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Keep Your Oriental Rug Beautiful in McKinney, Texas

While some furnishings in the home may be exclusively 20th century, Oriental rugs have furnished homes for hundreds of years. It's more than a panel of carpeting framed with fringe, an Oriental rug is a hand-woven work of art. When maintained properly, your rug can become a valuable heirloom.

Think that you can treat your fine Oriental rugs the same as your carpet? Think again. Oriental rugs are delicate and have special needs. They are made from natural fibers and woven by hand on a loom. Weavers begin with a vertical row of cotton or wool. This is called the "warp." Then, the weaver makes horizontal passes back and forth with another string called the "weft." By looping the wool around each of the vertical strings, the weaver creates a row of "knots" which forms the "pile." The quality of Oriental rugs is judged by the "knot density" of its pile in addition to size, condition and color.

In order to protect your investment, it is wise inspect your rug from time to time. Dirt can be abrasive and drastically depreciate the value of your rug. Pay special attention to the corners and edges, including the fringe since this is where rugs first begin to show signs of dirt and wear. Make sure that nothing is fraying or becoming discolored. If you do notice discoloration around the edges, it's safe to assume that there is dirt in the pile as well. You can check by picking up a corner and kicking the back. If you can see dirt and dust, it's time for a professional cleaning.

Spots and stains from food, drink and pets can be difficult to remove. Improper methods can ruin a beautiful rug, so it's best to call professionals. Pets can also destroy your rug by chewing and scratching. If you have a young furry friend, it may be best to keep your pet away from your rug until they are well-trained.

Follow these tips to keep your rug looking beautiful:

  • Regularly vacuum the front and back of your rugs with a well-maintained electric vacuum cleaner. Avoid using the power brush; it's too rough for a hand-woven rug.
  • Monitor your rug's sun exposure. Regular rotation can help prevent fading.
  • Avoid placing planted pots on your rug, and try to avoid exposure to spills and dirt.
  • Have your rug professional cleaned from time to time.

If you aren't giving your fine Oriental rug the care it deserves, it's time to call the professionals. Using patented tools and equipment, Dalworth thoroughly cleans your rug according to its special needs. Dalworth's unique system uses air and water to gently and effectively remove dirt and stains from your rug. Dalworth Clean will pick your rug up to clean it at their state-of-the-art plant and return it to your home. This simple process can add years to the life of your rug.

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