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Area Rug/Carpet Repairing in Toronto

At times rugs can undergo permanent damage either due to rug tears, discoloration, water damage and regular rug wear and tear. To overcome a rug hole, rug moth damage, ect a rug repairing step is required. During the rug repairing process the rug is repaired or restored. Rug repairing process includes Rug Refringing, Rug Reserging, Rug Reweaving, Rug Moth Proofing, Rug Hole Recovery, Rug Stitch lock and Support binding.

We treat every handmade area rug by examining the rug's style (knotted carpet, Kilim, French Savonnerie, Tapestry), it's origin (Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Indian, etc), material (wool, silk, cotton etc.), dyes (natural vegetable, artificial chemical), rug age (new, antique) and condition of each rug individually to avoid the risk of wear runs. A handmade rug is meant to last for centuries and we'll try and make sure it does.


Refringing:

When the fringes of the rug have disintegrated partly or completely, the damaged fringing is removed and replaced by newly hand knotted thread.

rug repair: refringing step of rug repairing - after



rug repair: refringing step of rug repairing - before



 

Reserging:

Serging is referred to the edging on the side of the area rugs. If it seems to be unraveling, there is an easy remedy for this problem; but it should be dealt with professionally, to preserve the rug’s foundation and keep the knots from unraveling. This will be done by performing either "Overcasting" or "Reserging", which brings back your rug to its original condition.

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rug repair: reserging step of repairing - front



 

Rug Moth Damage:

Field wear occurs from abrasion or usage - walking on the rug. Wear can also occur when rug edges are turned under, and when rugs are badly wrinkled and not laying flat and even. Damage can also occur from insects (such as moths). Re-knotting using wool of the same color and texture can be done using a needle to recover rug moth damages. If warp and weft are worn through, they will need to be replaced first before re-knotting and re-piling.

Since the chemicals change the original color as a result of undergoing a chemical wash, antique rug repair work is an art form. To match colors, wools need to be blended by strand, age, and type to assimilate the exact texture and luster. This requires the rug restorer to re-spin and re-dye the wool to get the exact color match. Replicating the rug design for repairing rug holes and rug moth damages require the use of a digital camera and a computer that records one knot at a time to provide the antique rug repair technician with a knot-by-knot blueprint. Rebuilding the warp and the weft - the carpet's foundation - requires the same meticulous attention and detailed analysis as wool pile blending.


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rug repair: rug moth proofing step of repairing - step 4



Hole Recovery:

Punctures, tears, and breaks will result in larger rug holes if left unattended. New breaks, cuts, tears, and the like are inexpensive jobs when caught early.

Rug hole restoration is an art because the repairer must match the dyes, wools, and construction to that of the original rug. In other words, the damaged part is replaced to match the original. This means that the physical construction and the attributes of the rug need to be replicated: weave structure, wool texture, and design.

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rug repair: rug hole recovery step of repairing - step 4




Rug Reweaving:

Rug Reweaving is the process of reconstructing torn and disintegrated areas of a rug. In this process, the damaged area of the rug is cut out entirely, new foundation is placed in its place, and the missing area is completely rewoven from scratch.

Caution should always be used when placing plants or planters on rugs. If condensation or moisture collects under the plant holder, it will badly damage, rot, and/or discolor the surface of the rug.

Provided the edge cording is intact, it can easily be overcast with matching colored wool. All repairs need to be done by hand, not by machine. If the original edge cording is completely worn, then new warping will need to be secured, sewn, and strung under tension, followed by overcasting.

 

rug repair: rug reweaving step of repairing - step 1

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rug repair: rug reweaving step of repairing - step 1

rug repair: rug reweaving step of repairing - step 3


rug repair: rug hole reweaving step of repairing - step 1

rug repair: rug hole reweaving step of repairing - step 3


rug repair: rug hole reweaving step of repairing - step 1

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rug repair: rug reweaving step of repairing - step 4


rug repair: rug reweaving step of repairing - step 2

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rug repair: rug hole reweaving step of repairing - step 2

rug repair: rug hole reweaving step of repairing - step 4


rug repair: reweaving step of rug repairing - step 1

rug repair: reweaving step of rug repairing - step 3
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rug repair: reweaving step of rug repairing - step 4




Rug Overcasting / Stitch lock:

As the most susceptible part of a Persian and Oriental rugs can refer to rug fringes, once they unravel, the whole rug may eventually unravel. If you notice the fringes on your rug starting to unravel, we can do a professional hand repair by forming a "lock stitch" to stop the rug from unraveling. This is a rug repairing process by which we use a very durable thread to weave in between the weft threads of the end of the rug. This stage of rug repairing process may be referred as "Overcasting" and is specially recommended for hand made area rugs.

rug repair: stich lock step of rug repairing



Rug Support binding / Leather binding:

Rug Support Binding is the process of binding a leather strip under the free edges of the rug in order to provide additional support. This stage of rug repairing provides an additional support that keeps the edges of the rug from curling inwards and re-enforces the rug sides to provide protection against wear and tear.

rug repair: support binding step of rug repairing



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