Area Rug Repairs and Restoration in Missouri & Illinois

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When it comes to area rugs, the likelihood that they will sustain some sort of damage or wear and tear at some point is strong. Contrary to wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs tend to have fringe that can wear out, or may face harsher conditions due to the fact that they can be moved, rolled, folded, and overall worn down in a different manner than carpet. The good news though, is that most damage you might find can be repaired by the expert team at Woodard! If you have a high-value area rug that you plan to pass down from generation to generation, it is well worth it to invest in repairs as necessary rather than simply trashing the item or allowing any damage to get worse. It is remarkable just how much the repair process can restore a rug.

Types of Rug Repairs

Depending on the damage your rugs have sustained, we can perform any of the following types of repairs:

Hand Repair of End Finishes

Even and overcasting or even and twining the ends of your hand knotted rugs is considered the authentic and proper repair for most hand knotted pieces. Our artisan will find the last secure row of knotting and ravel the rug evenly back to that area also known as the weft thread. They will then secure said weft thread by placing and overcast stitch (whip stitch that goes through the weave) or they will place a twining thread usually made of cotton which locks onto the natural fringe also commonly referred to as the warp.

Hand Repair on Side Cording

Hand knotted rugs have a side finish commonly referred to as a side cording. Sometimes this is added to the rug after the weaving process and other times it is integrated into the weaving process by securing the side cord onto the rug by wrapping the warp thread (vertical thread that runs the entire length of your rug and makes up the fringe) around the side cording before the hand wrapping is applied. Side cording is usually constructed of a base cotton cord that is twisted in plies to create the thickness and then is usually wrapped in wool. Some rugs have multiple side cords. These cords separate from the rug and the wool wears out and starts to ravel. Our artisans can stitch this cord back into the weave as well as hand wrap to match the existing wool with materials available today.

Fringe Repairs

Sometimes the fringes of your carpets can get caught in your vacuums, and causing them to tear. Through our fringe repair and replacement services, your rugs will regain its fringe-loss and return to its warm and unique appearance.

Rug Serging and Binding

Our workroom has specialized industrial machines that are capable of recreating the serged and bound factory edges that are commonly found on area rugs made from broadloom goods and other types of machine made rugs. Common repairs are cutting these pieces to size and applying serging or binding and or removing existing worn out finishes and replacing with new.

Rug Patching and Reweaving

A lot of rugs experience heavy traffic, and because of this, they sustain a lot of wear and tear. Our rug patching and reweaving services may be our most economic and aesthetically pleasing repair option for it can accommodate all types of rugs.

Rug Backing Repairs

Rug backing is a process used to fortify the backs of your rugs to make them slip-proof. Over time, they lose their strength and will need to be repaired or replaced.

Contact Woodard Rug Cleaning Services in Missouri & Illinois

If you are living in the Saint Louis, Frontenac, Ladue, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Rock Hill, Brentwood, Maplewood, Ballwin, Ellisville, Wildwood and surrounding cities in East Missouri and are in need of area rug care, contact Woodard at: 314-227-3928. If you have questions about our company and/or any of the services we provide, please visit our contact page here for further inquiries. We service both commercial and residential properties in Missouri and Illinois.