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  • M-F 8:30-4:30 - SAT 9-11:30

We are open Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm and first & third Saturdays each month 9:00–11:30AM.
We will be closed FEB. 20 for President’s Day

Serving the Community for Over a Century

Bon Ton Rug has been cleaning and repairing the finest rugs and carpets in the Greater Boston area for more than 100 years. We have a proud family tradition that goes back four generations to the company’s founder, Hagop Dohanian.
The love and appreciation that we have for these beautiful works of art are apparent in everything we do. We take great pride in the quality of our work, from cleaning and stain removal to expert weaving and repair. Our rug cleaning staff take great care to ensure that your rug is getting the best treatment possible and our rug repairers have decades of experience and are fine artisans.
General Services

The general cleaning process for most hand-made rugs is relatively straight-forward. It starts with a pre-cleaning inspection to identify pre-existing conditions and stains that might require extra work. Next we remove as much dry soil as possible, either with a mechanical duster for pile rugs or a vacuum for flatweaves and delicate rugs. After the dry soil is removed we wash rugs on both sides with a detergent formulated for rug cleaning mixed with water.

Specialized spotters are used on an "as needed" basis and finally the rugs are flushed with clean water to remove and detergent and spotter residue and hung up to dry. The next morning each rug is inspected to determine whether it will be washed again, sent to stain/color removal or go to finishing and final grooming. The process for most machine-made rugs follows a similar protocol.

Within this general process we have a fair amount of flexibility and we treat each rug individually. In the end our goal is to give you a rug that is as free of dirt, soil and stains as we can make it

Urine Stains/Deodorization
Hand Repairs
Machine Repairs
Color Run/Stain Removal

Modern technology,
Old-world craftsmanship.

Whether your rug was woven last year or 100 years ago, you get the same high-quailty cleaning and repairs to keep your rugs lasting for generations.

More than 100 Years of Rug Cleaning Excellence

At the end of the 19th Century a young Armenian left his troubled homeland and immigrated to the United States. Hagop Dohanian came to the Boston area because he could get a job from other Armenians in the area. After working for others for a few years, he started his own company that would eventually become Bon Ton Rug Cleansers.

After serving in World War II and graduating from college, Hagop’s son Armen came to work with his father. Working together, the made the company grow and prosper. When Hagop retired for health concerns, Armen asked his sister Nevart to join him in the business. IN the early 70s Armen’s son Armen Jr. (Buzz) also joined the business.  As we entered the 21st century, Armen and Nevart both retired but Armen Jr. was joined by two of his sons, Adam and Matthew. We continue to offer our services under their leadership.

Today, we still strive to maintain the high standard that has been a family tradition since our company’s founding. We are pleased that many of our customers have chosen to continue a long term relationship with Bon Ton Rug, in some cases spanning many generations. If you have just discovered us, we hope that you will be pleased with the level of service you receive, and that you will continue to use us for your rug needs in the future.
The Restoration Industry Association (fromerly ASCR)

The Restoration Industry Association (fromerly ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Sr. was President in 1976 
Armen Dohanian Jr. was President in 1999
NIRC - National Institute of Rug Cleaning - a division of RIA (ASCR)

NIRC - National Institute of Rug Cleaning - a division of RIA (ASCR)

Armen Dohanian Jr. and Adam Dohanian have earned the Certified Rug Specialist designation (CRS) from the National Institute of Rug Cleaning
NEIRC - the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning

NEIRC - the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning

Armen Dohanian Sr. was a founding member

International Society of Appraisers

International Society of Appraisers

Armen Dohanian Jr. is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and a graduate of the ISA Core Course in Personal Property Appraisal
Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS)

Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS)

Member in Good Standing


Do you offer pickup and delivery?
Yes.  Our pick-up and delivery area is centered on our plant in Watertown and encompasses much of the western Greater Boston area.  Please contact us for availablilty of this service in your area.
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Boston's Rug Cleaning Specialists!

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Cleaning and repairing rugs in greater Boston area for over 100 years.
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81 Coolidge Hill Road
Watertown, MA 02472

MON-FRI: 8:30AM – 4:00PM


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