THE ART OF RUG CLEANING

DUBLIN’S PREMIUM RUG CLEANING SERVICE

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THE ART OF RUG CLEANING

DUBLIN’S PREMIUM RUG CLEANING SERVICE

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WELCOME TO RUGSPA

the expert rug cleaners in dublin

Anyone can attempt to clean a rug, but to clean a rug properly is an art form that requires expertise, experience, care and patience. From our modern rug cleaning facility in Rathcoole, Dublin, our fine-material experts utilise the latest technology and best practices to clean and revitalise the natural colours and tones of a rug. They understand how it has been woven, the different types of techniques and fabrics used, and how our specialised products interact with the fabric and dirt on a molecular level. Our experts strive to use rug cleaning products that are gentle, effective and safe for your rug, your family and the environment.
An in-depth understanding of how products and fibres react with one another, and our experience and range of specialised cleaning products make us Dublin’s go to rug cleaning company.

Stain Removal Environmentally Safe
Family Safe Pet Safe
Asthmatic Safe Moth Proofing
Rug Future Proofing Free Collect & Drop

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The cost of cleaning a delicate or high-value rug largely depends on the type of fibre it has been woven from (is it a fine silken rug or a hardy woollen one?), the size, pile depth, age and the general integrity of your rug. For example, an everyday polyester rug may only cost in the region of €50 to clean. Whereas a large antique Persian rug, one with a considerable amount of silk thread, and one that requires the most expert of care, may take several hours to clean costing a few hundred euros.

Complete and submit our appraisal form to find out how much it will cost to revitalise your rug. One of our expert rug handlers will be in touch soon.

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What’s Involved When Cleaning a Rug?

Do you know what is involved when cleaning and revitalising a delicate rug? And why is there such a difference in price between different rugs? From our Dublin-based warehouse in Rathcoole we demonstrate what is involved and why special care, attention to detail and expertise is paramount.

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Our Rug Cleaning Services

some of the top-class rug cleaning services we provide

Antique Rug Cleaning

Antique rugs require the most delicate of care and a cleaning regime that does not harm its fibres or cause dye bleed. Our experts are able to revitalise and refresh all types of antique rugs, regardless of how delicate they may be. Discover more

Wool Rug Cleaning

We understand how liquids (especially water) react with woollen fibres. Attempting to clean a woollen rug by using too much liquid, or disturbing the pH level balance, can drastically damage your rug causing irreversible damage such as shrinkage and pile discolouration. Discover more

Viscose Rug Cleaning

Did you know that using water or shampoo to clean a viscose rug can cause its fibres to soak up the moisture, swell and literally disintegrate? Our fine-material specialists can clean and restore the vibrancy of a viscose rug using only low-moisture or dry powder cleaning systems. Discover more

Silk Rug Cleaning

Our fine-material experts can clean and revitalise even the most delicate of silken rugs. Their expertise, use of high-quality cleaning products and the latest technology gives amazing results that leave your silken rug looking spotless, vibrant and fresh. Discover more

Tapestry Cleaning

Tapestries can be an excellent addition to one’s home decor, but great care must be taken when cleaning them. Our fine-material specialists know how to clean and refresh all types of delicate tapestries without causing dye-bleed or fabric damage. Discover more

Natural Fibre Rug Cleaning

We use advanced technology such as M-Power to clean and rejuvenate your rug’s natural colours and vibrancy. Our fine material experts can clean, revitalise and refresh all different types of natural fibre rugs that include sisal, jute, hemp and seagrass. Discover more

Persian Rug Cleaning

A Persian rug is known to be one of the best oriental rugs. The types of knot its woven from helps artists create intricate designs and patterns. They often fetch values in excess of tens and thousands of euros, and it is important to choose a rug cleaner who knows how to correctly clean a valuable Persian rug. Discover more

Fibre Protectant and Moothproofing

We highly recommend you future proof your rug to help preserve the fibres and natural colour tone. We offer high-quality protectants and moth repellents which are eco-friendly and extremely effective and repelling stains and moths. Contact us to find out more

Antique Rug Cleaning

Antique rugs require the most delicate of care and a cleaning regime that does not harm its fibres or cause dye bleed. Our experts are able to revitalise and refresh all types of antique rugs, regardless of how delicate they may be. Discover more

Wool Rug Cleaning

We understand how liquids (especially water) react with woollen fibres. Attempting to clean a woollen rug by using too much liquid, or disturbing the pH level balance, can drastically damage your rug causing irreversible damage such as shrinkage and pile discolouration. Discover more

Viscose Rug Cleaning

Did you know that using water or shampoo to clean a viscose rug can cause its fibres to soak up the moisture, swell and literally disintegrate? Our fine-material specialists can clean and restore the vibrancy of a viscose rug using only low-moisture or dry powder cleaning systems. Discover more

Silk Rug Cleaning

Our fine-material experts can clean and revitalise even the most delicate of silken rugs. Their expertise, use of high-quality cleaning products and the latest technology gives amazing results that leave your silken rug looking spotless, vibrant and fresh. Discover more

Tapestry Cleaning

Tapestries can be an excellent addition to one’s home decor, but great care must be taken when cleaning them. Our fine-material specialists know how to clean and refresh all types of delicate tapestries without causing dye-bleed or fabric damage. Discover more

Natural Fibre Rug Cleaning

We use advanced technology such as M-Power to clean and rejuvenate your rug’s natural colours and vibrancy. Our fine material experts can clean, revitalise and refresh all different types of natural fibre rugs that include sisal, jute, hemp and seagrass. Discover more

Persian Rug Cleaning

A Persian rug is known to be one of the best oriental rugs. The types of knot its woven from helps artists create intricate designs and patterns. They often fetch values in excess of tens and thousands of euros, and it is important to choose a rug cleaner who knows how to correctly clean a valuable Persian rug. Discover more

Fibre Protectant and Moothproofing

We highly recommend you future proof your rug to help preserve the fibres and natural colour tone. We offer high-quality protectants and moth repellents which are eco-friendly and extremely effective and repelling stains and moths. Contact us to find out more

The Eight-Step Process That Makes Us Dublin’s Best Rug Cleaners

After many years of working with fine and delicate fabrics, our team of fine-material specialists have developed a seven-step rug cleaning process. Our rug cleaning process enables our team to give all types of rugs a deep clean. It helps refresh and revive the natural colours and tones. And best of all, it is delicate and does not damage the fibres or cause dye bleed.

1. Pre-Clean Inspection

The first step is to give your rug a thorough inspection. Every inch of your rug will be examined. Our experts will look for signs of historic damage, loose knotting, moth damage, splaying and evidence of dye-bleed. Once we have assessed your rug, we will take you through our findings and what the recommended steps/cleaning regime will be. After which, we shall safely bundle up your rug and transport it to our modern rug cleaning facility in Rathcoole, Dublin – Free of charge.

2. Dry Dirt Removal

Did you know that roughly 85%-95% of soilage in your rug is caused by dry dirt particles? Using our specialised rug cleaning equipment, we will carefully extract the dry dirt that has been worked deep into the rug’s pile. Rugs can hold a staggering amount of dry dirt and this stage can take a significant amount of time to complete – often needing to be repeated. It is not uncommon to remove several kilograms of dry dirt from an average room-sized sized rug.

3. Testing and Rectifying Your Rug’s pH Balance

Rugs generally prefer to be in a pH-neutral state (with wool being an exception). After an improper clean, or over the course of time, the pH may destabilise and shift to an acidic or alkaline state. A destabilised pH may damage the fibres and cause dyes to bleed. By using either an acidic or alkaline solution, we will stabilise the pH before moving on to the next stage.

4. Addressing Spots and Stains

Stains and spots are unsightly and can often “hide” until the dry dirt has been fully removed. Our fine material specialists spend a considerable amount of time examining every inch of your rug, mapping out and identifying all spots and stains. Stain identification is paramount because it allows us to select the best treatment to help remove up to 99% of stains.

5. Wet or Dry-Cleaning Methods

Depending on the rug being cleaned, we will either proceed with a wet, low-moisture or dry clean. Different fabrics react differently when exposed to moisture. Moisture sensitive rugs will be either dry or low-moisture cleaned. Moisture happy rugs will be wet cleaned, by hand, using a range of different tools and machinery.

6. Force Drying

By using commercial grade dryers, we can return your rug to its dry condition in no time. A rug can take a long time to dry if left to dry naturally. That is especially true if you consider how humid the climate in Ireland is. The problem with a natural dry is that leaving a rug in a wet state, for too long, can cause dye bleed, bad odours and permanent damage.

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7. Moth Proofing

A bane to many is the moths that eat away at delicate fabrics. Not only do they love to feast on your garments, they also enjoy eating carpets and rugs. A moth infestation can destroy a delicate rug in no time and the best protection is prevention. We can treat your rug with a moth protectant that is safe for your family and pets, is non-toxic and eco-friendly, and highly effective at keeping moths at bay.

8. Fibre Protect

We recommend that a fibre protectant be applied to your rug (on a yearly basis) to ensure its health and longevity. A fibre protectant is especially useful for rugs in high-traffic areas. The protectant effectively seals the fibres and helps repel dirt and spills, instead of being absorbed.

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5 Customer Rating

Thanks to Carl and Aaron my antique wool looks like it were brand new. Highly recommend the guys at rugspa!
Ryan

Cannot recommend this company highly enough for professionalism and attention to detail.

Liam

Fantastic service!!! Would highly recommend. Utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

Colleen
On time, efficient, and excellent results. Plus very informative as to what approach they would be taking to clean our woolen wall to wall and our 4 carpets. Cannot recommend enough.
Peter