Oriental Rug Cleaning Tips

Oriental Rug Cleaning Tips

If you have one or more oriental rugs gracing home, you’re very lucky and also very discerning. Nothing quite brings warmth and style to a home quite like a genuine antique rug.

Just be sure to give them the care and attention they deserve. Here are some tips to help keep your rug in good shape. If you need help with oriental rug cleaning in the Sydney area, Rug Wash Specialist is happy to help.

Checking for Dirt

It can be difficult to tell if your rug is dirty just by using the naked eye. One thing you can do is to rub your hand vigorously along the surface and check if any dirt comes off. If you find significant dirt, you should start with a good vacuuming.


Other than removing dust, dirt and grit from the surface of your rug, vacuuming also gives your fibres a massage and helps restore lift. You should vacuum both sides of the rug, as it’s important that the back is also clean.

Stain and Spill Removal

Any kind of stain or spill can badly damage your oriental rug so you have to deal with it immediately. The first thing to do is to blot the area with a cloth soaked in cool water. Blot from the outside of the area to the centre to avoid spreading the stain.

If this doesn’t work, the rug will need a special cleaning agent. However, unless you know exactly what you’re doing, never apply any chemical cleaner to your rug.

Using the wrong agent could cause irreversible damage so in the event of a bad stain, fast, professional help is crucial. Also, procedures such as steam cleaning should never be applied to oriental rugs it can damage the fibres.

Washing Your Rug

If you wish to wash your rug, use cool water and some liquid soap and wash the item in the direction of the nap. Be sure not to squeeze or twist the rug. Allow it to completely dry in the sun.

If you have any doubts about how to treat your oriental rugs, get in touch with specialist rug cleaners immediately. They’ll have the knowledge, equipment and skilled staff to safely and effectively clean your rug.

Are you ready to give your oriental rugs the care they deserve? If you need some help, our specialists can help.

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Amy is part of the Rug Wash Specialist online content team. As a bit of a clean freak, she loves a good tip to make it easier to keep a clean home.
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