Rug Cleaning & Restoration Services

Molds can thrive in dirty carpets and attract bacteria and allergens. When inhaled, it can result to flu-like symptoms and other respiratory problems. ... When dust mites die and their carcasses remain on the carpets of the fiber, they can cause nose and eye irritation as well as rashes. It is very important to get your rug cleaned once every two years. Choosing the right people to clean your rug can be tricky. Carpet Culture believes in being transparent with clients. We have been cleaning rugs in New York City for over 25 years. Our expert cleaners can make your rug safe, free of allergens, kid and pet friendly. We use chemical free cleansers and give your beautiful rug an organic wash to assure a healthy environment for you and your family.

    • Inspection: Before starting the carpet cleaning process, our experts thoroughly inspect the rug. We measure the rug to give a basic organic cleaning price per square foot. We then look for damages such as stains, water damage, fringe repair, pet stains, odor removal, binding needs. After a through inspection, we prepare notes to discuss with the client and upon agreement, we then send the rug to our cleaning/ repair facility.
    • Vacuuming: Leaving dirt in a carpet actually breaks down the carpet fibers and creates a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. Before we start the rug cleaning process, we vacuum the rug thoroughly because we don’t want the dirt to mix in the water wash. 
    • We then do a room temperature deep water cleaning process on the rug. Warm waters can weaken the dye which is why we use room temperature water.
    • Shampoo: We use safe organic, chemical free cleansers twice before we rinse the rug. We continue this process until we get rid of all the residue, dirt, stains, and odor. 
    • Inspection #2: Our experts then re inspect the rug to see if there are any harsh stains still left over which they then clean manually. We also check the rug fringes again to see whether they need more manual cleaning. 
    • Drying: We then leave the rug to dry naturally. 
    • Delivery: We then bring the rug back to your precious home and ask the clients if they’re happy with our work! 

Call 212-219-2315 to get your area rugs cleaned by professionals in New York.

The allergic reactions are usually caused by substances in the environment such as walked in pollens from trees, grasses, house dust mites, molds and pet hair. This can contribute to very poor indoor air quality and chemical sensitivity. We use natural and environment friendly methods to eliminate pollens, dust mites, allergens, fungus and bacteria without the use of the standard chemicals that increase the air quality of your home and planet, with regular carpet and rug cleaning from carpet culture we make sure all the harmful dust particles are eliminated, making your home healthier and safer place.

Handmade Rug Cleaners in Downtown Manhattan

After thorough inspection of your rug we then determine the most appropriate cleaning procedure that suits your rug. We carefully inspect the fabric of all rugs before cleaning to look for any discoloration, fading, stains, wear or any other damage to your area rug. The washing methods from Persian rug cleaning to Oriental rug cleaning and handmade rugs to machine made rugs are different than the other. The rugs are generally made of natural fibers and dyes. At Carpet Culture facility each oriental or area rug is treated with special treatment to preserve the vibrancy of the natural dyes, the suppleness of the wool. We use environmentally friendly processes to revive the colors and textures of your rug.

Organic Rug Cleaning in New York City

At Carpet Culture we use only organic natural and chemical free solutions for better cleaning. The harmful chemicals can damage delicate weaving in rugs. We have to be concerned in maintaining a green, healthy lifestyle to avoid using harsh chemicals and detergents to your rugs. The organic materials not only clean your rugs better and can preserve delicate weaving in rugs without damage. The aggressive cleaning can damage delicate weaving in rugs, as well as introduce harmful chemicals into your home and environment.

Rug Stain Removal

We use special enzyme cleaners that will eliminate odors and stains of any source from humans, animals, food and smoke. Your valuable rugs need special care to ensure long life. All spills should be cleaned immediately to avoid permanent spots and stains. At Carpet Culture we eliminate spots and stains of all nature professionally and promptly as under: Rug dirt, pet stains on rugs, pet stained rug, liquid stains on rug, pop stains on rug, paint stains on rug, grease stains on rug, moth damage on rugs, soda stains on rug, juice stains on rug, ink stains on rugs, blood stains on rugs, crayon stains on rugs, wine stains on rugs, food stains on rug, pet urine on rugs.

Mold And Mildew Removal from area rugs

The leading biological pollutants generated in a home are mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria. It commonly develops on areas with high humidity levels, poorly ventilated, dark areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, closets, laundry rooms and damp basements. The mold and mildew release mold spores in the air that can float throughout the house. They can cause severe allergic reactions such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, and aggravation of asthma, sore throat, sinus and fatigue especially in young children. Upon the inspection of your rug, Carpet Culture’s technicians will be able to diagnose the problem with customize treatment, removing the mold by gentle, organic, chemical-free methods. After the mildew is disposed of properly, we treat the area again to eliminate unpleasant odors the entire process ensures that your home is safer, cleaner and fresher than ever. 

Resizing of area rugs in New York City

Part of our services is Resizing of Rugs. If you have a rug that’s too big of too small for your liking but you don’t want to throw it away, we can still salvage that rug by changing it’s shape according to what you prefer. Whether you need a small rectangular rug or runner, we can still cut it down to YOUR size. At Carpet Culture our experienced skilled workers are able to resize or even cut it to fit the shape of a room without losing the design. We can also seam or bind multiple runners to create a large rug altogether. 


Pet Stain And Odor Removal from handmade rugs

Our pets are cute but sometimes have occasional accidents. Pet urine left unattended, can damage rugs and carpets in several ways. The urine smells terrible and untreated urine leave a permanent stains or loss of color in your rug. The germs and bacteria left behind in a rug can spread an unsanitary for you and your family. At Carpet Culture we can disinfect your rug and neutralize the damage that will occur if left untreated. We use special enzyme cleaners that will eliminate odors and stains of any source from humans, animals, food and smoke.

Restoration Of Worn Corners And Sides of handmade/vintage rugs

The moth larvae can silently destroy wool fibers of your rug before you will be aware of their existence. In dark, undisturbed areas where a rug gets little traffic and is not often vacuumed, thousands of months can effectively destroy an area rug. We recommend moth proofing if you store your rugs for an extended period of time in your home or storage. We professionally clean your rugs in order to eliminate any infestation of moths, carpet beetles or silver fish. We also apply safe moth proofing protectant that is effective and will prevent any kind of insect damage to your rug. Carpet Culture offers complete moth proofing services for your oriental rugs, before a bad moth infestation can spread from your area rug to cloths and other fabrics throughout the home.


Color Restoration of rugs

When a rug has lost its charm and looks dull because of fading or heavy traffic, we can restore its appearance in many numbers of different ways. We may reptile worn areas by putting wool back into rug along with the design and pattern already encompassed in the rug. If the rug is beyond repair, we can spot touch up to match the original color of the rug. To match colors. We blend wools or silks by strand, age, and type to assimilate exact texture and luster. Our dyes are always derived from natural substances. In rare cases, if the foundation of an antique rug is too brittle to tie knots onto, we touch up the foundation instead.

Color Restoration by Carpet Culture
Blocking, Stretching And Shearing

  1. The rugs, carpets, flat weaves, needlepoint and tapestries develop wrinkles and lose their shape with the course of time.
  2. At Carpet Culture we recommend gentle stretch and block of the rug will equalize tension in the foundation of the rug.
  3. It is advisable stretching and blocking will restore rug symmetry and smoothens creases and wrinkles.
  4. The shearing process removes excess fuzz and produces smooth carpet face.

Cutting And Binding

The new rugs are precisely made as per the standard sizes used by the designers all over the world. The Antique, Tribal and Oriental rugs have unusual sizes and sometimes cannot match the standard sizes as per your requirement. Our skilled staff can cut or bind any kind of tribal or nomadic rug as per your size. The rug repair is done in such a way, so that the repaired area will be unnoticeable without losing the original design and borders.



side binding of a rug at Carpet Culture


Fire Damage & Restoration of antique rugs

At Carpet Culture we offer complete smoke and Fire damage restoration services for your antique, oriental, old and new rugs and carpets. We can provide accurate appraisals for insurance purposes, if your rugs have been damage and have lost value due to Smoke and Fire damage.
Any Smoke or Fire damaged rug is immediately being taken care by our trained technicians. The services include-

  1. Cleaning And Drying
  2. Water And Dust Extraction
  3. Disinfection And Deodorization
  4. Mildew And Mold Treatment
  5. Re-weaving
  6. Smoke Odor Removal
  7. Padding Replacement

Hand Surging

A protective surging is wrapped on the sides of any new or Oriental rug immediately after the weaving process is complete. This over wrapping strengthens the sides of the rug and is usually made of wool, cotton and silk. It gives the rug a finished look, which adds the beauty to the rug. This surging can wear and separate from the sides’ overtime. At Carpet Culture our expert and skilled workers can re-wrap the damaged area using wool that matches the color and texture of your rugs as close as possible.


When an Oriental rug is very old and fragile and whenever normal repairs are not enough to preserve its shape, we would suggest applying latex (a natural rubber solution) and reinforce the repairs with linen backing. The application of latex to the back of a carpet followed immediately by the addition of a secondary backing like linen will anchor the rug tufts and stabilize its construction. For very damaged rugs, latex back coating will help maintain your rug size, shape, strength and stretch resistance.

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Rug Patching

We can make the repair cost of your rug effective and within your budget if the damaged area of the rug is too big to cover. We select cut pieces from the rugs of similar color; design, weave and age to hand sew into the damaged area of the rug or textile. In Case the re-weaving of missing area of the rug is costly, and then patching is a practical solution.

Re-fringing And Binding

Antique and Oriental rugs over time have worn fringes can lead damage to the end of borders. To keep the ends of the rugs from fraying and unraveling our skilled workers can repair and re-fringe your rug either by putting new fringe yarns in replacement of the missing area or we add artificial fringes by hand. We match original fringes as closely as possible. We recommend binding if the sides of the rug be worn out. The above process will prevent the edges of your rug from unraveling and protects against wear. Fringing and binding will increase the durability and value of your rug.


Your wrinkled rugs and carpets can be re-stretched by our professionals.
The certain kind of rugs need stretching if the rugs are folded or rolled in storage for a long period of time.
We can bring the rug to its original shape during re-stretching process.

Re-weaving Of Rug

Small tears or unraveling ends and edges should be repaired to prevent future damage to your valuable rug. We give you a free estimate anytime you discover damage to your rug. We can add new foundation, new pile and match the design and colors of missing area. The reweaving is done in such a way so that the repaired area will be unnoticeable

Repairs of Rips, Splits And Tears

Our skilled artisans use centuries old Persian practices to preserve and restore rips, splits and tears of your rug. The proper foundation of the rug is needed before our skilled workers can reweave rips, splits and tears of the damaged rug. We procure yarn of the closest match in fiber to attain results that will make your look as good as new. Carpet Culture will restore, fix, repair and clean any kind of oriental, antique or new rug.

Restoration Of Moth Damage & Water Rot

A moth-damaged rug is not difficult to repair but re-weaving a large area of moth damage can be expensive. The moths do not eat your fabric or rugs but the females do lay hundreds of eggs. The eggs hatch into larvae and larvae can consume large amounts of wool, silk fabric, feather and fur each day. The fine Antique or Oriental rugs are not often kept in high traffic areas and the rugs are often victims of months. In dark, undisturbed areas where a rug gets little traffic and is not often vacuumed, thousands of moths can effectively destroy an area rug. A bad infestation sometimes leaves and like debris in the area of the damaged rug. The infestation often involves more than a rug and can spread to furs and woolens hanging in a closet or sweaters stored in a drawer. Carpet Culture can professionally restore any kind of your damaged rug by our skilled workers with a long history in the trade.

Rug Repair And Restoration at Carpet Culture NYC

At Carpet Culture we recommend early repair of your antique or Oriental rug is essential in preserving its beauty and value. Our skilled artisans use centuries old Persian practices to preserve and restore your rug. We procure yarn of the closest match in fiber to attain results that will make your rugs look as good as new. We utilize the fines materials and techniques to restore any of your Antique or Oriental rug. We guarantee that our skilled workers professionally trained with a long history in the trade can also clean, repair and restore your hand woven treasures like avulsions, textiles, tapestries, needlepoints and hooked rugs, carpet culture’s skilled staff provides variety of services like rug cleaning, restoration, reweaving, repairs, fixing, mothproofing, fire damage, flood damage, pet stain, odor removal, scotchgard, asthma relief, allergy relief and padding.

Water Damage & Restoration

The rugs lose value due to water damage. At Carpet Culture we work promptly and professionally in order to return your rug to its pre-loss condition. Our skilled technicians can evaluate damage and can deal with any kind of flood, water and fire damage repair your rugs may require. Call us for the free estimate and to know the damage of your rugs.
The professional services include:

  1. Cleaning and drying
  2. Water, dust extraction and removal
  3. Disinfection and deodorization
  4. Mildew and mold treatment
  5. Reweaving
  6. Patching and binding
  7. Smoke odor removal
  8. Padding replacement

Linen Backing

The hand woven treasures like Aubussons, Savonneries, Textiles, Needlepoint French tapestries, fine Suzanies and other flat type rugs have to be protected with linen backing. Linen is the most durable, rot resistant backing you can use. Incase a new linen backing is required, Carpet Culture is equipped to safely replace it, ensuring that your hand woven, hand hooked treasurers will last for generations to come.

Rug Padding

Rug padding provides a protective floor between your rugs and the floor. A rug pad helps minimum slippage, increases the life of the rug, makes the rugs thicker and more luxurious and absorbs noise. At Carpet Culture we carry different types of padding is designed for use on floors and carpeting. We would guide you the best and long lasting padding for your floor.

Scotchgard Protection

Scotchgard is an after treatment that is applied directly to your rug or carpet, creating a shield, which will not allow liquids to penetrate your rug and cause a stain. The best time to apply scotchgard protector is right after professional cleaning of your rug. Carpet Culture’s professional cleaners can apply it for you, ensuring that your carpet will look cleaner and last longer.
The benefits of the procedure are as under: -

  1. Protects against both oil and water based stains
  2. Helps spill blot up before they become stains
  3. Helps stain release more easily when carpet and upholstery is cleaned
  4. Resists air-born dust
  5. Improves vacuuming

For all your Area Rugs related issues, call 212-219-2315 and talk to an expert.

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