if you buy a genuine Persian Carpet You Know You have something that was made to last.
But not necessarily to endure gross neglect, scuffing by shoes or pressure from heavy furniture.
Loosely Knotted all-wood carpets are the most vulnerable, but it is a good idea to Know just what kind of carpets you own and what kind of treatment they can stand.
The main enemies of carpets are damp and dirt. Carpets can get wet without harm if they are properly dried out; if they are not, the damp rots the weave. So a damp carpet should always be thoroughly fried and aired, and carpets should never be laid on newly washed floors. for the same reason, the carpet surface should be washed with soap or a foam, using the minimum a,punt of water. Carpet beating is no longer necessary ; everyday cleaning can be done with vacuum cleaner, which should also sometimes be passed over the back of the rug; regular use of the vacuum cleaner is important because grit will otherwise work its way deep into the carpet and damage the knots. A well cared for carpet should need deep cleansing only at long intervals, and that is another job best left to professionals, who will test the colors for fastness and take all other necessary precaution.
Felt underlay protects the backs of carpets and also keeps them from slipping on the floor.
Felt ca also be placed under heavy pieces of furniture to take of some of the pressure on the carpet. If possible, the furniture – or the carpet – should be moved fairly often to give the crushed pile a chance to spring back.