Rug Cleaning 

Our cleaning starts with dry soil removal 

Dry soil is a term for silt & clay-like soil that settles into the foundation of woven area rugs from normal day to day use. The pic on the left is a Persian Gabbeh before dusting/dry soil removal and on the right after dry soil removal prior to washing. In some cases, we spend more time removing these soils than actual washing. 

This type of soil removal equipment is not portable and cannot be done in -home.

Failure to adequately remove these silt like soils prior to cleaning inhibit the removal of other soils during washing. Cleaners often try to compensate by using stronger and more aggressive cleaning chemicals that lead to other issues such as colour run, cleaning residues, and inadequate soil & odour removal.  

Rug Washing 

Dry soil isn't the only soil in your rug

The pic on the left is the rug from above, it's not clean yet not by a long shot.

You can clearly see there are lots of soils that dusting/dry soil can't remove. Cooking oils, liquid spills, pet accidents, atmospheric pollutants. These soils hide deep in your rug beyond the reach of a vacuum or surface cleaning methods such as shampoo or steam extraction cleaning. These soils need to be soaked and washed out of a rug


Our wash floor is painted white for instant feedback from your rug, so we can see what we are removing and when your rug is clean. 


Rug Drying 

All that water & wool how do oriental rugs dry? 

We use a number of water removal methods. On the left is our rug centrifuge just like the spin cycle on your washing machine our rug centrifuge spins water from wet rugs. By the time rugs leave this machine over 90% of the moisture has been removed.

Often rugs are hung to dry in our temperature and humidity-controlled drying area. However, some rugs are too fragile and need to be dried flat. 

Like cleaning, no one method of drying is appropriate for every situation. As a speciality rug workshop, our workers and the workshop itself is engineered to the needs of oriental rug and area rug cleaning.    



Rug Details

Cleaning is more than just cleaning.  

The hands of skilled craftspeople at Renaissance Rug Cleaning work with your woven rugs. Dusting, washing, and post-cleaning detail are not automated cleaning processes but monitored by dedicated to woven area rug cleaning.  To make sure we have given your carpets and any spots, spill, or odour the attention they need. 

Renaissance and its workers work with oriental rugs and area carpets full-time exclusively, not as just another add on service. 


Renaissance  Your  Rug! 

(503) 963-8565

9:30-5:30 M-F


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About Us

Renaissance Rug Cleaning is a  workshop for the cleaning and repair of area rugs and oriental carpets serving commercial and retail clients located in Portland, Oregon