contact page here to know more about our services.