Rug Cleaning Services

Services Offered

Rug Cleaning

Restore your rug to a pristine condition with our full immersion restorative cleaning process! For more information about our process, see below!

Rug Storage

Remodeling? No space for that big rug? We offer short/long term storage of rugs in our warehouse facility! We can prepare your rug for storage or shipping!

Rug Repair

Whether repairing fringes or fixing and securing holes or tears, we can restore and secure your rugs to keep them in great condition for years to come!

Rug Padding

We offer three types of rug pad that can help prevent your rug from slipping or bunching up while providing a nice cushion that helps the rug to last longer 

Urine Decontamination

Accidents happen. Luckily we can help! Using our specialized rug cleaning equipment, we can flush the contaminants from the rug, greatly reduce (usually completely remove) staining, and we 100% guarantee the removal of all related odors! 

Fabric Protection

We now offer Microseal, a permanent stain protector that lasts between washings, offers excellent UV protection from fading, increases mildew resistance, and significantly protects the fibers from wear. without changing the texture or look of the rug in any way!

Pick-Up & Delivery

We offer a popular and convenient pick-up and delivery service. Some rugs are big and heavy. They may even be under heavy furniture. Don't worry, we can help! 


Whether you are just curious about your rug or need a professional appraisal for insurance, we can help! We can identify the origin and Style, approximate age, weaving style, and assess current retail value

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    The Rug Cleaning Experts of the Central Coast

    Old World Rugs offers expert rug cleaning and repair services. We have decades of experience caring for rugs of all types, styles, conditions, and fibers. Old World Rugs is privileged to be part of the Textile Pro Network, an elite group of rug cleaning experts from across the country who are dedicated to the craft of cleaning and restoring fine handmade rugs.

    Textile Pro Network Memeber

    Call, text, or email us today and we can schedule a time to pick your rug up for cleaning OR you can drop your rug off anytime at our downtown location in San Luis Obispo!

    How do we get your rug so amazingly clean? Just Watch!

    Our Process - Explained

    Upon receiving your rug, we identify the fiber types, construction method, and note the origin and style to determine the appropriate cleaning method. We carefully inspect the rug for stains, burns, holes, and other issues in order to assure that we address any special circumstances your rug may have. We check for color fastness to determine the appropriate chemistry to use. We specialize in dealing with rugs having unstable dyes and colorfastness problems. Often we can remove or lighten old bleeding as part of our standard cleaning process!

    Since the majority of a rug’s soil is insoluble (dirt,sand,dust) the best method for removal is ‘dusting,’ the process of removing the deeply embedded abrasive soils that cause the rug to wear prematurely. We dust rugs using a special piece of equipment to gently beat the back of the rug to loosen the deeply embedded soils. Next, we use compressed air to blow out all the remaining fine particulate matter.

    We remove soluble soils by applying mild detergents into the rug’s fibers to emulsify all of the contaminants in the rug. Using our specialty rug cleaning equipment we can flush the emulsified contaminants free of the rug until the water coming through the rug runs clear. This allows us to clean not only the top and bottom of the rug, but the inside as well!

    As the rug dries, we use pile-fluffing techniques to deliver a luxuriously soft rug with a beautiful sheen. No rug leaves our cleaning facility until it meets our high standards of cleanliness.

    Optional carpet protection and insect repellent products can be applied which prevent staining, increase vacuum efficiency, and discourage insect activity, making your rugs look better and last longer.

    If the rug will be stored after cleaning, we can prepare the rug for storage and wrap the rug in breathable Tyvek, keeping the rug safe and clean.