Damage from Heavy Furniture
How Heavy Furniture Can Damage Rugs
Heavy furniture can leave indentations in your rug. This compresses and mats the fibers. In some instances, this damage may become so severe that the fibers cannot be straightened. Additionally, if your furniture is not properly secured, it can move, and when the furniture on your rug shifts, it can cause the fibers to stretch and distort.
How To Avoid Damage From Heavy Furniture
In order to avoid this type of damage, you can use furniture coasters or rug pads to help add more cushioning to the rug and distribute the weight of the furniture more evenly across the fibers. Never drag furniture on or off of your rug as this can stretch and distort the rug. If you must have heavy furniture on your rug, remember to rotate the rug. This can help distribute the weight of the furniture more evenly and prevent excessive wear and tear in one area of your natural fiber rug.
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About The Author: Tim Petzold
Meet Tim Petzold, the Owner and Founder of Aegis Fine Rug Cleaning, a trusted and highly-respected fine rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas. Tim has dedicated his entire adult life to building his business and takes pride in its reputation for legendary service. He is a duly certified Rug/Master Textile Cleaner/Restorer who has been in business since 1983. Tim’s goal is to educate and assist people in making informed decisions regarding their Oriental and Persian rugs. His business model is based on providing exceptional service, and he never cuts corners or skips steps to offer a lower price. Welcome to Tim’s blog, where he shares his expertise and insights on fine rug cleaning.
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