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Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to keep your rugs from bunching

Rugs can gather or bunch up if they are not installed correctly. By following a few easy steps, you be able to have a rug that stays in place.

1) Always use an area rug pad. Without a rug pad, your rug will bunch, plus failure to use a rug pad usually voids the manufacturer's warranty.

2) When you receive your new rug, it is wise to allow it to acclimate to the new environment prior to rolling it out all the way and placing furniture on top of it. So how do you allow your new rug to acclimate? Simply unwrap it from the plastic, untie the straps that are around it (if applicable) and just lay it down either unrolled but with no furniture on top of it, or if space is tight leave it loosely rolled up. An example of why this is a good idea: The rug was made in the dry southwest, and you live in humid Miami. Since the rug was sealed in a dry area, and is being unwrapped and installed in a more humid area, the rug will expand a bit with the moisture. If you plop furniture on top of it right away, the rug will be trapped with the furniture but begin to expand where there is no furniture on top of it. The result...a bunched up rug, and one that could be permanently damaged.

3) If your rug has already bunched, one way to get it to relax again is to steam clean it then leave it in place for 72 hours with no furniture on top of it.

4) Do not ever nail or tack your rugs down. If the rug is going on top of carpeting (wall to wall) then using a double sided slightly sticky rug pad will keep the rug in place without damaging the rug or carpeting beneath it.

If you have any questions about rug bunching or rugs in general, just let us know. We want you to be happy with your new rugs not just today but for years to come. We are just a phone call away at 888.541.3830.

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