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Oriental rug cleaning service


Can Oriental Rugs Be 
Cleaned At Home? 

Ensuring the longevity and pristine condition of your beloved Oriental rug necessitates professional cleaning beyond the home setting. Orientals should be cleaned in a in-plant cleaning facility with specialized cleaning equipment, detergents, and methodology customized to meet the unique needs of each piece. Beware of in-home cleaning methods such as hot water extraction, shampoos that claim to yield similar results.

True, in-depth cleaning of a rug can only be achieved within a specialized in-plant rug cleaning.

Understanding the Cleaning Needs of
Hand-Woven Oriental Rugs

Hand-woven oriental rugs possess a distinctive propensity to accumulate and hold dirt, both from environmental factors and regular foot traffic.


This embedded dirt permeates deeply into the rug's foundation, eluding conventional vacuums and typical in-home cleaning approaches. Consequently, oriental rugs require specialized equipment and methodologies to proficiently to remove dry soil before cleaning.


 The machinery and thchniques required for such soil rug cleaning is not portable and, therefore, cannot be utilized within your home, rendering in-home cleaning ineffective for getting oriental carpets clean.

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, machines by themselves result in mediocre to poor performance.

Oriental rugs need time to soak, to solubilize deep soils such as pet urine, so they can be flushed away from your rug the and the deep cleaning takes time. 

While our rug washing might bear a superficial resemblance to home cleaning with a garden hose, our process combines our decades of experience and state-of-the-art cleaning environmentally friendly cleaning products technology, and traditional rug washing techniques.

Dirty oriental rug being cleaned
Oriental Rug Cleaners  

 The owners of Renaissance have over thirty years of experience as oriental rug cleaners. They have traveled the rug world to bring Portland exceptional oriental rug and area 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.   


Our Service Area 

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



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