Area Rug Repair in Edmonton, Calgary & Southern Alberta

Heirloom® Rug Cleaning provides the best area rug repair and protection services in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, and other cities we serve throughout Alberta. The intricate patterns and designs of heirloom area rugs, as well as the handcrafted quality, make them highly valued and collectible pieces for homeowners.

Our certified technicians clean, protect and perform area rug repair on Oriental rugs, Persian rugs, synthetic rugs, silk rugs and more. To learn more about our products and services, call 587-857-5553 from anywhere in our Alberta service area, or click here to make an appointment today!

Understanding Abrash

Area Rug Repair By Heirloom® Rug Cleaning

To repair or restore a damaged area or minimize its normal wear and tear, have your area rug inspected periodically. Prevent additional and expensive rug repairs and restoration costs down the road. Services provided by Heirloom® Rug Cleaning include:

  • Fringe repair: Repairing or totally replacement of rug fringe
  • Serging & binding: Finishing rug edges with serging & binding
  • Patching & reweaving: Repairing area rug holes or mending tears & cuts
  • Backing repair: Attaching new rug backing
  • Color correction: Brightening & correcting color
  • Deep cleaning: Removing deep stains and soiling to maintain beauty & value
Fringe Repair

Fringe Repair By Heirloom®

After examining the Oriental rug, based on the rug construction, the type of fringe repair is required. If the rug’s edges are hand-knotted, then re-wrapping by hand is required, while paying close attention to the rug’s specific colors and structure. This elaborate and meticulous process is performed by hand.

Power fringing is the preferred method of repairing when the Oriental rug is machine-made and it’s a quicker process too. In case of completely changing the fringe, you can choose from a wide variety of colors and fabrics offered by our members. Moreover, you may also choose to remove the fringe altogether.

Serging & Binding

Serging & Binding By Heirloom®

Serging is a way of providing the rug a finely finished appearance. In the case of your Oriental rugs- wool, cotton or synthetic thread must be used in order to protect them and keep them from unraveling. Depending on the rug’s construction, both hand or machine serging is provided to the rug. Firstly, it’s made sure that the rug’s edges are solid enough. In case, the rug requires edge repairs, a reinforcing is done prior to serging for durability and long-lasting repairs.

When the tufted carpet is made into rugs, binding is primarily used for repairing them. A narrow strip of fabric is placed over the raw edge of the rug and then secured to prevent fraying, in order to give the rug a nice finished look.

Patching & Reweaving

Patching & Reweaving By Heirloom®

Rug patching, sometimes, can be economically and aesthetically the best way to repair many Oriental rugs and other heirloom rugs. Patching is recommended to be done as soon as holes are discovered to prevent more extensive damage.

Rug reweaving is recommended depending on the value of the Oriental rug and the extent of the damage. This is undoubtedly the best and the most thorough method to repair your Oriental rug or another fine area rug to near original condition, though it’s time-consuming.

After cleaning the damaged area, new threads matching the texture and color of the original rug are sewn into the hole to rebuild the foundation of the rug. After that step, the knots are precisely duplicated in the original design to make the repair works barely noticeable.

Backing Repair

Backing Repair By Heirloom®

Old or worn-out backings on any of the tufted area rugs, hooked rugs, or machine-made rugs are replaced to protect and maintain the area rug. The rug with a new backing will have a longer life as it helps secure any rug tufts, knots, fringe, or scrim.

Trust Heirloom® to Repair Your Area Rugs in Calgary, Edmonton & Red Deer, AB

Heirloom® Rug Cleaning cares for the finest to the most basic rugs from many countries and continents. Our area rug pickup and dropoff service will make rug cleaning or repair at our cleaning facility more convenient. Call 587-857-5553 to learn more about area rug repair or click here for an appointment. Service is available to homeowners & business owners in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, and throughout our Alberta service area. At Heirloom®, our services include:

  • Experience since 1967
  • Modern equipment & cleaning facility
  • Certified for most delicate rug cleaning
  • Cleaning and rug repair specialists
  • Stain removal experts
  • Pickup, dropoff & shipping options

FAQ on Rug Repair

Restoration of the beauty of the rug would be the primary objective and benefit of rug repair. But, it comes with more benefits including expanding the lifespan by halting further damage to the comfort pieces. As the user doesn’t need to buy a new rug and require replacement, it saves an amount of money.

When rugs get extremely dirty rugs, they normally require repairing. In such a situation, a thick stubborn stain layer covers the rug which is not possible to extract easily. Wear and tear also indicates rug repair is necessary. Other signs include fringe damage, worn and torn, loose threads, pet damage, etc. Rugs that are very old also require repair. When you notice the signs, go for the repair of the rug immediately.

With a professional rug repair service both the aesthetic value and comfort can be restored. And, that’s quite hassle-free and you don’t have to spend that much money. But, for the replacement, you will have to go for research, search, and go through patterns along with a budget. As long as the rug is reparable, repair is always the better option.

A well-prepared rug can last 5 to 10 years. With proper maintenance and care it can last five more years and beyond.

Rugs can be damaged in several ways. High traffic and liquid spills on them would be the two major reasons that trigger damage to the rug. Apart from them, water damage, infestation of molds and pests, moths, etc. can cause damage to the rug. Pet waste and sunlight can also harm the rugs.

Repairing a rug is then feasible when that’s sustainable and the cost for that would be significantly less than the replacement cost. When that exceeds that, replacement would be the better option.

It’s always better to take expert team support as they have the experience and technology support. On the other hand, a householder isn’t supposed to have the full idea about what would be the exact step for any particular problem. Repairing rugs in the wrong way during the DIY-method and using the wrong material will make it an unsuccessful effort. Also, it can result in severe damage.

Heirloom® Rug Cleaning works for almost all types of rugs such as Oriental rugs, Silk rugs, Turkish rugs, Persian rugs, and so on.

Yes. Other than rug repair services, we help our customers with area rug cleaning, rug protection, pet care, and other rug-related services across Calgary, Edmonton, & Red Deer. We have been working in the industry since 1967. Our well-trained cleaning and rug repair specialists have the expertise to offer you quality services. We have drop-off, pick-up, and shipping options for you.

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  • 5 Stars

Highly recommended! I had an oriental rug that had been used in a public setting for 25 years and had only ever been cleaned on-site. It wasn't needed any more so I decided to try to get it cleaned properly so I could take it home. They did a fabulous job of cleaning and repair (new fringe and binding), so worth the cost, it now looks new.

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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value We had a very good experience with Greg at Heirloom Rug Cleaning. We mistakenly used an improper cleaning solution on our wool rug and he was willing to take on the job.

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I absolutely loved how clean my rugs were after Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning had them. My two very expensive silk on silk carpets are so soft and the colours are so vibrant now!

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