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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.  

​​​​​​​What’s One of the Most Important Things On Your Area Rug? The Fringe!


Whether you love or hate them, you can’t deny that the fringe is a very essential part of your area rug.  Some believe that the fringe adds to the beauty of their area rugs, and others feel otherwise. For some, the fringe seems to attract more soil than anywhere else on the rug, and they can also be damaged easily if you aren’t careful.

I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ and we’ve seen a LOT of area rugs with damaged fringes.  Sometimes this damage is caused by puppies that like to chew on the fringe or even just simple foot traffic. However, vacuums are the biggest cause of damage to an area rug’s fringe.  You should always exercise caution when you vacuum your area rugs and avoid the fringe as much as possible.

Fringes are an extension of your area rug’s warp threads, which run the length of your rug.  When the weaver has completed a rug, they will finish the ends by knotting them in various designs, creating the fringe and securing your rug.  Because of this, fringes are a very essential part of your area rug as they are an extension of your rug’s foundation.  NEVER CUT YOUR RUG’S FRINGES OFF. Doing so will compromise your entire rug.

Fortunately, our repair shop at Arizona Oriental is well equipped to handle all kinds of fringe repairs.  Whether you want to remove the fringe altogether, replace it, or repair it, our repair shop can offer a variety of options.  After inspecting your rug’s fringe and its needs, we will make repair recommendations from there. Of course, we offer repairs for whatever your rug needs – not just fringes!

Instead of running the chance of compromising your rug,
let the professionals take care of the cleaning and repairs needed!

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.

Give us a call for more information about the fringe on your area rug 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). 02-21-2020

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