Some of our customers come in with fantastic rugs but have a problem with curling of the sides. Changing humidity or temperature, as well as storing a rug rolled up, can cause the edges of a rug to curl. Sometimes wefts may shrink and cause the curling on the edges. Using a rug pad help prevent the edges from curling but if it has already occurred we at Rug Ideas have a solution. Curling edges on a rug provide a tripping hazard and should be remedied as quickly as possible. How we do it is with leather strip installation.
The finished installation of the straps looks fantastic and will keep the rugs nice and straight. The leather strips hold the sides open as well as provide some weight to keep them in place. We still recommend using a rug pad for the reasons we wrote about in our previous posting of why to use rug pads. With the curling taken care of the rug aesthetically looks better and no longer provides a tripping hazard, which makes our customers very happy.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)