Rug Cleaning Newbury
Oriental Rug Spa offer a specialist Persian, Oriental and Contemporary rug cleaning in Newbury, Berkshire. 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 423150. You can drop the rug into our wash facility, or 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.
Weaving a Rug on a Loom
When the weaving has been completed, the rug is cut from the loom and the pile is sheared to its final length. In workshops a razor-sharp curved knife held in both hands is placed on the surface of the rug and drawn towards the user. The pile is shaved in this way a little at a time with each stroke until the desired results are achieved. More commonly scissors are used. The scissors have a projection at the tip of both blades so that extra pressure and control can be applied with the other hand. Best results are achieved by applying fairly heavy pressure on the pile and shearing by minute degrees many times. This has the effect of polishing the wool, but is a laborious job. It also unravels the twists in the wool so that the fibres in each tuft lie parallel. Rugs are often washed with soap in a local stream or river to remove dust prior to selling. This can also enhance the colours.