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Everything You Need to Know About What NOT TO DO With This Kind of Area Rug – Prescott AZ

Everything You Need to Know About What NOT TO DO With This Kind of Area Rug – Prescott AZ

Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here.  I see lots of dirty rugs come through our facility and I also see a lot of rugs that have been damaged from improper storage.

This little Oriental design rug was bunched up and probably stuck in a corner of a hot storage area somewhere and forgotten about.  When it came into us, it refused to lie flat.  This rug also happened to be a tufted rug (made with tufts of wool yarn poked through a piece of fabric and then glued into place).  The latex glue used to hold this rug together dries out over time, and it’s important to avoid expediting this drying out process.  To help preserve a tufted rug, it should be kept in a temperature-controlled environment.  A hot attic or garage will only expedite the glue drying out on a tufted rug. 

Once it’s dried out, a tufted rug quickly deteriorates and you’ll notice the following:

  • A crunchy / cracking sound when you bend the rug.
  • A white powder on the floor beneath the rug.
  • Lumpy, pea-sized hard substances between the wool tufts and the monks cloth backing.

Don’t fret, though!  We can fix all of this for you just like we did for this rug.  Want more information?  Give us a call today and we’ll explain the process and provide you with an estimate for the repair cost!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Sedona 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 the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.                                           

Call us for additional information and a free estimate for your tufted rug cleaning or repair at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime! (01-04-17)

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