Specialty Rug Cleaning

All loose rugs are cleaned in our local warehouse. This ensures that the rug gets the most thorough cleaning possible. Rugs are cleaned in the warehouse using the following steps:

  1. RugsPre Inspection ~ Your rug will be inspected to determine fiber content, dye stability and condition. We will outline the expected results with you. A technician will come to your location to pick up your rug or you can drop it by our shop. We offer a discount if you bring it to us.
  2. Dry Soil Removal ~ Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs are designed to hide dry soil. A study by the Eureka Company found that a 9 x 12 rug could hide 85 pounds of dirt. We use a variety of techniques to “dust” the rugs from the front and back. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
  3. Pre Condition ~ Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-tested to soften the soils.
  4. Pre Spot and Fringe Protection ~ Any potentially difficult spot will be pre-tested with special solutions to increase chances or removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
  5. Wash & Rinse ~ Depending on the type of rug, it will be washed and rinsed with extraction equipment or washed in a was pit designed expecially for oriental rugs.
  6. Dry ~ Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.
  7. Finishing ~ When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomer made for specialty rugs.
  8. Post Inspection and Delivery ~ Our cleaning specialists will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pickup or delivery. Upon delivery, we will lay out the rug for you.