Rug Repair

Fringe Repair

Oriental Rug Fringe Damage

Oriental Rug Fringe Damage

Oriental Rug Fringe Repair

Oriental Rug Fringe Repair

Initially we can inspect your rugs for any damage or weak areas which may cause problems in time. We can then suggest a suitable repair and provide you with a written quotation before proceeding with any work.

The rug's fringe, also known as the 'Warps', runs the complete length of the rug, from one end to the other. It is the rug's 'backbone' and provides the rug with stability. The integrity of the whole rug is compromised when the fringe becomes damaged. If it is left unsecured for too long then pile from the rug's main field will start to fall off the end of the rug, meaning the cost of repair increases. Fringes are usually the first part of the rug to become damaged due to general foot traffic, getting caught in the vacuum cleaner and being chewed by pets. The fringes should be repaired quickly, as soon as any damage is noticed. It's a relatively low cost procedure and will protect the rug from further damage in the future.

Side Repair

Oriental Rug Side Repair

Oriental Rug Side Repair

Another common are of rug damage we see is to the side cords. The overcast edges of a rug also provide strength and stability and prevent pile loss from the sides. Once again, the side cords are subjected to a certain amount of foot traffic, and constant beating from vacuum cleaning. They can start to show signs of wear by fraying slightly, and then eventually can become completely detached. As with fringes, this can be a low cost repair if caught and dealt with quickly. If left too long your rug's main field will start to lose fibres and small areas of the side of the rug will disappear, creating a much more costly repair.

Reweave to a Ziegler Rug

Rug Burn Mark - Before Repair

Rug Burn Mark - Before Repair

The main area of your rugs can also be subjected to damage, caused by excessive wear, burns, moth infestation, and heavy furniture. This type of repair can be the most time consuming and costly, but the financial implications can be limited if dealt with promptly. If the damage is left unattended, the risk of further pile loss and damage is increased.

Rug Burn Mark - After Repair

Rug Burn Mark - After Repair

As you can see from the picture above that a burn mark has ruined the visual appearance of this Afghan Ziegler rug. A spark from the fire went unnoticed for a while, and although wool does self-extinguish, it has scarred the face fibres and altered the aesthetic appeal. With the rug having been invisibly repaired, it has now regained it's original look. A reweaving repair can be time consuming but the results are very satisfying and can save your valuable rugs from further damage, whilst restoring them to their former glory.

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