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Area Rug Cleaning Glossary - W

Wool, cotton, or silk strands of fiber attached to a Loom vertically for the entire length of a rug. Warps comprise the main structure of the rug, and are the yarns upon which the knots are tied.

A treatment which a rug undergoes to tone down its color and gain a softer texture. Sometimes washing imitates the effects of aging.

Technique used in weaving. Pile weave and flat weave are the two

(Woof) Wool, cotton, or silk strands of fiber that are woven through –and run parallel to—the warps. The weft threads hold the pile knots in place.

A rug where the weft yarns spaced more closely than the warps.

A source of yellow die, this European plant has long spikes of small yellowish-green flowers.

A British center manufacturing machine-loomed rugs, dating back to 19th century. Modern Wilton rugs were the first type to be made on a computerize machine.

Wool is the most frequently used material in handmade rugs. It is obtained from the hair of sheep, goats, and other domesticated animals.

Key sign of a worsted yarn is straightness of fiber, which is achieved by blending, combing, and then tightly twisting (worstening) the fiber, before spinning the wool into yarn. This process greatly improves yarnquality, and is used for the more

Woven Carpets
Rugs made on the looms, where the pile and the backing thread are woven simultaneously, creating strong tufts and anchors. Examples of woven carpets are Wilton and Axminster.

Rugs with discoloration, foundation damage, pile wear, or fading are considered worn. Worn rugs, however, may have antique value, and thus, a solid resale value.

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We clean all types of rugs including:

  • Antique Rugs  •  Chinese Oriental  •  Braided
  • Dhurrie  •  Kelim  •  Hooked Rugs  •  Flokati
  • Soumac  •  Persian Rugs  •  Woven or Tufted Rugs

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Premier Oriental Rug Cleaning  |  315 West Commerical St., Suite A  |  Springfield, MO 65803  |  417-799-3386

Premier Oriental Rug Cleaning offers the absolute best in rug cleaning, repair and maintenance. Our certified rug specialists have the proper tools and training to enhance, protect, rejuvenate and meet the varying needs of all kinds of rugs. Please feel free to contact us at any time for a free, no obligation consultation!

Premier Oriental Rug Cleaning is Independently Owned and Operated and proud to serve the following areas: Greene and Christian Counties including Ash Grove, Battlefield, Brookline, Fair Grove, Galloway, Republic, Sequiota, Springfield, Strafford, Walnut Grove, Willard, Billings, Clever, Fremont Hills, Highlandville, Nixa, Ozark, Saddlebrooke, Sparta, and Spokane.

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