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What to do With Loose Yarns on Your Area Rug


What to do With Loose Yarns on Your Area Rug

Hi folks!  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ with another rug care tip for all of you today!  Have any of you noticed a loose yarn or two (maybe even more) poking up at you from your area rug?

If you have an area rug with a plush pile, you can snip the loose yarn(s) without doing any harm to the rug.  Just use a pair of curved nail scissors and, without pulling the yarn further, carefully snip the top of the loose yarn so that it’s once again even with the rest of the pile.  Easy peasey!

If your area rug has looped face fibers (like a flatweave Native American rug for instance), NEVER cut off a loop that was snagged and pulled up!!!  These rugs are made with continuous loops and snipping it away will break the continuous thread.  If you cut it, the rug will unravel into a big mess. Having a snagged loop may seem unsightly to you now, but just imagine what your rug would look like when it’s unravelling.

Here at Arizona Oriental, it’s our goal to help our clients preserve their beautiful area rugs so they can be enjoyed for many years to come!  We provide professional rug cleaning done the right way as well as rug repairs! I’d also like to remind you all that you should always address repairs as soon as possible!  This way, you will prevent damage from getting any worse - saving you a lot of money with extensive, costly repairs.

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, 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.

Would you like more area rug care tips?  Give us a call 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). 2-11-2019

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