Difference Between Spots & Stains on Your Oriental Rug

What’s the Difference Between a Spot and a Stain?
A spot is a new substance on your rug. Essentially, no one has tried to work on or remove the substance. A spot is much easier to remove, because the unwanted substance on your rug is still on the surface. It has not been worked in or “set” like a stain has.

Stains can be old spots or spots that have had time to set. They are more permanent than spots are because of how much time has passed. A stain can be removed with the correct cleaning treatment. Even a stained rug can look as good as new with the proper cleaning agents and methods. Harsh chemicals and other cleansers react to the rugs’ fibers poorly. They dry out the fibers of your rug and change the colors of your rug. While carpet cleaning agents may be suitable for carpets, which are made of synthetic materials and can withstand harsher cleaning methods, Persian and Oriental rugs are made of natural fibers which cannot handle these cleansers. Machine cleaning processes can also stress the fibers on your rug. While the stain may be gone, you’ll end up having to worry about tears later. The wrong cleansing agent and cleaning method can cause the spot or stain to sink further into the pile of the rug, which makes the damage harder to remove, even by professionals.

At Behnam Rugs, we use the traditional, hand-washing method to clean rugs and remove stains. All of our cleaning agents are natural and organic. We hand-wash every rug so we can be in control of every step of the cleaning process. No two rugs are made the same way nor can they be cleaned in the same way.

For more information on the Behnam Rugs cleaning method, please read about our cleaning process. Behnam Rugs also offers free pick-up and delivery.