What Repair Your Area Rug Needs?

If you take the time to care for rugs properly, they can last forever. Area rugs need and deserve the utmost care because they are investments and sometimes even family heirlooms. However, accidents do happen, and those may lead to expensive repairs. Don’t worry! You will probably be able to get your rug back in perfect condition, whether it is a complex silk rug or a simple polyester one.

However, rug repair generally is not something you can do by yourself. If you like to keep your area rug in top shape for future generations, taking it to a skilled rug repair professional is typically the best course of action. That is where the experienced technicians of Heirloom® Rug Cleaning come in.

Since 1967, we have been providing top-notch rug repair services for the people of Southern & Central Alberta, Canada. Before determining whether to take your area rug to a rug repair expert, you will probably like to know more about the repairs that your area rug needs. In this blog, you will know everything related to this topic.

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Rug Repairs That You May Need

Rug repairs are routine and, when done properly, won't reduce the value of your rug. However, it is crucial to only give your rug repair tasks to qualified professional companies like Heirloom® Rug Cleaning. There are many types of rug repairs, which we will discuss below.

  • Overcasting: Overcasting is the manual replacement or repair of the rug's edges with overlaying stitches to stop unraveling. The materials usually used for this type of repair are wool, goat hair, cotton, and silk.
  • Fringe repair and replacement: The rug fringe is generally the first area that needs to be repaired. To stop further knot loss, the frayed fringe can be repaired or the uneven section can be brought back through.
  • Reweaving: This process is time-consuming and costly, and needs to be done by a professional rug weaver. Also, it should be done if the price of the rug justifies the expense. Pricing depends on the size of the project.
  • Binding: This process is binding the rug's sides with a cloth to keep them from fraying. There are various color and material options.
  • Patching: In this process, your rug's hole is patched up with a piece of leftover material that has a similar pattern and foundation structure. It is a less costly way of repairing missing sections of your rug instead of reweaving.

Leave The Headache of Repairing Your Rug to Heirloom® Rug Cleaning

At Heirloom® Rug Cleaning, we use modern tools and time-honored techniques to give the best rug repair services for our customers in Edmonton, Canmore, and Calgary. Our team of experts also provides rug cleaning services. Give us a call at 587-857-5553 or contact us online to book our services.

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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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