Persian rugs are an investment. Beautiful and soft, these hand-knotted rugs are worthy of being passed down through the generations. However, they will only be worth keeping and treasuring if they are properly cared for. You don’t have to hang your rug on the wall behind glass to protect it. Following a few basic rules will help you protect your rug while keeping it looking amazing through the years and generations.
Take Care with Placement
Be particular about where you place your rug. You don’t want it in a high-traffic area where it will need more frequent cleaning. You should also avoid sunny areas where the sun’s rays will beat down on the rug and gradually degrade it. Minimizing the traffic on the rug and keeping it out of sunlight will help you preserve the rug and keep it looking incredible.
Once you decide where the rug will go, make a commitment to rotate it once a month. Rotating the rug regularly varies the traffic pattern for even wear. This helps you avoid having areas that are crushed down while others still have a rich pile. It ensures that the color fading is uniform so the rug maintains its beautiful look. Moving the rug also disturbs insects like moths that would otherwise settle in and eat the fibers of your rug.
Vacuum Often with the Right Technique
Invest in a vacuum that’s appropriate for hardwood floors. These operate without the beater bars so you won’t have to worry about the bars snagging or damaging the delicate fibers. Try to get a vacuum that also has adjustable suction so you can clean the carpet without putting too much stress on the rug. Vacuum it weekly to keep the dirt from settling in and wearing away the fibers or muting the colors. Your carpet will last longer and will be a source of pride in your home.
Trust the Professionals
Fine handmade and oriental rugs need to be treated and cleaned with care. If you spill something on the carpet, it should be cleaned immediately by putting a towel under the rug and then blotting from above with another clean towel. A rag dampened with cool water can be used to gently remove the residue, but your best option is to trust the stain treatment to the professionals.
Cleaners who are experienced at treating Oriental and Persian carpets have special cleaners that will not cause the colors to bleed or fade. They know which techniques are safe, and they can patiently and safely remove stains, dirt and dust. Your carpet will last longer when it’s clean, and you can trust that the beauty and colors will be preserved.
High Quality Carpet specializes in cleaning fine Persian and handmade rugs. When you follow these three basic care tips, your rugs will last longer and can be passed down through the generations. If the Oriental rugs in your home are looking dingy and stained, trust and contact High Quality Carpet to safely restore them to their former glory.