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From Frayed to Fabulous: Everything You Need to Know About Oriental Rug Repair 

Oriental rugs and area carpets add a touch of elegance and warmth to any space. Yet, time, heavy use from foot traffic, wool moths, carpet beetles, pets, sunlight, humidity, or prematurely with a teething pet. All take their toll, and your rug may suffer and become unsightly.

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What You Need To Know About Rug Repair.

The repair process should always begin with these questions

-What is the rug; country of origin and age 
-Condition of the rug; Is the rug too far gone to repair 
-Value of the rug; Is the rug worth repairing by hand or machine 
-Where the rug will be used; How much repair makes sense relative to the use on a floor  

Assessing the damage, followed by careful hand-weaving to replace the missing or damaged sections of the rug. 

Rug Repair Falls Into Two Basic Categories.

Machine repairs are faster and less expensive, 

 Machine repair involves the use of machines and adhesives to quickly and efficiently repair damaged rugs. While machine repairs are often less expensive and faster than hand repairs, they alter the appearance of a hand-woven rug,  original beauty, and often value. 

Additionally, Machine repairs may also use materials that are not identical to the original rug, which can result in visible differences in color and texture.

Hand repair of rugs involves using traditional hand-sewing and hand-repair techniques to restore the rug's original design and structure.  Skilled artisans carefully examine the rug and use similar materials and colors to match the original design. The entire process is performed by hand, resulting in a restored rug that looks as close to its original condition as possible. Hand repairs are known for their quality, durability, and ability to maintain the rug's value.

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When to choose machine repair over hand repair 


 Machine repair is ideal for machine-made area rugs and low-value handmade area rugs. It's important to understand that cutting and adhesives must often be used during machine repairs. So, applying machine repair techniques to a handmade rug is a permanent and irreversible process that alters your hand-made rug's look and value.

When Hand Rug Repair Matters  

Hand repair is preferred for restoring high-value, precious Oriental rugs and antique collectible rugs. The quality, durability, and authenticity of hand repairs make them the ideal choice for maintaining the beauty and value of these treasured heirlooms. Hand repair of Oriental rugs involves specialized techniques and skills to carefully restore the rug's original design and structure using traditional hand-weaving methods. When properly done, hand repair is hard to detect and maintains the value of a rug.



We offer a variety of rug repair services for oriental rugs, including re-knotting and side and end repairs. Our professional technicians are experienced in repairing delicate and intricate rugs, and our rug repair cost is competitively priced. Contact us today to get a free estimate on your rug repair cost.

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