With proper care, handmade Oriental rugs can last for generations. Because
of their complexity and value, rugs should be cleaned and restored by trained
and knowledgeable professionals with effective cleaning and drying facilities.

Before cleaning any rug, it is important to determine its origin, age, dyeing
methods, previous repair and care, and construction. Improperly cleaned rugs
can bleed, shrink, experience fiber deterioration and ultimately, lose their
beauty and value. Typical rug cleaning services are appropriate for broadloom
or wall-to-wall carpeting only, and are not gentle or thorough enough for most
Oriental and specialty area rugs.

Although professional care of your rugs is best, life’s inevitable soils and
spills can be problematic if not caught early and quickly removed at home.
For your reference, see our Stain Removal Guide to help your rugs look their
best between professional cleanings. Depending on the traffic your rugs
encounter, a professional washing is recommended every one to three years.
In addition, you should rotate your rugs annually for even wear.

Click here to see our Stain Removal Guide.