Rug Clean Question.

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  1. Jake Phillips

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    Hi all

    I have just viewed a rug to clean next week.
    It is an oval shaped wool rug. All dye stability tests were fine.
    The rug itself would hold no fears for me, but, it was in a large home owned by wealthy folks. They described it as a chinese rug that'd been in the family for 50 years. When asked for more details the owner said he just meant a chinese pattern and he didn't think it was silk (similar in burn tests).
    I just wanted to check I hadn't missed anything?
     

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    All wool (except cotton fringes), cheap as chips with no real value
    Chinese Superwash rugs, dime a dozen yet customers still believe that they are oh so valuable
    Clean well with whatever you throw at it & IF they want the fringes whitened then it's simple (yet still horrific to see)
     
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    Be aware that if you clean the fringe on an oval or circular rug it can take longer than the rug itself. The fringe and kilim will be prone to browning and curling up so acid rinse and leave as dry as possible.
     
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    Thank you chaps. That's what I thought, I let the private school accent rattle me :afraid:

    Would I be right in thinking it'll take a CRB so long as the brushes are on the soft side?
     
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    That Is correct! In fact it would be my preferred method of agitation. Don't forget the importance of back-dusting as these rugs can hold a surprising amount of hidden soils. .
     
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    It'll certainly get some backdusting, takes forever but reflected in the price of course.
     
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