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Regular Cleaning Is Key to Making Oriental, Antique Rugs Last Longer

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 @ 09:46 AM

With proper care and cleaning, high-quality oriental, hand-knotted and wool rugs can last from 50 to 100 years and often longer. Weekly vacuuming, prompt attention to spills and other damage, and regular professional rug cleaning NYC by an experienced rug restoration and refinishing company are the three keys to maintaining the beautiful appearance and ensuring the long life of fine-quality rugs.

dirty rugAccumulated dirt causes rugs and carpeting to wear prematurely. Regular weekly vacuuming with an electric vacuum cleaner removes surface dirt, preventing it from sifting through rug fibers and settling at the base of the pile. As dirt particles accumulate in a rug, they act as a corrosive force, abrading and tearing the more delicate pile fibers. Every time you walk across your rug, the force of your step grinds dirt particles against the fibers, eventually causing them to break down. The damaging effects of dirt build-up can be easily seen in high-traffic areas where constant exposure to dirt accelerates carpet wear.

Regular vacuuming will remove much of the surface dirt that is tracked onto rugs and carpets, but over time dirt particles will begin accumulating and your rug will require professional rug cleaning NYC. As a rule of thumb, rugs and carpets that receive average wear should be cleaned every 18 to 24 months. More frequent cleaning may be required for rugs in heavily trafficked areas.

Voted Best Carpet Cleaner in New York by the readers of New York magazine in 2003, Rug Renovating Co. in East Orange, New Jersey has been caring for high-quality rugs since 1896. Rug Renovating’s exceptionally-skilled rug cleaning NYC experts understand the considerable financial investment involved in purchasing quality oriental, wool, hand-knotted and antique rugs. Backed by four generations of hands-on experience, Rug Renovating offers customers in the Greater New York City area superior rug cleaning NYC, rug repair NYC, and rug restoration NYC services.


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