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

Oriental Rug Restoration


At some point, your oriental rugs need mending. Renaissance is more than just an area rug cleaner; we are a trusted resource for Oriental rug restoration 


At our shop, we firmly believe that repair and restoration should be a collaborative process. We understand the importance of preserving a piece and its value, so we provide our clients with knowledgeable and experienced opinions on age, value, and repair possibilities.


Our team has three decades of experience in the restoration of hand-woven rugs. 


We use authentic materials and hand repair; we are dedicated to ensuring our customers get the best rug and color restoration possible.

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 beauty, maintain or increase value, and keep rugs usable for generations.


Yet, Poorly done rug repair can do the opposite, destroy the value esthetics of a fine antique Persian rug, and accelerate deterioration. 

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
The edges of my Persian rug are frayed, tattered & forlorn, and need fixing, what can be done?
rug repiar experts located in Portland, Oregon

...a stitch in time

Saves nine" applies to rugs; maybe it originated in the rug world? 


Timely repair and stabilizing are essential; small and straightforward securing to a frayed end or side saves you from much more costly repairs later. We work to stave off major rug repairs with small securing in conjunction with 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.  


 Renaissance maintains a large inventory of restoration yarns to fix new and antique oriental rugs. The owner has collected rug spare parts from his travels to Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. Whenever possible, we use authentic materials for rug repair. Domestic sheep and yarns are much different from sheep and yarns used in hand-woven rugs. Top choice for rug retailers for Oriental rug restoration portland 


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 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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I have a hole in my Persian rug can it be repaired or what can be done?

At Renaissance Rug  "We make problems disappear". We fix holes, fraying, and missing fibers all the time. The sooner these damages are addressed, the less costly the fix will be. 

Rug reweaving is costly; setting up the foundation color matching and re-knotting is laborious and time-consuming. Rug reweaving is not a perfect option for every rug, but it is an option for some carpets of value

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Vintage Rug Repair

An example of our work is, 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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