Rug Cleaning Dallas

Fine Rug Cleaning in Dallas

Posted on April 9, 2019

Rug Cleaning is an essential service that Behnam Rugs has offered for over 40 years in Dallas. In the old days, households use to have a special crew come in to wash the individual Persian rugs right there. But today, it is not possible to have rug washing and rug cleaning happen in your backyard. Behnam Rugs of Dallas provides a complimentary rug pickup. Give us a call at (972) 733-0400 and schedule rug cleaning service. As the weather improves, the turnaround for rug cleaning and drying is much faster. You will get your rug in no time.

For the health of your Persian Rug, we recommend you get a new fitted rug pad.

As you stop by our showroom, take a look at our many rug styles, designs, and sizes. If you have any questions, we are here to provide you an answer. We also offer periodical rug seminars at our showroom. Simply give us a call or sign up on our email list. We will update you on our next event. Please visit us at 18000 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252.

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Things to Consider When Installing an Area Rug in a Cavity Floor

Installing Rug in Floor Cavity by Behnam Rugs in Dallas

Installing Rugs in a floor cavity is a service by Behnam Rugs in Dallas. Any handmade rug can be altered to fit into a cavity floor. Do we recommend installing a rug in a cavity floor? At Behnam Rugs, we strongly suggest looking into other installation options. As nice as a handmade rug may look when installed in a cavity floor, the maintenance issues can outweigh the aesthetics in the long run. Read on to learn more about these issues.

Hand-Knotted Rugs During Installation

Handmade rugs, whether they are hand-knotted, hand-woven, or hand-tufted, have unique structures. Due to the nature of these structures, the foundations of handmade rugs shift over time as a result of tensions from the various types of pressure put on them. These types of pressure can be anything from furniture placed on top of a rug to simply walking on a rug day after day. The foundation of a handmade rug shifting is completely normal, and this shifting can also be minimized with the use of a rug pad. While the shifting of a rug’s foundation is generally not an issue when you simply have a rug on a pad on a floor, even the tiniest changes become apparent when a rug is placed in a cavity floor. The rug’s foundation shifting will result in small gaps between the edge of the rug and the edge of the cavity floor. Always get your rugs serviced before installing them.

Rug Installation Challenges

Another challenge you will come across when installing a rug in a cavity floor is the rug padding. An improper pad will not prevent a rug’s foundation from shifting, and when a rug’s foundation shifts, you will begin to see uneven edges and surface rippling. The quality, material, and thickness of the pad you select will dictate how the rug will conform to the cavity and how structurally intact it will remain over time.

Next, a rug must remain secure in the cavity. To secure a rug’s movement in a cavity floor, the rug installer you pick will likely opt to treat the handmade rug like a carpet. They will install tack strips to the edges of the cavity, forcing the rug to remain secure in the cavity, more so than with just a pad. As the rug is used and put under the pressures of walking traffic, it may become stretched out, making the rug larger than the cavity when removed from the installation for maintenance, repairs, and washes. The most common solution to this problem is to alter the rug, cutting it once again to fit the cavity.

Installed rugs also have the opposite problem: shrinkage. A maintenance rug washing might cause slight shrinkage in the installed rug depending on the construction and material of the rug. A rug might also shrink if it is present during a flood. Although this shrinkage is unnoticeable in normal situations, when a rug is installed in a cavity floor, even a tiny size difference is noticeable and apparent. This shrinkage, usually ranging from under half an inch up to several inches, can also be uneven. Different sides of your rug may shrink differently. Again, in normal situations, this is almost always unnoticeable. This is due to things like your rug stretching naturally when being walked on over time. Unfortunately, installed rugs are stretched out unnaturally while also enduring the normal amount of traffic. These unnatural stresses on a rug’s construction cause it to weaken over time. One remedy to shrinkage is to add additional pieces of flooring to the cavity. Alternatively, you or your installer may opt to add a matching carpet, metal, tile, or wood border in the cavity over the rug to offset the shrinkage. Another option is to install flute edge molding around all four sides of the cavity. When the new rug is installed, it will allow for shrinkage in the future.

Rug Padding

Depending on what kind of rug you will be placing on what type of floor, you must choose the right rug padding to prevent slipping and movement. It is advised to use rug pads under all rugs. Safety should be your number one concern. At Behnam Rugs we explain the type of rug pads and suggest which will be best for your floor type. We also suggest you get your rug washed through organic rug cleaning, before using it at your home. Rugs are perfect for collecting dust and pollen. It is advised to wash your rug every 3 to 5 years. If your rug is placed at a high traffic area, you might want to get your rug washed sooner. We use traditional hand-washing methods on your fine Oriental silk rugs and use organic shampoos and city water. We also use our special organic shampoos for animal soils and repair. Call us for your free rug pick-up and delivery within the DFW area! If you have other concerns, please click here. Call us at 972-733-0400 for a free, no-obligation quote.

Oriental Rug Education Dallas

Behnam Rugs for Oriental Rug Education

Are you seeking Oriental Rug education?

Behnam Rugs of Dallas is the number one place to gain rug education and rug solutions. We welcome our community to drop by and ask questions. We are here to educate and help people with their rug challenges. Since 1978, Behnam Rugs has been a trusted household name in Persian and Oriental rug cleaning in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  We promote education and professionalism in our community. We are your source of rug boutique shopping and the go-to design showroom with thousands of handmade oriental rugs at your disposal.

Behnam Rugs Events

Over the past forty years, proprietor Ben Tavakolian’s pioneering family business has become well known for its dynamic, ever-expanding inventory.  We host a series of rug events at our showroom to educate the next generation of designers and our community about our product and how people can make educated decisions not only to buy rugs and design their homes, but also how to recognize and provide correct rug care for their priceless rugs, and to understand how to tell a pure silk from a viscose rayon silk rug or synthetic silk rug.  We also explain the rug washing, rug restoration, rug appraisals, pet damage, and pet odor removal process. Watch out for our announcements on WRR. 

Also visit our online Press Release about our upcoming event on March 21, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at our showroom on 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252.

Behnam Rugs has a state of art rug washing and rug restoration center that makes Behnam one of the largest facilities in the USA. Every year we settle hundreds of insurance claims for water and flood damage & fire damage in Dallas, Fort Worth area. 

 

The Art of Rug-Reweaving

Do you have a Persian rug that needs reweaving?

December 24, 2018

Behnam Rugs explains that Persian rug weaving and Oriental rug reweaving are interchangeable terms that essentially mean the same thing. Rug weaving is a process of creating a textile by interlacing threads. The initial rug weaving is done on a loom, a frame like piece of equipment that holds two types of threads.

  1. Warp threads run vertically, and are attached to the loom frame and held in tension.
  2. Weft threads run horizontally and are interlaced with warp threads.

Depending on what type of rug it is, the warps can either be natural silk, cotton, or wool. The wefts also can be natural silk, cotton, or wool. In that case the rug is a “silk on silk rug”, or “silk on wool rug”, or “wool on silk rug” or “silk on wool rug” or “cotton on wool”, or “wool on cotton”, or “cotton on silk”, and rarely, cotton on cotton.

However, Persian rug weaving is more like a Persian rug repair. The Warps and Wefts will be repaired by an expert rug weaver. Behnam Rugs has been a go-to design resource since 1978. We provide Persian rug cleaning, Oriental rug repair, Oriental rug restoration, hand wash silk rugs, Persian rug repair, Persian rug reweaving, Persian fine silk rug repairs, rug restoration, rug stain removal, enzyme wash for pet owners, rug delivery, and rug installation services.  If you have any questions, please call us at (972) 733-0400. If you are interested in our Rug Care Essential tips, please visit our page:

Rug Care Essentials

How Well Do You Know Your Persian Rugs?

Persian Rugs: How well do you know them?

Are you pretty savvy when it comes to spotting a quality Persian or Oriental rug? If so, prove it! We’ve put together a short quiz about these beautiful works of art to see how well you really know your rugs. Here we go!

  1. Is a Persian rug an Oriental rug?

If you answered yes, you are correct. Any rug hand-knotted in China, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, or Iran is an Oriental rug. Oriental rugs made in Iran (once knowns as Persia) are Persian rugs.

Is an Oriental rug a Persian rug? Not unless the rug is made in Iran; only rugs made in Iran/Persia can be called Persian rugs.

So a Persian rug is an Oriental rug, but an Oriental rug isn’t always a Persian rug.

  1. Is an antique Persian/Oriental rug always more valuable than a new rug?

This is false. The value of a hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug really is based upon its age as compared to its condition. In other words, the older the rug and the better condition it’s in could make it more valuable than a new rug of comparable design. Some antique rugs can hold enough value even if they are in fairly bad shape (in need of considerable restoration/repair). But many antique Oriental/Persian rugs in very poor shape are simply old rugs.

Antique oriental rugs

The Turkish Pazyryk carpet was created in the 5th century BC and is considered to be the oldest still-extant Oriental carpet in the world. It is very valuable; another antique rug in this condition may not be.

  1. Are Persian rugs “better” than Oriental rugs?

This also could be considered a “trick” question, because some people really do think Persian rugs are better than “mere” Oriental rugs, but the difference is so small as to be insignificant.

Persian rugs once were of far better quality, but that is no longer the case.

The work that goes into both types of hand-knotted rug is extensive and any difference in their quality would need the eye of an expert to detect.

So the real answer is, no, Persian rugs aren’t really better than Oriental rugs.

  1. Is the pattern on a machine-made Persian/Oriental rug as clear on the back as on the front?

No. This is one way you can tell if a rug is hand-knotted or not: the design and colors will be almost as brilliant and clear on the rug’s back as they are on the rug’s front.

The reason is that machine-made rugs (even hand-tufted rugs, which use a hand-tool to insert and knot the threads into a pattern painted on the rug’s canvas) will have a backing that’s glued to the rug’s canvas; the rug would fall apart without this backing.

A hand-knotted rug, however, is created by a highly-skilled artist making tens of thousands of extremely tiny knots of wool thread to create the rug’s design. Each knot is tied so tightly that the rug’s design “shows through” to the back of the rug.

To learn more about Persian and Oriental rugs, visit  Behnam Rugs’ Dallas showroom. Contact us at 972-733-4000.

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