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Oriental rug cleaning service


Can my Persian Oriental 
rug be cleaned in-home.

For the optimal care of your cherished Oriental rug, it's crucial to have it cleaned outside of your home environment. Our specialized workshop offers an advanced, multi-stage Oriental rug cleaning process tailored to each rug's distinct requirements. Be cautious of in-home cleaning techniques or hot water extraction shampoos promoting comparable outcomes. A genuine deep cleaning of a rug is only possible in a specialized and dedicated facility. 

Understanding the Cleaning Needs of
Hand-Woven Rugs

Hand-woven rugs uniquely attract and retain dirt from ambient surroundings and foot traffic. These soils work their way deep into the rug's foundation, far beyond the reach of ordinary vacuums or standard in-home cleaning methods.

 Oriental rugs must be washed with specialized equipment and methods to extract this deep-seated dirt effectively.

Unfortunately, this deep rug-cleaning machinery isn't portable and cannot be brought into your home. Thus, in-home cleaning simply doesn't suffice for optimal results for these intricate pieces.

Oriental carpet cleaning before
Gabbeh rug cleaning after

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


Here is our Perssian Gabbeh rug post dusting. You can see the dramatic difference with soil removed from the foundation of this rug; however, this oriental rug is still far from being clean.

Coarse soil removed, this rug, like most, has many soils such as oils, proteins, and sugars that only a well-balanced cleaning solution and washing can remove.

Not all cleaning services spend adequate time removing dry soil, and in-home cleaning, none. 


What Is The Best Rug Cleaning 

Witness the transformation of this Gabbeh rug as it benefits from our deep-cleaning process. Standard surface vacuuming or commercial rug extraction might address visible impurities, but our deep-cleaning method delves deeper, targeting the deeply embedded soils that steam cleaning overlooks.

Our deep cleaning removes deeply embedded soil rugs and eliminates persistent stains and odors.

You might have stumbled upon viral laundry strip cleaning videos online. While our approach aligns with the deep-cleaning concept, our cleaning agents are milder and designed exclusively for safely cleaning Oriental and area rugs.

While our rug washing seems similar to cleaning your rug at home with a garden hose? Our washing marries state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, cleaning formulations, and old-world rug washing. 

Dirty oriental rug being cleaned
 Rug Cleaning Experts 

 The owners of Renaissance have over thirty years of experience cleaning oriental carpets. They have traveled the rug world to bring Portland exceptional rug cleaning services.

From oriental rugs to modern area rugs, our team of seasoned experts understands the intricacies involved in every type of rug cleaning. With meticulous attention to detail and state-of-the-art equipment, we go beyond surface cleaning to eliminate even the most stubborn stains 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 oriental rugs for you. 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 oriental carpets all the time. Frankly, we’re perplexed that many cleaners make a "big stink" out of removing pet odors and getting rugs clean.


Often charging exorbitant fees and hoopla of 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 Do You Dry Oriental Rugs? 

All that water with highly absorbent fibers like wool, silk & cotton  

We use a few methods to remove as much as 95% of moisture from your oriental 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 to ensure they are dry and ready to go back to your home.

Rug Cetrifuges
Navajo rug drying after cleaning

Customer Service 

Our goal is to provide Portland area clients with top-quality cleaning service and experienced oriental rug cleaning by focusing on area rugs. 

What makes Renaissace the top-rated local oriental rug cleaner in Portland is our commitment to customer service and experience. 

Google customer review

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

ARCS Trade organzation Logo
How Often Should Oriental 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. Oriental rug cleaning is typically every 1-3 years with regular household use.

A home with pets and children may need more frequent 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 rug cleaning price is $4.60 per square foot and includes working on stains and odors. This price covers most styles of rugs Persian rug cleaning, oriental rug cleaning. There is a minimum charge of $69 for rugs under 15 square feet.

Cost To Get  A Rug Cleaned 

Why are oriental 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.   

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