Persian Rugs Care

Persian rugs, known for their intricate designs and superb craftsmanship, are among the most prized types of handmade carpets in the world. Proper care and maintenance are essential to preserve their beauty and extend their lifespan. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to care for your Persian rug:

Regular Maintenance

  1. Vacuuming:
  • Regularly vacuum your Persian rug to remove dust and dirt that can accumulate within the fibers. Use a vacuum with a gentle brush attachment and avoid beater bars, which can damage the rug. Vacuum in the direction of the rug’s pile to avoid pulling fibers loose.
  1. Rotation:
  • Rotate your rug every six months to ensure even wear, especially if the rug is exposed to sunlight or sits in a high-traffic area. This helps prevent uneven fading and wear.

Spot Cleaning

  1. Immediate Action:
  • When spills occur, act quickly to prevent staining. Blot (do not rub) the spill with a clean, dry cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. Continue blotting until no more liquid comes up.
  1. Stain Removal:
  • For tougher stains, use a mild detergent mixed with water. Test any cleaners on a small, inconspicuous area of the rug first to ensure they do not cause discoloration. Apply the cleaning solution with a soft cloth, gently dabbing the stained area.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Professional Cleaning:
  • It’s advisable to have your Persian rug professionally cleaned every few years, depending on foot traffic and exposure to dirt. Professional cleaners will have the knowledge and equipment to clean your rug without damaging it.
  1. Washing at Home:
  • If you decide to wash your rug at home, do so sparingly and carefully. Use cold water and a mild rug shampoo. After applying the shampoo with a soft brush, rinse thoroughly with water to remove all soap residues. Avoid using strong chemicals or soaking the rug for a long time.

Special Considerations

Sunlight Exposure:

  • Protect your Persian rug from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, which can fade the colors over time. Use curtains or blinds to control the amount of sunlight hitting the rug.

Humidity and Moisture:

  • Keep your Persian rug in an environment with stable humidity. Excess moisture can lead to mold growth and damage the rug’s fibers. Avoid placing your rug in damp areas and use dehumidifiers if necessary.


  • If you need to store your Persian rug, roll it rather than folding to avoid creases and damage. Wrap the rug in breathable fabric (not plastic) to protect it from dust and moisture. Store it in a cool, dry place.

By following these care guidelines, your Persian rug can remain a beautiful and valuable part of your home for many years. Regular maintenance, careful cleaning, and proper storage are key to preserving the intricate beauty and craftsmanship of Persian rugs.

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