Silk Rug Cleaning – Taking Care of Your Delicate and Expensive Silk Rug
Silk Rugs are truly work of art and are moderate to very expensive. Your valuable silk rug possession requires a specific area of expertise within area rug cleaning with an acute knowledge of each rug’s origin, silk quality, dyes and age of the rug. The common method of chem-dry process or dry-wash with foam and a sponge is not only the wrong way of cleaning your silk rug; it is a recipe for destruction of its fibers. The chemical residue or the foam will get absorbed by the silk fiber and the foundation of the rug (wefts & warps). This over time will dry up the silk rug and cause brittleness and cracking which destroys the rug and its value.
The advantage of Using RevitaRUGS to Clean Your Silk Rug is Science and Experience
RevitaRUGS washes you silk rug not only with purified soft water that is a critical factor in the end result softness, we also combined traditional proven techniques of silk rug washing from the origins of each rug with Italian artisanship and modern technology. Silk rug cleaning requires a mastery and knowledge known only by a hand full of experts around the world. Our skilled team has been cleaning and restoring silk rugs from new to antique for decades; adding value and life to these timeless pieces of art.
Important issues when cleaning silk rugs
Typically there are two problems for washing silk rugs. First, older rugs have been dried up due to the chem-dry process or lack of wash for many years and the fibers are very hard. The second issue is the new silk rugs, where the biggest problem is the color run upon exposure to water. We study each rug and determine the country of origin and the specific province where it was made. Accordingly, we decide the appropriate process to properly wash and treat the rug. For example, Persian silk rug is mostly made with 100% natural silk and requires extreme expertise when washed with water. Chinese silk rug can be natural silk too; however, most recently the new fibers are woven out of cotton resembling silk. It requires a complete different process than of natural silk or it will fade.
Turkish silk rugs do not have the danger of color run, but, if not washed properly it will dry and feel like a block of lumber. That is when the rug will eventually crack like a biscuit! Regardless of what type of silk rug, we have cleaned them from antiques to attic finds.
Do You Have a Silk Rug That Needs Cleaning? Contact RevitaRUGS!
Ready to clean your Silk Rug? At RevitaRUGS, we want to make a healthier, green clean part of everyone’s home. The first step? Getting your fast, free, no-obligation quote from one of our Revita Experts! Call us at 1.855.5.REVITA or, fill out our contact form here. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you might have about your rug process.