There are very
few accents in a room that will offer the warmth and feeling of
luxury of an antique oriental rug. However, the intricate weaves and
delicate fibers make them especially vulnerable to damage. A company
that offers expert Oriental
rug restoration in New York City
offers some tips for helping a homeowner avoid damaging
their valuable rugs in the first place.
Where the rug is
placed in a home has a major impact on preserving its colors, which
fade and lighten when exposed to the direct sunlight. Be especially
cautious with antique rugs that may contain natural dyes, which are
easily destroyed. If possible, don’t place them in direct sunlight.
At the beginning
of each season, rotate the rug. This will help to spread the wear and
tear throughout the rug. This prevents too much obvious damage from
taking place in one section of the rug. Just like anything, rugs will
eventually show some wear; however, rotating it will make it even.
From time to
time, rearrange the furniture on the rug to change the natural
pathways through the room. This keeps fading from concentrating in
one area. Doing so will also help eliminate impressions that are
caused by heavy furniture legs. If possible, purchase some quality
furniture cups to place under furniture. When moving heavy furniture,
use sliders to prevent damage.
high-quality vacuum machine and take the time to vacuum the rug
regularly to keep dirt from getting packed down, but in cases where
the rug is an antique, consider turning off the brushes on the
If there is a
spill on the rug, clean it up immediately. Simply blot the area with
a damp cloth, then elevate it for quicker drying. Never use bleach or
harsh cleaning chemicals on an antique rug. Also, avoid any type of
home remedy. It is too risky, not knowing how the rug will respond.
If necessary, for a deep stain or serious spill, see an expert for
professional stain removal.
Those in need of
Oriental rug restoration in New York City can contact
Our family has been in the rug business for over 100 years. We deal
in restoration after water damage, repair of tears, resizing, and
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