are silk rugs durable?

Are Silk Rugs Durable?

We’ve discussed the durability of wool for Oriental rugs, but what about silk? Have you found what may be the perfect Silk Oriental rug, but you’re worried about maintenance or durability? We have answers to your questions about silk rugs and what it takes to make sure you treat your new or inherited silk Oriental […]

7 Ways You Could Be Destroying Your Persian Rug

7 Ways You Could Be Destroying Your Persian Rug

Although Persian rugs are surprisingly hardy and durable, they need to be looked after so they can keep looking good. Many rug owners inadvertently damage their expensive investments only because they are not aware of the various factors that could damage their rugs. Here are 7 ways you could be unknowingly destroying your Persian Rug. […]

Oriental Rugs And Art – The Often Overlooked Connection

Oriental rugs and art? Is it even possible to compare the two? A behind-the-scenes look at how rugs are manufactured reveals some very interesting and surprising connections between these two art forms. Oriental rugs are beautiful creations made by only very few, very talented tribal nomads. Each rug is painstakingly hand-woven. There is absolutely no […]

Cleaning Your Oriental Rug

You will have probably read somewhere or the other that the best way to clean an oriental rug is to prevent it from getting dirty in the first place. While theoretically this is sound advice, from a practical standpoint this is easier said than done. Unless you have your rug hanging on the wall or […]

Under Pad For Oriental Rugs

Should You Or Shouldn’t You  Use Under Pad For Oriental Rugs? If you’ve just bought an oriental rug, chances are the rug seller would have advised you to buy an under pad to protect your rug. Most people eye this advice with suspicion as they presume the rug seller is just trying to make some […]

Oriental Rug with Moth Damage

How to Protect Oriental Rugs from Moth Damage

Moth Damage is one of the biggest concerns for Oriental rug owners. The smallest infestation of these tiny insects can spread rapidly causing extensive damage to your rug. It’s not the adult moths flying around that do the damage. The damage to oriental rugs is actually a result of the larvae that eat away at […]

Oriental rug repair Guide: Before & after

Oriental rugs make fabulous floor coverings. They add beauty, color and warmth to the floor and uplift the look of the entire room. When you place one in any room, you wish it would last undamaged for the longest time. However, by the very nature of its use, oriental rugs are subjected to all kinds […]

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How to Vacuum Your Oriental Rug

Vacuuming your oriental rugs regularly is an integral part of caring for it. So what does ‘regularly’ mean in this case? It depends. If you live in a dusty area or your rug is in a place where it gets a lot of foot traffic, then you may need to vacuum it at least once […]