Antique Rug Repair
Antique rugs vary in quality and cost. The art of antique rug making is ancient, and people from all over the world have their own distinctive rug-making techniques and styles.
Look at the Ardebil Carpet, coming from the mosque at Ardebil – this carpet was acquired in 1893 and is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Its design and craftsmanship makes it one of the greatest antique carpets of the world. It was woven in A.D. 1539 and on a silk foundation.
This kind of rug is constantly examined and repair work conducted just as soon as damage is detected.
Antique Rugs with History
Most people don’t just buy an antique rug because of the colors, they want to understand some of the effort involved in the making of the rug. They want to know its history. They know that from each country different techniques, materials and dyes are used.
The truth is, these rugs are investment pieces, with many hours of crafting. You may even have inherited a Persian Tabriz and be sitting on a small fortune. Some are close to being worth a few million dollars even. This is particularly true if your antique rug has been cleaned and repaired when needed. This repair work prolongs the longevity of the rug.
In many cases, rugs will need to be professionally cleaned before any repairs are made. Some of the repair services for antique rugs include –
- hole and tear repair
- moth-, fire- and water damage
- sun fading
- stain removal
- pile repair
- fringe repair
Binding – common Repair work
Binding is when we use binding tape or colored fabric and apply it to the rough edge of the rug. The process involves folding the fabric over the rough edges of the carpet and sewing it into the backing.
Surging is where thread is wrapped over the edge of a raw fabric so as to stop it from unraveling.
Both binding and surging create a finished edge for the rug and give it a new lease on life.
It provides the rug with more support so that the rug’s edges don’t curl, keeping the rug flat on the floor.
Best Repair Job
As renowned, trusted and reputable carpet professionals in Florida, we’ve got all the best binding and surging equipment to do a splendid job repairing your antique carpet.
All these repair services for antique rugs preserve the beauty of the rug and its longevity. At Oriental Rug Cleaners we handle your treasured antique rug with the utmost care.
Antique rug repair isn’t something that the regular man on the street can undertake, as with no skills and experience, further damage can ensue.
Contact us at Oriental Rug Cleaners on our toll free number – 1866-976-8747, or email us. We’re Florida Antique rug Repair experts.