Practical tips on Rugs

What do you do with your valuables? You take care of them.

Why not do the same thing to your Persian and Oriental rugs?

They are expensive and can last for many years and maybe for generations.

The more you take care of them, the better they look and the longer they last in your home.

Following are
some simple and general ideas for your rug protection, care and maintenance.

1- Depending of the foot trafic, you should rotate your rug and turn it around at leat once a year for even wear.

2- Do not let your rug be exposed to direct sunlight. The colors will fade away through time. Use appropriate curtains and draperies.

3- Vaccuum your rug regularly. Do not wait until it gets dirty. Dust and soil would damage the fiber of your rug resulting in its shorter life. When you vacuum your rug, be careful with the fringes.


4- When something is spilled on your rug, act quick before it sets in. Scoop us the spill as much as you can and then use dry cloths or paper towels to blotter and absorb the liquid as much as you can.

Apply warm water to the stain and then blot again until the stain is removed from your Persian or Oriental carpet and it is not visible any more. You may mix laundry detergent with warm water and apply it to the stain if necessary.


5- If the stain is solid (gum, wax), use a spoon to remove it and follow the step #4 above.


6- Below you may find a table which can be used for stain removal.


Cleaning treatment

Chewing gum

Freeze using ice, shatter gum, vacuum, warm water & detergent


Talcum powder then warm water & detergent


Warm water & detergent

Most makeup

Dry cleaning solvent then warm water & detergent


Warm water & detergent then white vinegar & water (1:3)


Warm water & detergent


Warm water & detergent then dry cleaning solvent


Dry cleaning solvent then warm water & detergent


Freeze using ice, shatter gum, vacuum, dry cleaning solvent then water & detergent

Shoes polish

Dry cleaning solvent then warm water & detergent


Dry cleaning solvent then warm water & detergent