Rug Cleaning and Rug Restoration Experts
Rugs vary not only in size but in quality as well. Many Oriental rugs are machine made from man made fibers. Others can be machine made using natural materials like wool. The finest Orientals are hand woven using natural fibres from all over the world.
Bright’s Cleaning will choose the right cleaning method for your individual rug including Hot Water Extraction, Low Moisture Cleaning or Dry Cleaning.
We also can give special attention to the fringes. A special solution of Hatian Cotton Cleaner can be hand applied to the fringes thoroughly cleaning and whitening.
Where are Persian/Oriental Rugs made?
The term “Persian Rugs” applies to all hand knotted Rugs produced in Iran. The majority of Oriental rugs, among them the finest of their kind, come from Iran. Persian and all other oriental rugs – apart from kelims – consist of three elements, warp, pile and weft.
How are Persian/Oriental Rugs made?
Persian rugs comprise three main elements: the warp, the pile, and the weft. The warp refers to the threads that run the length of the rug. During manufacture these threads are stretched parallel between the two horizontal beams of the loom. Usually cotton is used for the warp, although nomadic oriental rug makers often use wool. With pure silk carpets, the warp is also made from silk thread.
Caring For Your Rug
1) Rotate your rugs at least once a year to even out effects of the sun and to prevent uneven wear. Depending on traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years. Experts recommend turning the rugs 180 degrees. Consider swapping rugs from one room to another. This may just invigorate your décor, and it will rejuvenate the life of your carpet.
2) Avoid constant direct exposure of your rug to sunlight.
3) Clean spills right away to avoid discoloration.
4) Vacuum a couple of times per week to get rid of loose dirt and bring back life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the loose fringe. Vacuum both the face and the back of your rug. Vacuuming is the best way to clean a rug: hanging it outside and banging it with a broom or stick will eventually ruin it.
5) Be sure to use a rug cleaning expert for professional cleaning, especially deep cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning increases the life of the carpeting and improves air quality, reducing allergies and illness.
1) Always lay rugs or carpets on smooth surfaces.
2) Cut loose yarns or tufts even with the rest of the pile. Never pull them, as they would have escaped the shearing of the pile in the factory.
3) Have holes and tears repaired promptly and by a professional.
4) Be aware that the first few cleanings of machine made rugs with cut pile surfaces will produce large rolls of fluff.
5) The deeper the pile the more difficult and the more important it is to clean your rug meticulously to the very roots of the tufts, or else fine grit will become entrenched and grind through the fibers at their base.
6) Caring for your area rug also involves keeping a coarse mat in front of the door to stop dirt from being tracked inside of the house, and shedding your shoes when you enter. Keep a shoe mat right inside the front door and have family members and guests take off their shoes before proceeding through the house.
Please use the form below for all rug cleaning enquiries.