The single-most important thing you can do to maintain the beauty and value of your Oriental, Southwest, or area rug is to regularly vacuum it to remove surface and embedded dirt and to restore life to the fibers. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing is recommended every one to three years to protect and enhance your rugs.

Thompson’s Steam Way, Inc.’s certified professionals provide Oriental, Southwest, and area rug cleaning services for your most delicate rugs. We carefully analyze each rug as to construction, fragility, fiber content, and colorfastness and hand clean them at our facility. Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at 928-776-9126.

Cleaning Oriental, Southwest, and Area Rugs


Oriental, Southwest, and area rugs are the most popular types of floor coverings for beautifying and warming household areas. Oriental rugs are generally made of wool and are easily maintained. Southwest rugs may be antique or contemporary and need proper maintenance. Area rugs tend to be made of more delicate fibers, a variety of dyes, and easily damaged woven constructions.