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Oriental Rug

Oriental area rugs are hand knotted rugs produced in China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Turkey, Iran, and other Asian countries. They are usually made of wool or silk. At Pettyjohn's, we specialize in Oriental rug cleaning as we have over 26 years experience.

Wool Rug

The colors of natural wool area rugs are subdued, muted and neutral, not bright, vibrant and bold, as those of Oriental area rugs. Often, these area rugs are available in only one color. The patterns, if any, are very simple and straightforward, not intricate and elaborate. Natural wool area rugs are all about simplicity: simplicity of design, color, and style. They are, however, very practical and are usually easy to take care of, since wool area rugs are naturally stain resistant.

Braided Rug

Braided rugs are among some of the most accessible types of rug that you can add to your home. They can be found in many places, from home décor and online stores to specialty rug shops. Though they are sold everywhere, braided rugs add a unique look to any floor. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be also be made of wool or old fabric.

Hand Tufted Rug

Hand-tufted rugs use high quality wool so the finished product looks and wears much like a hand-knotted rug. Unlike a hand-knotted rug, a hand-tufted rug is created without tying knots. Making a hand-tufted area rug takes a fraction of the time to make, therefore greatly reducing the cost. As a result, hand-tufted rugs are very affordable area rugs.


Area Rug Cleaning

A dirty rug is neither inviting nor eye pleasing. If you are no longer confident that your rug is adding to your home’s aesthetic appeal, then it may be time to have that rug cleaned. We are excited to share with you the intricacies of the rug cleaning process.  
Many factors, like the rug’s material, construction, and age must be considered before you can choose the appropriate cleaning materials and methods for it. Inappropriate cleaning methods or chemistry can risk damaging the rug. For example, adding water to lighten a stained area may cause the dye in certain rugs to bleed and run. The same thing can also happen if you use a harsh cleaner on a rug made of delicate materials.
So if you want to continue using your area rug for many years to come, your best option is to have it cleaned by a professional, like Pettyjohn’s Rug and Carpet Cleaning.

Cleaning Your Rugs the Right Way

Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration has been in the rug and carpet cleaning business for the last 26 years. Our extensive experience has taught us that specific rug types require specific cleaning methods. We adhere to this understanding whenever we clean the following types of rug:  

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If you are still not sure what type of area rug you want, check out this rug guide.

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Rug Cleaning Done The Right Way

There are many different processes when it comes to cleaning rugs depending on the type of rug. Not knowing the correct procedure can easily damage an expensive rug. Trusting a professional cleaning company like Pettyjohn’s Cleaning will ensure you get your area rug cleaned and returned to without any damage. Here are some of the benefits of getting your rug cleaned by a professional like Pettyjohn’s;
  • Pettyjohn’s has been rug cleaning in Raleigh for 26+ years
  • Pettyjohn’s has their own in-house rug cleaning plant
  • Pettyjohn’s offers pick-up and delivery
  • Pettyjohn’s has multiple cleaning methods to choose from based on your particular need
  • Pettyjohn’s can handle difficult carpet and rug repairs
  • Pettyjohn’s Cleaning is a local family owned company

Rug Cleaning Process 

We can pick-up your rugs and bring them back to our special cleaning facility where they will go through our thorough cleaning process for maximum soil and spot removal. Having your rugs cleaned in our facility allows us to give them several treatments, if needed, with both sides cleaned, controlled drying and the use of various specialty tools that are not available on location. Check out this site for some fun rug stats.

Rug Cleaning Process

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