Behar Profex - the rug care people

​Antique & Modern Rug Cleaning and Repair Services based in London, serving the UK

Far right, Mr Samuel Behar in 1950 after leaving the Royal Air Force, Bomber Command, discussing some fine antique carpets with collectors.
The Behar family arrived in London in the late 19th century as immigrants from the Ottoman Empire, with few skills and knowledge, apart from the care and specialist treatment of antique rugs and Oriental carpets. Our founder, Mr Samuel Behar's grandfather, in some ways had little choice but to continue the family tradition which stretched back centuries.

After over 100 years of first-hand experience in antique rug cleaning here in London and around the UK, the family Behar continues that tradition utilising the skills and developments uniquely researched and tested in the intervening years.

Behar Profex is not only now respected and renowned for its antique and modern rug cleaning expertise here in London, but regularly receives instructions from all around the world.
  1. Our founder (far right) Mr Samuel Behar, in discussion with colleagues from the Victorian Albert Museum regarding a damaged antique Persian carpet.  Circa 1948
  2. Our founder, Mr Samuel Behar, examining and repairing an antique Tapestry
  3. Mr Samuel Behar, our founder, showing a trainee how to install and join new fringe threads into the carpet
  4. An idea of the 'Persian' carpet manufacturing areas
  5. Managing Director
  6. Managing Director
Our specialised team will arrange and undertake the uplift and transport of your lovely cherished Oriental carpet or antique rug to our workshop in London where it will be photographed, closely checked and the appropriate treatment avenue – with respect to its individual requirements – will be decided.

At completion – that is once all the cleaning treatments to your lovely antique rug have been completed - Robert Behar will examine the carpet to see if any small extra treatment (at no extra cost) could enhance the carpet further.

Once signed off, convenient arrangements are made with you to return and reinstate the carpet.

Collection and delivery free on mainland UK.

Our van on its way to collect your rug

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