Pakistani Rug Cleaning
Treat your Pakistani Rug to a specialist clean at our bespoke rug spa in Cheshire
Pakistani Rug Cleaning Cheshire
A specialist Pakistani Rug cleaning service based in Cheshire. We offer a bespoke rug cleaning experience and thorough deep cleaning of your precious Afghan Rugs.
Pakistani rugs are often made with hand dyed wool yarn which needs a particular way of being cleaned and should never be cleaned in your home.
Pakistani Rug Cleaning Process
- Pre – Inspection, any existing conditions noted.
- Colour Fastness and condition tests which determined our cleaning procedure
- Dry soil removal – This includes air dusting and beating depending on condition tests
- Washing in our purpose built wash pit.
- Any additional treatments needed such as urine, odour, stains and moth treatments..
- Drying – thoroughly dried within hours.
- Grooming – Setting the pile
- Post – Inspection
- Your rug is now clean and fresh and ready for collection
You can read all about our thorough cleaning process and about each step in great detail on our Rug Cleaning Process Page
Cleaning a Pakistani Rug.
Pakistani rugs are typically hand knotted and use wool yarn for the pile and cotton for the foundations of the rug. They are often brightly coloured and some copy designs from other types of oriental rugs some rugs are woven by tribes that travel between countries. Some Pakistani rugs have been treated to make the wool shiny. This is why it isn’t recommended to have your Pakistani Rug cleaned in your home by a carpet cleaning machine.
We have many years experience, the correct rug cleaning equipment and cleaning products to clean your Pakistani Rug safely and thoroughly. We are also Woolsafe approved members meaning you can be rest assured your Pakistani wool rug is in safe hands.
A Rug Cleaning Service that is highly sought after, Trusted & Reliable
We are a family run business who specialise in just rug cleaning and rug restoration. We have over 30 combined years experience in the rug cleaning industry and are proud of our dedication to expert care and knowledge of all types of rugs.
To find out how we can bring a new life back to your precious rugs, give us a call today on 01606 882712 or fill in the form and we’ll give you a quotation based on your needs.
Pakistan Rug Cleaning
Pakistan rugs date right back to the 11th century, but from the 16th is where they became more prevalent- at the beginning of the Mughal Dynasty where the last successor of Timur, Babur founded the Mughal Empire. Before this, Moenjodaro and Harappa, two ancient cities of the Indus Valley inhabited the art of making carpets. It has even been said that the Indus Valley first developed the use of floor textiles.
During the Mughal Dynasty, historians say that Pakistan rugs were replicas of those in Persia- with the detailing and weft techniques being very similar. With such beautiful designs, the rugs that were made in South Asia became undeniably sought out- the demand for them spread worldwide. With their high-knot densities and vibrant designs, it was no wonder that these carpets were even made for the Mughal emperors.
It wasn’t until the seventeenth century that they hit England- during the British Colonial era, they were mostly used in female jails until after the independence where they really saw their time. Now, Pakistan rugs tend to be made by Afghan refugees who are residing in Pakistan- being a leading export for Pakistan revenue.
Pakistan rugs that are now mass-produced are either known as Mori carpets or Persian; Mori carpets being distinguished by their Bokhara-inspired and Turk patterns that are of a single warp and Ziegler carpets that are still manufactured in Pakistan but resemble traditional Persian rugs with a double weft instead. With such a distinctive colour palette of a ruby red background that is laced with creams and pale blues, and are often woven with Australian and New Zealand wool
Caring and Cleaning Your Pakistani Rug
From being so durable due to their asymmetrical high knot densities and cotton foundations, Pakistani rugs must be looked after well to maintain their quality. Like all Oriental rugs, Pakistan rugs are handmade, so it is imperative that they are treated with care and consideration. Often, these rugs are tea washed with a chemical so that they appear older and darker, They can also be ‘Super washed’ which is a chemical wash that makes the coarse wool softer and even appear shiny like silk.
What you can do at home is rotate your rug regularly, hoover all areas, keep it out of direct sunlight and ensure that wear is distributed in all areas. In terms of washing, a professional service is your best bet at ensuring that your rug is deep cleaned, as well as treated accordingly if stains are present.
Here at Arcadia Rug Spa, we are highly qualified and trained in dealing will all types of Oriental rugs. With many years of experience as professional rug cleaners, we have treated, restored and renewed thousands of your rug, too; making us the most reliable and trusting service for your investment’s needs. Firstly, we have to assess your carpet so that we can establish whether or not it is viable for our handy work.
Once assessed, we can determine what treatments are needed for your Pakistan Rug. Being such a high-quality rug, we will take extra precautions in ensuring that we fully concentrate on its needs so that we deliver you with exceptional results. With our 12-step cleaning process, we are able to clean deeper into all crevices, as well as establish exactly what your rug needs. In the end, you will be left with a lovely-smelling, soft and vibrant carpet that’s colour palette looks refreshed.
With industry-leading equipment and machinery, we are able to undergo practises that have been trialled and tested- delivering our customers with their carpet, but better. Our last step, ‘the finishing touches’ allows us to reassess your rug so that we can fully ensure that your rug is looking, feeling and smelling the best it can. We understand that most Pakistani rugs are expensive or are also family heirlooms which is why we do our utmost in delivering your rug back to you in an improved condition.
Continue exploring our website for a closer look into our Cheshire rug cleaning services. In the meantime, see below for some fun facts on Pakistani rugs:
- The first Muslim conquerors introduced carpet weaving in the 11th century!
- Most of Pakistan’s rug weavers are Islamic; they fled to Pakistan after the war between India and Pakistan!
- These rugs have been exported to all areas of the world!
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