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In the matter of rugs it works in a similar way to clothing.

Not only does each person have a different taste from the others,

but also that, when washing clothes, each garment needs a specific treatment that is not what the other clothes need. So what should be done?

In general, the rule is always that if something happens to your carpet, as for example if a stain appears, you need to be quick. In any case, always keep in mind one thing: Never Rub!

What to do then?

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Try to remove the stain as much as possible with the vacuum cleaner and also help with a cotton cloth or with paper towels to remove the liquid present on the surface of the carpet. Repeat the same several times, even with some pressure and, eventually, even in the back, until no longer presents any type of liquid in the carpet .

No doubt and in any case, avoid rubbing, because, if you did, you would end up incorporating some external substances between the fibers of the carpet.

In addition, even the typical trick, according to which you would have to spread salt on the wine stains, could actually seriously damage the color of your carpet. OUCH!

After having vacuumed over the liquid, if possible, it is recommended to take a cotton cloth, use it to moisten the stain with a little baby shampoo, and then let it absorb throughout the night. It is advisable to use the shampoo for children because of its extreme delicacy, unlike many other products, even the most specific ones, which can be too aggressive for the fibers of the carpet.

On the other hand,

when you want to remove a stain, you should also avoid moistening the carpet excessively, because in this case there is a risk of increasing the size of the stain. When trying to remove the stain from the carpet, in any case, the following general rule must be taken into account: it is always advisable to start from the edge and move slowly towards the center.
On the other hand, if solid substances that can not be removed with a vacuum cleaner have fallen on the carpet, we recommend you try to remove them with a spoon.

Other ingredients people try:

Baking soda.wine carpet nycrugs

Club Soda.

Vinegar.

Ice water.

Rubbing alcohol. 

Hydrogen peroxide.

Dish detergent. 

The general idea is to quickly damp the wine with another liquid so it does not stain the carpet. Then apply a color safe fabric or sponge to absorb everything with pressure. Use as many fabrics as possible. Leave one over night with paper towels and something to pressure the cloth over the stain until next day to keep absorbing the wet spot.

We also remind you that every time you try to clean your carpet on your own, unfortunately you will always risk damaging it even more.

That is the beauty of the hand-knotted rugs, they can keep looking great for almost a 100 years if taken care of properly.

To be on the safest side, just give us a call and lets us arrange a rug cleaning for you. The whole rug will be cleaned and washed to be bring back to life the colors and any damage repair.

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For example, we just cleaned this hand made rug. Who could guess this is a rug from 1926, 92 YEARS OLD looks like new.

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First of all what is KPSI?

Knots Per Square Inch, is a quality measure used to determine knot density in Oriental Rugs.

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They do in general have fewer kpsi, but that’s usually because they’re mass produced and designed to have a lower cost and a higher output. The more detailed the production, the higher the setup and running cost of machinery.
Mass production is almost always a case of quantity over quality.

Some machines can produce carpets of more that 2400 kpsi, but it costs about the same as a handmade one of similar quality and people would rather buy the handmade ones because they retain their value and often increase over a long period.

 

Durability:

Handmade carpets or Rugs are thousand times high durable as compared to machine made carpet. You cannot use a machine made carpet more than a couple of  years, but handmade carpets can last over 100 years and still look great without losing color.

Quality:

The quality of the stitches and sewing in the hand-woven rugs is above par, due to which it is generally more expensive than a machine-made rug. The durability of a hand-woven rug is high as compared to a machine- made rug, which also constitutes a reason for the hand-made rugs to be priced greater than a machine-made rug.

Textures and back of the rug:

Machine-made rugs are mostly fine and consistent in the texture and designs of the rug, while a hand-woven rug can be customized according to one’s desire and wishes. Machine-made rugs lack the feature of unpredictability and surprise which can be obtained from a hand-woven rug.

Process duration:

A handmade carpet is woven approx. one year and sometimes more than one year.  The process duration of handmade carpet depends on size and color combination of carpet. Machine made carpet is woven approx. 2-5 hours.

 

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Sometimes rugs can be tricky.

When deciding where to place your carpet, make sure that the surface of the selected point is clean, dry and smooth.

This measure allows to avoid the typical domestic accidents, in which one slips or stumbles with the carpet, which is very frequent if there are children running around the house.mother's Day coupon

The best option would be to not place any type of object for a long time over your carpet. Since often this can not be avoided, in the case of very sharp and sharp objects, it is recommended to use Coasters for furniture. These, in fact, allow to distribute the weight over a wider area.

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It is strongly discouraged to support pots or vases directly on the carpet, since, due to the humidity and the absence of air between the floor and the carpet, this could end up having mold. For this reason, it is highly advisable to frequently lift the object in question so that the air can circulate between it and the carpet.

 

Once you have finally found the most suitable place for your carpet, we recommend turning it 180 degrees every six months, as long as the size of the carpet allows it.

In this way, it will ensure that the wear of the carpet is uniform over the entire surface and that, when you decide to put the carpet in a new position, it does not appear worn only on one side.

 

Rugs Will Get Dirty, Guaranteed.

This is why we want to share simple tips to keep them as clean as possible.NYC Rug cleaning

Among natural fibers, in addition to wool, silk and cotton, jute and sisal must also be included.

However, during the treatment, the viscose, although produced synthetically from cellulose, is also used as an extremely sensitive natural fiber. In case you have already been advised to waterproof your carpet with a specific protection spray, designed to protect it from moisture and dirt, forget about this option when it comes to natural fiber carpets.

In fact, in this way, its characteristic and healthy properties for the environment would be destroyed, such as its extraordinary regulation of the air quality of the room in which it is located.

This would be due to the fact that the fibers would no longer be able to absorb or deliberate moisture.

In general, you should also be careful with alkaline detergents, such as:

  1. Hard soap
  2. Bile soap
  3. Green soap
  4. Stain removers
  5. Soda
  6. Soap lye
  7. Ammonia

These products, in fact, degrease, whiten and damage the fibers of the carpet.

In particular, when cleaning the carpet, it is important to distinguish between fibers of animal origin and those of plant origin.

Persian Carpets Guide

Since time immemorial they have been the queens of the most elegant floors.

There is no list of weddings that boasts that it does not have one or two Persian rugs and if they are inherited or bought in antiquarian and auctions, are even more desired, it is said that the more used the more elegant.
Before thinking about where to place them or if we want them in our decoration we must know what are the characteristics of these wonderful works of ancient craftsmanship. And then in the modern decorations, so that the Persian rugs are not displaced, we see the keys so that they can be integrated into any decoration.

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If the colors are too garish and the threads are synthetic and of poor quality, it is seen that they are false at first sight, so the decoration does not matter, they will always look bad. Delicate, carefully made in silk or virgin wool, they demand a very special attention, the secret of their handmade production has passed from generation to generation.

Although it is known that the Persians used insects and vegetable remains to make them more resistant, we should not forget that they were designed to cover the soil of the reins of this nomadic people.

The raw materials used to make Persian rugs are wool, silk and cotton.

Wool and silk are mostly used for the velvet of the carpet, and rarely in the warp and weft, which are usually made of cotton. Sheep and lamb wool are highly valued, especially long fiber.

It is called kurk to wool of good quality, and tabachi to what we call wool eraser. The most reputable wools come from Khorasan or the luras and Kurds.
Cotton is used exclusively for warp and weft. There are some types of carpet, such as those of Qom or Na’in, in which a silk thread is mixed with the velvet wool. In the most valuable carpets velvet is also silk.

In some ancient rugs, gold, silver or silk threads were used, surrounded by a precious metal thread, hence the enormous figures obtained in international auctions.

Currently, the warp and weft are always cotton, saved the nomadic carpets that you can get in bazaars or specialty stores.
The knot of the Persian carpet is asymmetric, simple and achieves a very delicate effect. Depending on the area, the carpets have different motifs, for example, the nomadic carpets woven by the Gashgai tribes in Shiraz in southwestern Iran have simple geometric figures and often several rhombuses in the middle of the carpet field.

All these carpets are knotted by hand (hand Knotted) and therefore may have irregularities in size not being exactly the standard measurements. Being handmade carpets are unique pieces and therefore the designs vary from one carpet to another.

Being a lover of decorations that integrate old pieces with modern and different styles;

I think Persian rugs are a piece that adapts to any decoration and does not go unnoticed. it will end up being the protagonist of your living room.

 

 

Turkish Knot vs Persian Knot

There are several types of knots, some are named after certain areas.

 The Turkish, or Ghiordes, knot is wrapped around two adjacent warps so that the ends emerge in the space between them, this knot has come to be called, the symmetric knot. Turkish Knots:

The Persian, or Senneh, knot wraps around one warp with the yarn passing behind the adjacent warp so that it collars the warps exactly as a single uncovered warp divides the two pile ends, this knot has come to be called the asymmetric knot. Persian Knots:

The Turkish knot grips the warp threads more firmly yet allows for less fine curvilinear designs.

The Persian knot allows for more knots to be contained within a given area, and therefore, is used for more curvilinear and detailed designs.

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