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Binding up a Rug

So you have some extra carpet laying around and you not sure what to do with it?

Have the edges bound to give it that “Finished” look and use them as traffic area protectors or as a floor mats for muddy feet.

You have a handmade rug that the sides and/or ends are showing wear, and you want to protect it from coming apart?

Have it rebound or reserged to protect the rug from coming apart, and to give it some new life.

Do you have space on the wood floor that could use throw rug or two, but you can’t find one you like or the color is all wrong?

Find a piece of carpet that you like or use up some of that left over carpet. Let us cut it to the size you like or need  and we can Bind or Serge it for you.

Binding is the process of securing the edge of  a rug or carpet with polyester or cotton binding tape so that it doesn’t unravel.  It also give the rug or carpet a nice finished looking edge.

Serging is the process of  loop stitch around the edge of a rug using 100% Cotton yarn. It is most commonly used on Hand Made Rugs, to give it a more finished look.

Why Soil Retardent is important!

Keep your home cleaner, fresher, brighter … longer

• Helps protect against both oil and water based stains.
• Helps carpet fibers resist soiling.
• Gives you time to blot up spills, before they become stains.
• Helps stains release more easily when carpet and upholstery is cleaned.
• Helps carpet and upholstery stay cleaner longer.

It is well worth the investment.

Beware of the use of spotters!

 A lot of spotters on the market have the word “OXY” in them.

Be cautious when using these kinds of spotters, as they may contain bleach, which can discolor and/or damage your loose rugs or upholstery. (This includes handmade rugs, oriental rugs, and silk rugs just to name a few)

The safest method to clean any upholstery or loose rugs is to call Culbertson’s for direction and guidance.

How to prevent Moth damage in area rugs.

A moth infestation can be easily deterred by a few housecleaning tips:

•Have your area rug professionally cleaned. Once a year in recommended.

•Vacuum the entire rug, especially areas under furniture. Once a month is best.

•Rotate the area rug, this always helps the area rug wear evenly. Twice a year if possible.

•Get your air ducts cleaned once a year. Moths love undisturbed areas.

•Before storing your area rug get it professionally cleaned and properly wrapped for storage.

Call us today and let us help you prevent this.

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