We provide Persian and Oriental Ontario rug repair. We know the proper way of repairing any damage to a given rug to preserve the original design and ultimate value of the carpet.
Repairing rugs is a highly skilled craft that is comparable in technique and experience with the rug manufacturing process,Ontario Rugs Cleaning professionally trained technicians provide the highest quality of service with the best possible results in comprehensive Rugs and Kilims upholstery repair solutions, our years of experience are already recognized by major Oriental rug dealers.
Rug Support Binding
When oriental rugs are finished being woven, a protective hand-woven is wrapped on the sides of the rug. Over time this woven can wear or separate from the sides.
Fringes are skeleton of Your Rug and they are often made from white cotton, wool or silk and extend the length by a few centimeters at each end and each individual tassel that you grab in your hand runs through the middle of the rug all the way to the other end, emerging as another individual tassel on the opposite end of the fringe, they are knotted and contain a tight twist to an open end. This type of construction and fiber content combine to make rug fringes susceptible to damage and wear. Indeed, both of these characteristics make rug fringes particularly difficult to clean and maintain.
Moth Proofing Rug (Moth Damage Rug Repair)
Most moth and carpet beetle infestations appear in rugs that were improperly stored. Sometimes infestations will start while the rug is in use, and then quickly accelerates when the piece is stored.
Moth damage is a very common damage to rugs. In our day to day business, many rugs brought to us for a different reason and after a close examination we learn the extend of Moth damage to the Rug. In other words, this is a major damage to your rugs that simply can be prevented by examining your Rugs regularly. A good rule of thumb is to have your rugs rugs professionally cleaned at least once a year. This helps improve the longevity of the rug and also aides in the removal of moths, carpet beetles and silver fish. Those pests love dirty and dusty wool rugs.
If damage has already been done, repairs such as reweaving or latexing may be necessary. Often our artisans will be able to use Oriental rug fragments that will make the rug whole again.
Moth damage is repairable however it is a highly specialized task. The process of repair starts by making the foundation of the rug by making warps (vertical threads) and wefts (horizontal threads) and then knots around two warps. In our business only our master repair personnel have the knowledge and expertise to do the weave match while considering the same knot technique of entire rug. Matching color of the new weave and matching the design is another delicate part of the repair. It is consider an art by itself to repair a moth damaged rug and very few mastered this technique. That is the reason we recommend cleaning of rugs professionally at least once a year. This in fact is an investment on your valuable rugs to preserve them for a long time.
One of the best properties of Persian & Oriental rugs is their lasting durability and ability to be repaired. Some repairs are much more common than others, and most proficient rug dealers can complete a simple repair within a few days
Double Hand Knotting Rugs
Over time, the actual knotting of the rug may loosen and start to unravel from the fringed area. Double-Hand Knotting pushes back the loose knots into place, and blocks them from moving from their original spot.
Wool, silk and cotton are the three primary materials that are used to make a fine hand-knotted rug. Wool is the most used material. Silk is used primarily for accent because it is not as strong and is more expensive. Cotton is sometimes used in the foundation, but is not seen in the pile. The combination of these materials makes for an extremely strong rug.
Hand-knotted rugs can withstand high traffic, and will begin to wear out after 20 or more years of use. High traffic areas include hallways, family room and entryway. Medium traffic areas include the dining room and home office. Low traffic areas include bedrooms and formal living room.