What is an Oriental Rug?

As an area rug dealer in Jacksonville, FL., I am often asked about what makes a rug an Oriental rug.  An oriental rug is a rug that is usually a wool and/or silk pile rug which has been meticulously hand knotted, fiber by fiber.  The vast majority of these rugs are woven in asia, and are both time consuming to make ( a typical 9 x 12 oriental rug may take 1.5 to 2 years worth of labor to weave), and individual works of art as beautiful and inspiring as the finest art in any other medium.

There are traditional Persian rugs known by names such as Sarouk, Kashan, Heriz, Isphahan, Bokarra, Mahal, and Kerman, among many others, which, though recognizable by those in the know, still are each one-of-a-kind with features unique to each rug.  Many of these rugs become extremely valuable as they get old, as long as their condition remains good.  This means proper maintenance by area rug cleaners who specialize in Oriental rug cleaning, and proper attention to other condition issues when needed by Oriental rug repair specialists.

We have been in the Oriental rug business for three generations.  We are proud of the trust that our clients from Amelia Island to Ponte Vedra Beach, St Augustine, and beyond, have in our ability to lovingly restore their heirloom oriental rugs.

 

–Charles Harb

Cleaning your heirloom rugs

As a third generation oriental rug cleaner, I am often asked about the advisability of tub cleaning (or vat cleaning) area rugs.  Apart from the obvious risks of dye run and shrinkage, to me the biggest issue is that these cleaners fill the tub once in the morning, and everyone’s rugs get washed in the same, increasingly dirty, water.  For me, the idea of my heirloom rug being washed in someone else’s dirty water is completely unacceptable.

Every rug we clean is done individually, and every wet step is done with clean water.  We are definitely not a “one tub fits all” rug cleaning operation.

–Charles Harb

A wonderful man who does honest and quality work

I have bought three oriental rugs from Oriental Rugs by C. Harb, and I am satisfied with all of them. They’re beautiful and perfect. I also took in a little rug that my grandmother had hand-hooked back in the early ’60s. It had been at the top of my mother’s closet for the past 20 years, was in pretty bad shape and needed repair. You couldn’t even tell where he fixed it! Charles also gets out pet odors, which no one else seems to be able to do. His work is reasonably priced and done in a timely manner. He only charged me for what he quoted, and there was no bait and switch. I honestly cannot say enough good things about C. Harb. I would highly recommend them.

Julie C.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
03/17/2015

Cleaned and repaired rugs

Everything was done as promised. Communication was good on advice about repair. Rugs had snow white fringe when I received them back. Have used them in past and will continue to use them in future.

Lois L.
P.V.Bch, FL
03/16/2015

Oriental Rug Cleaning Jacksonville

Oriental Rug Cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida. When your fine handknotted Persian rug needs to be cleaned, where should you turn? There are many businesses advertising the service of area rug cleaners. There are certain things to keep in mind:

Carpet cleaning specialists are not Persian rug cleaning experts.
Never trust someone who will clean your hand knotted rugs in your home.
Oriental rug cleaning, like oriental rug repair, is an art.
Each rug is unique, and years of experience is the best teacher.

In my area rug gallery, we service what we sell. I am the third generation of my family specializing in the best oriental rug cleaning available in NE Florida including Ponte Vedra, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and throughout the greater Jacksonville area. If I can be of service, contact me any time.

Charlie Harb

C. Harb’s Rugs
(904) 733-0203
info@charbsrugs.com

Repairing Rugs

C. Harb’s Rugs is experienced in repairing almost any rug.  It always depends on how much damage has been done to a rug, but a rug is a lifelong investment that should be taken care of and looked after.  Bring your rug by our shop and we can give you some ideas of how to repair your rug.  We can repair Oriental Rugs, Persian, Rugs, Asian Rugs, Egyptian Rugs, Syrian Rugs, and you name it.  Bring it by and we’ll let you know what we can do.  To answer this and many other questions, contact The Rug Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida at C. Harb’s Rugs on Philips Highway.  Contact us at 904.733.0203 or info@charbsrugs.com.

Can you clean my rug?

We can clean almost any rug.  Of course, the quality of the cleaning will depend on what the condition of the rug is in, but we can definitely make any rug look better.  Contact us with your specific rug cleaning needs.  To answer this and many other questions, contact The Rug Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida at C. Harb’s Rugs on Philips Highway.  Contact us at 904.733.0203 or info@charbsrugs.com.

How much is my rug worth?

There are many factors in determining the worth of your rug.  The quality of the knots as well as the tighter the knots and more detailed the finish has something to do with it.  But, there are many other factors including the location from which the rug comes as well as the age of the rug.  To answer this and many other questions, contact The Rug Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida at C. Harb’s Rugs on Philips Highway.  Contact us at 904.733.0203 or info@charbsrugs.com.

What is the knot?

The knot is critical in the quality of the rug.  The tighter the knots, the more detailed the finish.  It doesn’t mean it makes for a better rug, but it does define the finish of the rug.  To answer this and many other questions, contact The Rug Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida at C. Harb’s Rugs on Philips Highway.  Contact us at 904.733.0203 or info@charbsrugs.com.