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Tips For Caring Of Your Precious Antique Rugs And Persian Carpets





If precious antique rugs survived weathering with time it is just because they are taken care of very well. Persian rugs serve you long when they are treated with care, especially from moths and moisture.

Should the Persian rugs be stored, regular checks is called for especially for moths. However, when a Persian carpet is in use, there is any danger of moths to it.

Moisture and dampness rot the threads and reduce the quality of the carpet and the rugs pretty soon. It needs to be addressed very quickly. Similarly, any other damage such as burn or scissor or knife damage to carpet and rugs should be immediately addressed by a carpet man. It is repaired differently based on the amount of the damage received.

General rug care tips:
Change the rug position so sunlight effects are equally received by all sides of the rug. It is called rotation. But otherwise on a bright sunny day, try not to expose the rug. You may want to screen the window using curtains or shades and it reduces sun damage to your expensive Antique rugs.

Padding gives protection to your Persian rugs especially from excess traffic. These are mostly used in offices where movement of people is high. Padding also prevents the rug from wrinkling and moving off place. Using good rug pads is worthwhile as they improve life of your expensive antique rugs.

Use of poster holder is just enough to hang the Persian carpets and never use nails at the top for hanging. They strain the warp threads and reduce life of the rugs.

To store the Persian rugs first wrap the rugs in a cloth and never use the airtight policy for storing the rugs. Carpets and/or rugs breathe and storing in an airtight bag might result in rot of the same. Wrap them in a cloth or roll them and store them along with some crystals of paradichlorobenzene. Make sure you are renewing these crystals once in a couple of months.

Never store carpets or rugs in humid and damp rooms where there is poor ventilation. Moisture and dampness will discolor the fabric and weaken and rot the rugs. Never store your antique rugs in hot closet too as heat causes brittling of the fabric and ruins its life.

To keep the moths off your Persian rugs and carpets, spray recommended moth sprays twice a year.

The beauty of Persian carpets and rugs is largely dependant on the maintenance. If they are maintained well it reflects on the beauty of the rugs.

Vacuum the carpets and rugs regularly. Always vacuum with low suction and in the direction of the nap of your rug. However, brooming the carpets and rugs gives best results.

Stains and spillage on rugs and carpets should be attended immediately. Always keep carpets and rugs stain-removing kit at home which include paper towels, vinegar, mild ammonia solution, alcohol. detergent with no alkalis or bleaches, sponge and brushes.

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