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Tree Of Life
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1849 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

Next to Zachary's Pizza

Across from Safeway Community Market

Tel: 510.528.7847
800.4000.RUG
Fax: 510.525.7847
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Cleaning & Restoration

 

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Cleaning

 

Oriental rugs need to be cleaned regularly to maintain their beauty and charm. Proper cleaning enables them to last a lifetime. Our family has been in the business for generations, and we take pride in the professional care we give each and every rug during our hand-cleaning and restoration process.

  

We take great care in cleaning and restoring each rug that is given to us, to ensure that you will be fully satisfied with our work. We begin by running each rug through a natural diluted white vinegar bath, in order to stabilize any dyes that may run when they come in contact with water.

 

We then shampoo your rug using oil-based natural soaps to restore shine and luster to your rug. Over time, wool tends to dry out and needs to be moisturized, much like your skin. When wool dries out and loses its lanolin and other essential oils, it becomes brittle; that leads to much faster wear and tear of your rug. It is similar to hair that dries out, which then breaks and develops split ends.

 

Our cleaning process removes dirt from your rug, and it also restores the oils and lanolin back to the wool. This leaves it looking brighter, feeling softer, and lasting longer, like using shampoo and conditioner in your hair to help it look healthy. We use no chemicals in the cleaning of your delicate and beautiful rugs. We use only natural, chemical-free soaps. It is all done by hand, no machines.

 

Also, if the rug is too large or heavy for you to bring in yourself for cleaning, we do offer pick-up and delivery for an extra charge.

 

Our Cleaning Process

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Restoration

 

To restore or repair a rug, there are several steps. These steps depend on the location, type, and extent of damage present on the rug.

 

We specialize in edge repair, fringe repair, repairs of holes in the pile or foundation of the rug. We can also treat dyes that may have run from accidental spills. Bring in your rug immediately after a spill (before it sets) to minimize damage and staining. It is best to bring your rug in for a repair/restoration estimate: then we can determine what we will need to do and how much time and effort it will take.

 

All of our work and repairs or woven by hand with no machines.

  

Also, if the rug is too large or heavy for you to bring in yourself for restoration/repair, we do offer pick-up and delivery for an extra charge.

 

Restoration

Before & After

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