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  • How long does cleaning take?
    Most cleanings take 7-10 business days; in some cases, it can take a little longer to work through some spots and stains or if your rug is being hand repaired.
  • What kinds of rugs do you clean?
    We clean any kind of area rug Persian, oriental, tribal rugs, braided, shags, Kilims, dhurrie, Morrocan, tufted wool, border rugs, and natural or synthetic fibers. If it's an area rug that can be rolled up and brought into our workshop we can clean it.
  • Can you repair my rug?
    We specialize in hand repairs of rugs "in-house," meaning we do all of our repairs at our workshop in SE Portland. We also work with rug restoration experts in Turkey and have the capability to send large complex projects that out of the country. Any rug can be prepared; the question is whether it is worth the money to repair; this is best determined by bringing the rug to us for free no, cost evaluation.
  • How often should my rug be cleaned?
    Cleaning intervals depend on the type of use a rug receives; the average 1-3 years between cleanings. A high-traffic entry needs more frequent cleaning than a formal dining room.
  • Can you get pet odors out of my rug?
    Yes, we remove pet odors all the time it's relatively simple for us to remove pet odors without upsells for exotic spotters or decontamination baths, or your rug smelling perfumy, and at our normal cleaning price we don't charge more for pet odors
  • Do you pick up & deliver rugs
    Yes, Renaissance Rug Cleaning provides pick-up and delivery in the Portland metro area during weekdays. We even make occasionally make trips to Salem, Bend, and the Oregon coast. For more information about our pickup and delivery service give us call
  • How do I know if my rug is worth cleaning?
    You can always send us photos of your rug or drop by our shop on weekdays, and we evaluate your rug for you at no cost. The owners have been working with oriental rugs for 35 years; they have lots of knowledge and experience with rugs.
  • What is an Oriental rug?
    An Oriental rug is a handmade rug traditionally produced in countries such as Iran, Turkey, China, Afghanistan, India and Nepal. These rugs are known for their intricate designs and high-quality craftsmanship.
  • What materials are used to make Oriental rugs?
    Oriental rugs are typically made from natural materials such as wool, silk, and cotton. The type of material used can affect the rug's durability, texture, and appearance.
  • How do I clean an Oriental rug?
    To clean an Oriental rug, it is important to use gentle methods and avoid harsh chemicals. Vacuuming is recommended to remove dust and dirt, and professional cleaning may be necessary for more thorough cleaning. Because oriental rugs are made from natural fibers cleaning and drying in home is often problematic
  • What are the different types of Oriental rugs?
    There are many different types of Oriental rugs, each with unique characteristics and designs. Some of the most popular types include Persian, Turkish, Chinese, Nepalese, and Indian rugs. Oriental rugs are made in what is called the rug weaving belt from Morocco to China
  • How do I determine the value of an Oriental rug?
    The value of an Oriental rug can be influenced by factors such as its age, condition, and rarity. Other factors that can affect the value include the quality of the materials used, the design's intricacy, and the maker's reputation. Values are best determined by a rug appraiser or rug retailers with experience in the current market trends
  • How do I care for my Oriental rug?
    To care for your Oriental rug, it's important to follow a few simple guidelines to help maintain its beauty and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips: Vacuum regularly: Regular vacuuming can help remove dirt and dust that can accumulate in the rug fibers and cause damage over time. Use a vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush to help loosen and remove debris. Rotate the rug: To prevent uneven wear and fading, it's a good idea to rotate your Oriental rug every six months or so. This will help distribute foot traffic and sunlight exposure more evenly across the rug. Spot clean spills: If you spill something on your Oriental rug, it's important to clean it up as quickly as possible to prevent staining. Blot up any excess liquid with a clean cloth or paper towel, then gently clean the area with a mixture of water and mild soap. Avoid direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause fading and damage to your Oriental rug over time. To protect your rug, it's best to place it in an area that doesn't receive direct sunlight or to use curtains or shades to block out the sun. Professional cleaning: For more thorough cleaning, it's a good idea to have your Oriental rug professionally cleaned every few years. Look for a reputable rug cleaning service that specializes in Oriental rugs and uses gentle, non-toxic cleaning methods.
  • What is the difference between an Oriental rug and a Persian rug?
    Oriental rugs and Persian rugs are both types of handmade rugs, but there are some key differences between the two. Here's what you should know: Origin: Oriental rugs are made in various countries throughout Asia, including Iran (formerly Persia), Turkey, China, and India. Persian rugs, on the other hand, are specifically made in Iran. Design: While both Oriental and Persian rugs are known for their intricate designs, there are some design differences between the two. Persian rugs often feature floral or curvilinear designs, while Oriental rugs may feature more geometric or abstract patterns. Materials: Both types of rugs are typically made from natural materials such as wool, silk, or cotton. However, Persian rugs are often made from high-quality wool that is known for its durability and sheen. Knotting: The way the rugs are knotted can also differ. Persian rugs are typically knotted using the Persian knot, which involves looping the yarn around two warp threads and then pulling it back through the middle. Oriental rugs, on the other hand, may use a variety of knotting techniques depending on the region and style. Oriental rugs are handmade and have a rich cultural history. If you're considering buying an Oriental or Persian rug, be sure to do your research and purchase from a reputable dealer to ensure the authenticity and quality of the rug.
  • How long do Oriental rugs typically last?
    Oriental rugs are known for their durability and longevity, and with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades or even centuries. In fact, some Oriental rugs have been passed down through generations of families and still look as beautiful as they did when they were first made. The lifespan of an Oriental rug can depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of the materials used, the construction techniques, and the level of care and maintenance it receives. A high-quality Oriental rug that is made from durable, natural materials and is properly cared for can last for 50 years or more. However, it's worth noting that some Oriental rugs are more delicate and may not last as long. Silk rugs, for example, are known for their softness and sheen, but may not be as durable as wool rugs. Additionally, rugs that are subjected to heavy foot traffic or exposure to sunlight may wear more quickly than those that are used less frequently. To help extend the lifespan of your Oriental rug, it's important to follow proper care and maintenance guidelines, such as regular vacuuming, rotating the rug to prevent uneven wear, and avoiding exposure to direct sunlight. With proper care, your Oriental rug can continue to add beauty and warmth to your home for many years to come.
  • Are Oriental rugs worth the investment?
    Oriental rugs are often considered a worthwhile investment due to their beauty, durability, and cultural significance. While they can be more expensive than machine-made rugs, their unique designs and handcrafted quality make them a valuable addition to any home. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, Oriental rugs are known for their durability and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, a high-quality Oriental rug can last for decades or even centuries, making it a valuable family heirloom that can be passed down for generations. Oriental rugs are also often seen as a way to invest in a piece of history and culture. These rugs have been made by hand using traditional techniques for centuries, and many rugs have unique designs that reflect the history and culture of the region where they were made. While the initial investment in an Oriental rug may be higher than that of a machine-made rug, the long-term value and cultural significance of an Oriental rug can make it a worthwhile investment for those who appreciate quality craftsmanship and design. It's worth noting that not all Oriental rugs are created equal, and it's important to do your research and purchase from a reputable dealer to ensure the authenticity and quality of the rug. A high-quality Oriental rug can be a valuable investment that adds beauty and warmth to your home for many years to come.
  • How are oriental rugs made?
    Hand-woven Oriental rugs are made using traditional hand weaving techniques that have been passed down for generations. Here's a general overview of the process: Design: The design for the rug is first created, either by hand or by computer. The design is then transferred onto a graph paper or blueprint, which the weaver uses as a guide. Materials: High-quality natural materials such as wool, silk, or cotton are used to create the rug. The yarn is typically dyed in batches to ensure consistency in color. Loom: The weaver sets up the loom, which consists of a frame with vertical threads (warp) and horizontal threads (weft). The warp threads are stretched tightly and evenly to create the foundation for the rug. Knotting: The weaver ties knots around pairs of warp threads to create the pattern of the rug. The type of knot used depends on the region and style of the rug. Weaving: The weaver uses a hand tool called a shuttle to weave the weft threads through the warp threads. This creates the body of the rug and secures the knots in place. Finishing: Once the weaving is complete, the rug is cut off the loom and the loose ends of the warp threads are tied and trimmed. The rug may also be washed, stretched, and blocked to achieve its final shape and size. Hand-woven Oriental rugs can take months or even years to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the design. Each rug is a unique work of art, and the skill and craftsmanship of the weaver can greatly affect the quality and value of the rug.
  • Can I buy an Oriental rug online?
    Yes, it is possible to buy Oriental rugs online from reputable dealers and retailers. However, it is important to research the seller and carefully review product descriptions and photos before making a purchase to ensure the authenticity and quality of the rug. Additionally, it's hard to asses color, quality and the aesthetic appeal of a rug from photos so rug may look dramatically different in your home than from photos. Make sure the retiar source has a return policy even then shipping a room size rug can be expensive several hundred dollars to return.
  • What is the difference between an Oriental rug and a Persian rug?
    Persian rugs are a type of oriental rug that is specifically made in Iran, prior to 1934 Iran was called Persia and the term" persian carpet" or rug is still used by many today. In contrast Oriental rugs the latin root Oriens meaning of the east come from a variety of countries, including Iran, Turkey, China, and India. So all Persian rugs are oriental rugs and the term can be used interchangeably but only rug made in Iran can be called Persian rugs
  • What is a kilim rug?
    A kilim rug is a type of oriental rug that is flat-woven without any knots, sometimes referred to as a tapestry weave or weft face weave It is typically made using a slit-weave technique and can have intricate geometric designs.
  • What is a tribal rug?
    A tribal rug is an oriental rug that is made by nomadic or semi-nomadic tribes. They often have bold, geometric designs and are made using natural dyes. Some common tribal names associated with rug weaving are Turkman, Baluchi, Bakhtiari, Shasavan, Lori, Qashqai, Khamseh, Afshar,
  • Can I use an oriental rug in a modern home?
    Yes, oriental rugs can add warmth and character to any home including modern homes. They can be paired with contemporary furniture and decor for a stylish and eclectic look. Not all oriental rugs have traditional designs motifs some tribal rugs such as Gabbeh often take on a look modern and contemporary look that works very well in modern homes
  • How can I tell if an oriental rug is authentic?
    An authentic oriental rug will have hand-knotted or hand-woven natural fibers . -Check the materials: Authentic Oriental rugs are made from high-quality natural materials such as wool, silk, or cotton. Look for rugs that have a soft, lustrous sheen and natural variations in color and texture. -Look for hand-made construction: Authentic Oriental rugs are typically hand-woven using traditional techniques. Look for irregularities in the knots and variations in the design, which are signs of hand-made construction. -Check the back of the rug: Flip the rug over and inspect the back. Authentic Oriental rugs typically have a rough, uneven texture on the back, with visible knots and fringe. Machine-made rugs, on the other hand, will have a smooth, uniform backing. -Get an appraisal: If you're still unsure about the authenticity of a rug, consider getting an appraisal from a reputable appraiser or rug dealer.
  • What are the benefits of professional Oriental rug cleaning over DIY methods?
    There are several benefits of professional oriental and area rug cleaning over DIY cleaning. Expertise and Experience: At Renaissance we have over 35 years of experience and extensive knowledge working with Oriental rugs, and rugs are our sole focus. We are trained to identify the rug's specific material, construction, and condition, allowing them to determine the most suitable cleaning approach. Specialized Equipment: Our professional rug cleaning workshop and specialized equipment designed specifically for rug cleaning. These tools ensure thorough cleaning without causing damage to the delicate fibers or dyes. Our tools such as rug centrifuge, rug dusting systems and ry racks are not portable and cannot be used in your home. Customized Cleaning Methods by cleaning experts for new and antique rugs; Oriental rugs come in various materials, such as wool, silk, or cotton, each requiring specific cleaning techniques and the knowledge to use them properly. Our rug professionals tailor the cleaning process to the rug's specific needs, ensuring effective and safe removal of dirt, stains, and odors. Specialized Stain and Odor Removal: we effectively eliminate unpleasant odors, leaving your rug fresh and clean beyond the ability of surface cleaning from carpet rental machines.
  • Are chemical cleaners safe to use on Oriental rugs?
    We recommended to exercise caution when using chemical cleaners on Oriental rugs, especially if you are unsure about their compatibility or potential effects. Many over the counter carpet cleaners are high alkalinity cleaners formulated for synthetic carpet and can damage oriental rugs and wool carpet. Even baking soda can harm natural fibers such as wool and silk and should never be left on a carpet. Look for pH neutral cleaning products, cleaning products specifically made for natural fibers, or a drop of dish detergent to a cup of water or consult you local rug cleaners for suggestions on wool and oriental safe cleaning products
  • Can stains be Removed ?
    A number of factors affect the ability to remove stains the type of stain and the material of the rug, previous spotting attempts and age of the stain, Some stains can photo oxidize and become impossible to remover. The sooner you can attend to the stain, the better chance you have of removing it completely. It's important to make sure to use an appropriate cleaning product and cleaning chemistry for the stain. Improper spot cleaning and cleaning products can compound a stain and make in harder or impossible to remove It's always a good idea to check the care instructions provided by the rug manufacturer If you are still unsure consult a professional cleaner for specific advice based on the type of rug you have and the nature of the stain.
  • Do you guarantee pet odor removal?
    Yes, we do. Since we wash rugs we can remove the source of urine deeply embedded in your area rugs.
  • Why is professional cleaning important?
    Professional in-plant cleaning is a cleaning process to remove deeply embedded soils that cannot be removed in home or from shampoo or steam cleaning click the button to learn more about in-plant rug cleaning
  • The other cleaner is cheaper?
    Often a cleaner has a very attractive lower price and works on an upsell model; got a pet spot, there's an upcharge. Rug has an odor issue; there is another upcharge. At Renaissace, these things are all covered at our base price, our pricing is always straightforward
  • How much Does oriental rug repair cost?
    Oriental rug repair costs can vary widely based on several factors. Our repair factor in the uniqueness of different styles, and our repairs restore and recreate what has been damaged or missing. Type of rug: Finer weave, for example, a high knot count Persian rug repair takes much more time Vs. The same repair on a coarser tribal rug Type of Repair: Small stabilizing costs 30 dollars and up, while much more complex reweaving is time-consuming and starts at several hundred dollars. This makes over-the-phone estimates sketchy at best; quality photos of the front and back of the damage are needed for price estimates.
  • Home Remodel & Rugs
    We strongly suggest removing rugs from having them cleaned and wrapped before starting a remodel. Rugs haphazardly tossed in a basement or garage left unprotected is a perfect breeding ground for a wool month and rodent infestation and an all too common issue we see. We can pick up your rugs, clean, wrap and deliver them back or, for a fee, store them at our shop and keep them safe so they are ready when you are.
  • Drop-off Rug Cleaning
    Renaissance Rug Cleaning Inc is open 9:30-5:30 on weekdays; no appointment is needed, and we have off-street parking and our friendly staff is more than happy to unload your rugs for you.
  • I have Moths in my rug!
    We can kill the moths and sanitize your oriental carpet, but this cannot be done in the home. The longer treatment is delayed, the more damage is done to your wool area rugs. It's important to have moth infestations addressed as soon as possible.
Service Area 


✔Portland metro area



✔ Happy Valley

✔Lake Oswego

✔West Linn 






✔ Camas



-We periodically service the Oregon coast, Hood River, Welches, Rhododendron, and Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, and sites  call for availability 


 Rug Cleaning 


✔ Oriental Rug 

✔ Persian Rug 

✔ Turkish rugs 

✔ Antique Rug 

✔ Area Rug 

✔ Silk Rug 

✔ Chinese Rug 

✔ Shag Rug Cleaning

✔ Flokati 

✔ Braided Rug

✔ Navajo Rug 

✔ Vintage Rug 

✔ Modern Rug 

✔ Contemporary area carpet

✔ Viscose fibers 

✔ Bamboo carpets

✔ Zero pile rugs 

Rug Services 


✔ Rug Repair

✔ Rug Restoration

✔ Rug Resizing

✔ Fringe Repair

✔ Edge Wrapping 

✔ Rug Hole Repair

✔ Restoration Near Me

✔ Moth Damage Repair
✔ Reweaving 

✔ Color Repair 

✔ Pet Damage 

✔ Rug Storage

✔ Rug Packaging 

✔ Rug Backing

✔ Rug Services

✔ Appraisals 

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Renaissance provides cleaning & repair services to the Portland metro area and beyond 



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