Friday, July 30, 2021

Antique Persian Rug Cleaning

 This lovely antique Persian Sarouk rug was stored for quite some time.  Even though it was clean when put into storage, it became infested with moths.  It is never safe to store wool rugs for extended periods of time without setting up a regular inspection schedule during which the rug can be examined carefully for early signs of moth damage.  Luckily, the moths haven't eaten too much of the rug but the damage has already started.  This rug needs a thorough professional cleaning and repair to various sections throughout the rug that have been damaged.  Luckily not too much of the warp and weft has been affected.  We are looking forward to repairing this rug and making sure it can be enjoyed for decades to come.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Beni Ourain Rug Cleaning

Beni Ourain rugs are among the most beloved rugs in modern decor.  They can instantly ground a space while bringing a beautiful sense of serenity or a fantastic pop of color.  Their long pile gives a space a warm texture which complements both traditional and more contemporary decorating styles.  In all my years visiting clients' homes, I have not seen any space that isn't well served by a gorgeous Beni Ourain rug.  

Beni Ourain rugs can be a challenge to professionally clean because they usually have an ivory or white background with dark or vibrant colored motifs.  The contrasting colors can be risky to clean as the dark colors can sometimes bleed into the pale background.  This could mar the appearance of an otherwise fine rug.  For this reason, it is important to contract a company that has experience professionally cleaning Beni Ourain and other Moroccan hand made rugs.  Ask the company about the color run tests they perform.  Note that there can never be a guarantee that there will not be any color run as that is an inherent risk in the cleaning process.  However, there should be steps taken to minimize the risk.  Experience and skill will go a long way into making sure the cleaning process will result in a cleaner and brighter rug that can be enjoyed for years to come.