Persian rugs are simply rugs that are produced in Ancient Persia, modern-day Iran. Persian rugs are hand knotted using a specific Persian knot that allows fibers to be densely woven. These rugs are most often made of wool which is a durable and easy to clean fiber. However, Persian rugs should be handled with care. Always check the care label before cleaning your rug.
Roll up your Persian rug and take it outside. Firmly hold the corners of the rug while you powerfully shake it. Continue shaking until dirt, debris and crumbs stop falling from the rug. If your rug is too large to shake by yourself you can hang it over a railing or fence. Then give the rug a good beating with a broomstick or other strong stick. Be sure to hit both sides of the rug.
Vacuum your rug thoroughly starting with the back of the rug. Vacuuming the back of the rug (with the beater brush engaged) helps to loosen dirt within the rug fibers. If you have a long fiber rug (¾”+), we recommend disabling the beater brush while vacuuming the top of the rug. Also, avoid vacuuming fringe and knots with the beater brush. Any long fibers can be vacuumed using the upholstery attachment.
If you’re wondering how to get stains out of your persian rug, you’ve come to the right place. If your rug only has a few areas that need to be cleaned, then spot cleaning can do the trick. To do so:
To hand wash the entire rug, follow these steps:
If you still have stains after following the steps above we recommend getting your Persian rug cleaned professionally
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Can you power wash a Persian rug?
Power washing your Persain rug is not recommended.
Can you shampoo a Persian rug?
Shampooing or soaking your Persain rug is not recommended.
Can you steam clean a Persian rug?
We also don’t recommend steam cleaning your authentic Persian rug as it can cause the fibers to loosen.
Can you vacuum a Persian rug?
Yes, vacuuming your Persian rug will help it to stay clean. Vacuum your rug with the beater brush turned off using suction only.
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