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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.  

Here's EXACTLY What You Need To Know About What NOT TO DO With This Type of Area Rug  - Prescott Valley AZ

Here's EXACTLY What You Need To Know About What NOT TO DO With This Type of Area Rug  - Prescott Valley AZ

Hi, I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and I see lots of dirty rugs. I also see lots of rugs that have damage from improper storage.

Here’s a little Oriental design rug that was bunched up, probably stuck in a corner of a hot storage area somewhere and then forgotten about.  Now it will not lay flat. This rug happens to be a tufted rug (made with tufts of wool yarn poked through a piece of fabric and then later the tufts are glued into place.) Because of the glue and because glue dries out it is important not to expedite the drying process of the glue. To help preserve a tufted rug, keep it in a temperature controlled environment. Storing a tufted rug in a hot attic or garage will only expedite the glue drying out.



Once it is 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 size hard substance between the wool tufts and the monks cloth backing

This is a sign that the glue has dried out. Don’t worry, if you have a tufted rug we can fix all of this for you just like we did for this rug.  Interested in knowing more?  Call today and we’ll explain the process and provide you with a repair cost estimate.

This rug was washed, the interior glue was replaced with fresh glue, the backing and fringe is new. The client LOVES THEIR "NEW" RUG!

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 rug cleaning and repair quote 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!        


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