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What Is An Oriental Rug

The term Oriental Rug cleaning has become the general term used when referencing a rug made of natural fibers. Rugs made of Wool or Silk are the most common type of natural rug found in homes across the world. These rugs are crafted for multiple purposes, floor coverings and art alike. Rugs made of wool or silk have been being made by hand, using looms for thousands of years. To this day, some of the same methods of hand weaving that have been used since the beginning are still used for hand woven rugs. Making floor coverings by machine has become more popular and accepted as technology advances. Machine weaving is incredibly efficient, as it can create many rugs on a large scale at a much quicker rate than using a hand weaving method.

An oriental rug is a heavy textile that is made for a wide variety of utility and symbolic purposes.  An oriental rug is a rug that is actually produced in “Oriental countries” for home use, local sale, and export. Oriental carpets can be a woven pile or flat woven without pile. Area rugs use a variety of materials such as silk, wool, and cotton. Some examples can range in size from small pillow sized to large, room sized carpets. Oriental rugs can include carrier bags, floor coverings, decorations for animals, prayer rugs, ark covers and altar covers. Since the high middle ages, oriental rugs have been an integral part of their cultures of origin, as well as of the European and, later on, the North American culture. These rugs are typically made in an area referred to as the “Rug Belt”. The rug belt stretches from Morocco across North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia and northern India. It includes a large variety of countries in that area. Many people from different cultures, countries, racial groups and religious faiths produce oriental rugs.

These rugs do require certain in home maintenance as well as proper washing services. The natural fibers, as well as the dyes found in Oriental rugs can be quite delicate. Due to the delicate nature of these rugs, the washing process needs to be less invasive and more intricate and thorough. A full immersion cleaning process uses cold water flushing and agitation of the surface fibers.

Now that you know a little more about oriental rugs, let us keep them nice and clean for you. At our rug cleaning plant, your rug will go through a professional, delicate, full submersion cleaning. We pick up and deliver your rug, so there is no hassle involved for you. Call us when you’re ready and we would love to provide the professional rug cleaning service that your beautiful rug deserves.

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