Oriental rugs aren’t always made of thick wool. They can also be woven with fine strands of lustrous silk. Beautiful and elegant, these rugs are expensive and should be cleaned with great care. While wool rugs can sometimes be cleaned at home, silk rugs should always be taken to the professionals. It can be tempting to save some money and do the work yourself, but these rugs are too easily damaged to be cleaned at home.
Silk is more prone to staining than wool is. Any liquid stain can do serious damage to a silk rug, so they should only be used in areas where liquids will not be present. Welcome mats should be used at all doors to prevent dirt from being tracked onto the rug. Owners should also consider making the rug a shoe-free zone to protect it from damage. The professionals understand the nature of silk. They have special cleaners that can gently clean this fabric without damaging the material or color.
The Right Tools
Silk is more delicate than wool, and the harsh movements of a vacuum’s brush can easily damage the fibers. A silk rug should be hung over a line or flipped upside down on the floor to clean it. The rug can be hit gently, knocking loose the debris and making it easier to remove with a broom. The top side of the rug should be cleaned using a floor sweeper or an attachment on the vacuum. When it’s time for a more thorough cleaning, the professionals have the right tools needed to ensure that the rug is cleaned safely and without damaging it.
Cleaning silk rugs requires a great deal of experience and knowledge. Choose cleaners who have several years of experience in dealing with these delicate additions to your home. High Quality Carpet Cleaners has more than fourteen years of experience in the Newark, Gillete, Piscataway and Somerset areas in New Jersey. We have the skill necessary to safely and effectively clean your silk rugs without damaging them.
In addition to concerns about the fragile fibers, there is also a concern that the colors might fade or bleed into each other. Rolling the rug or storing it improperly can smash the silk fibers, making the rug less attractive. The skilled professionals at High Quality Carpet Cleaning know how to avoid these problems ensuring that your carpet looks fantastic after it is cleaned.
When you have something as wonderful and elegant as a silk rug, you don’t want to take any chances when it’s time to clean it. Trust the cleaning process to professionals who are skilled in silk rugs and can ensure that they will be treated properly. We have over a decade of experience and offer convenient appointments. We will also provide you with free estimates on all of our carpet cleaning services.
When your silk rugs need to a deep cleaning, consider calling the professionals at High Quality Carpet Cleaning.