Flat Weave Rug Cleaning Services in Missouri and Illinois

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The flat weave rug goes by many names, and it all depends on where and how it was made. There are Navajo, aubusson, dhurrie, kilim, rag rugs, soumak, and other kinds of tapestries. Wool and cotton are the main fibers used in creating flat weave rugs, and modern imitations use rugs with synthetic fibers.

Flat weave rugs can be handwoven or machine-made. The flat woven rugs are reversible since weaving allows for patterns and colors to be the same on the front and back of the rug. Unlike traditional hand-knotted rugs, flat weave rugs don't have a pile, so this gives the rug an entirely different look and feel. A regular vacuuming schedule along with professional rug cleanings are vital to keeping your flat weave rug beautiful for years to come. Like some other types of rugs, hand-knotted flat weaves are sometimes stenciled on the foundation to mark the pattern. This stenciling can bleed to the surface during cleaning.

Cleaning Your Flat Weave Rug

  • Make sure that you thoroughly vacuum your flat weave rug so that any loose dirt and debris trapped between the fibers can be removed. Regular vacuuming is recommended as part of rug maintenance, and will help prevent stains from forming.
  • If you've spilled on or stained your flat weave rug, carefully blot (rather than rub) it dry with a paper towel. Don't touch the stain or spill with your bare hands or fingers because the natural oils from your skin only help the stain to set even further into the fibers.
  • After the spill has been blotted, grab some ice-cold water and a soft brush to clean it, if needed. Afterwards, blot it dry with a towel. Avoid rubbing whenever possible, and make sure to extract as much water as you can. Your stains should come out clean without the use of any other product except ice-cold water.

These options are great for spot cleaning or regular maintenance, but to preserve it so you can enjoy your rug for years to come, it needs to undergo a through, professional cleaning 1-2 times per year as well.

Cleaning All Types of Rugs the Professional Way  

With Woodard, we believe that each and every rug must be handled with care in order to perfectly preserve its form and function. Your flat weave rug has done its best to provide both comfort and decor for your home, and the least we can do for it is to give it a thorough cleaning. We have technicians ready to care for each and every type of rug by gently removing dirt, dust, and bacteria that have accumulated between the fibers. If you live in Missouri and Illinois, or in the surrounding area, make sure to call us up at 314-227-3928 for our rug cleaning and rug repair services.