We provide rug cleaning in Mayfair W1 for clients who typically own large city rugs containing at least some silk touches, if not 100% silk. Mayfair is home to many of the finest examples of oversized and intricately woven carpets that we have washed and restored.
Some of the most popular types we wash are Qom, Isfahan, Tabriz and Nain. These Iranian cities have workshops producing examples of the most high quality rugs in the world. Silk is commonly utilised either to enhance certain details in fine city rugs, or for the warp and weft, instead of cotton, to form the foundation.
Why Fine Silk & Wool Rugs Require Special Care
Not all rugs are created equally, nor do we wash them all in the same way. There are inherent characteristics of fine wool and silk carpets which we address prior to planning our restoration approach.
Possible Fugitive Dyes
Before we perform any rug washing we make certain that the dyes are stable. This is especially true for silk rugs. In fact with certain fine rugs we will perform an overnight dye test even if our initial tests show the dyes to be stable. Our experience shows that in some cases extra caution is required, especially when cleaning Persian silk rugs woven in the last 25 years which are almost guaranteed to contain unstable synthetic dyes.
Pile Distortion & Scarring
Occasionally a new client will show us a silk carpet that has been previously washed incorrectly by another company and left with pile distortion or scarring. Silk pile is not as robust or forgiving as wool when being washed. We always hand brush silk rugs in the direction of the pile and never apply high water pressure in the way we often do on wool piled rugs. This is especially important on lower quality silk rugs which have a longer pile.
The pile on silk rugs can stiffen and/or feel rough to the touch after washing. There are a number of secret techniques that we have developed to address this issue successfully.
How We Adapt Our Process For Silks When Rug Cleaning In Mayfair
We clean any type of natural wool or silk rug including Chinese, Turkish and Persian to name a few. We use our knowledge and experience to adapt our cleaning to every rug we wash.
Gentle & Safe Dusting
Some pieces we clean have been in the owner’s family for generations and need to be processed more delicately due to worn pile. In these cases we will implement extra safety precautions when dusting the rug such as using less pressure if air dusting or using a safety gauze when carrying out the portable beating process.
The immersion wash is carried out with soft manual brushes rather than with mechanical rotary brushes. We often wash very small fine silks such as Herekes from Turkey on a table with a hand brush. Maintaining the direction of the pile and preventing distortion is always a major priority when washing silks rugs.
Free rug care advice
If you would like to speak to somebody about how to maintain and care for your rug please feel free to call us on 0800 043 9520. If we are unable to take your call leave a message and we will call you straight back.
If you are a P.A or house manager vetting companies for rug cleaning in Mayfair, please read our article 5 Reasons To Choose Us For Specialist Rug Cleaning in London and our rug cleaning testimonials below.
Testimonials from clients in Mayfair
“Thanks for the great job”
Natalie Wendell – Kai Mayfair – South Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K
“A service to shout about. Flexible pick-up & delivery. You were recommended by Harrods and yet you still managed to exceed my expectations”
Richard Silver – South Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K
“Thank you for the impressive cleaning and repair you carried out to my prized Nain rug. I will be recommending you to friends.”
Mrs J Somner – Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J
“Very good, Thank you”
R. Birchall, Office Manager, IFM Ltd – Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J
Super soft 100% silk #qomrug washed for a client in #Mayfair today. The softest pile I’ve ever touched. I love the inner and outer border design too. #persianrugcleaning #rugcleaninglondon #rugcleaningmayfair #silkrugcleaning #silkrugs #silkqom #iloverugs #rugcare #supersoft #mayfairlondon #berkelysquare
The Persian Rug Cleaning Company is a professional restoration service offering rug cleaning and repair in London
Professional rug cleaners specialising in natural wool and silk carpets
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