Hand-Tufted Rug Cleaning

Hand-Tufted Rug Cleaning

At Sydney Rug Cleaners we are well experienced in hand-tufted rug cleaning serving Sydney and the local suburbs. As the name suggests, hand-tufted rugs are hand made mostly with woollen fibre. Hand-tufted rugs have increased in popularity due to their quality, durability, comfort and cost. There are premium hand-tufted rugs available like Lacey Champion, the Scott Group and V’Soske. They are made using an electric or air-powered needle punch gun, enabling one craftsman to make the entire rug. These rugs are of very high quality and very expensive.

Hand-tufted rugs of varying quality are made in India and China. The fibre used is usually wool punched through the cloth. A secondary backing is then glued to the primary back to cover the base. In some premium rugs especially from India, there is no secondary backing just latex with a small square-like pattern at the back.

Hand-Tufted Rug Cleaning Process

We examine your hand-tufted rug thoroughly and employs a detailed process for hand-tufted rug cleaning in sydney to make sure you get the best rug cleaning service with us.

  • 1. Test of colourfast.
  • 2. If colour runs contact customer to discuss further and apply colourfast
  • 3. Vacuum both sides of your woolen rug
  • 4. Light spray a PH neutral cleaner to the pile of rug
  • 5. Hot Water Extraction (Steam Cleaning)
  • 6. Bonnet clean (Dry Clean) with dry pad
  • 7. Repeat the extraction process
  • 8. Repeat the bonnet clean process
  • 9. Extract the excess water
  • 10. Apply additional treatment, such as deodorising, protection if opted
  • 11. Flat dry the woolen rug if colour bleeds or else dry on the rack

Hand Tufted Rugs vs Machine Made Rugs

At Sydney Rug Cleaners we are well experienced in hand-tufted rug cleaning serving Sydney and the local suburbs. As the name suggests, hand-tufted rugs are hand made mostly with woollen fibre. Hand-tufted rugs have increased in popularity due to their quality, durability, comfort and cost. There are premium hand-tufted rugs available like Lacey Champion, the Scott Group and V’Soske. They are made using an electric or air-powered needle punch gun, enabling one craftsman to make the entire rug. These rugs are of very high quality and very expensive.

Hand-tufted rugs of varying quality are made in India and China. The fibre used is usually wool punched through the cloth. A secondary backing is then glued to the primary back to cover the base. In some premium rugs especially from India, there is no secondary backing just latex with a small square-like pattern at the back.

How to Differentiate Hand Tufted and Machine Made and Hand Knotted Rugs

In hand-knotted rugs you will not see the warp yarn, while on machine-made rugs the warp is visible.
Another test is that hand-made rugs will often have a woven selvage while machine-made rugs do not.
One difference easy to pick, is that the fringe on hand-made rugs will be made from continued warp yarns, while machine-made rugs have a sewn-on fringe
Hand tufted rugs have secondary backing attached to fibres by glue.

At Sydney rug cleaners , we use through process for cleaning hand-tufted rug and make sure to deliver the carpet in original shape, without damaging or spoiling the beauty of hand tufted rug.

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