One thing which sets us apart from almost every
other rug dealer is our dedication to the rugs we sell.
Every old or antique rug is washed and inspected before
we offer it for sale. All necessary repairs are done
before it is shown to customers. All of our new rugs are
acquired through weavers who have exemplary records of
quality control and craftsmanship. As a result, we are
glad to wash or repair any rugs sold by us, whenever you
feel it necessary.
Unfortunately we cannot vouch for the quality of rugs
we have not sold and have found it too much of a
liability to wash rugs purchased from other dealers. Even
recommending locations to have rugs washed is difficult
because the processes used varies greatly. We will say
that never under any circumstances should an oriental rug
be "steam-cleaned" by the same process used for
wall-to-wall carpeting. This permanently damages the rug
and decreases its life span considerably.
The very nature of wool makes oriental rugs the
perfect floor covering. Wool is a solid fiber which, when
properly processed, retains an outer coating of lanolin.
It is the lanolin oils which gives a rug its softness,
lustrous sheen, and stain resistance. Lanolin is
"nature's Scotchguard" and prevents most stains from
every penetrating the fiber shaft.
Very rarely is it necessary to wash a rug. Normal
vacuuming with a suction-only vacuum cleaner will keep
dirt and grit from becoming embedded in the pile of the
rug. Liquid spills can be blotted dry with a towel and
then "rinsed" with clean water and blotted or vacuumed
dry with a "Shop Vac." One product we highly recommend is
the Bissell Spot Cleaner. Almost every spill can be
prevented from staining the rug if it is removed before