Oriental Rug Cleaning
Are your valuable Oriental rugs and area rugs being cleaned and maintained properly?
Welcome to Rugtopia…a state of the art rug cleaning facility from Overturf’s Floor & Fabric Care.
Rugs come here to be hand cleaned, rejuvenated and refreshed.
“I’ve used Overturf’s. They cleaned a very large carpet (hand woven Kilim Rug), removed the old padding and I bought a new pad. They picked it up and brought it back.
They were professional and did an excellent job. I consider them a little jewel. They were very personalized and professional. They know what they are doing.
They have been through special training on rugs. They give you tutorial and lots of information.
It was a real quality operation…”
Candace Graham, Bradenton, FL
Our rug facility is specifically designed with state of the art equipment for maximum hand cleaning and care of Oriental Rugs and loose woven rugs. This is all performed by our well trained Textile Care Consultants.
Don’t leave your results and your precious rugs up to chance by having your rugs cleaned in your home by equipment not designed for your fine woven rugs and potentially harsh cleaning products. It’s not worth the risk for your rug cleaning Sarasota.
Did you know that many carpet cleaners have not had specialty training and certification for cleaning area rugs?
Many do not properly dust the rugs before rinsing, use powerful water pressure, water at too high of a temperature, and harsh cleaning solutions made for tough carpets on your delicate Oriental rugs.
Our thorough, 9 step process cannot be performed at your location. We simply couldn’t replicate all the steps we’re able to perform in our facility (we can do a lighter surface type cleaning in your home).
Having your rug cleaned in our spa allows us to give it several treatments for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools and processes that are not available on location.
Our safe but effective process works best to break down deeply embedded dirt and contaminants in your fine Oriental Rugs.
87 pounds of dirt! That’s what the Eureka Corporation found a 9×12 rug could hide. We believe it when we perform maintenance on these beautiful pieces of art. They can hold a tremendous amount of dirt, sometimes without looking visibly soiled. Those tiny soil particles break down the fibers of your rug when you walk on it, much like sandpaper.
Our 9 Step Rug Cleaning Process:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results. Our consultants will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it by our shop.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs are designed to hide dry soil. The Eureka company did a study that found that a 9 x 12 could hide 87 pounds of dirt! We use a variety of techniques and professional equipment to thoroughly dust the rugs front and back. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on the types of soiling present and the fabric condition, the rug may be pre-treated with a specialty cleaner to emulsify certain soils. An optional odor treatment can be applied during this process. This treatment soaks the rug to break down these harmful contaminants so they can be washed away.
Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Shampoo
Next, the rug will be treated with a shampoo specifically designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.
Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Depending on the type of rug it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pool designed especially for Oriental Rugs.
Step 7: Speed Dry
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential.
Step 8: Finishing
When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Your rug will be wrapped to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.
Don’t forget to use a high quality rug underlayment (rug pad) to keep your rugs in good shape.