How to Restore an Aging Rug or Carpet

You don’t necessarily have to replace an aging rug with a brand new one. Sometimes wear-and-tear can be fixed by a professional restoration. Services include stretching, patching, reweaving, stain removal, and seam repair. If you’re unsure your rug can be restored, always check with a professional first. Sometimes rugs are indeed beyond repair. In that case, it is time to purchase a new rug.

In other cases, you might think your rug needs to be repaired, but in actuality it just needs a good cleaning. We recommend that rugs used in high traffic areas, like a kitchen or entryway, should be professionally cleaned every two to three years.

Dover Home Repair Services

Please keep in mind that professional repair is different from professional cleaning. Repair is more intensive and only necessary if your carpet has permanent stains, such as dye or ink, or irreversible damage, such as burns or holes. Dover Rug & Home offers a comprehensive repair service to all of our customers. Our professional process includes reweaving or repairing worn spots, replacing worn fringe, and moth protection.  Our on-staff professionals can to tell you if your carpet needs a cleaning or a repair.

Stretching: A Simple Restoration Method

If the main problem with your rug or carpet is that it is wrinkled or loose, stretching may be a simple solution. This process involves stretching the rug out and reattaching it to the tacking laid out next to the floor boards. Stretching can bring back the flat, crisp, smooth look when the rug was first installed. To tell if your rug needs to be stretched, look for wrinkles, lumps, and bulges.

Rug Repair: A Sustainable Solution

Rug repair and restoration will not only save time and money, but the environment as well. Repairing or restoring an already existing rug is more sustainable than purchasing a new one if it’s not necessary. Rugs can easily be saved with a routine restoration, eliminating the need to buy a new one and reducing your environmental impact. With a vigorous repair and restoration process, your rug or carpet can look as good as new-or even better!

For more information on our repairs and restoration services, please visit our website.

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How To Select a Hardwood Floor

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1. Color. What shade do you want? Hardwood floors can be red-brown, mustard, cherry, chocolate, even white-purple. What goes best with your de)cor? If you have a dark home, consider lightening it up with some white oak or yellow pine. If you want to create a vintage look, consider darker hues. Try to match the floors to your furniture and walls.

2. Hardness. If you have a household with children who love to play indoors, soft pine isn’t the ideal choice for your living room. Certain woods dent more than others. The distressed look is desirable for some people, but for others, it’s not practical. Ask about the hardness of the wood before making a decision. 1. Color. What shade do you want? Hardwood floors can be red-brown, mustard, cherry, chocolate, even white-purple. What goes best with your de)cor? If you have a dark home, consider lightening it up with some white oak or yellow pine. If you want to create a vintage look, consider darker hues. Try to match the floors to your furniture and walls.

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3. Finish. There are prefinished and unfinished hardwood floors. Go to a warehouse or showroom and see what option suits you and your home. If you decide on unfinished flooring, you’ll need to apply a sealant and stain. The most popular options are a satin stain and a polyurethane oil stain. The first is a darker yet understated look, while the polyurethane gives the floors a “pop” or shine.

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4. Budget. Now that you’ve done some window shopping and comparisons, consider the price tag on some of these floors. If you can’t afford installing 3,000 square feet of Brazilian cherry wood, ask a professional what type of wood most closely mimics it. There are always affordable options. Hardwood flooring is priced per square foot and square foot installed, so make sure to get an exact quote from your supplier or flooring store before you commit.

For more information about the hardwood floor at our showroom, contact a representative at Dover Rug & Home.