Q: How often should you have Oriental rugs cleaned if they don’t get a lot of foot traffic?
A: Over-cleaning is not advised because it can wear a rug down, especially if it has been crafted with ancient silk threads. For areas with light foot traffic, we generally recommend an annual professional clean. However, if the design has been cared for, you might not need to have it cleaned for five or more years. Generally, it’s wise to inspect the front and back of your rug each year and determine what you need to do based upon its appearance.