Washing a Rug
Tuesday, March 6
Buying a rug is an investment that requires proper care to maximize
its lifespan. Neglect of even the best-made rugs can undermine their
quality. For this reason, you should have your rug professionally washed
to best deal with stains, moth issues, and general wear-and-tear over
While some stains and contamination occur by accident or by wear and
tear over time, certain precautions can be taken to prevent stains and
damage from doing their worst. First, we recommend protecting rugs with
Scotchgard, we can apply this to your rug to help prevent some stains
before they happen. While not invincible, it can be a very helpful deterrent.
Also, regular vacuuming is always a good idea. Besides removing dirt,
it helps keep moth larvae from nesting in your rug. Once they hatch,
they will start to eat at the wool and damage it. While moths do not
eat synthetic materials themselves, they will eat into if it is stained
with food, drink, or other proteins. Do your best to minimize spills
on the rug. Accidents happen, but careful consideration should be made
about what food or drink should be brought near your new investment.
At Home Rug Cleaning
If spills or pet stains do occur, use a white cloth to blot and extract
the contamination instead of rubbing at it. Rinse it with warm water,
blot again, and allow to air dry. Once dry, vacuum the rug to fluff
it up to a level consistent with the rest of the rug. If you are unable
to extract the stain (and any accompanying odor) from the rug, you should
have it professionally treated.
Our Rug Washing Process
World of Rugs has served customers for nearly 15 years, and provides
a fourth-generation expertise enables us to sell the finest hand-picked
rugs and provide specialized and experienced cleaning and repair services.
For synthetic pile rugs, the rug will be soaked in a washing pit, drained,
and then have a specialty cleaning shampoo applied. A professional extractor
will then clean and remove the shampoo from the rug before it is left
to dry on one of our drying grates. The cleaning process is completed
by combing and fluffing the synthetic pile. For wool pile rugs, the
rug will first be hosed (instead of soaked) in the washing pit. After
the water runs off, they are hand-washed with specialty wool cleaning
shampoo before they are hosed again. The rug is then flipped over and
the process is repeated until there is no detection of any soil remaining
on the rug. After it dries on the drying grate, the rug will be hand
brushed and dusted.
Top 5 Famous Rugs from Your Favorite Movies
Tuesday, March 8
Who better than blockbuster movies to feature some of the best room
settings?! After scanning the internet, we found the top 5 examples
of feature films appreciating the way an oriental rug can bring everything
together. Lets take a look...
1. Home Alone