Monday, December 5, 2011

How We Keep Rugs From Curling

We iron the edges by using a damp cotton cloth and then sew leather strips by hand to the edges on the back of the rug. This will take care of the problem. Usually machine made area rugs and new hand knotted rugs do not have curling problem. Curling happens when the rugs are not used on the floor properly with a good rug pad under them. In some cases shrinking of the wefts may cause curling. Whatever the cause maybe, sewing leather strips to the edges would take care of the curling problems and rugs stay flat on the floors.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085


xXxGOATGIRLxXx said...

used this on the underside of a really cheap rug on top of my nice carpet, works well so far, but do you stitch all the way through?

xXxGOATGIRLxXx said...

works well so far, question, do you stitch all the way through?

Rug Ideas Dr. Kay Sobhe (Los Angeles) said...

Thank you very much for reading our blog and commenting. Yes, we stitch all the way through.