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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.  

White Dust In My Tufted Rugs? Prescott Valley Rug Cleaner

Our shop has received a rug that a customer sent in. To her surprise, a significant quantity of fine white powder was underneath the tufted rug when she lifted it.

 White Dust In My Tufted Rugs? Prescott Valley Rug Cleaner

Hi, it’s Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ once again! 

For the better part of a decade, she had this rug in the same spot under her coffee table. The customer had new hardwood installed in her living room and asked us to clean her rug before she put it back down, hoping that this would solve the powdering problem.

Here you'll learn about the problems that necessitate the services of an Oriental rug cleaner in Prescott Valley.


An Oriental Rug Cleaner in Prescott Valley Breaks Down Tufted Rugs

My client has what is called a tufted rug. A tufted rug is a rug that weaving strands of yarn have created through a fabric backing.

A layer of latex glue is applied to the rug's back to secure the stray tufts, and a piece of monk's cloth is then attached to cover the adhesive and complete the rug's appearance.

Many do not know that tufted rugs aren't constructed to last if hand-knotted area rugs.

The latex glue in these rugs degrades after about ten years, turning into a powder that eventually works out of the carpet and onto your floor. This is what the client discovered under her rug: a latex pad designed to flatten the rug's tufts.

Area Rug Repair & Cleaning in Prescott Valley

A tufted area rug with these signs of use can be replaced or restored. If you really like the rug, it may be difficult to find a suitable replacement. Finding your room's exact dimensions, paint scheme, and furnishings can be challenging.

Restoring your rug means you can use it for years to come, which may make it the better choice.

Before professionally cleaning your rug, you should cut off the covering and chip away at the old, dried-up adhesive. The rug's backing is then reattached with new latex glue and a replacement fabric.


Finding Oriental Rug Restoration in Prescott Valley 

We offer tufted rug repair and our other services, such as fringe and side cord repair, at Arizona Oriental and Specialty Rug Treatment. If you want a no-obligation quote, please get in touch with us.

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning or rug repair, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages

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 on area rug restoration 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). 07-14-2020

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