Tufted Rugs in Need of Repair? Let Arizona Oriental Help!
Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ here again, folks! Today I wanted to just share some photos of a lovely little rug that came into our shop recently.
This rug is what we call a tufted rug - this means that instead of having the wool knotted around base fibers, the wool was punched through a mesh backing into the pattern. Once the pattern was finished, a layer of latex glue was placed on the back before a piece of monks cloth was lain over it to make it look nice and finished.
The only problem with tufted rugs? They aren’t meant to last more than 10 years. This lifespan can prove to be a struggle for rug owners who really fall in love with their little tufted treasures, like our client did with this lovely black lab rug. I can’t say I blame them - I love black labs just as much!
As you can see in the pictures here, this lovely little rug seemed to be on its last legs. The backing was falling off and almost completely detached, the original latex glue long since given out. But our client didn’t want to give up hope on this rug and was determined to save it!
So what did Arizona Oriental do? We cleaned the rug and completely removed the backing in the process. We also scraped away the old, crusty latex glue. Then we placed a fresh layer of quality latex glue and cut a new piece of monks cloth to fit the rug exactly. This made the rug look completely brand new – which thrilled our clients!
This type of repair is something that we offer to all of our clients with older tufted area rugs where the backing is falling off. It’s a repair that we can only do if the backing comes off in the cleaning process, but as you can see, it really does add a whole new life to older tufted rugs. With a new backing, your tufted area rug can last another 10 years - that’s 10 more years that you can enjoy it than you may have previously thought you had with it!
We also offer other repair options to fit the needs of all of our clients. Give us a call today and let us help you with all of your area rug needs!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.
If you’d like to know more about tufted area rug repairs, give us a call and get a free estimate at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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). 6-19-2018