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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

Can I Use My Rug Upside Down? Prescott Valley Rug Cleaning

Can I use my rug Upside Down? A piled rug can never be turned upside down. The face fibers of wool are far too fragile to be subjected to such harsh handling. Look at a piled rug, and you’ll find that the top side is soft while the underside is much more durable.



Hi there, It’s Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ

A customer brought in an area rug that we had cleaned for them some eight months earlier. He said the rug was causing issues, and a dark, unidentified substance was left on the floor. There seemed to be a mound of dark dust on his tile.

His wife had turned the rug inside out, hoping to create a smoother surface against her freshly completed tile. However, the delicate wool face fibers were exposed to the hard subfloor, tiled with deep grout lines. Grout comprises a combination of sand and cement, like sandpaper.

This is rough and abrasive when dry, almost like sandpaper. Unfortunately, the rug fibers did not do well under such conditions and violence. This rug is also a long runner that can be found in their hallway. Runners lead highly active lives, particularly given how many times people walk up and down the corridor. The fragile rug fibers were being forced to grind against the tile and, worse yet, the grout with each pass under the individual’s weight. The fibers were ground away because of this.


Why Rugs Should Not Be Used Upside Down

To avoid wear and tear, rugs should be placed on top of a cushion. It is never a good idea to flip a stacked rug upside down. For this purpose, American Indian rugs can be flipped over, and both sides can be used equally.

Since there is no soft-cut pile on either side of a dhurrie or flat woven rug, it can be used on both sides. I hope you found this knowledge to be both useful and interesting. Here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott, AZ, we try to help as much as we can.


Use the Right Rug Cleaning Experts in Prescott Valley?

If you need professional rug cleaning, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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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 ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on area rug repair 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 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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