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Guide to Oriental Rug Cleaning Cost

Don’t be stumped by Oriental rug cleaning cost. Get the facts you need to take action and keep your rug in great shape and protect your investment.

How much does Oriental rug cleaning cost?

Oriental rug cleaning cost is determined by the size of your rug and what material it’s made of. The prices will range between $1.64 and $7.12/square foot.

Do you have a beautiful Oriental rug in your home that you love to show off?

If you do, then it only makes sense to protect your investment by properly maintaining your rug so that it lasts a long time and always looks like the showpiece you want it to be.

But you don’t have to go into it blindly. We’ve narrowed down some Oriental rug cleaning cost details to give you a head’s up about what you’ll spend.

Here’s what you need to know.

How to calculate Oriental rug cleaning cost

Is there a formula for calculating Oriental rug cleaning cost?

The formula for calculating Oriental rug cleaning cost is to multiply the rug’s length by its width, then multiplying that number by the cost-per-square-foot.

There’s a standard formula to determine the cost of cleaning an Oriental rug and it’s based on the size of the rug, measured in square feet.

To find the size of your Oriental rug, multiply the width of the rug by its length. The result is your rug’s square footage.

Note: If your Oriental rug has tassels or fringe, include them in the length measurements.

So, if your Oriental rug is 5 feet wide and 8 feet long, it is 40 square feet.

Once you know the size of your rug in square feet, multiply the number of square feet by the price (also per square foot).

For our example, if the cleaning cost per square foot is $1.55, the total cost would be $62.

Keep in mind that the material your rug is made of  – or even how it’s made – will affect the price.

Let’s look at some different materials and the specific Oriental rug cleaning cost associated with each.

Oriental rug cleaning costs by material

  1. Synthetic Oriental rug= $2.69/square foot
  2. Machine-made wool Oriental rug= $3.55/square foot
  3. Handmade wool Oriental rug= $4.16/square foot

1. Cleaning cost for synthetic Oriental rugs

A synthetic Oriental rug will most likely be made from nylon, polypropylene and olefin.

They’re known for feeling a little more rough and plastic-y than other types of Oriental rugs.

Synthetic Oriental rugs may have tassels, fringe, or they may be surged or have bound edges.

You’ll pay approximately $2.69 per square foot to have your synthetic Oriental rug cleaned.

2. Machine-made wool Oriental rug cleaning cost

A wool Oriental rug will be softer to the touch than a synthetic one.

There are two types of wool Oriental rugs: machine-made and handmade.

It costs about $3.55 per square foot to clean this type of rug.

3. Cost for cleaning handmade wool Oriental rugs

There’s a wide variety of hand-tied (aka handmade) rugs that come from all over the world.

We most commonly see Persian, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Romanian, Bokhara, Moroccan and Flokatis.

Handmade or hand-tied rugs are typically purchased from Selden’s Home Furnishings, an actual antique rug dealer.

Quite often, they’re inherited or passed down from generation to generation. Handmade rugs last for many years when properly cared for.

They also come in different types of thicknesses and densities.

Below is an image of a traditional Chinese rug. Note that this rug has a thicker pile.