Buying and Caring For Your Oriental Rug

Oriental rugs are a great way to add class and style to any room in your home. Oriental rugs can be expensive, but generally the price of a carpet is figured out by the amount of labor and art put into the rug and can be well worth the cost and value. When purchasing a rug you will want to consider the quality of the wool and the dyes used in the construction of the rug.

Some rugs that are passed off today as oriental rugs are actually machine made. Experts can tell the difference by looking closely at the rug. The machine made rug fringe is usually sewn directly to the carpet backing and is not an actual part of the rug as it is with a handmade rug. Make sure that you are dealing with a reputable carpet dealer who specializes in handmade rugs. This is one of the ways to avoid paying more than you should.

Remember to purchase a good quality padding to help to protect your rug. It will also help to prevent it from wrinkling or moving. A good quality pad can add many years of life to a rug. Rotate the rug frequently. This will help prevent any obvious over-wear on one part of the rug. Try to keep the sun off the rug as much as possible to prevent fading. Remember, this rug will probably outlast any other furniture or rugs you have in your home, and twenty or twenty-five years worth of strong sun can fade wool rugs.

Cleaning your rug is also a consideration. Vacuum it once a week to pick up dirt and particles. If you find your rugs needs something other than a mild surface cleaning with water find an expert such as A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning to do the cleaning for you.

We are your Oriental Rug Cleaning Experts! Call us today at 720-344-2870 or use our online contact form to request your free estimate. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”


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