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Hand Cleaning of Large 50 Year Old Handmade Persian Rug

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 09:44 AM

We were asked by a longtime famous Rug Dealer in New York City to restore and hopefully bring back to life a 50 year old hand made Persian (Iranian) super fine wool and silk Tabriz Rug, valued in excess of $100,000.00.

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Apparently the rug belonged to a customer of his and it was involved in a flood, where dirty water affected about 50% - 60% of the rug, causing it to be discolored and stained with the dirt, debris and other particles in the water.

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The water damage also caused many of the colors in the rug to run and bleed into the other colors as well as the beige background.

Because of the extremely high value of the rug the client wanted the restoration work done in segments. First was the cleaning. The rug was thoroughly washed to remove the dirt, discoloration and smell. The trick is to perform this service while not causing more of the fugitive dyes to bleed further. We successfully did this.

We sent the rug back to the importer for his inspection and told him we could remove much of the color run by implementing our hand restoration technics and the application of proprietary chemicals.

The importer spoke with his client and agreed to have us complete the restoration. So off to work we went and through a combination of hand technics, various applications of chemicals and two more completed wet cleanings we brought the rug back to about 85% - 90% of its pre-loss condition. The rug was dried as carefully as it was washed so as to not have any more color run. 

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The importer was happy and the client now had their valued rug back in very good condition and ready to be used for another 50 years.

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Our company believes in the value of hands-on, personalized approach when providing services to our clients. This is our secret to gaining the trust of our clients when it comes to their carpet and rug needs. We have over 500,000 customers who trust us for their fine carpet and rug care.

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Tags: rug cleaning, Oriental Rug Cleaning, Rug Restoration and Repair, rug restoration, Rug Renovating, persian carpet, persian rug

It’s Like Plastic Surgery For Rugs!!

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

image007.jpgThis handmade 8 x 10 Tibetan rug designed by MADELINE WEINRIB was in need of a good cleaning. It had been pretty BADLY STAINED due to a very large glass of wine trying to defy gravity!!

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So we put the rug through our hand cleaning process to remove the loose soil and the sticky greasy dirt on the front and the back of the rug.

After cleaning the rug looked great but it had those really large almost permanent stains that cleaning just couldn’t remove.  So we called on our In-House Chemical Engineer and he said he would do his best to REMOVE THE STAINING. Off he went and two weeks later the patient has been completely cured (virtually a 98% improvement). Now the rug is ready to resume it’s life as a beautiful handmade work of art.

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Oh yes – most importantly – the client was thrilled!!

RUG RENOVATING believes in the value of hands-on, personalized approach when providing services to our clients. This is our secret to gaining the trust of families when it comes to their carpet and rug needs. We have over 500,000 customers who trust us for their fine carpet and rug care.

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Tags: Oriental Rug Cleaning, Tibetan rug, Rug Restoration and Repair

Rug Weaving In China | Rug Renovating A Family-Owned Business With 120 Years of History

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

The basic techniques of rug making were first developed in the East. Traditional Oriental rugs were made on vertical looms strung with 3 to 24 warp (vertical) threads per cm. Working from bottom to top, the rug makers below either weaved the rug with a flat surface or used knots for a textured pile.

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2. Dyeing the wool
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3. Drying the wool
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4. Spinning the yarn
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5. Looms used for weaving
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6. Four men work one month to weave this rug
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Map of The Rug Weaving Centres of The Orient

One can appreciate the time and effort that goes into the making of fine handmade rugs and carpets. The cleaning and restoration of rugs and carpets is also an art that can be appreciated.  Rug Renovating Co. is your one-stop shop for all your rug and carpet cleaning and restoration needs. We’re not your average rug and carpet cleaning NYC company; we carry a company history that dates back to 1896. Currently run by the family’s fourth generation owner, Rug Renovating Co. boasts a tradition of excellence that has been passed on from our predecessors.

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Tags: Oriental Rug Cleaning, Professional Rug Cleaning, Rug Restoration and Repair

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