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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

​​​​​​​The Best Area Rug Care Tip Straight from Grandma!


Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we see tons of beautiful rugs in our washing facility in Prescott AZ every day!  Ruthie here and many of my favorite rugs are those that have been around a long, long time and could definitely share more than a story or two if only they could speak.

Rugs are meant to last many years on our floors, handed down from generation to generation!
With the proper care, your rugs will last your family for decades to come!

So what’s the best rug care tip that Grandma may not have shared with you?  She knew how critical it was to remove dry soils from her area rugs! This is the first, and easily the most important, step in proper rug care! 

Remember those old cowboy movies that showed a woman beating a rug over a clothes line?  They were knocking out the dry soil, sand, little stones, and all the other debris that got tracked onto the rug.  Dry soil is the NUMBER ONE cause of wear and tear on area rugs!  Dry soil is just like sandpaper and grinds roughly against your delicate rug fibers until the rug becomes threadbare.  By giving her rugs a good beating and dusting on a regular basis, Grandma was staying one step ahead of this problem.

Here at Arizona Oriental, we don’t use wooden rug beaters anymore, but we do use modern day dusters that are designed for maximum dry soil removal.  Dusting isn’t an option when you have your rugs cleaned at home, which is why it’s a good reason to have your rugs brought into us!  I promise that you will definitely see and love the difference!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas.  We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information about how important dusting is to area rug care at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 05-20-2020

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