Persian carpets have always been the most valued carpets. When we buy a rug of this category, we are purchasing a work of art, since it is a unique piece. If you have a Persian carpet, and you want it to always look like the first day you bought it, read on to learn how to clean and maintain a Persian rug.
Persian rugs come from the ancient Persian empire that we know today as Iran. However, oriental rugs have different characteristics according to their origin. If you have a Persian carpet, you will see that you have to take care of it as though it were a jewel and know its characteristics.
How to clean and maintain a Persian carpet?
For daily maintenance, depending on the foot traffic using the carpet, you will have to take into account the following tips.
It is essential to vacuum in the direction of the wool since if we do it; on the contrary, we will add dirt and dust. It would be best if you also hovered the reverse of the carpet, but when doing so, do not forget to remove the rotating function of the vacuum brush, as it can damage a beautiful rug.
If any liquid is spilled on the carpet, absorb it quickly with a clean, dry cloth.
Never shake a Persian rug as it will damage the fibres.
It is a good idea to place a special carpet underlay under it, as it will cushion the tread and the carpet will last better.
Change the position of the carpet from time to time to prevent wear on the same place.
If you want to know the different characteristics of cleaning a Persian carpet, follow these steps:
Cleaning a Persian carpet
If the carpet has silk in its composition, it is better to take it to a professional. If made of cotton or wool, you can clean it at home.
Spread baking soda all over the surface of the carpet, let it act for a while and then vacuum the surface. There are also dry cleaning foams and, if you decide to use one, apply it throughout the carpet. With a sponge, let it act and vacuum. Test the foam in a corner first to make sure it works as expected.
Take cold water where you will put dishwasher foaming. With a soft bristle brush, clean the carpet and then clean and remove the soap. If you prefer, there are also carpet shampoos but do not use those with ammonia or other aggressive products.
Put a clean cloth under the fringes and with water, detergent and a brush, brush out the fringes. Expect to change the water as many times as the dirt comes out.
If you have a pet that has stained the carpet, remove the stain with white vinegar, then rinse with cold water.
Drying the carpet
Do not hang the carpet in the sun, but put it in the shade and for no more than two days. Use a fan to dry it faster.
It is vital to maintain Persian rugs properly to have them in good condition for many years of use.