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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 You Straighten My Rug? Prescott Expert Rug Cleaner

Many of our clients have asked us similar queries about the shape of their rugs. Unfortunately, most hand-knotted carpets are not straight, and it is uncommon to see one that is perfectly straight all the time.

Prescott Rug Experts

Hi there! Live from Prescott, AZ. It’s Ruthie and Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care.

There haven't been many straight rugs seen at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott. Instead, I've seen rugs with one side longer than the other and one end wider than the other.

You can also find rugs with clearly defined curves in their shape. Hand-knotted carpets display their handcrafted origins in various ways, including their flawed forms.

Rugs shrink in unexpected ways. This product is simply a byproduct of nature. Cotton rugs distort when they shrink, but wool carpets do not.

Rugs made with flat weaves, and needlepoint is very delicate. Cleaning alone causes shrinkage or buckling to varying degrees!

Most carpets that are badly buckled or rippling can be "blocked," and Arizona Oriental is adept at doing so.

When you block a rug, you gradually stretch it out while it dries to give it a similar shape. But, of course, blocking has its limits in terms of how straight your rug can go, and it won't make your rug perfectly straight again.

Naturally, the rug won't be ideal, but we're generally able to find a workable solution. A malformed rug cannot be repaired without destroying it.

Blocking a rug is not a long-term solution, and woven rugs will eventually find their original shape.


Prescott 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 possible, 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.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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, or stop by Monday through Friday at 10:00 am 4:00 pm washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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