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Rug Repair: Feature
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Rug Repair: Feature
rug repair and restoration Portland

Oriental Rug Restoration

A puppy chewed corner or forlorn by the ravages of time on your floor, Renaissance weaves hope into area rugs.  


Frankly, every rug needs rug repair at some point; life on your high-traffic floor takes its toll over time.

 Renaissance Rug cleaners are more than an area rug cleaner; we are a trusted resource for Oriental rug restoration.


We are committed to authentic hand repairs and restorations, from preserving a family heirloom Persian rug, a vintage rug from Turkey, and even a newer Pottery Barn rug. 


Our team has three decades of experience in hand-woven rug repair. We maintain a large yarn inventory and source authentic materials for hand repair.

Restore Your Rug 


 Clients use our professional experience and bits of information from our thirty-five years of experience to form an educated understanding and make informed decisions.​

 A well-executed rug repair can restore your rug and its beauty, maintain or increase value, and keep rugs usable for generations.

We avoid machine binding, surging, and adhesives on hand-woven oriental rugs. These shortcuts, while economical, often destroy the aesthetics, value, integrity, and collectability of Antique rugs and carpets. 

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Antique Persian, Vintage Rugs, Braided, Felt, Flokati, Hook, Kilim, Navajo, Sumac, Tapestries, Tribal Bags, and more
rug repiar experts located in Portland, Oregon

...a stitch in time

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Timely repair and stabilizing are essential; small, inexpensive securing to lose or frayed ends or side saves you from much more costly repairs later. We work to stave off major rug repairs with small securing and a rug cleaning. 


The fringe ends and sides are the most common areas of damage and deterioration on oriental rugs. Often these start with a small dog chewed corner or a rug fringe sucked into a vacuum. These minor fringe repairs pay big dividends by staying off more costly rug repairs.  


Vintage Rug Repair

Size matters. Is that existing area rug too big to fit in your new home? We are experts at altering area rugs to different sizes. Perhaps you have found that Nepalese dream rug available in 10x14 that needs to fit a 10x10 space; we can help. We can resize that rug flawlessly to the size you need while maintaining the authentic look and value. We work with Portland's top rug retailers & designers with such needs. 

Antique Rugs 

We are best known for our Navajo rug, antique rug restoration & repair. Moth damage and age-related wear and deterioration of area rugs drive hidden or latent issues missed by those who lack experience with vintage rugs and antique carpets.

These problems can manifest in cleaning using floor scrubbers, steam cleaning, and other non-rug-specific tools. 

Renaissance is the area-only rug-specific rug-focused workshop for rug owners that seek experienced rug care. 

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An example of our work, Reweaving of a vintage Turkish rug from the mid-1990s. First, new foundation warp and weft yarns are inserted to match the missing foundation materials. 

 While not always possible in this case, we used the original production yarns for the rug maker to repair this rug. Inserting the foundation fibers and reknotting the rug, we carry wool cotton, and other natural fibers to repair many types of rugs.  


We can send extensive repairs overseas to be repaired. This option doesn't make sense with small repairs in some cases, for large or specialized repairs, it's the best option. 

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