Owning a fine Persian rug comes with beauty, but also its fair share of responsibility. Because it’s such a significant investment, it’s up to you to repair Persian Rug. With a little bit of knowledge and regular care, you can continue to keep your investment as a treasured family heirloom.
Since Persian rugs are lifelong heirlooms, when you purchase a Persian rug you should think of yourself as the current owner of the rug, and expect future owners as you pass your rug down to later generations.
The Right Environment
Things like humidity, heat and direct sunlight can cause authentic rugs to quickly become damaged. This is because, just as with any other item from a natural material, Persian rugs are made from materials like wool, silk and cotton. What can happen is that heat will dry out the natural oils present in the wool and make it feel brittle, dry and weak.
Pets & Children
Pets can often use rugs as a place to scratch their nails, chew on and unfortunately, as a toilet. Untrained pets should be kept away from these rugs as pet urine can cause severe damage and staining, causing your rug to rot and discolour. Same goes for children, as you should be cautious about children eating on these rugs, or allowing toddlers to play who don’t yet understand their value.
Moths & Pests
As with most natural fibres, wool, cotton and silk are all prone to pests. For example, while moths won’t eat your rugs, the females will lay their eggs, which later hatch into larvae and consume the fibres of the rug. This will present itself as a cobweb veil in the area affected.
If you experienced a spill, be wary of your speed in cleaning up the area! Right away, you should blot the area with a paper towel to soak up all the liquid. To clean up any residue, use carpet shampoo with a little bit of white vinegar. Before the rug dries, comb it out carefully in its proper direction. Don’t use heat to dry the area to avoid further damage.
Repairs at Our Repair Persian Rug Vancouver Shop
At Best Rugs Gallery, we offer repair and restoration services to bring back life to your woven pieces of art.
- Fringe repair
- Hole repair
- Animal damage
- Edge repair
- Back edge leather stitching
- Bleeding colours
- Moth damage
If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our repair Persian rug Vancouver services are available to keep your biggest investment in tip-top shape.