About Us

A Legacy of Love for Rugs

Old World Rugs has been providing the Central Coast with high quality oriental rug retail and cleaning services since 1988. Harold Lossing, the founder and owner, has been actively involved in the rug cleaning business since 1967 and his love of rugs is shared with his sons and daughter, a true family passion.

In order to bring the finest service possible to our customers, Harold has spent considerable time working directly with rug manufacturers in the Middle East and India, where he studied rug construction and cleaning techniques. Over the years, we have developed our own cleaning methods that combine old world cleaning techniques with modern equipment and chemistry, allowing us to restore, clean, and repair rugs of all types to keep them bright and vibrant. Our custom cleaning methods keep rug dyes from bleeding while removing deeply embedded abrasive soils, pet urine, odors, and various other allergens. We pride ourselves on being the best rug cleaners on the Central Coast!

Old World Rugs Store


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