How do I care for my rug?

Wednesday October 10, 2018 By World of Rugs

Most Oriental/Hand made rugs are generally made of wool, although some are made of or have some silk. Rugs of wool are extremely durable and consistently out-perform other materials. Unlike other fibers, wool is much more resilient, cleans better and stays clean longer.

The following are some simple steps that if performed regularly will help your fine treasure remain beautiful for generations.


Like most carpeting, Oriental rugs should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and help restore life to the fibers. Be careful not to vacuum the fringes. Use your vacuum attachments to reach under the furniture to avoid moth damage.


Once a year, your rug should be rotated to ensure even wear. If traffic is excessive, rotation may be needed more often; less often if traffic is limited.

Professional Cleaning:

The beauty and life of your oriental rug depends largely on cleanliness and care. Depending on the amount of traffic, it is recommended that a professional cleaning be done every three to five years. Never clean Oriental rugs with chemicals or steam. World of Rugs cleans all rugs on-site. Pick up and delivery is available. Please contact us for a free estimate.


In most circumstances, a quality pad should be used under your rug to help protect it from wear and slippage. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.


In case of damage, just about any problem has a solution. Old and antique rugs sometimes need to be re-woven where worn and restored to life. Newer rugs are rarely in need of repair. World of Rugs maintains a staff of expert repair specialists to help you with any problem.

Spot Cleaning Suggestion:

When spills occur, act quickly. Dilute with plenty of water and blot the wet area until all of the moisture is removed. For solid spills, take a spoon and carefully scoop up the material. The above information will help you eliminate most stains.

For further advice, contact us. We will be glad to help.

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