What Should I Use to Wrap My Area Rugs? – Prescott Valley AZ
Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care. Today I thought I might talk briefly about wrapping area rugs and answer some questions: Why wrap them? When does and doesn’t it make sense to wrap your area rugs?
Here at Arizona Oriental, we always want what is best for our client’s rugs. To know what is best to use requires a little investigation about what is about to happen with the rug after it has been cleaned and is ready to go back home. If the rug is going immediately back onto the floor, then there is really no need to wrap the rug!
However, there are times when my client indicates that the rug will not be going back down on the floor. Sometimes, it’s a matter of being in the middle of a home remodel and construction dust is still everywhere! Or maybe they have just moved into a new house and haven’t found the perfect home for the rug yet. If it is only a temporary delay before the rug is set down, we are happy to wrap the rug in plastic free of charge, just to keep the dust off of it. We always advise our clients that PLASTIC IS ONLY TEMPROARY and rugs should only be stored in plastic for no more than a few weeks.
Rug fibers need to breathe, especially the delicate wool fibers found in Persian, Oriental, and American Indian rugs. Wool naturally holds onto moisture, so a plastic bag will never do for a long term situation. Locking moisture and a rug in a plastic bag is a terrible idea and there is a large possibility that mold could grow. So, NEVER PUT A WOOL RUG IN A PLASTIC BAG FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME! I’m personally not a big fan of the practice even short term, but if a client is picking up the rug in their dirty truck bed, it makes sense to wrap the rug in plastic for the ride home.
When it comes to long moves (such as going on a moving truck across country), rugs should be wrapped in a breathable, protective wrap. Here at Arizona Oriental we offer a fantastic wrap that will get your rug from point A here in Prescott Valley AZ to point B (wherever that may be). The wrap we use is much tougher than thin plastic and will help to protect your rug while in a moving van.
This breathable wrap is also the only thing the recommend for clients who know their rugs will be put into long term storage. Next time you have Arizona Oriental in Prescott clean your rugs and you know your rug will not go directly down on your floor or you are planning on putting it away for a while, ask about how we can help you protect your area rug from weather, bugs, dust, etc. until you are ready to use it again.
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
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 information on wrapping rugs for long term storage 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). (02-03-17)