Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rug Curling - Leather Strap Installation

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.
Once both sides have been straightened we start the installation of the leather straps. It is all done by hand by our skilled weavers.

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)
Tel. 310-770-9085


Unknown said...

The rug looks great. I have never been a big fan of the straps on rugs because dust and dirt can collect between them and the rug and that becomes attractive to moths.
It has always been a big debate in the rug world if the straps are a good or a bad thing with valid points on both sides.
Yes they do help the rug edge stay flat, but I have seen rugs come in with old vinyl flooring sewn to the back and not real leather or good vinyl.
Glad that you made the rug loveable for your client. I am sure they were thrilled.

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

Thank you Mary.