Rug Cleaning Farnham
Oriental Rug Spa offer a specialist Persian, Oriental and Turkish rug cleaning Farnham, Surrey. We also offer a rug repair service. If you own a dirty or soiled rug that needs professional cleaning, then why not give us a call on 01276 423 150. We can arrange collection and delivery for you. The rug wash process required can differ from rug to rug, so we offer various methods of rug cleaning, from full immersion washing to dry cleaning. All rug fibres can be cared for – wool, cotton, silk, viscose, rayon. We can carry out a pet stain and odour treatment, moth treatment and apply a fibre protection to resist against soiling and staining. We have extensive experience with cleaning antique rugs and rugs with unstable dyes and offer a rug repair service, including fringes, sides and pile reweaving.
Turkish Kayseri Silk Rug
This image shows a beautiful Turkish Kayseri silk rug. Kayseri is the capital of Cappadocia, situated in central Turkey and is famous for producing high knot count silk rugs. Rugs with a wool pile and a cotton foundation are also produced. Kayseri rugs have at least 300 knots per square inch and can take several months, sometimes longer, to weave. The overall pattern tends to be floral and natural dyes are commonly used.
Washing silk rugs is far more time consuming, labour intensive and specialised than wool. As usual, we test all colours before proceeding. The result of the colour test will determine the method used for cleaning. One of the major issues with washing silk is pile distortion, where the lustre and feel of the pile can be lost. Silk rugs should never be cleaned in the home or with carpet cleaning equipment. If pile distortion has occurred due to incorrect cleaning procedures, then it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to reverse the damage.