Saturday, December 4, 2010
Oriental Rugs and Heavy Objects
I am highly against people putting heavy objects on their beautiful handmade oriental rugs, however many do so. We went to a customer's house today to pick up her rug for cleaning and repair and they had a very heavy glass plate coffee table on their Persian Rugs. I took 3 workers and we still had a hard time picking up the table. The disturbing part was once the table was removed. The spots on the rug where the table was put on was completely matted; the pile was greatly damaged. There were also many moths flying around and enjoying the wool piles. Where the table is heavy and it cannot be removed so underneath of it is vacuumed, is the perfect housing for moth.
Whenever we go to a customer's house and see heavy objects on their rugs, we highly recommend them to remove them so the rug can has less pressure to handle.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)