Your oriental rug is an investment that can appreciate in value over time– but a damaged rug is a much less valuable rug. If you don’t take care of your rug properly, its value can diminish pretty quickly. One little-known fact is that rotating your rug frequently can actually help preserve the life of your rug and prevent rug damage. Here’s why:
1. Sun exposure.
The sun’s rays that come into your home can cause the dyes in your rug to become faded over time. This can lead to bright and faded patchy areas in your rug. When this happens it can not only look terrible, but also lose much of its value. By rotating your rug, it helps to spread out the fading and give it an even sun exposure.
2. Furniture weight.
Ever notice how when furniture sits on a rug for a prolonged period of time it can leave dents in your rug where the legs were? The weight from your furniture can permanently damage the pile of your rug, and leave behind holes and uneven lengths of the fibers in your rug. By rearranging your room and rotating your rug from time to time, you can help prevent this kind of damage.
3. Traffic patterns.
If you leave your rug in the same position, you will notice more wear and tear on the areas you normally travel than in the paths you don’t walk across. Compare your oriental rugs to trails outside in the woods. When people take the same path, it wears down the vegetation in the woods. The grass and plants are pushed down in the same places and it leaves behind a dirt path where people have walked. The same concept happens with your oriental rug over time. It leaves a trail. You can prevent traffic patterns from ruining your rug by rotating it every so often.
If you have a damaged rug, bring it to us and we can restore it to its former glory.