Rug Care

An Oriental Rug is an investment, both financially and emotionally.  It is easy to forget that something as durable and hardwearing as an Oriental Rug needs care like anything else, especially when wear and tear can proceed almost unnoticed.  Gregorians recommends that you should have your rugs cleaned every 3-5 years depending on the amount of traffic your rug receives. 

If you would like to schedule your rug for cleaning and a full inspection, please call 617-244-2553 and ask to speak to our service department. 

Schedule Cleaning

Cleaning improves the appearance and dramatically increases the life of your Oriental Rug. We recommend cleaning at least every 3-5 years, especially if used in high traffic areas, with large families, or where pets, eating, or dampness are a concern. Walkways, entry halls and mud rooms, and other extended use areas like hotel lobbies may require cleaning every year or two. 

Durable Rugs are first tumbled to remove dirt particles from the foundation. Then the rug is flooded with a mild...

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Appraisal Service

We provide appraisal services for insurance against loss, or for estate or tax purposes. To request an appraisal in your home or in our store, complete this Rug Appraisal Form, one per rug.


Fringe Repair can include Overcasting, a preventative stitching used to stop further unraveling of the end of a rug - the fringe. Overcasting preserves as much of the rug as possible, so the end of the rug usually has an uneven appearance. Even off takes out the row of knots and the structural wefts until a straight line exists to a customer's desired point. Invisible Overcasting is used so as not to show on the front of the rug. Restoring the fringe replaces each warp thread (the fringe)...

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Rug Storage

Gregorian Storage is provided in a temperature-controlled room that is constantly monitored for humidity and is a mothproof environment. Our storage room is cool, safe and secure.  We require all stored rugs be cleaned by us before being stored.  

Rug Care Products

Gregorian wool safe rug cleaner can be used to safely clean your Oriental Rugs.  


Gregorian underlayment, or padding, is recommended as a non skid surface for all rugs.  It will prevent your rugs from sliding out from underfoot, and the mesh construction allows air to be drawn through the rug, allowing more dust and debris to be removed from your rug. 


Gregorian underlayment for use on top of broadloom is a thin white slightly tacky to the touch material that anchors your rug...

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Rug Care Tips

A quality Oriental Rug is an investment than can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Properly cared for and maintained, a genuine Oriental Rug can even become an heirloom to be treasured for generations. Here are some tips on treating your Oriental Rug right.

Emergency Care Tips

If an accidental spill should occur, here is what to do.

  • Act quickly!
  • Scrape solids.
  • Don't wet too much.
  • Use lanolin based soaps.
  • Dab with clean area of towel.
  • Work stain from outside to...
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