Rugs and carpets should not be directly exposed to sunlight. Why? Because sun burns and fades the dye and would damage the rugs. We go to many homes to pick up Oriental or Persian rugs or even area rugs for cleaning or repair. Some of these rugs are in the rooms close to windows with direct sunlight. We tell our clients to either cover the windows or if they can't, cover the rugs with blankets or pieces of fabrics. We flip these rugs and show the back to the clients to see the difference between the color of the face which is faded and the back which is stronger due to not being exposed to the sunlight.
Like cars, teeth, skin, shoes and many more natural and man-made objects and items, rugs and carpets need good care and maintenance and proper usage and care will extent the life of our rugs.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)