Do Your Antique and Oriental Rugs Need Cleaning?
Antique and Vintage rugs are rare, beautiful collectors items. Therefore, these rugs should be cherished and maintained with care to ensure their longevity, beauty and value. Whether it is a runner rug, room size rug, Moroccan, tribal, or Persian, your antique rug deserves to be cleaned, washed and pampered.
Rug Cleaning FAQ’s
Q. How Much Does Will It Cost To Clean My Rugs?
A. At Nazmiyal, we charge a base cost of $4 per square foot to clean rugs. Please note that we charge a minimum of $125 per rug for cleaning. Also, since we do not currently offer pick up or delivery services, you would need to arrange to have the rugs you want cleaned both dropped off and then picked up.
Q. How long does it take to get my rug cleaned?
A. The time frame for cleaning your rug depends on what needs to be done. Generally, if no additional services are needed, then you should assume around 2 to 3 weeks.
Q. How do I know when it is time to clean my rug?
A. Your rug should be cleaned every three to five years depending on how much foot traffic it receives.
Q. How do I get the rugs to Nazmiyal Antique Rugs in NYC for cleaning?
A. We don’t have a our own rug pickup and delivery service but we are happy to put you in touch with a local delivery service who, for a fee, will pick up the rug and deliver to us and vice versa. Contact our rug expert, Alen, who will be able to advise you on how to properly roll up and package your rug to ensure its safety.
Q. What if My Rug Has Stains?
A. Stains are probably the most obvious sign that a rug should be cleaned. Aside from gently blotting spills, leave stain-removal work to the rug cleaning pros. Stains tend to set in and get worked into the fibers as they dry or are rubbed. It’s also important to note that bugs, moths and rot are more likely to affect dirty rugs, including those in storage.
Q. What is The Carpet “Touch Test”?
A. The touch test is a simple and effective way to gauge the level of soiling. Simply rub the pile with an open hand going with the direction of the grain. If your hand feels dirty or excessively sticky, the rug probably needs to be cleaned.
Q. Why Should I Be Checking the Rug’s Pile and Foundation?
A. A visual examination of the pile and under-structure reveals deposits of dirt that are abrading the rug’s foundation. Gently spread the pile apart to look for dirt at the base of the knots (and along the warp and weft). Because typical cleaning methods cannot remove these deeply embedded particles, harmonic vibration equipment is the safest and most effective tool for cleaning antique rugs and protecting their value.
Q. How do rugs get cleaned? What goes in to cleaning process of a rug?
A. Factors that affect how your rug will be cleaned include size, geographic origin, construction techniques, fiber content, age and dyes. In most cases, antique rugs will be physically dusted to remove abrasive grit and debris trapped deep in the carpet pile. Then aqueous cleansing agents are applied to remove soil attached to the natural fibers that dulls the color and luminous sheen. Our antique rug cleaning experts are trained to clean using the most appropriate methods. If necessary, oxygen-based treatments can be employed to remove oxidation that causes yellowing in white and ivory rugs.
When necessary, we stabilize weak areas and employ protective cloths to minimize wear and unnecessary friction. Our rug cleaning experts are attentive to the special needs of every unique carpet.
After cleaning antique Oriental rugs and removing the cleansing agents and excess water, rugs are placed in a climate-controlled drying room. There, air warm, dry air circulates to ensure that even the thickest pile carpets dry quickly and thoroughly.
More About Our Cleaning Antique Oriental Rugs
An essential part of preserving the value, beauty and integrity of your antique rugs and vintage rugs is having your rugs cleaned by professionals. At Nazmiyal, our antique rug experts and professional carpet cleaners have been washing, cleaning, repairing and restoring antique rugs for more than 30 years.
To us, cleaning old rugs goes beyond removing the surface dirt. It’s also an important part of maintaining the natural fibers and carpet structure.
Periodically, cleaning rugs is an essential part of maintaining and keeping up valuable investment pieces, cherished collectibles and one-of-a-kind antique rugs. A professional cleaning is recommended for most rugs and carpets every four to five years.
In addition to our antique rug cleaning service, we also clean semi-antique and vintage rug from China, Persia, Turkey, and the Caucuses.
We perform wet and dry carpet cleaning procedures that are compatible with silk rugs, wool carpets, and the most delicate hand-woven textiles. For the past three decades, our antique oriental rug cleaning team in NY has reinvigorated valuable textiles and carpets made with sensitive colors and delicate natural fibers.
Our rug cleaning services are done in a specially designed workshop and restoration studio that can accommodate the smallest decorative rugs and largest room-sized carpets. We provide every customer with the highest level of service from the initial pick up through final delivery.
Our knowledgeable conservators and rug cleaning experts carefully examine each carpet to determine the best process and foresee issues with color bleeding, delicate fiber and structural weak points. Before cleaning antique Oriental rugs, the age, size, condition, materials, construction techniques and level of soiling are carefully considered.