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Oriental Rug Repair

Ensure your treasured pieces will last. 

Aladdin Employee repairing rug.

Masterful Repairs and Restorations

When constructed properly, Oriental rugs will last hundreds of years. However, living conditions like pets, heavy traffic and vacuuming can lead to the need for repairs. With the proper care and maintenance of your rugs, they can truly last a lifetime! Contact us to discuss your Oriental rug repairs today.

Types of Rug Repairs

There are several different types of rug repairs that can be done, and they range in price. Keep in mind that repairing Oriental rugs requires skill and is a labor-intensive process. The more detailed and time consuming the repair, the more costly it will be.

Overcasting

Overcasting

Replacing or repairing the edges of the rug by hand with overlying stitches to prevent unraveling is overcasting. The materials commonly used are wool, cotton, goat hair and silk.

Binding

Binding

A cloth binding is sewn on to the sides of the rug to prevent fraying. There are a variety of materials and color options.

Securing Edges

Securing Edges

Re-attaching or replacing the side cords of a rug, and straightening the sides or corners of rugs that have a tendency to turn under and roll are fixed by securing the edges.

Fringe Repair and Replacement

Fringe Repair and Replacement

Fringe is often the first area in need of repairs. Damaged fringe can be re-secured or the uneven portion can be pulled back through to prevent further knot loss.
Velcro Hanging System

Velcro Hanging System

This system is the technique of choice for hanging rugs and textiles. It minimizes stress on the hanging edge, allows for adjustment of unevenness and makes it easy to take rugs down for regular cleaning and dusting.

Blocking

Blocking

This stretching process is used to correct rugs that are out of square or do not lie flat.

Patching

Patching

A remnant piece of rug with a similar foundation structure and pattern is sewn into a missing section (hole) of your rug. It is a less expensive way of repairing holes instead of reweaving.

Reweaving

Reweaving

This treatment is costly and time consuming, and should only be done by a true expert rug weaver. It should also only be done if the value of rug justifies the expense. Pricing depends on scope of project.

Aladdin Employee repairing rug.

Considering Rug Repairs?

Keep in mind these key factors:

  • The market value of the rug
  • The cost of the repairs
  • The market value of the repaired rug

Not every old rug is valuable and even a sentimental rug has its limits when it comes to repairs.