Hi there! Live from Prescott Valley, AZ. It’s Ruthie and Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care.
We have many customers asking such questions regarding their rugs and the shape of them. Most hand-knotted rugs are not perfectly straight, and you can discover it is rare to see one that is straight all the time.
There aren’t many times anyone in Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott Valley has seen a straight rug. I’ve seen rugs longer on one side than the other and ones that are wider on one end.
Some rugs you can find even have obvious defined curves in their shape. The imperfect forms of hand-knotted rugs are just one of the many ways they show their handcrafted nature.
Rugs shrink unpredictably over time, and this is simply part of the natural cycle. Cloth rugs distort when cotton shrinks, but wool doesn’t.
Flatweave and needle-point rugs are particularly fragile, and cleaning alone causes various degrees of shrinkage or buckling! Most rugs that are badly buckled or rippled can be “blocked,” and Arizona Oriental are experts at carrying out this blocking.
Blocking involves gently stretching the rug out as it dries into a more even shape. Of course, there are limits to how straight your rug can get through blocking, and it won’t make your rug perfectly straight again.
Naturally, the rug will not be perfect, but we’re usually able to find an acceptable compromise. However, it is impossible to repair a misshapen rug without ruining it.
Blocking a rug is not a permanent solution, and you will find woven rugs go back to their misshapen look after a while.
Prescott Valley Rug Experts Can Help Straighten Misshapen Rugs
You’ll want to keep your rug in the best condition. To get your rugs cleaned, and straightened as best as they can be, seize the opportunity and contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply. We can give you help or advice.
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, and Prescott, and other 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 WOOL SAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOL SAFE ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.
Call us for more information on having rugs blocked at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am 4:00 pm washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020