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KILIM RUG CLEANING & REPAIR IN LONDON 

As the premier leaders in Kilim rug and carpet cleaning throughout London, James Barclay stands at the forefront of delivering unparalleled quality services. Our enduring presence in the industry, coupled with our team of highly trained and experienced craftsmen, has positioned us to provide a first-rate, dependable Kilim rug cleaning service that consistently yields proven results.

At the heart of our business is a profound passion for Kilim rugs. We recognise the unique value and distinctiveness each rug holds, treating every piece with the utmost attention and care it deserves. Our commitment to excellence extends to ensuring that every rug is fully insured from the moment it is collected until it is safely returned to its owner.

Kilim rug repair and cleaning

Operating from our specialised workshop in London, our professional craftsmen employ their expertise to meticulously clean your Kilim carpets and antique rugs. Our services cater to a wide variety of carpets and rugs, including those made from silk or wool, ensuring that every piece receives the tailored care needed to restore its beauty and integrity. By simply contacting our cleaning and restoration service, you can rest assured that your cherished items are in capable hands. We are dedicated to providing a seamless, worry-free experience, taking care of all aspects of the cleaning and restoration process. Trust us to rejuvenate your Kilim rugs and carpets, preserving their quality and enhancing their longevity.

THE BEST CHOICE FOR KILIM RUG CLEANING & REPAIR IN LONDON

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We are proud Members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

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All carpets and rugs are treated within our own premises by our highly trained staff.

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We collect and deliver your Kilim rugs throughout the UK daily.

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We have many happy clients who are happy to recommend us. See our testimonial page.

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Our professional carpet and rug cleaners are all fully trained specialists.

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Your Kilim carpet or rug is fully insured from collection until returned safely to you.

CLEANING & RESTORATION LINES

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MONDAY 9AM TO 9PM

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TUESDAY 9AM TO 9PM

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WEDNESDAY 9AM TO 9PM

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THURSDAY 9AM TO 9PM

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FRIDAY 9AM TO 9PM

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SATURDAY 10AM TO 5PM

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SUNDAY 12AM TO 4PM

James Barclay is renowned for our exceptional expertise in cleaning fine rugs, including the treasured Kilim rugs, a craft we have honed over many years. Our deep understanding of traditional rug cleaning techniques sets us apart, earning us the trust of a wide-ranging clientele across England and Wales. Our services are sought after by a variety of prestigious clients, from stately homes and museums holding invaluable artifacts to private households wishing to maintain the elegance and condition of their rugs.

We pride ourselves on a meticulous approach to rug cleaning, which respects and preserves the heritage and intricate craftsmanship of each piece. This careful, customized care ensures that every rug’s colors and patterns are revitalized to their original beauty.

The confidence that diverse clients have in James Barclay is not just a reflection of our technical ability but also our commitment to quality and precision in every job we undertake. Whether we are working in grand historic properties or modern family homes, our dedication to the art and history of rug care is evident. Our reputation as a leader in the field of traditional rug cleaning makes James Barclay the preferred choice for those who value their rugs as both functional items and works of art.

I sent you my antique Hamadan rug which was suffering badly from 4 generations of family use. Not to mention numerous cats and dogs and their damage. You have returned Invisibly mended, and the colours jewel bright once again.. i’m absolutely delighted! Thank you very much for you skill and attention to detail. It will look good for another 100 years.

R.P.N - Eastbourne

REASONS TO CHOOSE JAMES BARCLAY FOR YOUR KILIM RUG CARE

UNMATCHED EXPERTISE

James Barclay’s team possesses a depth of knowledge and experience in cleaning Kilim rugs that is unparalleled. Our understanding of traditional and modern cleaning techniques ensures that your rug is treated with the care and respect it deserves, maintaining its beauty and prolonging its life.

TAILORED CARE

We recognize that each Kilim rug has its own unique story and composition. Our approach is highly personalized, considering the individual needs of your rug based on its material, weave, dye, and condition. This bespoke service ensures optimal cleaning results without compromising the integrity of your rug.

REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Our reputation as trusted experts in the field is built on years of delivering outstanding results for clients across England and Wales. From prestigious museums and stately homes to private residences, our clientele trust us to care for their most valued rugs.

PRESERVATION OF VALUE AND BEAUTY

Our meticulous cleaning process not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your Kilim rug but also contributes to its preservation, ensuring that it remains a cherished possession for generations to come. We use methods that are safe for the fabric, dyes, and patterns, safeguarding the rug’s historical and financial value.

COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE

Every rug entrusted to us is fully insured from the moment it is collected until it is returned. This offers our clients peace of mind, knowing that their valuable and sentimental pieces are protected throughout the cleaning process.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Our commitment to excellence extends to our customer service. We provide clear communication, transparent pricing, and a satisfaction guarantee, making the entire process seamless and worry-free.

HISTORY OF THE KILIM RUG

Kilim rugs, emblematic of a rich cultural tapestry, are distinguished by their flat-woven craftsmanship, a tradition deeply rooted in the heritage of Turkey. The term “kilim” itself is derived from the Turkish word that translates to “to spread out,” reflecting the rug’s traditional use in covering and adorning floors and walls. The creation of these rugs employs a meticulous technique known as “weft wrapping,” where warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads are intricately interwoven, producing a fabric that is not only robust but also possesses a certain pliability, making kilims distinctive in their feel and durability.

The aesthetic appeal of kilim rugs is largely attributed to their vibrant geometric patterns, which are not merely decorative but often carry symbolic meanings, telling stories of the weavers’ lives, beliefs, and hopes. These patterns, along with the rugs’ rich hues, are achieved through the use of vegetable dyes, adding to the kilims’ allure and appeal as pieces of art.

Kilim rugs boast an ancient lineage, believed to extend back to the Neolithic period. Archaeological excavations in Turkey have unearthed kilim-style rugs in ancient burial sites, suggesting their use was twofold: practical and ceremonial. Throughout history, particularly during the expanse of the Ottoman Empire, kilims served as a marker of status and opulence, adorning the floors and walls of royal palaces and the homes of affluent families.

The tradition of kilim making has been preserved and passed down through generations, with today’s kilims still being crafted in Turkey following age-old methods. However, the art of kilim weaving has transcended its geographical origins to be embraced by other countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, each adding its own regional styles and motifs to the kilim lexicon.

In contemporary times, kilim rugs continue to captivate enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, not only for their enduring beauty and craftsmanship but also for their versatility in modern and traditional interiors. Their durability makes them suitable for both flooring and as striking wall hangings, bridging the gap between functionality and decorative art. The global appreciation of kilim rugs underscores not only their aesthetic and practical value but also the rich cultural narratives woven into each piece, making them cherished possessions and a testament to the enduring legacy of traditional crafts.