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Oriental Rug Origins & Art History

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Oriental Rug Origins & Art History

Bringing an Oriental rug into your home can add culture. Furthermore, it can also add an aesthetic appeal. While bringing a magical feel to any room in the sacred spaces that we live in and raise our families. With styles hailing from India, Persia, Tibet and the Caucasus Region, one can usually find something completely mysterious therefore complementing your décor and bringing far east culture right into your living room.

An Oriental rug’s story begins with its rich history from the exotic country the rug was expertly handmade in. Take a flying carpet ride into the past and journey through a world that cannot be re-created. Learn what the symbols on each of your rugs stand for:

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When it is time to have your Oriental rug professionally cared for and properly cleaned, give Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning a call and schedule an appointment. (904) 262-5863

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Video Post Highlight from Facebook | Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Video Post Highlight from Facebook | Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

We want to show you how your Oriental rug is handled once picked up by the rug cleaning experts at Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning.

Beginner’s Tips on Identifying Authentic Handmade Oriental Rugs

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Beginner’s Tips on Identifying Authentic Handmade Oriental Rugs

It is not a simple task for normal folks not trained in identifying rugs to know the distinction between an authentic handmade Oriental rug and a machine-made rug. Handwoven and hand knotted rugs are also known as Oriental rugs and are mostly collectibles due to their quality. The quality of Oriental rugs hugely depends on the yarns’ quality, dyes used and knot count among other factors.

rug weaving on loomYou will find rugs knotted by hand are made through a loom specially designed and knotted through the use of the hand. Hand knotted oriental rugs have been made for centuries through an ancient art that can only be admired. The loom’s size depends on the rug’s size with the weaving carried out moving from the bottom going up to the top. The weaver of the rug usually interweaves the “knots” into the rug’s groundwork, which are hand tied, something that makes the rug’s pile. It is a very time consuming and a tedious operation.

Changes in rug color

abrash It is also easy to note some slight changes in color that make thin or thick stripes when it comes to a handmade rug. Such is the result of dyes used to change the wool during weaving or just the way the wool’s colors age due to the atmosphere, light, and washing. Most of the color changes can be seen in the rug’s background color known as abrash. It is hard to find such circumstances in rugs made by machines.

Wool pile and warp

It is worth noting handmade rugs in most cases have wool pile used to weave them. A rug made by a machine is mostly made through the use of a polyester or nylon pile while weaving is very uniform and close. Also for any authentic Oriental rug, on the rug’s back, you will find white thread weaves from one end of the fringe to the other called the warp.

wool pile and warp

Visual rug differences

There is always a very strong difference between a handmade and machine-made rug visually. This is apparent especially on the back of a machine-made rug which is very distinct in terms of appearance to a handmade rug’s back. You will find the design of the machine-made rug’s back not as colorful as the back of the hand-woven Oriental rug.

While the machine-made rug has its edges machine overstitched and a fringe applied, the handmade Oriental rug’s fringe runs throughout the length of the rug which is called the warp. The machine-made rug has overstitch patterns running across its back and distinguishing individual knots appearing on the back are not easy to find. In fact, for the machine-made rug, the overstitch construction is generally what keeps the pile material held together. This means that the fringe is applied on a machine-made rug once it has been completed while the hand-woven Oriental rug has its fringe as a part of warp strings as they leave the handmade rug’s end.

You can turn towards the front part of the rug and peruse the designs intently. Essentially, the design should never be of the same shape and size from one opposite end to the other end of the potentially handmade Oriental rug. Also, the design patterns will not always be perfect either. This unevenness is something that is clear in most Oriental rugs that are much older and is a sign of authenticity and should not be mistaken for a poorly done rug. Machine-made rugs usually contain same pattern sizes all around and variations are not really visible. However, machine-made imitations do have uneven patterns but this is less common.

Rug cost

The price of the Oriental rug and machine-made rugs differ a lot. While an Oriental rug is very expensive but more durable, a machine-made rug costs much less and is an alternative to expensive hand knotted or hand-woven rugs. There are rug salesmen all over the world however that will try to sell rugs made from a cheaper material like Rayon or a blend of chemically altered and/or manufactured fibers. They will have the rugs priced as if they were made of silk. Beware! A real silk rug should have real silk fringe that is clearly an extension of the rug’s structure, not sewn on or sewn into the ends of the rug.

identifying rugsCountries of origin like Persia, India, China, Egypt, and Afghanistan, do offer handmade Oriental rugs at a fraction of the price at which they are offered in Canada and other parts of North America. So, it may be worth it to travel to those countries if you are interested in purchasing a quality handmade Oriental rug.

If you are having any trouble identifying an Oriental rug from a man-made one, you can always turn to a trustworthy expert for help. A professional rug cleaner like Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning in Jacksonville, FL will have extensive knowledge in this subject. We hope this article answered some of the questions you had about identifying authentic handmade Oriental rugs and helped you make better decisions with rug purchases.

Source: http://www.loveyourrug.ca/area-rug-blog/how-to-identify-authentic-handmade-oriental-rugs/

Leave A Review on Google | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Leave A Review on Google | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

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How Clean Are Your Rugs and Carpet? | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on How Clean Are Your Rugs and Carpet? | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Rugs and carpet, when properly cleaned and maintained, act as in-home air filters. Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning’s cleaning services in Jacksonville, FL ensure your rugs and carpet are helping create a clean and healthy environment for you and your family.

However, if your rugs and carpet are NOT properly cleaned and maintained, this is what could be lurking right beneath you and your families noses:

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Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Like Us On Facebook | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

At Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning, we appreciate your patronage and like to share our knowledge of the rug cleaning industry with our audience on social media, especially Facebook!

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Six Helpful Tips To Make Spring Cleaning A Breeze | Professional Rug Cleaning Can Remove Allergens

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Six Helpful Tips To Make Spring Cleaning A Breeze | Professional Rug Cleaning Can Remove Allergens

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Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to give your house a good scrubbing. Not sure where to start? Here are six tips and tricks to help make spring cleaning a breeze.

Keep a daily task sheet. Because the seasons change regularly, your house cleaning will also change. Create and stick with a daily cleaning schedule, so you don’t get overwhelmed when it comes time to deep clean your house.

Maintain a clean bathroom and kitchen. These areas should be a top priority because, typically, this is where people spend most of their time. This will also allow you to focus on other areas of the house, such as ceilings and closets, that may need a more thorough cleaning job.

Get the kids to help. Little kids love to help. Give them a few baby wipes to wipe down shelves and watch that dust disappear.

Start with your windows. Clean the inside and outside of all your windows. Once the light shines into your house, you will be able to see what areas you missed during the wintertime.

Change your filters often. If you are running an AC system through your house, you need to change the filters in the spring and fall. This will help you reduce the amount of dust particles that build up in your home.

Have the surfaces in your home like your rugs professionally cleaned. An expert can more times than not remove more dirt and allergens than a regular cleaning can achieve.

Source: http://cachevalleyfamilymagazine.com/five-quick-tips-for-spring-cleaning/

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Professional Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Improve Indoor Air Quality with Professional Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning | Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville FL

Your home or office’s indoor air quality can be improved by getting a Professional Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning from Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning in Jacksonville, FL. The following infographic explains the hazards in your indoor environment:

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Video Blog: About Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning in Jacksonville, FL

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Video Blog: About Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning in Jacksonville, FL

We want to show you how your heirloom oriental rug is handled once picked up by the rug cleaning experts at Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning – Jacksonville and to share tips on choosing a reliable service provider. Our 8,000 square foot facility is safe, secure, insured and bonded. Your rug is our responsibility when it is in our care until it is safely returned to your home.

Find out more on our website: http://www.heirloomrugcleaning-jax.com/

Rug Cleaning Review

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Rug Cleaning Review

Absolutely 5 stars all around!Star Ratings

Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning have been cleaning area rugs for our business a few years now and they have always been great. They have made it so easy for us to use them and that’s what stands out to me. I just give them a call, they pick up the rugs – no questions asked. The cleaning is always very good and they deliver them back to us as well. So easy and hassle free and I highly recommend Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning.