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Oriental rug cleaning service


Can My Rugs Be 
Cleaned At Home? 

Antique, new or vintage rugs at Renaissance ensuring the longevity and pristine condition of your beloved Oriental rugs is our professional cleaning focus. The proper cleaning is done at an in-plant cleaning facility, using specialized cleaning equipment, detergents, and methodology customized to meet each piece's unique needs. While variations of rug cleaning methods exist professionals agree in in-plant washing.

Beware of in-home carpet cleaning methods and harsh chemicals and sticky residues common in some cleaners. Hot water extraction, steam cleaning, upholstery cleaning tools, and shampoos that claim to yield similar results as hand washing; they don't.


True, a deep cleaning process can only be achieved by in-plant  cleaning and specialized cleaning solutions are gentle enough for wool and silk rugs.

Understanding The Cleaning Needs Of
Hand-Woven Rugs

Hand woven rugs are renowned for their ability to accumulate and hold dirt while still looking clean.At some point your area rug needs cleaning. 


 Dirt permeates deeply into a hand woven rug's foundation, eluding conventional vacuums and typical in-home cleaning approaches. Consequently, oriental rugs require specialized equipment and methodologies to remove dry soil before cleaning. Equipment only available to professional cleaners and in-plant cleaning.


Your rugs need a dedicated professional cleaning service. In a specialized workshop with equipment and techniques and understanding of fiber content to clean rugs. In-home cleaning methods prove ineffective for achieving a thorough cleaning of rugs.

Oriental carpet cleaning before

Our oriental rug cleaning starts with dry soil removal, or rug dusting, as we call it, to remove dry sandy/silt-like soiling.

Gabbeh rug cleaning after


 Post-Dry Soil Removal Behold our Persian Gabbeh rug following a meticulous dusting. The discernible difference with the soil now absent from the rug’s foundation is dramatic in this rug; however, this oriental gabbeh rug is still isn't clean.

Despite the removal of gritty soil, this rug, harbors many soils that cannot be removed for dry rug dusting. Various soils and residues, including oils, proteins, and sugars, that can only be effectively removed with a well-balanced cleaning solution and a comprehensive washing process.

It's worth noting that not all cleaning services allocate sufficient time for the removal of dry soil, and unfortunately, in-home cleaning doesn’t account for any.


What Is The Best Rug Cleaning Machine?

In our experience, cleaning machines by themselves result in mediocre to poor performance. Our specialized Hand washing is ideal for natural fibers and damage or leaving results resulting in a cleaner rug. We wash rugs using mild detergents and water. 

Wool fibers in antique rugs, need time to soak and solubilize deeply embedded soils, dirt, pet urine, so they can be flushed away from your rug and this deep cleaning takes time. 

While our rug washing might resemble home cleaning with a garden hose on a flat surface our process combines our decades of experience, state-of-the-art cleaning equipment environmentally friendly cleaning products technology, and traditional rug washing techniques. Our cleaning method is entierly different than carpet cleaning. 

Dirty oriental rug being cleaned
Persian Rug Cleaners  

 Renaisace has been around for over twenty five years and the owners of Renaissance have over thirty years of experience cleaning Persian rugs. They have traveled the rug world to bring Portland exceptional new and antique Persian rugs. 

From classic Persian rug designs to modern area rugs, our team of seasoned experts understands the intricacies involved in every type of rug cleaning and rug repair. With meticulous attention to detail, we go beyond surface cleaning to eliminate even the most stubborn stains, pet odors and embedded dirt.


How Do I  Get My  Oriental  Carpet To You?

We have convenient rug cleaning drop-off at our Rug Spa /workshop in SE Portland from 9:30- 5:30 M-F with off-street parking; we will unload your rugs for you. We will give your rug a pre inspection looking for any issues and price estimates for all services. Our price estimates and pre inspection are always free and without obligation. 


We also pick up and deliver area carpets to your home or office. You can also ship rugs to us or drop them off during a visit to Portland, and we can ship your rugs back by UPS or FedX  ...It's that easy!  

Periodically we made special trips to Bend and the Oregon coast for large projects and specialized work.

 Pet Urine Removal 


We remove pet urine odors and often pet stains from carpets all the time. Frankly, we’re perplexed that many cleaners make a "big stink" out of removing pet odors and getting rugs clean.


They often charge exorbitant fees and hoopla for upsells for exotic chemical decontamination baths and expensive enzyme treatments. 


Our deep cleaning removes the source of the odor deeply hidden in the foundation of your woven rug without pickling your rug in perfumy deodorizers.  


Pet urine removal is not impossible, but it does take time and an experienced rug cleaner. 


Did we mention that we don't charge extra for pet urine odor removal?

rug cleaing at Renaissance Rug Cleaning
How To Dry A Rug

All that water with highly absorbent fibers like wool, silk & cotton how do we get them dry

As professional rug cleaners, we have specialized drying equipment We use a few methods to remove as much as 95% of moisture from your wool rug in under two minutes by the time your rug reaches our drying tower or drying floor.  All area rugs are tested with moisture meters and given a final post inspection to match our pre inspection process to ensure they are dry and ready to go back to your home or to our rug repair department.

Rug Cetrifuges
Navajo rug drying after cleaning

Customer Service 

We take great care to provide Portland area clients with top-quality cleaning, and rug repair services by focusing on rugs. 

We have been cleaning rugs many years and what makes Renaissance the top-rated local rug cleaner in Portland is our commitment to customer service and experience give us a call today. 

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Renaissance is a member of ARCS (Association of Rug Care Specialists), A trade association dedicated to the professionalism, integrity, and education of oriental rug cleaning.  

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How Often Should Rugs Be Cleaned?

Professional cleaning intervals vary on the type of rug, and the use the textiles receive, vacuuming habits, and Home care & maintenance of rugs. Cleaning most area rug cleaning is every 1-3 years with regular household use.

A home with pets and children may need more frequent are rug cleaning, while a one or two-person home can go longer between cleaning intervals.

Individuals with allergies may benefit from more frequent cleaning intervals.

Our cleaning price is $4.65 per square foot and includes working on stains and odors. This price covers most styles of rugs from Persian to machine made rugs . There is a minimum charge of $69 for rugs under 15 square feet.

Cost To Get  an Area Rug Cleaned 

Why Are Rugs  Called Oriental? 

The term "Orient" derives from the Latin word oriens meaning "east" or  "east rising". The opposite term "Occident" derives from the Latin word occidens, meaning west. 

The use of the term "Orient" occurred during the reign of Emperor  Diocletian (284–305); used to refer to lands east of the Roman empire as Orient and rugs made in these lands as Oriental rugs.   


Our Service Area 

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



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