Like anything that has been around for a long time, there have been a lot of myths spread about Oriental rugs. And we’re here to debunk the most common ones in this blog post! Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re in need of rug cleaning in Memphis, give us a call. Having been in the industry since 1881, you better believe that we know what we are doing and will give your Oriental rug the care, repair, and cleaning that it deserves!

Every Old Rug Is High in Value

Oriental and Persian rugs have been around for centuries, and every now and again an old one will appear. There is a false assumption that every old Oriental rug is worth a lot. The truth of the matter is, the age doesn’t matter. The value of the rug is mostly based on its condition. In fact, there are some older rugs in good condition that aren’t worth much because it’s not too appealing and is lacking artistry.

Persian Rugs Are the Best

The difference between an Oriental rugs and Persian rugs lay in the location that it was made. Oriental rugs are hand made in China, while Persian rugs are from Iran. Some people believe that the best rugs are Persian. First of all, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. One might appreciate a Persian rug over an Oriental one, while their spouse might see it the other way. It really comes down to how well crafted the rug is and its quality. Aside from that, it really comes down to personal preference.

You Should Avoid Vacuuming Your Rug

Now, we don’t know where this rumor came from, but we’ve had multiple people ask us if it’s true that they should avoid vacuuming their rug to prevent damage. This is untrue! Vacuuming is a great way to get the surface layer of dust off of your rug. The only thing that you should keep in mind is that the vacuum will not be able to get the rug dust that is found deep inside of the fibers. That’s why we recommend a good dusting every one to two years.

Never Wet Clean Them

This is another one that stumped us. Of course your oriental rug should be wet cleaned! We’ve been doing it since 1881 and will continue to do so. One thing that you shouldn’t do is have your rug cleaned by carpet cleaners at your home. You really need professionals that know how to take care of oriental rugs do the job.

That’s not all folks! There are so many myths surrounding Oriental rugs that we had to split it into two separate blogs. Be sure to stay tuned for part two to learn more, and if you’re in need of rug cleaning services or repair in Memphis, then contact us today! We’re the most experienced cleaners in the game and you can rest assured that when you get the rug back from us, it will look nearly brand spanking new!