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Important Things to Avoid With This Kind of Area Rug! – Sedona AZ

Important Things to Avoid With This Kind of Area Rug! – Sedona AZ

Hi folks, Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and I see a lot of dirty rugs.  I also see more than my fair share of rugs that have been damaged from improper storage.

This little rug with an Oriental design had been bunched up, likely stuck in the corner of a hot storage room and forgotten about.  It wouldn’t lay flat when it came into us.  This rug was also a tufted rug, made with tufts of wool yarn that are poked through a piece of fabric and then later glued into place.  This glue dries out, so it’s important to not expedite this drying out.  Keeping a tufted rug in a temperature-controlled environment will help to preserve a tufted rug.  By storing it in a hot attic or garage, the glue will be dried out far quicker.  Once this glue is dried out, the rug quickly deteriorates and you will notice things like:

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

If you’ve got a tufted rug with these issues, don’t worry!  We can fix all of this for you just like we fixed up this cute little Oriental.  Want to know more?  Call us today and we’ll explain the process and provide you with an estimate for repair costs.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 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 area rug cleaning and 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! (02-21-17)

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