Restoring and repairing fine rugs is our passion, and we deal with handmade
oriental rugs from all over the world.
We have cleaned fine Persian, Caucasian, Chinese, Mid-Century modern
and Tribal rugs, Serapi, Kashan, Tabriz, and Heriz, just to name a few.
Sales & Appraisals
For the past 25 years, we specialize in selling Oriental rugs from all over the world and have an in-house expert on appraisals as well. .
We specialize in expert hand-washed rug cleaning using only the best organic non-GMO eco-friendly detergents to preserve your rug.
Repair & Restoration
Proper rug repair and restoration of Oriental rugs is an art form that takes years to learn. “We only do it once, and we do it right.”
Furniture & Art Restoration
At Domimex, we conserve and repair furniture, prints, paintings, sculptures, and objects of the decorative arts for them to look their best.
Rug Décor Consulting
Our unique skill and expertise is to combine a harmonious balance between what our customer wants and what will make a room come alive. We’ll help you achieve your goal.
Climate-controled storage available. We take care of your investment and keep it safe so that while you’re away, you don’t have to worry about a thing.
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What makes an oriental rug valuable?
Age Relative to Condition–The main consideration used in valuing antique Oriental rugs. Age relative to condition applies to antique and vintage Oriental rugs… The older the rug is and the better condition the rug is in, then generally the higher the value.
What is the difference between Kilim and Dhurrie rugs?
Kilim rugs were traditionally boldly colored and had geometric patterns, while Dhurries were more pastel and tended toward more flowing stylized designs. Today, these design differences may determine whether a rug will be called a Kilim or a Dhurrie, with some overlap.
How many knots per square inch is a good rug?
The average rug has around 100 knots per square inch. This helps explain their longevity. A good rug will last 50 to 100 years.
How often should Oriental rugs be cleaned?
Experts recommend having your Oriental rug professionally washed every three to five years to prevent dirt and soil buildup and to fully restore the rug’s natural fibers.
What is a good quality rug made of?
Natural fibers, such as wool, cotton or silk, are used in handmade rugs. They are much more durable than mass-produced synthetic rugs and made of the finest quality materials. Natural fibers last longer and release no harmful gasses into the environment over time. They can be hand-knotted, hand-tufted or flat-woven.
What are Turkish rugs called?
Turkish rugs are sometimes also named Anatolian rugs. The carpets which are thicker, consists of wool, cotton and silk and are always tied with a Turkish knot, also called Ghiordes knot or Turkbaff . Commonly used patterns are based on prayer niches with more geometrical motifs.
Why do people like Persian rugs?
The main reason people choose to buy this kind of rug is primarily the high quality that makes it soft, durable and can transform a plain room magically into a classy unique room. When looking at the quality of a Persian rug, consider the materials it is made from silk, wool or cotton.
What's so special about Persian rugs?
Their versatility in design, function, and color are what makes them so special. Persian rugs can expensive, opulent, and extravagant, but they can also be affordable, practical, and durable.
What size rug should I buy?
Keep at least 18 inches of bare floor exposed by the rug’s edges. Selecting a rug for the living room usually comes down to three choices: 5×8, 8×10, or 9×12. Some size guides recommend that either all the furniture rests on the rug, or all the furniture, except for the coffee table, is placed completely off the rug.
How much does it cost to clean an Oriental rug?
Professionals will charge between $5 and $8 per square foot to clean your oriental rug or tapestry.
One of our Happy Customers
We have a 1930’s home in Georgetown that has a unique contemporary side to it. Trying to blend traditional and contemporary can be a challenge — but not when you are guided by Fernando’s amazing eye for color. He brought beautiful rugs directly into our dining room where we could see how the colors played with the rest of the decor. It was amazing how he found colors and styles that we liked and that worked with our room decor. Before we knew it, we found the perfect rug – not only for the dining room, but also for the living room! Over the past 3 years we’ve purchased 5 rugs from Dominex Antiques & Rugs – each one more beautiful than the next. The service is top notch and I wouldn’t have my rugs cleaned by anyone else. Whether evaluating an antique rug, repairing, cleaning, or helping you select a new rug for your home, you could not be in better hands.
Jennifer H. / Washington, DC