Sedona AZ - PHOTOS: Lovely Little Tufted Rug in Need of Some Serious Repair!
Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here once again and today I thought I would just share a few photos of a rug that came into our shop recently. The black lab on this lovely little hook rug really captured my heart – I LOVE black labs and the owner of this rug certainly does, too!
The only problem is that this rug is a tufted rug and it’s also very old. It has been in my client’s home for a number of years and they really enjoy it! As you can see in the photos below, though, the backing has some serious issues that need to be taken care of so that it can continue living in our client’s home!
Tufted rugs are very different from hand-knotted rugs, mainly in the way they are created. They start with a mesh foundation that the manufacturer will punch tufts of wool through in the desired pattern. Once that step is done, a layer of latex glue is applied on the back to hold everything together, followed by a piece of monkscloth or canvas to give it a nice, finished look.
Unfortunately, tufted rugs aren’t made to last forever like a hand-knotted rug is – typically the latex glue will start to break down after about 10 years. At that point, the backing will begin to lift up and fall off of the rug, as shown in the photos here. At that point, you can either choose to replace the rug (which can be very difficult if you really like your original rug) or you can restore it!
Luckily, Arizona Oriental can provide this rug with a fresh layer of latex glue and nice new piece of fabric on the back. Doing this will give the rug brand new life again, allowing our clients to enjoy this adorable little rug for another 10 years!
If you have a tufted area rug that needs a little T.L.C. – be it a thorough, professional cleaning or some repairs – Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here in Prescott AZ to help!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floors and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott Valley, Prescott, 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.
Have more questions about tufted area rug repairs? Call us at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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).(July 25, 2017)