We treat your rugs
as if they were our own!
In our facility, your rugs are given a deep cleansing that removes the imbedded soils, in turn bringing the worn colors back to life and restoring the soft textures you remember from when they were new. We also offer FREE pick-up & delivery for rug cleaning and restoration in the Chicago metro area. When you need rug cleaning and repair in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, choose Chicago Oriental Rug Cleaning!
We've seen it all! We've conquered it all!
Chicago Oriental Rug Cleaning is a family owned business.
All our technicians are experts in cleaning Oriental, Persian, Indian, Karastan, wool, synthetic, and various other types of rugs.
With years of experience, we have picked up many tips and tricks to reach a professional oriental and area rug cleaning standard. Our team members aim to use this knowledge, state of the art equipment, and earth friendly solutions to meet the wishes of our clients.
Fill out our Estimate Form on the bottom of this page and see, first-hand, how we deliver the best rug cleaning service in town!
Did You Know?
Several pounds of soil can amass within the fibers of your rugs and carpets, which even weekly vacuuming can’t help to prevent. The amount of traffic on the rug- including pets and children- and the rug’s location in your home accelerate its soiling levels. Many customers clean their rugs in the spring and fall, but a vast majority only clean them once every 1 to 2 years.
Q. Can rugs be cleaned in the home?
They can, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Rugs cleaned on-site are rarely dusted thoroughly, since none of the quality machines are available. This means pounds of soil, especially in wool rugs, becomes “mud” in the fibers when the water and solutions is applied. This “mud” can lead to dry rot in the cotton foundation over time, which can’t be corrected.
Rugs cleaned on-site are also rarely rinsed thoroughly to prevent the floor from getting wet. This option greatly increases the drying time of the rug as well. Because of these reasons, a sizable amount of chemical residue is left in the fibers, which can lead to dye damage to the rug.
Cleaning wool rugs in the home is not cleaning them, it’s simply ‘tidying’ them.
THE BEST RUG CLEANERS DO NOT CLEAN RUGS ON-LOCATION, BECAUSE THEY DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE RUGS.
PROFESSIONAL RUG CLEANING
How Is My Rug Cleaned?
STEP 1: Inspection
Once in the cleaning facility, as aspects of the rug are carefully inspected.
STEP 2: Dust and Vacuum
After inspection, your rug will be vacuumed and put through a dusting machine. The duster gently beats the rug to remove all the debris that accumulates throughout the years at the base of the fibers.
STEP 3: Hand Washing
After dusting, the rug will be hand-washed. Both the front and back are carefully washed with eco-friendly solutions to remove common odors.
STEP 4: Centrifuge Pre-Dry
After washing, a high-power centrifuge extracts excess water from your rugs.
STEP 5: Controlled Dry
During the last step of the cleaning process, your rugs are hung up in a drying room. This feature allows us to dry your rugs in an environment where the temperature and humidity are controlled, which can take anywhere from 6-12 hours.
STEP 6: Final Touches
After drying is complete, your rugs and fringe are brushed and vacuumed for the final time. Then, a final inspection takes place to make sure small stains were not missed during the washing process. Once the final inspection is complete, your rug is logged and is ready for pick up or delivery.
Oriental & Area Rug Protection
Other rug protection brands wear down from cleaning and constant use, our protection is tougher and able to withstand a lot more. With this product, your rug will be protected from soil and stains.
Why Should You Use Rug Protector
1. Using a discount protector that is not as effective and can occasionally void the rug warranty.
2. Not using separate containers for protection and household cleaners. This can contaminate the rug protector making it gummy and ineffective.
3. Under applying or over applying the protector.
Cleaners Make When Applying Protector
1. Not using high quality protector. Discount protectors are not as effective and sometimes void the rug warranty.
2. Not using a dedicated container. Using the same container for rug protector as other cleaners can contaminate the rug protector making it gummy and ineffective.
3. Not applying the product properly. Some cleaners either under apply or over apply the protector.
Rug Services We Offer
Serging is the process of sewing yarn to the edges of mainly Oriental style rugs. Although we usually match yarn colors to the colors within the rug, there are hundreds of colors to choose from upon request from the customer. The biggest advantage serging has over binding is that if a strand of serged yarn ever breaks, it can easily be fixed by wrapping the strand over the edge and glueing it back in place.
Most Oriental rugs, can be dyed and their color restored to its original glory. The most noticeable casualty of a “lived-in” home is often the condition of area rugs. Repeated cleaning may help but often does not alleviate some of these issues: pet stains, food stains, sun fading or other. Expert rug dyeing can be an attractive alternative to premature area rug replacement. At our company our technicians have been trained, in how to restore your area rugs to their former beauty.
Binding is another choice when it comes to finishing a rug’s edges. The standard binding used is 7/8 inch wide synthetic tape that also comes in hundreds of colors to match the rug dye or can be hand picked by the customer. The binding is stain resistant and pressure-dyed to resist fading. This option eliminates frayed edges thereby increasing the life of your carpet.
Fringe that is worn from use, weak from age, and/or discolored can easily be replaced with a brand new fringing. Applying the pre-manufactured fringe is much more cost-efficient than hand-woven fringes, and typically can last between 3 and 15 years depending on the usage. The fringe can be used on all machine-made rugs and several hand-knotted rugs as well.
What is the Difference Between Binding and Serging an Area Rug?
By far, the most popular repair request we get is for the binding and serging of area rugs. Both services repair the edges of area rugs, but there are several differences among them. Knowing the facts on what is being done to your rug and knowing that you have chosen the proper service will ease your mind by tenfold. Below are the variations between the two services.
Bindings give rugs a tailored and classic look. When the edges of an area rug are worn out, it is time for your rug to go through a binding repair. Standard binding is folded over the edge of a rug and then stitched on with a binding machine, similar to a commercial sewing machine. At the end of the process, the width of the bind is about one fourth to three-eighths inch. The color of the bind will be as close to the rug color as possible, so that the repair does not stand out from the rest of the rug.
Serging uses one continuous strand of yarn to wrap around the edge of the rug, ending up at a total width of about 3/8 inch. Serging a rug can be done quickly and easily, and will hide any imperfections. If you’re searching for a quick fix, serging is your answer, but if the time is not the most important aspect and you’re looking for a higher-quality look, then we suggest you choose binding.
Please contact us at anytime if you are interested in either option for your rug.
Other Rug Services
WRAP FOR STORAGE
Upon request, we can wrap all your rugs in a high quality Tyvek paper. Unlike standard brown Kraft paper, Tyvek paper is moisture resistant but, at the same time, allows the rug to breathe and will not tear easily. We also have the option of wrapping in plastic, but would only recommended it for rugs kept in storage for a short duration since the plastic, which is non-breathable, can lead to mildew and musty odors after a wile.
Give us a call or email if you have any more questions or would like pricing information.
A RUG APPRAISAL YOU TRUST
he appraisal we provide for you is one of mort accurate reports available. We have performed rug appraisals for clients who want the information for estate planning, property acquisition, insurance purposes, probate, collateral loan agreements, tax planning, charitable contributions, asset management, and gift tax documenting.
Moths are the biggest enemy of wool rugs. They imbed themselves near the base of the fibers of the rug and eat the keratin in the wool. If a moth infested rug is brought to the warehouse, we use a strong specialty solution that kills all the bugs and their larvae.
100% Pet Odor Removal
ODOR BATH/ENZYME TREATMENT
Most commonly used to treat strong odors related to animals. If your rug has an odor from pet urine, waste, or body oils, we strongly recommend our enzyme treatment. The rug is immersed into a tub filled with our enzyme solution and left to soak allowing the treatment to break down the waste and odor. After soaking for the appropriate amount of time, the rug is then given a complete wash.
Read About The Benefits Of Rug Pads
Pads are made with a non-slip material that provide:
• Anchors rugs in place, preventing it from slipping or buckling.
• Extends the life of area rugs by protecting it from hard surfaces underneath.
• Provides a barrier for dirt and dust, making it easier to vacuum out.
• Provides a softer, more comfortable surface for sitting and walking.
Call Rug Cleaning Care to inquire about custom cut pads for your rugs.
SUPER LOCK RUG PADS
The BEST pad, anchors your rug firmly to the floor
Superior Lock weds lush cushioning with one-of-a-kind, high-performing checkered natural rubber backing. It anchors your rug firmly to the floor while providing a thick layer of cushioned support to preserve your rug’s beauty and extends its life.
Superior Needle-punched felt surface grabs and holds your area rug, promoting rug evenness while preventing bunching, creeping, and curling at corners. A Rich, dense felt core helps soften rug feel while preventing floor damage. Grooved natural rubber backing grabs floor and prevents rug movement.
Our signature 12-ounce jet black natural rubber backing is reinforced with an additional 5 ounces/square yard of heat-pressed natural rubber face coat. This second coating reinforces non-skid properties while preventing premature flaking and deterioration common to many low-cost latex pads.
BEST FOR: Polyurethane and other glossy floor finishes prone to staining with PVC, vinyl, and plastic padding.
FELT RUG PADS
For larger rugs that do not need a non-slip pad
Felt rug pads offer a dense, comfortable layer of cushion for larger rugs that do not need a non-slip pad. Our felt rug pads are available in three different thicknesses; 1/4”, 1/3”, and 7/16”, so you can choose how much cushioning you want.
The benefits of felt rug pads include:
Floor Protection: Felt rug pads protect floors from dents and scratches from heavy furniture legs and prevent abrasions from rough rug backings. Certain rug types, especially handmade and jute, can scratch floors and should always be paired with a felt rug pad.
Rug Longevity: Felt rug pads will help prolong your rugs life by alleviating stress from foot traffic and everyday wear and tear. They also serve as a protective buffer from dirt, the number one cause of rug degradation.
Insulation & Soundproofing: Felt rug pads offer insulation and act as a dense sound barrier to mute floor noise, great for multistory homes and apartments.
RUBBER RUG PADS
For small rugs and runners in high-traffic areas
The solution for rugs bent on slipping and sliding in high-traffic areas, Rubber rug pads is our best-gripping rug pad yet – and better grip also means better floor protection. Its waffle design facilitates airflow between rug and flooring and lends a comfortable level of cushioning. Yet it’s thin enough to hold rugs fast and keep them lying flat.
Made with over a pound of natural rubber per square yard, this pad is denser and heavier than comparable latex and PVC pads and has been carefully designed to overcome problems associated with low-quality padding such as floor scratching, stripping and staining.
BEST FOR: Stubbornly mobile small rugs and runners in high-traffic areas; hot and humid climates.
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