Silk area rugs are most commonly Oriental in style, hand woven using a variety of colors into an intricate pattern. Other types of silk rugs include Dhurrie rugs from India, which have very bright colors. A Dhurrie rug has no back and is very stiff to the touch. Other areas of production for silk rugs include Iran, Turkey, Kashmir and Persia.
Historically, silk rugs have existed since approximately 2600 BC and were usually restricted to royalty or the wealthiest members of society due to the cost of hand-weaving silk into complicated patterns to create the rug.
Silk rugs are beautiful and can be a lovely accessory for any home but due to the delicate nature of the silk, taking care of and cleaning the rug properly are very important. It is very important to note that a silk rug cannot simply be cleaned with some spot cleaner and a rag, as silk damages easily and can lose color, strength and can even yellow or develop color ringing if cleaned improperly. Once damaged, it is very difficult to restore a silk rug to its original appearance.
Most commercially available rug cleaning products will damage silk rugs because of the oxiding agents, acids and bases used to create the cleaning product. These chemicals can cause the silk to lose color, turn yellow through bleaching or even dissolve the carpet strands. Do not attempt to clean a silk rug using commercial cleaning products.
In fact, owners of a silk rug should never try to clean a silk area rug on their own because the proper cleaning process requires quite a bit of skill and experience. Instead, contact Green Choice Carpet Cleaning in Brooklyn for assistance.
Our professional team can come pick up the rug at the residence and transport it to our facilities, where a skilled staff will professionally clean the rug using the correct cleaning techniques for a silk rug. This requires a balance of just enough water, steam and detergent to remove stains, odors and dirt and restore the carpet to its original appearance.
When the carpet is cleaned and dried, our team will bring the carpet back to the residence at no cost.
Note that silk area rugs do not belong in high traffic areas of the home and any liquids and food kept away from the rug to help prevent damage to the carpet. When damage does occur, call Green Choice Carpet Cleaners first to have the silk area rug professionally cleaned and looking as good as new.
If you want to learn more about our Silk rug cleaning services, please call our number at 1-212-390-0148. You can also e-mail us with your questions or you can use our click to chat and speak to customer representative now.
After our pet had an accident on our rugs we called Green Choice to remove it and the stain. The rug was off white and the stain ruined the appearance. After Green Choice was finished the stain we gone and the rug looked great. I thought we would have buy a new rug but Green Choice saved our rug for a very good price. They provided a great service and I recommend them highly.
I needed to have an Oriental rug cleaned after a few years of sitting in my living room. It was dusty and few food and drink spills on it. Given the price I paid for it, I check around for a service with good reviews and settles on Green Choice. A plus is that they also give free pick up and delivery. I got the rug back in a week and it looks great. No dirt and no stains. Great job of Oriental rug cleaning Green Choice.