Free Uplift and Delivery.
Speak to us today: 0207 556 1020

Specialist Rug Cleaning in Edinburgh

Free Collection & Delivery, Open 7 Days – Evenings & Weekends

Handmade Rugs Require Specialist Craftmanship & Knowledge To Repair & Restore

Hand Cleaning & Repair

We hand clean & repair using only traditional methods

Full Valuation & Antique Rug Specialists

We provide a valuation service for insurance replacement value

Workshops In Edinburgh

Unlike many others, we have our workshops in Edinburgh which you can also visit

A Family Business

A British family business working three generations


Complete the form below & we will contact you to discuss your rugs.
Includes a no obligation quotation

    As Featured In


    Mr Cecil De-Montfort

    “Received my carpets back in time for an event held at our home. The Oriental Rug Repair Company had promised and delivered in exceptional circumstances and for that I am hugely grateful. Would highly recommend”


    Ms. Asquith
    Scottish Borders

    “Our carpet has been passed through three generations of my family and has created my reluctance to have anyone but the best care for it. The Oriental Rug Repair Company collected, kept me updated and delivered our carpet to the highest standard. Great to have this company on file for such intricate jobs”


    Ms. Lucinda

    “I have just received my Qashqai runner after a three week repair – what a splendid job! I am very impressed with the clean and the repair work! Thank you for such an exquisite service. I will be in contact soon regarding my hall runner”


    Lady Balmore

    “You have provided us with cleaning services on several occasions, both in our Oxford and Edinburgh homes, our rugs have looked wonderful every time”


    Mrs Linetski
    City of London

    “They came, they collected, they restored, they delivered, runners look great, I couldn’t ask for more”


    Sir David Kinloch
    Gilmerton House, North Bewrick

    “Great, wonderful job”

    All Levels of Damage Repaired

    Repairing Worn & Fraying Sides

    Frayed fringes and uneven ends can be easily repaired and restored

    Colour Run & Water Damage

    Colour run and dye bleed can be removed and restored

    Threadbare Repair

    Specialists in re-building and re-weaving worn and damaged areas

    Full Rug Restoration

    Specialists in full restoration of all rugs and carpets

    Pet & Moth Damage Repaired

    Moth damage and pet smell repair

    We Can Also...

    Fit non-slip and non-creep underlay and provide insurance replacement valuation certificates

    Some Of Our

    Amazing Case Studies

    Before & After Of A Pure Silk Qum Persian Ru

    The piece had become very brittle from being stored in varying humid & dry conditions that it cracked in many places, splitting the sides open.
    So it need cleaning and repairing thoroughly using the traditional methods that are best.
    We secured the splits, applying new silks to the worst areas – building small hand looms around each section, re-weaving the foundations and re-knotting the areas that needed built back up.
    The below image is what the rug looked like after our work and it is now restored back to its former glory.

    Ziegler Antique Rug

    We picked up an antique Ziegler, circa 1800, 25ft x 18ft. The rug is quite fragile as you can imagine and needs a lot of repairs to stop it falling to bits. We will also give it a professional hand clean and return it with specialist underlay, which will allow the rug/carpet to be used without it deteriorating any further.

    Our client inherited this piece from his grandmother and had no idea of its origins or value.

    A similar, but smaller rug sold 2 years ago at auction in New York for $220,000.

    Our client had intended selling the rug for about the cost of the repair, before we informed him of its possible value

    Earls Court, London Oriental Rug Cleaned and Restored

    As you can see from the image, this is a particularly fine piece with very soft wools. The piece has natural dyes, is handmade and has a cotton foundation.

    The client had owned it for many years and was in fact an heirloom from her father – purchased somewhere between 1930 and 1940 in the Middle East.

    Once the rug was hand cleaned it looked incredible and revealed the true golden colours of the wools and striking designs in the centre of the field.

    After the rug had been cleaned and some small repairs to the fringes were conducted – we called the client to arrange delivery.

    Antique Chinese Peking Carpet Fully Restored

    We restored a large antique Chinese carpet for a client in the Pimlico, London (SW1V) postcode area. A stunning example of a rare Chinese/Peking carpet, pure wool pile, cotton warp and weft foundations and natural dyes in ivory, blues, yellows and pinks rose motifs.

    A rug in need of significant restoration as it dates back well over 100 years.
    We removed all the old rug repairs.
    We then matched wools with our stock antique wools.
    Each section was re-built carefully:

    • We built hand looms around each section of the rug
    • We re-built the cotton foundations first, ensuring the tensions were maintained
    • Sections were then re-knotted by hand, using exactly the same method and knot as used originally to weave this beautiful carpet.

    The work took us approximately 4 months to complete but the result was stunning!

    A Simple Process To A Beautifully
    Restored Rug

    1. Analysis & Inspection

    Every hand made rug is different so analysis is key. We provide no obligation estimates & our advice is always free of charge. We can inspect the rug in situ or you can bring them to our workshops

    2. Pick Up - Free Of Charge

    Once the carpets or rugs have been inspected, we will uplift them free of charge

    3. Our Edinburgh Workshop

    The repair team will conduct further analysis before hand washing the piece and allowing it to dry naturally to avoid shrinking

    4. Match Wools & Conduct Repairs

    Once we have matched wools, we conduct our repairs by hand using only traditional methods. A final hand wash takes place here before the piece is ready for delivery

    5. Deliver Back To Your Home

    Once the rugs or carpets are ready, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for delivery – evening and weekend appointments are readily available

    Here Are Examples of Rugs We Restore & Repair Everyday

    Persian Rug

    Oriental Rug

    Afghan Rug

    Antique Rug

    Antique Rug

    The Finest Rugs Can Only Be Restored By The Hands Of Professionals

    For over 30 years The Guild of Master Craftsmen has represented many different trades and professions, promoting and supporting excellence. To the trade and public alike, the Guild’s emblem and Coat of Arms represent skill, integrity, quality and service – in all trades.

    The Oriental Rug Repair Company are proud to be full corporate members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Please click the logos below to visit the Guild website

    About Us

    As a British family business involving three generations, The Oriental Rug Repair Co. provides an unrivalled and unique level of expertise to rug owners throughout covering the length of the UK.

    We carefully maintain carpets, rugs, runners and tapestries using only traditional methods, both cleaning and repairing by hand. Our uplift and delivery service is always complimentary and we are always willing to offer our professional advice free of charge. Our strong company name has enabled us to look after some of the finest Persian and Oriental rugs at museums and private collections across Edinburgh, London and throughout the rest of the United Kingdom

    London Worksop

    Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard
    London EC2V 5AE
    TEL: 0207 556 1020

    Edinburgh Workshop

    28 Rutland Square
    Edinburgh EH1 2BW
    TEL: 0131 221 6527

    Our London branch covers all of London, and can include the home counties

    Battersea Workshop

    Unit 7, 2 Linford Street
    London SW8 4AB

    North London Workshop

    8 Oxgate Lane
    London NW2 7JN

    Privacy Policy Copyright © 2016 The Oriental Rug Repair Company