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5 Steps To Clean Bokhara Rugs

by Uzair Qureshi 01 Apr 2023 0 Comments

Bokhara carpets, also known as "Teke faced rugs," are regarded as some of the most opulent hand-knotted rugs in the world. Bokhara rugs are known for their symmetrical patterns of repeating diamond and oval-shaped motifs. Cleaning Bokhara carpets is difficult due to its excellent quality of being a soft, double-pile oriental rug with a wool foundation. Bokhara rugs may necessitate extra attention and upkeep.

How To Easily Clean Bokhara Rugs

Guide On How to Easily Clean Bokhara Rugs

Here's a step-by-step approach on effectively cleaning Bokhara rugs. Cleaning supplies for Bokhara rugs include:

      • Vacuum
      • Rug Shampoo/ Detergent
      • Beater Brush
      • Fan/Space Heater
      • Bucket
      • Sponge
      • Old towels
      • White Vinegar

Once you've gathered your resources, you'll need to know when and how to use them. This simple 5-step instruction will ensure that you get it right the first time!

Step 1: Vacuum Your Bokhara Rug Regularly!

A two-pile Dirt and dust particles can breed on Bokhara rugs. As a result, vacuuming each side of a silk rug completely is vital. It's best to use a vacuum cleaner made specifically for double-pile rugs. Vacuuming too much, on the other hand, can harm rug fibres. As a result, it's best to start with the most traditional rug cleaning method: shaking your rug out by hand. If your Bokhara rug is larger, you can put it on a fence or a clothesline and beat it with a beater. This will allow dirt and dust particles to escape from your area rug. A beater brush should also be attached to your vacuum Bukhara. This will ensure that your Bokhara rug is completely free of dust and loose fibres.

Vacuum Your Bokhara Rug Regularly!

Step 2: Shampoo Through Each Corner Thoroughly

In a bucket of water, dilute the shampoo and whip the mixture with your hands until you have a deep red leather. Starting from one end of the wool rug, dip a sponge into the solution and gradually work your way up, washing the sponge frequently as dirt accumulates. Make sure not to overwet the fibres when washing Bokhara rugs. This is due to the fact that wool is extremely absorbent and takes a long time to dry.

Shampoo Through Each Corner Thoroughly

Step 3: Rinse Away Through Plain Clean Water

Rinse the mixture on the different types of rugs with simple fresh water using a sponge. This is critical because any shampoo left in the fibres could attract dirt and filth.

Rinse Away Through Plain Clean Water

Step 4: Dry It Out

Clean Bokhara rugs by blotting them with old towels to absorb any excess moisture. Rep this process until the entire surface is clean. With dark blue and the cleaning process for carpet cleaning, a blower or space heater should do the work to speed up the drying process.

Dry It Out

Step 5: Making Sure All Spots And Stains Are Out!

No matter how careful you are, spills and stains will occur from time to time. With non-prayer rugs, the easiest approach to deal with spills is to clean them right away, leaving them little or no time to become more rooted into the fibres wool pile. To begin with, do not rub a fresh stain. Blot it with a paper towel instead. After that, make a soap and water mixture and use a clean cloth to apply it to the stain. White distilled vinegar can also be used because it won't harm the wool or cause the colors to bleed. Allow the damaged area to dry before applying baking powder to help remove any odours left behind by the stain.

Making Sure All Spots And Stains Are Out!

Here are the answers to some questions that are asked frequently:

1.  What is the cleaning solution for Bokhara rugs?

The cleaning solution for Bokhara rugs is a mixture of mild detergent and water. However, if your rug has an under-lay backing (most Bokhara rugs do not), we recommend using only cold or lukewarm water instead as hot water may cause the under-lay to peel off on its own accord which could be very dangerous.

2. What is the difference between Persian rug and Bokhara rug?

Persian rugs are hand-knotted rugs made in Iran, Bokhara rugs are hand tufted and have flat woven pile. Both of these type of rugs can be used on the floor or even hung on a wall due to their beauty. Some Persian rugs are just similar to oriental rugs but are different from Bokhara rugs.

3. What is the difference between oriental rug and Bokhara rug?

An oriental rug is just similar to Bokhara rug but still has some difference. Wool oriental rugs are the finest quality and typically have a silk foundation, Bokhara rugs are hand tufted and has flat woven pile. Both the type of rugs have wool fibers and can be used for professional rug cleaning as they are durable in nature. A professional rug cleaner will enhance the carpet by eliminating loose dirt, coffee stains by just careful cleaning.

4. How to clean Bokhara rugs?

You can clean bokhara rugs by using steam rug cleaner. Steam cleaning will help clean stains. You can also use mild liquid detergent with warm water and rub it to the stained part with a soft brush. Sometimes using excess water is not appropriate so using the right method to clean rugs is essential. You can choose baking soda and white vinegar to deep clean rugs at home. Sometimes direct sunlight is also very harmful or a clean oriental rug which is why you should always keep them out of the beaming sun. Cleaning oriental rugs and persian carpets with paper towel and rug shampoo or any mild soap is best if you want to use it for long term. Cleaning a hand-woven rug is very different than other rugs. People use cold water and mild liquid soap for deep cleaning  rather than warm water solution to remove stubborn stains. If the stains are not coming off then professional cleaning is recommended.

5. Does Bokhara wool rugs have good quality rug fibers?

Yes! Bokhara rugs are made with 100% wool which is very durable, strong yet soft to the touch. They have good quality rug fibers that are not easily worn out or damaged. Bokhara rugs are made with hand spun and hand woven wool fibers which make them durable, strong yet smooth on the feet.

6. Where can I place Bokhara rugs?

You can place Bokhara rugs in living rooms, dining areas and hallways. These rugs are available in small as well as large sizes so you can choose the size that best fits your decor. Bokhara rugs have style and colors that would look perfect in your kitchen, bedroom and even outdoor areas. An antique rug would look perfect in a traditional rug setting.

7. What type of material is used for a Bokhara handmade rug?

Bokhara rug is made up of 100% hand spun wool. The material used  to make the rugs is a high quality wool that has been dyed with natural dyes. The color of these handmade Bokhara rugs will not fade away and will stay shiny for many years to come.

RugKnots have the best colllection of Bokhara rugs to beautify the interior of your space. You will love adding this piece of elegance in your home setting. This blog post was about different ways on how to clean your Bokhara rug . We hope you enjoyed reading this article!  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any assistance or have any questions! For more information please email us at info@rugknots.com or call us at (301) 660-7046. We are happy to answer your questions.

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