Composed primarily of fibroin, silk is one of the strongest natural fibers, but it loses up to 20 percent of its strength when it gets wet. Known for its ability to refract light, silk can be used to create shimmering rugs.
Before subjecting any silk rug to cleaning, it is important to make sure that the treatment process is not going to damage the material. Regular cleaning methods like hot water and steam cleaning can damage silk fibers, so commercial cleaning is recommended for all silk rugs. You can use hot water, hard brush etc. to clean wool area rug.
Best Tips To Clean Silk Rugs
- Vacuum silk rugs regularly. Use a brushless suction head to vacuum silk rugs. Beater or roller brushes may pull out fibers, reduce the pile and damage the rug.
- Sweep silk rugs with a broom. Gently sweep the rug to avoid damaging the fibers.
- Shake the rug. Remove dust and debris by shaking the rug off outside. This also will help air out the rug to remove any odors.
- Baking Soda for Removing Dark Spots: Baking soda method is the easiest method which you can apply for removing solid spots from the handmade carpet. First, find the affected area on the carpet and then take baking soda. After that, Sprinkle baking soda on the rug and leave it for one hour. When it gets dried then vacuum it using the vacuum method which I already described in the first point.
It's recommended to Deep Clean your silk rug twice a year.
We Provide Rug Cleaning For The Following Rugs:
- Persian rugs
- Turkish rugs
- Chinese & Oriental rugs
- Stark & Edward Field rugs
- Tibetan & Nepali rugs
- Pakistani rugs
- Afghani rugs
- Indian rugs
- Turkman rugs
- Moroccan rugs
- Portugese rugs
- Wool Pile rugs
- 100% Silk pile rugs (cashmere, artificial & real silk)
- Cotton pile rugs
- Stark rugs
- Bessarabian & European rugs
- Native American and Latin American rugs
- Wool & Silk Pile (includes rugs with highlighted silk)
- Kilims & contemporary flatweaves
- Needlepoint rugs
- Hooked, braided and flat custom made rugs
- Antique and fragile rugs
- Rugs with excessive dirt/spots combined with the possibility of color run
- Rugs with water damage
- Deodorizing of pet odors (urine)
- Deodorizing of rugs with unpleasant smells (mold and mildew)