Determining the Height of Your Oriental or Persian Rug Can Help You Determine the Origin and Value!

As one of the top Oriental and Persian rug cleaning services in Austin, we love opportunities to help our clients learn more about their amazing rugs. There are many differences that separate Oriental and Persian rugs, and learning these differences can help folks learn not just the origin of their fine rug, but also its quality and value.

One of the features of a fine rug is its pile, or pile height. This refers to the thickness of the rug. Pile height can vary significantly between Oriental and Persian rugs. Persian rugs tend to have a thicker pile than their Oriental counterparts. As a general rule, the thinner the rug is, the more valuable the rug is. Why would this be? There is greater craftsmanship involved in creating a thin, flat rug.

For consumers, the difference is important when considering what you plan to use the rug for. Is your rug a piece of art for display? A thinner rug is likely what you’re looking for. If you have a thinner rug, you will likely want a premium underlay or padding to protect your investment. If you’re looking for a rug that will see high traffic or will have furniture placed on it, you likely will want a higher pile.

Regardless of the pile of your rug, hand-cleaning from Aegis cleaners is the way to care for your investment. We have been in business for 30 years, and we know how to care for your rugs in a way that will preserve their color and quality for years to come. When you’re ready for a cleaning on your fine Oriental or Persian rug, call us at 512-327-1900!