How we saved a 50 year old family heirloom rug

When we get the privilege of caring for a family’s heirloom rug, we know how important that piece is to them.

That’s why at Luv-A-Rug we do everything in our power to restore your rug it to it’s original condition so it can remain in your family for generations to come.

Especially if you happen to have a rug that is 50 years old already like these fine people brought us one day…


3 Reasons To Avoid Using Carpet Cleaners in Victoria BC to Clean Your Area Rugs

When I first started out in this business, I was a carpet cleaner.

I’ve lived all my life in Victoria BC and grew up in a carpet cleaning family.

My dad started the company when I was just a kid.

And when I got a chance to clean my very first carpet I was hooked.

Hooked on the sense of accomplishment I got from turning a dirty rug into one that looks brand new again.

The feeling has stayed with me ever since.

So its no wonder I got into the carpet cleaning business myself when I grew up.

But something happened.

Along the way, I fell in love with area rugs.

The beauty.

The art.

And the history.

There is something unique about area rugs that wall to wall carpet could never hope to have.

And so I switched from cleaning carpets to area rugs only.

And never looked back.

Having once been a carpet cleaner in Victoria BC myself, I know how many carpet cleaners think about area rugs.

Many treat them just like wall to wall carpet.

When I started, I didn’t understand the difference either.

But now after caring for area rugs for over 20 years, I know that is a mistake.

A mistake because unlike carpet, area rugs are not all made the same way.

  • You can’t use cleaners meant for synthetic fibers on natural fibers like wool.
  • You can’t use carpet cleaning equipment to properly clean area rugs or get out the heavy damaging sediments.
  • You can’t clean them on a hard wood floor and expect the floor not to be damaged.


Using a carpet cleaner to clean your area rugs is like using a kid who cooks hamburgers in a fast food restaurant to cook you a 3 course French meal.

The results will be more than disappointing.

Especially if you have a rug of any value.

If you want to get your area rugs properly cleaned in Victoria BC, avoid using carpet cleaners.

They’re great for you wall to wall carpets.

But they don’t have the right equipment, skill, knowledge or LOVE to give your area rugs the care they deserve.

Instead, bring your area rugs to Luv-A-Rug where they WILL get all the love, care and attention they deserve.