Are your tassels a hassle?
We understand pets and vacuum cleaners can destroy fringes in the blink of an eye!
If your rug fringe is showing signs of wear, Pettyjohn’s Professional Rug Care offers a number of fringe repair, replacement, and removal options. An initial examination of your Oriental area rug will determine the type of fringe repair it requires, typically based on rug construction. If your rug is hand-knotted, we generally recommend a hand-stitched repair, paying close attention to the rug’s colors and structure. This can be an 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, styles, and lengths to choose from. Some customers even prefer to remove the fringe altogether!
Sometimes fringe repair does not require a completely new fringe; it can also be performed as a means to prevent further damage to an unraveling end. A hidden stitch can be placed to secure loose fringes on hand-knotted rugs. This subtle repair will allow your rug to remain in use for many years to come!
At Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration, we have the skills and resources to properly repair and restore all types of fringes. We understand that each rug has its own considerations and we are prepared to address each situation individually. Your fringed rug will be in good hands, so give us a call at 919-556-4641. We have thousands of happy clients located in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Triangle, Fayetteville and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.
It is possible to preserve those brand new or recently repair fringes! Our best recommendation for maintaining your fringes is to avoid letting the vacuum cleaner beater bar run over the fringes. Vacuuming the ends of the rug parallel to the fringes will give you the best chance of keeping those fringes out of the vacuum cleaner. We also recommend rotating your rug 180 degrees every few months in order to help the rug wear evenly.