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What’s the White Powder Under My Area Rug - Chino Valley

Hi, folks! I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care.

Today I would like to talk about one rug we recently got in our store. Our client was worried when she found a small, white powder on the floor under her rug.

The rug had been there for years under her table. Our client was in the middle of repairing the wood floors in her living room when she had brought her rug to us to see if our cleaning could get rid of this powder.


Chino Valley Area Rug Cleaning Expert Explains Area Rugs

This type of rug is called a tufted rug. These rugs are constructed using long, loose tufts of yarn that have been pushed through a cloth base.

To ensure that these tufts remain in place, a layer of latex glue is applied, followed by a piece of monk’s cloth on the back to hide all the glue and give the rug a nice finished look.

Most people don’t realize that tufted rugs aren’t made to last for generations, like hand-knotted rugs.

Latex glue gets powdery over the years and loses its strength. Eventually, it gets out of the carpet and onto the floor. The client found what held her rug’s tufts together, breaking down.


Area Rug Cleaning Expert Can Solve the Problem

If a tufted rug displays these aging-replacement symptoms or reconstruction, there are a few options available. Sometimes it isn’t easy to substitute, especially if you love the rug.

Having to find the same designs and colors to match the rest of the room can be laborious. Restoring your rug is a safer choice because you’ll still be able to enjoy your rug for years to come.

To repair your tufted rug, backing must be removed, and the rusty, dried-up adhesive must be scraped off. The rug will then be cleaned and stapled on the back with new latex glue and a new piece of cloth.

We deliver tufted rug restore repairs and other repairs here in Arizona Oriental, depending on our client’s requirements. If you would like a free estimate, contact us!


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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.

Call us for more information on tufted rug repairs area rug vacuuming tips and tricks 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 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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