Area Rug Cleaning

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Our in plant professional area rug cleaning can provide you with a thorough yet gentle cleaning service that your area rugs deserve.  We have been cleaning area rugs in Peterborough for over fifteen years.  Our dedicated team of technicians take great pride in there work with years of experience.  We also service Campbellford, Newcastle, Bowmanville, and Kawartha Lakes.

Before cleaning we inspect your area rug, checking for fibre stability and addressing any areas of concern.  Next, we perform a colourfast test to ensure the proper method of cleaning.  Once your area rug has been inspected, a mechanical duster is used as your rug is being professionally vacuumed. This step removes approximately 79% of dry particles such as animal hair, dust, allergens and particle soil.

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The remaining soil is then removed with our delicate rug washing process.  A special rinsing agent is used to prevent dye bleeding and to remove any cleaning solution residue, leaving your area rug fresh and clean.  In the final step, your rug is hung in our temperature control in plant cleaning facility and fans are used to ensure proper drying.

We offer additional treatments for your fine area rugs including fibre protection, moth damage and pet urine removal.  No charge pickup and delivery of your area rug within the City of Peterborough is included with our area rug cleaning service.

Your Rug Deserves Some Pampering

DID YOU KNOW that a valuable area rug in your home is virtually crying out for some comfort?

When people start installing more hard floors in homes, the first thing many of them do is cover those floors with soft area rugs. Some of these rugs cost thousands of dollars, and they need their own special protection.

A rug pad designed and sized specially for your area rug (or rugs, if you are fortunate enough to have several in your home) is the protection they need and deserve.

Why go with a quality rug pad? Because they:

1.    Add cushioning and comfort for you

2.    Can add years to the life of a rug

3.    Protects the flooring beneath the rug

4.    Prevents the rug from slipping and you from falling!

Besides a rug pad, your area rug needs regular cleaning.

Don’t wait for your rug to cry out, “Please help!” It needs a pad of its own, right now. Give it the protection it needs, and enjoy that rug for many years to come.

Listed below are some examples of popular Oriental area rugs.

Area Rug Cleaning

The term “Oriental Area Rug” refers to a hand knotted or hand-woven rug made in one of the traditional weaving areas of the Middle or far East.  Oriental rug quality is judged by the type of knot used, pile depth, number of knots per square inch, yarn fineness, colour richness, fastness of the dye and subtleness of the pattern.  The most common fibres used in weaving Oriental rugs are wool, cotton, silk and rayon.  Sometimes, camel hair, goat hair and horse hair are used.  Fine Oriental area rugs require special care and handling to protect delicate fibres and the beautiful colouring of the rugs.  However, while protecting the rugs is critical, you also want to ensure that the rugs are thoroughly cleaned to remove stains and deeply embedded soil.

Braided rugs are constructed of wool fabric, heavy wool rug yarn or other materials including olefin.  Individual lengths of braid or a continuous braid may be stitched or laced together into the desired shape. All braids have a core, which is an inner material that gives the braid shape and consistency.  During cleaning, this core, if made of paper or dyed waste material, can easily bleed to the surface!  Paper, foam, textile byproduct or waste materials are often used for the core of low quality rugs.

Dhurrie rugs are usually cotton or wool but may be silk and are flat woven, stiff, un-backed reversible rugs traditionally from India.

Sisal is a natural fiber derived from the agave sisalana cactus plant.  Sisal grows in semi-arid regions in Brazil and Mexico.  Sisal is not the same fiber as coir or jute.  It is stronger and more durable than other natural fibers and is therefore preferred for Sisal Rugs.  Other natural fibers used in making “Sisal” rugs are coir (coconut fibers), jute, hemp, seagrass and mountain grass from China.  Sisal rugs are for indoor use only and are often found in enclosed and screened-in porches.  They should never be exposed to rainfall or allowed to become water saturated.

Ingrain rugs are made of dyed yarn and woven so that the pattern is shown on both sides.

Kilims (Kelims) are flat, hand-woven reversible rugs with no pile made in Turkey, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Iran and Western Turkestan. Since they take less time to weave than knotted rugs they are generally less expensive.  Kilim rugs are characterized by long, narrow slits in the fabric that are arranged in a stair-step pattern to avoid weakening the rug.  Kilim rugs are usually reversible.  They are made in bold colors and in a variety of designs typical of the regions where they were woven.  Kilims may be constructed of wool, camel hair, goat hair and/or horsehair.