Specialist rug, carpet and tapestry care and restoration
At Pilgrim Payne & Co we appreciate the fact that specialist rugs and fine carpets differ in their construction and fibre content.
Based in London, our rug cleaning company has years of experience caring for valuable soft furnishings, so we can assure clients of the safe and thorough cleaning methods we use to restore the appearance of fine rugs, carpets and tapestries.
As part of our rug and tapestry cleaning service, items are collected and taken to our cleaning plant where they are inspected for stains and areas of wear or weakness. The rug or tapestry is thoroughly vacuumed to remove all loose soil – areas of heavy soil are pre-sprayed and stains are pre-spotted by hand. If the rug or tapestry has any fringes, they are cleaned and brushed by hand.
We clean all rugs and tapestries with neutral soaps or mild detergent depending on the type of soiling – in some cases rugs may be dry cleaned. Once cleaned, they are given a sour rinse to enhance their appearance and then hung to dry naturally. Before packing and delivering to the client, all rugs and tapestries are reviewed to assess results and re-worked if it is felt that any improvement may be possible. In the case of Chinese rugs, the pile is re-lustred by hand.
Our service is specifically tailored to the materials we are cleaning, so whether we are conditioning a Persian rug or cleaning and re-lustreing a Chinese carpet, the quality of our cleaning service is of the highest standards, and the care and attention second to none.
Once rugs have undergone stain removal, cleaning and are looking their best again it makes sense to keep them that way by applying a Stainshield carpet or fabric protector to resist rapid re-soiling and staining.