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Are the Fringes of Your Area Rug Unravelling? Check Out This Repair!

Are the Fringes of Your Area Rug Unravelling?  Check Out This Repair!

Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott, AZ!  I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day! Today I wanted to take a moment to share this video of an area rug that went to our repair shop recently because the fringe was unravelling really badly.

This is one of the repairs that we can do for a hand knotted area rug where the fringe has been unravelling.  An area rug’s fringe is very delicate and a very vital part of a hand knotted rug. Fringe is made up of the weft fibers, which run lengthwise through the rug.  When the rug is finished, these fibers are tied and knotted to create the fringe! This also helps hold the rug together and prevent it from unravelling.

Vacuum cleaners are a fringe’s worst enemy!  They suck up the delicate fringe and often eat it up or lead to it unravelling.  Puppys have also been known to chew up fringes when we aren’t looking.

This type of repair is called a Zangeri repair.  We remove what’s left of the fringe as well as remove a few rows of the face fibers of the rug - usually about ½” to 1”.  Then we tie off the exposed weft fibers to create a new, short fringe that not only secures the rug but certainly looks much better than the unravelled, messy fringes that were there previously!

Arizona Oriental offers all types of area rug repair options - from beaten up fringes to puppy-chewed holes, we repair it all!  Give us a call today to take care of all of your area rug needs!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas.  We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

If you’d like to know more about area rug fringe repair, give us a call and get a free estimate at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 7-5-2018

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