How Long Does an Oriental Rug Last?

Buying an Orinetal rug is an investment. After all, you want a high-quality rug and not something cheap. This means you’ll want your investment to last a long time, hopefully for many years to come. How long can you expect your Oriental rug to last? What affects how long yours will stay in good shape? We’re so glad you asked these questions, because we are here to answer them!

How Long Does an Oriental Rug Last?

We have great news for you. When we say that an Oriental rug will keep it’s value for your lifetime, and possibly even longer, we mean it. With regular care and maintenance, an authentic Oriental rug can last more than 100 years. The secret to their durability is in the materials that are used and the way that they are handmade. The highest-quality Oriental rugs can last for generations, even if they are placed in high-traffic areas of your home. 

Is There Any Way to Make it Last Longer?

There are a few ways to ensure your Oriental rug will last for as long as possible. The first happens before you actually buy the rug. You want to make sure you buy as high-quality a rug as possible. This can be done by looking at the wool quality, Knots Per Square Inch (KPSI), and whether or not it was handmade. Authentic Persian rugs have earned the reputation of being the highest quality Oriental rug due to the fact that they have perfected weaving techniques used in Iran. In fact, Persian rugs had been around for more than 2,500 years. Over this time, they’ve gotten pretty good at it- to say the least.

Once you have your Oriental rug at home, you’ll want to make sure you take care of it. Dirt is the worst enemy of fine Oriental rugs! Beyond being careful with your rug at parties or when storing and moving it, you also need to pay special attention to how often it needs to be cleaned. We recommend vacuuming your rug at least weekly. Blot up spills with clear, cold water as quickly as possible. Try your best to keep your rug clean and clear of damage, but we all know that life happens. That is why we also recommend having your rug professionally washed every two years. If you keep up with regular cleaning, you can expect your Oriental rug to last for many, many years to come.

Here at Serafian’s, we don’t just sell Oriental rugs. We take pride in also educating our shoppers. Here’s what you need to know so you can feel a peace of mind that you’re buying a high quality Oriental rug in Albuquerque. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us and ask!

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