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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.  

Prescott, AZ Area Rug Cleaner: Will Rug Shrink When Washed?

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care can stop your rug from shrinking when washing. It is a question often asked, so here you can find the answers.

Hi, folks! Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here on a beautiful Thursday in Prescott, AZ!  

Will an area rug shrink if you wash it yourself? There are two ways to address this question. It may shrink or lose its shape.

Can An Area Rug Cleaner Stop Rugs Shrinking?

In all honesty, we’ve spent numerous years studying how to wash rugs properly so that they don’t lose their shape, so the quick answer is no.

When a rug is washed correctly, it is extremely rare for it to shrink. There are usually a few exceptions to this rule, though!

Some rugs may become out of shape if made wrongly and then stretched and straightened once the weaving is completed. Unsurprisingly, these have a strong bias to return to their original malformed state over time.

You might have also observed that a handcrafted rug is somewhat misshaped on one side and longer on the other. Of course, after washing these area rugs and allowing them to dry, we can gently re-stretch them back to their original shape.

Remember that these rugs will always want to return to their natural, deformed state. Some rugs are so distorted that we are unable to improve their shape.

It is pretty rare for a rug to shrink throughout our washing process. If you have any questions regarding this with your rug, give us a call to answer them! Until next time, make the most of your floor art, and remember that a clean rug may last a lifetime and stay in good shape.


Where Will I Find Expert Area Rug Cleaning in Prescott, AZ

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of Northern Arizona.  We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS certification through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information on area rug vacuuming tips and tricks at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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