Bringing New Life to Fine Rugs
Sharian specializes in professional treatment, restoration and preventive care of all types of Oriental rugs. Our deep knowledge of rug types, weaving, dyes and cleaning methods ensure that your precious rugs are treated with the appropriate techniques and handled with the utmost care.
All rug cleaning is done onsite at our Decatur location and is handled by a team of professionals including a fourth generation member of the family, Jim Garner who has achieved the Master Rug Cleaner designation and completed his examination to become a Certified Rug Specialist from the Association of Rug Care Specialists.
According to the ARCS, “The Association of Rug Care Specialists was founded to promote and foster the highest standards of professionalism and technical proficiency in rug care and ensure that we develop the next generation of leaders for this industry.”
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Jim Garner is also one of only a few certified Wools of New Zealand wool care specialists in the state of Georgia.
Sharian uses hand-spotting techniques, state-of-the-art cleaning methods and equipment. We recommend professionally cleaning your rugs at least every one to three years, depending on the amount of traffic, environmental conditions and soil.
At Sharian, the cleaning process starts with inspection to determine which cleaning method is best for the rug, from hand-cleaning to dry extraction to a total submersion cleaning process . Next is dust removal via our duster vacuum or compressed air. We then pre-wash each rug using special spotting techniques, shampooing and/or pressure washing.
Most rugs are then cleaned in our top-of-the-line 16-foot roller jet rug washer – the most technologically advanced equipment made specifically to clean rugs effectively and thoroughly. Sharian is the only establishment in metro Atlanta to use this equipment.
Each rug is gently dried in Georgia’s most sophisticated, fully automated dry room. The final step is a careful inspection when we check the fringe and brush the pile.
There is no guarantee that we can remove all stains, spots or discolorations, but with proper care, Oriental rugs can last for generations.
Moth, Odor & Stain Treatments
Mustiness or minor odor problems caused by pets may be helped by our deodorizing treatment at the time of cleaning. But standard cleaning will not always remove pet odors. When a rug has been saturated with pet urine, we recommend a total submersion cleaning process combined with an odor eliminator enzyme treatment.
We recommend that all wool rugs be moth-sprayed at each cleaning. We suggest added protection be added to help resist spots, spills, and stains.
Repair & Restoration
When needed, Sharian’s experts can repair and restore your rugs by reweaving, Kashmiring, wrapping sides, chain-stitching ends, or patching and adding new fringe.