Jaipur Handicrafts
Jaipur Handicrafts

Rug Repairing

Woolen rugs look admirable when they are rolled out to add opulence to your home décor, and you would want its grace and knots to last for ages all together. Our artisans work tirelessly to weave every Rug with finesse and ensure that the fringes are carefully knotted lest they should come out and spoil the appeal of the Rug. But on the contrary, wear and tear is the rule of nature which we cannot challenge as when we use something regularly; it is bound to get worn and torn. Now imagine that you had a party at home last night and while serving drinks, some of it accidentally fell on the Rug you had rolled in your drawing room or suddenly your pet friend at home turns mischievous and spills the fringes? What will you do? That is where Rug Repairing on your own will assist you in every possible manner.

Why is Rug Repairing required?

1. When you walk on the Rug, it is natural that the dust particles will get accumulated in it and after one point of time, the shine and color will start fading away if you do not maintain it.

2. Suddenly a glass of juice or a cup of tea falls on the Rug in the living area, and you end up being worried about its luster.

3.You have a crawling baby at home who has the habit of putting fringes in the mouth, and because of that, the loose threads make the carpet look untidy and disgusting.

4. Your notorious four-legged friend loves to swirl on the cozy Rug, and you can’t get enough of its hair tugged into the Rug.

5.There is a bug at home which entered your living space and is slowly making the beautiful Rug its humble abode.

6.You end up placing some heavy furniture on the Rug, and because of that, the Rug looks lustreless and flat.

Now you can experience any one of the above scenarios. But you need not panic or feel depressed because your unique Rug which holds an important place in your home décor can easily be repaired and brought back to life. All it needs is some tips which you must adhere to, and you can rejoice once again when you roll out the woolen Rug.

How to Repair the Rug?

1.Vacuum Cleaning:

We all have vacuum cleaners at home and use it on almost every Sunday to clean the window panes and furniture. Next time, make sure that you vacuum clean the carpet as well so that the dust and all unwanted particles affixed to the Rug get cleaned.

Important points while vacuum cleaning:

a) Make sure that you do not vacuum clean the fringes.

b) Do not vacuum clean against the direction of the pile.

c) If the Rug is new, you should not use beater bars, and the vacuum pressure should be low.

2.Soft cleaning:

This will help you when there is a stain on the Rug which is very new and can be cleaned by using a soft damp cotton cloth. No need to rub the cloth harshly, for the Rug will lose its shine and texture.

3.Cleaning with Mild Detergent for hard stains:

What if a whole bottle of ketchup falls on the Rug or your pet wets the carpet? Now this stain will not go by cleaning it with a soft cloth. So you need to use mild liquid detergent and rub it on the Rug very softly so that the stain doesn’t go deep into the Rug and leave an impact. The acidic nature of some of the food items can make the Rug look flat. So to avoid this first, be careful while eating and secondly use the detergent without wasting time.

4.Avoid direct sunlight on the Rug:

 Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the color of the Rug to fade away. So try to use blinds or ensure that the window panes remain shut and sunlight doesn’t fall on the Rug directly.

5.Use rug-pads under the rugs:

For longevity and lustrous look of the Rug, you can use rug-pads which can be put under the rugs so that there is no direct contact with the floor and the odor of dampness can also be avoided by using these pads.

6.Use clips for fringes:

When you notice that the fringes are getting loose, clip them up instantly so that no further damage happens.

7.Rotation is a must:

Make sure that you rotate the Rug evenly from time to time for a uniform and an even look. In continuation of this, you should rearrange the furniture as well to break the monotony and to give the Rug some space to breathe.

8.Train your pets:

This is something which will take a toll on you because it becomes difficult to say NO to the four-legged friends at home, but you can always do that to ensure that your grandeur style remains unaffected.

When you use the hand-woven rugs, you feel you have brought the tradition with class, and this comes at a cost which you have to bear. In this case, all that is required from you is some extra care which will go a long way in making the Rug a timeless piece of the collection. So, do not wait for someone else to come and assist you. You are the master, so do not wait for someone else to come and assist you.

Making the Rug look luminous is now in your hands!! Happy buying and happier maintaining!!

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