“THE SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE”…Handmade Rugs are truly works of art. Whether from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, or the Southwestern United States, few other art forms rugs can capture the culture of the artisans who create them as beautifully as oriental rugs.
At IMPRESSIONS, we understand the unique beauty and charm of each creation. We appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship, passed down through time, necessary to create these woven treasures. Let us help you preserve your own, unique work of art. All our work is performed by trained and experienced technicians, in keeping with time tested industry standards.
Check out some of the reasons to choose Impressions for your rug cleaning in Littleton:
9 Step Rug Cleaning Process for Maximum Soil and Spot Removal
Detergent-Free, Non-Toxic, Water-Based, Zero Residue Cleaning Agents
Safe for Kids, Pets, and the Environment
100% Money-Back Guarantee
30 Years of Experience
Most Advanced Cleaning Systems
Trained & Experience Technicians
Licensed & Insured
Many Machine Made Rugs Can Be Cleaned On-Site – Saving Time and Money
We would love to answer any questions you may have.
From heavily soiled to light cleaning, our 9 step cleaning process is designed to restore your rugs as close to their original condition as possible. We can clean all types of area rugs, even the most delicate.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and cleaning “prescription.” Our company will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it by our shop.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand-knotted rugs, are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 could hide 87 pounds of dirt! WOW! We use a variety of techniques to “dust” the rugs from the front and back. A machine called
a pile lifter, special vacuum attachments, and many other methods are implemented. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase the chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Shampoo
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils. Most rugs are cleaned with an Oriental Rug Shampoo specially designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.
Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Depending on the type of rug, it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental Rugs.
Step 7: Speed Dry
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.
Step 8: Finishing
When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Your rug will be wrapped in plastic to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered.
*For longer fabric life and fewer permanent stains, have Fabric Protector applied!