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Our Rug Cleaning Process

First Step

Image of the Rug Beater

The rug beater removes loose soil and grit.

Second Step

Image of jetting the fringes

After the rug leaves the beater it is spread out on a sloped cement floor and inspected for areas of special concern. Any stains are pre-treated with various spotting agents, heavy soiled areas or fringes are agitated by a rotary brush or a high pressure detergent solution jet.

Third Step

Image of a rug entering the Rug Washer

The rug is now placed on a conveyer belt which transports through the MOORE ROLL-A-JET area rug washer. This system is specially designed to imitate the traditional washing of oriental rugs by placing them in rivers and kneading the soil out, by treading on them.

Image of the rinse stage in the Rug Washer

The machine performs 4 steps:
First a detergent solution is applied under pressure, then soft rubber rollers, with an up and down motion, squeeze the soil out of the rug pile. This is followed by a thorough rinse with hundreds of gallons of cold water.

Image of a rug exiting the Rug Washer

The final step is the removal of the water by squeezing the rug between huge rubber rollers.

Fourth Step

Image of a rug being hung to dry in the Drying Room

After leaving the machine the rug is now hung on 16 feet wide steel poles in a heated and humidity controlled drying tower.

Fifth And Final Step

Image of brushing of the pile

The final and most important step in the process, is the inspection while grooming the rug pile with a specially designed pile lifter. If during this process the critical eyes of the cleaner are not completely satisfied, the rug will enter the cleaning cycle again for a second attempt to restore it to it's original beauty.

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Lug-A-Rug

This popular option for area rugs combines cost savings and a faster turnaround cycle when you bring rugs directly to our factory. It is particularly well suited for smaller carpets, that can be easily transported in your vehicle. Our friendly staff are available to help you with moving larger goods in and out of your vehicle.

Lug-A-Rug allows you to drop your area rugs at our factory at your convenience BUT most importantly saves 20% of the cleaning cost.

Our business hours are:

Monday - Friday8:30amto4:30pm
Saturday9:00amto2:00pm
SundayClosed

Our cleaning plant is conveniently located at: 350 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver (see the map below).

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We Care For Your Oriental and Other Specialty Rugs

The home decor you choose is an expression of your personal taste and life style. Your rugs are also an investment that you will want to keep looking like new. Gritty dry soil tracked indoors can scratch and cut rug fibers. The longer soil remains in your rugs, the more damage it causes. Extend the life span of your rugs by vacuuming high traffic areas daily to remove gritty soil and be sure to thoroughly vacuum all of your rugs at least once a week.

Oriental rugs are often more than floor coverings. They can be one of a kind works of art. They should always be taken to oriental rug washing specialists, such as Granville, which have the expertise and right tools to do the job. If you think your Oriental rug may be valuable, it may require additional special care such as re-weaving or other repairs.

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