It is believed that the first Indian rugs were the products of Persian rug makers who immigrated to India in the 16th century under the protection of Emperor Akbar. Known as Mughal carpets, the intricate designs of these rugs were adapted to suit the cultural belief systems and available materials in the Indian cities of Agra, Lahore and Delhi. During these early years, artisans might take as long as 15 years to complete a single rug. The results of these efforts are still prized by collectors today as shining examples of the art of rug making. Kashmir rugs are in especially high demand because of their brilliant jewel-toned colors and complex designs. At Infinity Rug Care, we offer expert care for all types of Oriental rugs, including handmade items from India and the Indian tradition.
Regular Rotation Can Reduce Wear and Tear
Changing the position of your Indian rug on a regular basis can help you to avoid inflicting excessive wear in certain areas and can extend the functional life of this valuable item. By rotating your carpet and moving it from time to time, you can also enjoy the various patterns and designs that adorn these beautiful and functional works of art.
Stay Away from the Sun
Sunlight can do serious damage to delicate fabrics and dyes. By keeping your Indian rug away from ultraviolet light, you can prevent this damage and can ensure the longest life for your rugs in the home or office setting.
Antique Rugs Need Professional Care
The dyes and stains used to color Indian rugs can react badly to commercially available cleaning products. As a result, experts recommend avoiding these products altogether and investing in regular cleaning for your Indian rugs with a professional South Florida rug cleaner like Infinity Rug Care. If you must remove a stain quickly before it sets, use plain water to dilute the stain and a soft, nonabrasive cloth to soak up the excess water before calling us to schedule a cleaning for your Indian rug.
At Infinity Rug Care, we are committed to providing top-notch cleaning and restoration services for all types of Oriental, Indian, Persian and antique rugs for our customers throughout the South Florida area. If you need expert rug care and cleaning, call us at 954-394-7009 to schedule an appointment with our experienced technicians. We look forward to the chance to serve your rug cleaning needs.