Carpet Care

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There are a great variety of rugs on the market today and the quality differs from one to the other. It is espacially important to know the weave and material of the rug you are considering buying when it comes to its care. For example, there are many different varieties of wool which respond differently when washed. A high quality wool rug will respond much better and keeps its sheen. A low quality wool rug when washed will change in appearance.

Some rugs are not even meant to be washed. For example, tufted and shaggy rugs – these rugs generally have fabric glued on the back of them and when washed the glue on the fabric will dissolve with staining and a bad odour may also result.

Badly dyed versus natural dyed rugs also exhibit change when washed. Badly dyed rugs can exhibit color runs which can be stopped with the use of chemicals but these chemicals can be harmful to you and the environment. As long as the rug you buy has natural dyes with the right mordanting agent you should not experience color runs.

You should always follow up with the dealer you buy your rug from in regards to the care of your rug.

At Mavyan Carpets we specialize in vegetable and high grade synthetic dyes and since we are also in the service business, you are guaranteed to get the right information on the care of your rug to withhold its worth and longevity.

For any additional info on rug cleaning and repairs please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 604 986 1165.

Ara Mavyan.