Over time carpets and area rugs can build up on sand, germs, meal bits, unstable natural substances, allergens, pesticides, and chemical contaminations. All this coupled with frequent foot traffic results in the early deterioration of a carpet or area rug. Regardless of how much you brush a carpet or rug, it also seems to need more thorough cleaning. To save your rug from the general wear and tear that comes with time, it is important to routinely maintain a carpet or area rug by calling experienced carpet restoration and cleaning services.At Green Carpet Clean Up, we service all parts of New York with professional carpet /area rug cleaning services.
History of the rug…
Today, hand woven rugs have come to be associated with luxury in home décor, and for many households and hotels the area rug is used as the main focal point to enhance contemporary interiors. But, area rugs have been used in some shape or form for thousands of years.
The earliest form of an area rug was actually made from animal hide. Later on, our ancestors would weave brushes and grasses to make mats. Once the sheep was domesticated, wool was spun into yarn to make what we now know as the“area rug”. Nearly two thousand years ago, Mongols wove pile-style rugs, and the Persians and Chinese created rugs that were wonderful works of art.
For centuries, the knotting of heavy woven cloth was perfected by Eastern artisans who designed and produced rugs. Explorers like Marco Polo brought this ancient tradition to Europe, and from there, the humble area rug has spread to all corners of the world.
Through the years, the area rug has grown from a necessity to a fine art form, with people paying top dollar for these prized rugs. Whether it’s a swanky five-star hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, or a log house on the hills of Kashmir, are versatility of area rugs can be seen in all shapes and sizes, designs, textures and colors.
In Turkey, the Oriental rug was far too precious to be exposed to foot traffic, and proud owners would either drape their tables or adorn their walls with these Oriental rugs. Style-conscious homeowners will tell you that an area rug is the very soul of any living space, especially your home, which is why area rugs are commonly used as a personal style statement.
In the US, the rugs we see today are machine made and feature advanced design patterns that are created using a computerized loom. One of the many benefits of machine-made area rugs is their affordability, which makes it possible for anyone to purchase an area rug to enhance the appearance of their home.
Just as different civilizations have used the area rug in some way or form, there are various types of area rugs, such as wool rugs, polyester rugs, nylon rugs, cotton rugs, jute rugs, viscose rugs, sisal rugs, and olefin rugs, with the most popular being the wool rug. Whether you have a pile rug, flat weave rug, natural fiber rug or an Oriental rug, they need to be cared for and maintained in order to keep their appearance.
If you want your area rug to look as good as the first day you bought it, then give us a call. We specialize in cleaning the following:
Hand-woven area rugs, antique area rugs, decorative area rugs,collectiblerugs, Tibetan rugs, contemporary area rugs, Turkish or Persian area rugs, Kilims, needlepoint area rugs, Tapestries and Padding. Our experienced technicians are able to handle all types of area rugs when it comes to the removal of dirt, stains or strange odors. They are skilled in treating your area rug with care and will use the best cleaning techniques to restore your area rug to its original state.