We offer a wide variety of Oriental rug repair and specialty area rug repair and restoration services in our Wake Forest, NC facility. Our area rug repair specialists are trained and experienced in working with a variety of machine and handmade rugs, such as Oriental, Persian, Indian, Afghan, Pakistani, Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish, Caucasian, Chinese, Romanian, Spanish, Navajo, Animal Skins, and many other specialty rugs.
Depending on your rug’s repair needs and the monetary and sentimental value of the area rug, we can offer different levels of repair and restoration, from patching to complete reweaving. Regular professional rug cleaning and timely area rug repair are crucial to the ensuring the lifespan of your precious rug.
It is important to inspect the rug periodically for any rug damage and normal wear and tear to prevent more extensive and expensive rug repair and restoration costs. Oriental area rug repair is a unique art form, requiring craftsmanship, skill, and understanding of rug construction.
We utilize our knowledge of rug structure and our vast experience in the industry to provide outstanding Oriental area rug repair services to our customers in the Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. We service the following areas: Wake Forest, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Durham, Louisburg, Youngsville, Franklinton, Rolesville, Apex, Creedmoor (and much more). Listed below are the most common rug repairs we provide.
“If not properly secured, loose knots on the fringe can eventually lead to a major breakdown in the foundation of a hand-knotted rug. Although the client did not want fringe tips trimmed, the securing of the loose fringe knots will help to ensure the longevity of this gorgeous rug!”
We examine your Oriental area rugs to determine the type of fringe repair it requires based on rug construction. If your rug’s edges are hand knotted, they need to be rewrapped by hand, paying close attention to the rug’s colors and structure. This is a very elaborate and meticulous process. If on the other hand, your Oriental area rug is machine made, power fringing is appropriate and less time-consuming. If you would like to completely change the fringe, we have a wide variety of colors and fabrics to choose from. Some customers prefer to remove the fringe altogether.
The sides of your Oriental area rugs must be secured with wool, cotton or synthetic thread to protect them and keep them from unraveling. This process of serging gives your rug a fine finished appearance. We offer both hand serging and machine serging depending on rug construction. Before we begin the serging process, we make sure your rug edges are solid enough. If your area rug edges require repairs, we reinforce them prior to serging to add durability and make the repairs last.
Binding is used primarily on a tufted carpet, which is made into rugs. We take a narrow strip of fabric and place it over the raw edge of the rug and then secure it to prevent fraying. This gives your rug a nice finished look.
For many Oriental rugs, patching may be economically and aesthetically the best repair choice. We recommend that patching is done as soon as holes are discovered to prevent more extensive damage.
Depending on the value of the Oriental rug and the extent of the damage, we may recommend a rug reweaving process. This is the most thorough, time-consuming, yet undoubtedly the best method to repair your Oriental rug closest to its original condition. We clean the damaged area and sew new threads matching the texture and color of the original rug into the hole to rebuild the foundation of your rug. Once that task is accomplished, we must precisely duplicate the knots in the original design so repairs are not noticeable.
We see different types of backing on a variety of Oriental rugs, from hooked rugs to machine rugs. Backing will extend the life of your rug by protecting the back and in some cases, by helping secure the rug’s knots in place. If you would like to replace your old or worn-out backing, we have options to choose from.
The side edges of Oriental rugs receive wear and tear on a day to day basis from pets, foot traffic, and vacuuming. At Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration, we have the skills and resources to properly repair and restore all types of bindings and edges.
Call Pettyjohn’s today at 919-556-4641