TRADITIONAL PERSIAN & ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING 

James Barclay are leading experts in the cleaning of all types of oriental & Persian rugs & carpets.

Our reputation as trusted professionals of rug cleaning has developed over the last 100 years and is a testament to our skilled master craftspeople and their success in all areas of Oriental rug cleaning.

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ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING IN NORTHERN ENGLAND

At James Barclay, we treat every Oriental carpet and rug individually and will pick a hand cleaning technique that is both thorough and sensitive to the precise needs of your rug. We take pride in our ability to eliminate stains and inconsistencies and to restore the glorious hues and tints that make each and every carpet and rug unique.

At its simplest, cleaning a carpet is about extending it’s life. Dirt particles and other impurities don’t merely sit on the surface, but are embedded within, cutting and damaging the fibres themselves. As a result, over time the condition of the carpet will deteriorate. A basic clean may remove some of the surface dirt, but unless you’re getting deep into the roots of the fibres, you’re doing little more than blowing away the cobwebs. We use special brushes to dislodge as many of the dirt particles as possible, before choosing a sensitive but deep-penetrating cleaning method that washes every fibre.

PERSIAN RUGS

ORIENTAL RUGS

KILIM RUGS

IRANIAN RUGS

TURKISH RUGS

PERSIAN RUGS

CAUCASIAN RUGS

CHINESE RUGS

CONTEMPORARY RUGS

BOKHARA RUGS

We recommend handmade Persian, Decorative and Oriental rug cleaning is carried out every 5-7 years. This is a balanced timeframe that avoids dirt and dust to build up in the pile of a rug which can cause abrasions and holes. Our advice is to adhere to this timeframe as cleaning a rug too often can affect the lustre in the natural dyes and fibres of a rug.

The drying process is just as important as the washing stage. A carpet that doesn’t dry properly is at severe risk of contracting mould or mildew. These rugs can also suffer from browning, where the water rises to the tips of the fibres before evaporating, leaving behind a dark and unsightly residue made up of lignin and other materials that have dissolved in the water. Dye bleeding is another side-effect of an inadequate drying process. We’ll ensure that your rug dries out gently but properly, allowing you to enjoy it fully at its freshest.

Oriental Rug Cleaning

Unmatched in expertise, care & ability to clean


For over 100 years, our company has been cleaning all types of Oriental and Persian rug and carpet, and and every minute of that experience will be used to transform every fibre of your floor covering.

Oriental rug cleaning and treatment of your rug will all be conducted with the utmost care.

Our staff will collect and deliver to your home or place of work seven days a week and can answer any questions you might have. We minimise inconvenience by handling uplift and transport. We can usually offer you a specific one hour window on the day of your choice.

All rugs are insured from the second that they’re picked up from you, to the moment that they’re returned.