Should My Rugs Be Cleaned In-Situ?

Should My Rugs Be Cleaned In-Situ?

 

During our twenty six years experience in the textile cleaning industry, we have realised that our customers form an emotional attachment with their beloved rugs.  Fitted carpets do not generate the same sentimental feelings.  Handmade rugs can take months to weave and the finished product should be thought of as a work of art.  Many designs can provide clues as to where the rug was constructed.  Typical designs have been passed down through generations, and some patterns are woven from memory, without following any guides.  The dyes in rugs are derived from many sources, including plants and insects, and they can be constructed with many different fibres including, wool, silk, cotton and viscose.

When considering all of the above it must be assumed, therefore, that rugs should not be cleaned in the same way as a fitted carpet.  Cleaning a rug in the home can cause irreversible damage to the face fibres, colours, fringe and foundation materials, while leaving much of the soil behind.

Potential Problems

Dusting

Dust Removed From Rug

Dust Removed From Rug

Rugs can hold pounds of dry soil before they begin to look dirty.  The biggest drawback to having rugs cleaned in your home is the lack of thorough dusting.  The rug dusting process requires the use of specialist equipment.  If not removed prior to cleaning then the soil will become wet and create mud at the base of the pile.  This will not be removed during the cleaning process and will cause drying times to be extended.  Mould and bacteria can also form, causing bad odours during drying.  Over time this could cause weakness within the rug's foundation and occasionally lead to dry rot.

No Dye Testing

Rug Colour Bleed Test

Rug Colour Bleed Test

Having rugs cleaned in-situ means there will not be enough time to perform a thorough colour bleed test.  We carry out a 24 hour bleed test at our facility - the results of which determines what chemistry and cleaning techniques will be implemented to best care for each rug.  Every rug is different and requires an individual, tailored for service depending on the problems associated with it.  Alkaline cleaning products can cause the acid dyes to become unstable, and in turn cause the dyes to migrate.  There is not usually anywhere appropriate to facilitate effective drying, therefore colours can also bleed on to carpeted or wooden surfaces underneath.

Hot Water

Colour Bleed In Rug Fringe

Colour Bleed In Rug Fringe

Carpet cleaning machines will generally use hot water to clean carpets.  Woollen rugs should ONLY be cleaned using cold water.  Hot water can damage the fibres and will increase the risk of colour bleed.

The rug in the picture was cleaned by a carpet cleaning company using hot water.  The colour did not run into the fringe immediately, but by the following morning the fringe had turned red.  Luckily we were able to resolve the problem, but it is not always possible to do so.

Fringe Cleaning

Rug Fringe Clean

Rug Fringe Clean

It is not possible to effectively treat fringes in-situ.  Most fringes are made with cotton and is the first area of the rug to look noticeably dirty.  After cleaning they will need to be suspended and exposed to forced air movement in a humidity controlled environment to achieve rapid drying.  If the cotton fringe takes too long to dry, then cellulosic browning can become an issue.

 

 

 

Oriental Rug Spa have been caring for rugs since 1989.  Offering a Persian, Oriental and Contemporary Rug cleaning and repair service for Camberley, Lightwater, Bagshot, Bracknell, Chobham, Woking, Fleet, Farnborough, Hartley Wintney, Hook, West Byfleet, Windlesham,  Ascot, Virginia Water, Egham, Guildford, Godalming, Walton-On-Thames, Farnham, Esher, Cobham,  Weybridge, Wokingham, Windsor, Crondall, Yateley and the surrounding areas.

Get A Quote

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Postcode (required)

Contact Number (required)

Where Did You Hear About Us (required)

Your Message (required)

Recent Work

Fringe repair to an Afghan Kazak rug in Brookwood, Woking in August 2017

Afghan Kazak rug repair in Brookwood, Woking, Surrey. August 2017

A Karadja Rug from Eversley, Surrey - Fringe repaired in March 2017

Karadja Rug from Eversley. Fringe Repair March 2017


Fringe repair on Persian Hamadan rug

Persian Hamadan fringe repair – February 2017

Fringe Repair Persian Hamadan - Persian Oriental Rug Repair Ascot Berkshire

Fringe Repair to Hamadan Rug – January 2017

rug-cleaning-and-repair-woking-surrey

Corner repair to a Belgian rug

rug-cleaning-and-repair-weybridge-surrey

Corner Repair to a Belgian Rug – November 2016

persian-rug-repair-walton-on-thames-surrey

Persian Rug Repair – 28 October 2016

persian-oriental-rug-repair-virginia-water-berkshire

Corner Repair to Persian Rug – 24 October 2016

persian-yalameh-pile-re-weave-rug-repair-lightwater-surrey

Persian Yalameh Pile Reweave – 19 October 2016

chinese-rug-cleaning-hartley-wintney-hook-hampshire

Chinese Rug Washed and Protected – 14 October 2016

moth-damage-on-the-back-of-an-indian-carpet-Wool-rug-repair-hartley-wintney-hook-hampshire

Moth Damage on the back of an Indian Rug

persian-hamadan-fringe-repair-oriental-wool-rug-cleaning-and-repair-hartley-wintney-hook-hampshire

Hamadan Rug Fringe Repair – 7 October 2016

hamadan-carpet-wool-rug-cleaning-guildford-surrey

Persian Hamadan Rug Washed 30 September 2016


dye-stability-test-on-a-persian-carpet-wool-rug-cleaning-farnham-surrey

Dye stability test results on a Persian rug – 3 October 2016

fringe-repair-persian-yalameh-oriental-rug-cleaning-eversley-hook-hampshire

Fringe Repair to a Persian Yalameh

indo-tabriz-carpet-persian-rug-cleaning-esher-surrey

Indo Tabriz Rug – Washed & Allergy Protected – 26 September 2016

indian-carpet-persian-rug-cleaning-elstead-godalming-surrey

Indian Rug After Dusting


hamadan-hosseinabad-persian-rug-cleaning-repair-chobham-woking-surrey

Persian Hosseinabad Rug – Restored 13 September 2016

yalameh-fringe-repair-persian-oriental-rug-cleaning-and-repair-fleet-hampshire

Fringe Repair to a Persian Yalameh Rug

indian-carpet-with-persian-design-persian-rug-cleaning-englefield-green-berkshire

Indo Persian Rug – Washed 8 September 2016

pakistani-bokara-carpet-oriental-persian-rug-cleaning-egham-berkshire

Bukhara Rug Detail – Restored 6 September 2016

Persian & Oriental Silk Rug Cleaning & Repair Camberley,Surrey
kayseri-carpet-turkish-oriental-rug-washing-stain-removal-camberley-surrey

Turkish Kayseri Rug – Washed 31 August 2016

Indian rug with Persian design - oriental rug cleaning Bagshot, Surrey

Indian rug with Persian design – washed, deodorised and repaired 29 August 2016

Contemporary Chinese Carpet - Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire

Contemporary Chinese Rug – Washed 24 August 2016

Antique Persian Kashan Design - Oriental Rug Cleaning Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire

Antique Persian Kashan Vase Design on a Sourmet Blue Field

Antique Persian Kashan - Oriental Rug Cleaning Hook, Hampshire

Antique Persian Kashan Rug – Washed & Repaired – 19 August 2016

Moroccan Design - Oriental & Persian Rug Cleaning Farnham, Surrey

Moroccan Carpet – Rug Washed 15 August 2016

Bukhara Carpet - Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Eversley, Hook, Hampshire

Dusty, damaged Bukhara rug – treated – 10 August 2016

Turkish Kayseri Carpet - Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Englefield Green, Berkshire

Turkish Kayseri Carpet – Restored 5 August 2016

Indian Ziegler Carpet Design - Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Crondall, Farnham, Surrey

Indian Ziegler Carpet Design – Washed, deodorised and protected 1 August 2016

Pakistani Bukhara -Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Chobham, Woking, Surrey

Pakistani Bukhara – Rug Cleaning Chobham, Woking, Surrey

Chinese Rug Cleaning Farnborough

Chinese Rug – Washed 22 July 2016

Antique Kashan Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Hook

Antique Kashan – Rug Washed and Restored 18 July 2016

Indo Persian Rug Cleaning Eversley, Hook

Indian Rug – Washed 13 July 2016

Antique Kashan Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Woking

Antique Kashan Carpet – Rug Cleaning Woking

Turkish Kilim - Flatweave Rug Cleaning Windsor

Turkish Kilim – Washed 6 July 2016

Modern Contemporary Flatweave Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Windlesham

Flatweave Rug – Washed 29 June 2016

Afghan Kazak Design Rug - Oriental Persian Rug Cleaning Virginia Water

Afghan Kazak Rug – Washed 27 June 2016

Modern Contemporary Chinese Rug - Oriental Carpet Cleaning Guildford

Modern Chinese Rug – Washed 22 June 2016

Moroccan Carpet - Oriental Rug Cleaning Farnham

Moroccan Rug – Washed 18 June 2016

Baluch Carpet - Persian & Oriental Rug Cleaning Crondall, Farnham

Baluch Rug – Washed 14 June 2016

Tunisian Carpet - Persian Oriental Rug Cleaning Cobham, Surrey

Tunisian Rug – Washed 10 June 2016

Persian Isfahan Carpet Design - Oriental Rug Cleaning Camberley

Isfahan Rug – Washed 6 June 2016

Indian Ziegler Carpet - Oriental Rug Cleaning Bagshot

Indo Ziegler – Rug Washed 1 June 2016

Indo Ziegler Design - Persian Rug Cleaning Farnborough

Indo Ziegler Rug – Washed 26 May 2016

Shaggy Flokati Carpet - Oriental Rug Cleaning Eversley, Hook

Flokati Rug – Washed 24 May 2016

Afghan Chobi - Persian Rug Cleaning Yateley

Afghan Chobi – Washed 20 May 2016

Bakhtiari Salt Grain Bag - Persian Rug Cleaning Woking

Bakhtiari Salt Bag – Washed 16 May 2016

Chinese Rug - Oriental Rug Cleaning Windlesham

Chinese Rug – Washed 11 May 2016

Afghan Ziegler Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Weybridge

Afghan Ziegler Rug – Washed 5 May 2016

Pakistani Bukhara Specialist Rug Cleaning Virginia Water

Bukhara Rug – Washed & Deodorised 5 May 2016

Indian Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Farnborough

Indian Rug – Washed 29 April 2016

Afghan Chobi - Oriental Rug Cleaning in Farnborough

Afghan Chobi Rug – Washed 27 April 2016


Turkish Kayseri Silk Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Farnborough

Turkish Kayseri Silk – Washed 25 April 2016


Baluch Carpet - Rug Cleaning Lightwater - Mother & Baby Boteh

Baluch Design – Mother & Baby Boteh


Chinese Rug Design - Oriental Rug Cleaning Hook

Chinese Rug Detail – Washed 20 April 2016


Afghan Baluch Rug Cleaning Hook

Baluch Rug – Washed 18 April 2016



Afghan Carpet - Kazak Design - Rug Cleaning Hook

Afghan Kazak – Washed 14 April 2016

Floral Chinese Carpet - Rug Cleaning Guildford

Chinese Rug Cleaning Guildford – 12 April 2016

Indian Carpet - Persian Rug Cleaning Fleet

Indian Rug Cleaned 8 April 2016

Afghan Chobi - Oriental Rug Cleaning Esher

Afghan Ziegler Rug Cleaned – 6 April 2016


Modern Viscose Rug Cleaning Egham

Contemporary Viscose Rug Cleaned 4 April 2016


Turkish Melas Runner - Oriental Rug Cleaning Bracknell

Turkish Melas Runner – Rug Washed 31 March 2016


Small Turkish Melas Carpet - Rug Cleaning Bracknell

Turkish Melas – Rug Cleaning Bracknell – 30 March 2016


Indo Persian Carpet - Rug Cleaning Bracknell

Indian Rug with Persian Design – Rug Cleaning Bracknell – 29 March 2016

Indian Dhurrie - Kilim Rug Cleaning Chobham

Indian Dhurrie Flatweave – Rug Cleaning Chobham – 24 March 2016


Pakistani Bukhara Gul Carpet - Rug Cleaning for Customer in Elstead, Godalming

Pakistani Bukhara Gul Design – Rug Cleaning for Customer in Elstead, Godalming – 23 March 2016

Chinese Hand Tufted Carpet - Rug Cleaning Bracknell

Chinese Hand Tufted – Rug Cleaning Bracknell – 22 March 2016


Persian Bakhtiari Grain Bag - Oriental Rug Cleaning Camberley

Bakhtiari Grain Bag – Rug Cleaning Camberley


Rug Cleaning Ascot - Contemporary Viscose Pile

Sheen of a viscose pile – Rug Cleaning Ascot – 18 March 2016


Rug Cleaning Yateley - Turkish Slit Weave Kilims

Turkish Slit Weave Kilims – Rug Cleaning Yateley – 16 March 2016



Turkish Melas Carpet - Rug Cleaning Yateley

Turkish Melas – Rug Cleaning Yateley – 14 March 2016



North West Persian Quchan Carpet - Rug Cleaning Yateley

North West Persian Quchan Carpet – Rug Cleaning Yateley – 10 March 2016


Hosseinabad (Hamadan) Carpet - Rug Cleaning Eversley, Hook

Hosseinabad (Hamadan) Carpet – Rug Cleaning Eversley, Hook – 8 March 2016


Moth Damage - Rug Cleaning Egham

Moth Damage – Rug Cleaning Egham – 3 March 2016


Chinese Carpet - Rug Cleaning Windsor

Chinese Carpet – Rug Cleaning Windsor – 1 March 2016


Mosque Dome Silk Qum - Rug Cleaning Weybridge - 26 February 2016

Mosque Dome Silk Qum – Rug Cleaning Weybridge


Persian Rug Before and After Washing - Rug Cleaning in Crondall, Farnham - 25 February 2016

Persian Rug Before and After Washing – Rug Cleaning in Crondall, Farnham

Rug Pile Reweave - Rug Repair Windlesham - 22 February 2016

Rug Pile Reweave – Rug Repair Windlesham


Isfahan Rug - Rug Cleaning Godalming

Isfahan Rug – Rug Cleaning Godalming – 18 February 2016

Rug Fringe Repair - Rug Cleaning in Egham

Rug Fringe Repair – Rug Cleaning in Egham – 16 February 2016


Persian Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Chobham, Woking

Persian Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Chobham, Woking – 12 February 2016


Colour Stability - Rug Cleaning Lightwater

Colour Stability – Rug Cleaning Lightwater – 15 February 2016


Kashmir Silk Design - Rug Cleaning in Esher

Kashmir Silk Design – Rug Cleaning in Esher – 10 February 2016



Danish Ege Taepper Rug - Rug Cleaning in Walton-on-Thames

Danish Ege Taepper Rug – Rug Cleaning in Walton-on-Thames – 9 February 2016


Chinese Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Elstead, Godalming

Chinese Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Elstead, Godalming – 4 February 2016


Afghan Rug Cleaning in Bagshot

Afghan Rug Cleaning in Bagshot – 2 February 2016

Bukhara Rug Cleaning in Egham

Bukhara Rug Cleaning in Egham – 1 February 2016



Persian City Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Camberley

Persian City Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Camberley – 28 January 2016


Afghan Carpet Design - Rug Cleaning in Weybridge

Afghan Carpet Design – Rug Cleaning in Weybridge -26 January 2016



Kashmir Silk Design - Rug Cleaning in Godalming

Kashmir Silk Design – Rug Cleaning in Godalming – 22 January 2016


Kashmir Silk Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Winkfield, Windsor

Kashmir Silk Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Winkfield, Windsor – 20 January 2016


Dragon on Chinese Rug - Rug Cleaning in Crondall, Farnham

Dragon on Chinese Rug – Rug Cleaning in Crondall, Farnham – 15 January 2016


Afghan Gul Design - Rug Cleaning in Camberley

Gul Design on an Afghan Rug

Kashmir Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Esher

Kashmir Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Esher – 11 January 2016


Persian Baluch Rug Detail - Rug Cleaning in Weybridge

Persian Baluch Rug Detail – Rug Cleaning in Weybridge – 7 January 2016

Rug Cleaning in Guildford

Rug Cleaning in Guildford – 5 January 2016


Shag Pile Rug - Rug Cleaning in Walton-On-Thames

Shag Pile Rug – Rug Cleaning in Walton-On-Thames – 4 January 2016


Pakistani Rug - Rug Cleaning in Egham

Pakistani Rug – Rug Cleaning in Egham – 18 December 2015


Modern Contemporary Rug Cleaning for a Customer in Wokingham

Modern Contemporary Rug Cleaning for a Customer in Wokingham – 16 Dec 2015


Antique Tekke Carpet - Rug Cleaning in Ascot

Antique Tekke Carpet – Rug Cleaning in Ascot – 15 December 2015


Persian Nain Rug After Cleaning for Customer in Eversley, Hook

Persian Nain Rug After Cleaning for Customer in Eversley, Hook – 1 Dec 2015


Persian Design Rug Detail - Rug Cleaning in Windlesham

Persian Design Rug Detail – Rug Cleaning in Windlesham – 28 November 2015


Detail of Shag Pile Rug - Rug Cleaning in Walton-On-Thames

Detail of Shag Pile Rug – Rug Cleaning in Walton-On-Thames – 25 November 2015


Detail of Laura Ashley Aubusson Rug - Rug Cleaning in Lightwater

Detail of Laura Ashley Aubusson Rug – Rug Cleaning for Customer in Lightwater – 20 November 2015


Chinese Rug Detail - Rug Cleaning for Customer in Fleet

Chinese Rug Detail – Rug Cleaning for Customer in Fleet – 17 November 2015

Afghan Ziegler Rug Detail After Cleaning - Customer in Godalming

Afghan Ziegler Rug Detail After Cleaning – Customer in Godalming – 15 November 2015


Pakistani Bukhara Rug Cleaning for Customer in Egham

Pakistani Bukhara Rug Cleaning for Customer in Egham – 12 November 2015


Beautiful Persian Nain - Specialist Rug Cleaning for Customer in Ascot

Beautiful Persian Nain – Colours Restored After Cleaning


Persian Gabbeh Rug Cleaning for Customer in Farnham

Persian Gabbeh Rug Cleaning for Customer in Farnham – 10 November 2015


Chobi Style - Oriental Rug Cleaning for Customer in Egham

Chobi Style – Oriental Rug Cleaning for Customer in Egham – 5 November 2015


Moroccan Rug Cleaning for Customer in Guildford

Moroccan Rug Cleaning for Customer in Guildford – 4 November 2015


Bokara Rug Cleaned for Customer in Bagshot

Before & After – Bokara Rug Cleaned for Customer in Bagshot – 2 November 2015


Afghan Ziegler Rug Cleaning from Bagshot

Afghan Ziegler Rug Cleaning from Bagshot – 30 October 2015


Persian Wool & Silk Pile Tabriz Rug Cleaning from Cobham

Persian Wool & Silk Pile Tabriz Rug Cleaning from Cobham – 29 October 2015


Persian Design Viscose Rug Cleaning from Eversley

Persian Design Viscose Rug Cleaning from Eversley – 28 October 2015

Persian Tabriz (Medallion) Rug Cleaning from Wokingham (Wool & Silk Pile)

Persian Tabriz (Medallion) Rug Cleaning from Wokingham (Wool & Silk Pile) – 27 October 2015



Turkman Design Rug Cleaning from Windsor

Turkman Design Rug Cleaning from Windsor – 24 October 2015


Persian Bidjar Rug Cleaning for Customer in Esher

Persian Bidjar Rug Cleaning for Customer in Esher – 22 October 2015

Afghan Kazak Khargai Rug Cleaning from Windlesham

Afghan Kazak Khargai Rug Cleaning from Windlesham – 21 October 2015


Afghan Ersari Rug Cleaning for Customer in Woking

Afghan Ersari Rug Cleaning for Customer in Woking – 15 October 2015


“Clean and protect Chinese rug. Prompt initial inspection and estimate of cost. Rug returned in a new condition. Excellent service”
Customer in Woking
14 October 2015
“Antique rug cleaned – very professional”
Customer in Guildford
9 October 2015
Turkish Rug Cleaning for Customer in Camberley

Turkish Rug Cleaning for Customer in Camberley


“1st class service. A thorough and professional service from start to finish. We were kept informed of the times for the collection and return of our rug. This is a customer friendly company willing to go ‘the extra mile’. We will definitely recommend them. Thank you”
Customer in Cobham
23 September 2015
“Excellent result in cleaning of Chinese carpet in a stained condition, looks as good as new”
Customer in Camberley
14 September 2015
“Excellent results. Cream rug left the house looking grubby. Came back a very happy customer. Knowledgeable and great service”
Customer in Guildford
8 September 2015
“Service was excellent”
Customer in Esher
18 August 2015
”Danny has been cleaning my rugs since 1996, I would not go to anyone else, both look brand new and lounge carpet is completely clean and refreshed”
Customer in Camberley
13 August 2015
”2 Chinese rugs cleaned – Very good”
Customer in West Clandon
5 August 2015
“Remarkable job in cleaning, I will recommend this company”
Customer in Worplesdon
28 July 2015
“Excellent service from start to finish. Gave excellent advice on other cleaning matters. Very professional , I would highly recommend this company”
Customer in Guildford
21 July 2015
“Knowledgeable, prompt and efficient”
Customer in Farnborough
27 July 2015
”Full clean to Indian carpets – Excellent!”
Customer in Cobham
9 July 2015
“Very good timing and result”
Customer in Walton-on-Thames
27 May 2015
“Persian carpet cleaned. Efficient and professional, clean and within good time”
Customer in Weybridge
15 May 2015
“Moroccan rug cleaned and protected. Excellent service”
Customer in Chertsey
27 April 2015
“Persian carpet cleaned. Efficient and professional, clean and within good time”
Customer in Weybridge
20 April 2015
“2 rugs cleaned – very friendly”
Customer in Virginia Water
10 April 2015

Location

Oriental Rug Spa
Unit 19 Helix Business Park
Wilton Road
Camberley
GU15 2QT

Contact Details

Call Button (New1)

Email Button (New1)

Bring Your Rugs To Us

We'll unload your rugs when you arrive.
(By appointment only)
Map (Cropped)
Click on map to enlarge

Rug Cleaning | Oriental Rug Cleaning | Persian Rug Cleaning | Silk Rug Cleaning | Cotton Rug Cleaning | Viscose Rug Cleaning | Rug Urine Removal | Wool Rug Cleaning | Specialist Rug Cleaning | Antique Rug Cleaning | Carpet Rug Cleaning | Professional Rug Cleaning | Rug Protection | Rug Moth Treatment