I just got off the phone with a lady who called to inquire about getting a rug picked up and repairing some corner damage. Not only did I mention that we can pick her rug up as early as tomorrow (Saturday we offer no-charge pick up and delivery in most areas of Victoria and surrounding areas) but also that we could repair the damage. She than mentioned that her rug was too big you her new home and that she also has one in her bedroom folded in half to fit the room.
I mentioned that depending on the type of rug she has we can trim them down to a usable size for her. She was thrilled that this could be done because it never occurred to her to have them trimmed down.
Here is my video on making your rug perfect by trimming it to the right size and getting it re-edged.
Now this is best to do on machine woven rugs, more so than hand-knotted rugs. Bring your rug in to Luv-A-Rug at 445 Beta St Victoria BC and we can let you know if your rug can be trimmed down to fit your room. We can also trim wall to wall carpet ends into any shape you need to fit around a fireplace, boat, or vents.
Luv-A-Rug does more than just clean area rugs. Thanks for reading RugloverMary
Do you offer rug repairs along with rug cleaning? You should it is a great add-on and helps give you more distinction from everyone else. At Luv-A-Rug, we offer everything from hand repairs to machine repairs. The pictures I am including are both hand repairs, replacing fringes and re-attaching the side wrap.
We offer hand repairs for good hand-knotted rugs such as Persian area rugs. For synthetics and other wool area rugs we offer binding and surging. We can also add machine fringes to an area rug, see our website for samples www.luvarug.com. Our most popular repair is the removal of worn out fringes and putting on a surged edge. If you just had new carpet installed we can make area rugs out of the left over scrapes. That is a great way of protecting the carpet in high traffic areas, such as in front of the sofa or favorite chair or entrance way.
I love mentioning to our clients that we can remove the worn out/dingy fringe and putting a clean edge on. Most people are tired of having to look at the dingy fringes and having the vacuum suck them up and when they hear that we can do something about that, they opt for it. This past week I would guess that we have about 20 rugs to get either binding or surging done.
If you have a braided area rug we can fix the seam tears. Not all is lost when Fido chews the corners away. Bring your area rug in to Luv-A-Rug and we can give you all of our repair options.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary
I am an open book. Most people can tell that I am insecure, have low self-confidence and what mood I am in. I try really hard to not let it show at work, especially with clients. I have tried to keep this Blog all about rugs and work related, but this week has not gone well for me, personally nor professionally.
I was asked by my boss to start a blog to increase Luv-A-Rug’s web presence. I am not a rug expert, a wool expert, nor any kind of expert in this field. I write from my daily experiences and the knowledge I gain through reading, research and from my boss. If I write something that you may not like or that you know is untrue please leave me a comment. We cannot learn and grow if we are not corrected or challenged. Remember, also, that we all have our own opinions.
On that note I challenge the Canucks to win. Although watching them play gives me an outlet to channel my frustrations, plus a remote to change the channel!
We have had a lot of rugs come in for edge repair lately. Most of them have been machine repair either with a carpet binding or a serge. I do prefer machine-made, Chinese, British India and Pakistan Bokhara rugs without fringes. They have a much cleaner look to them and the cotton fringe doesn’t make the rug look old and worn out.
Now that I have said that I don’t like fringes I just had a lady come in and want cotton fringes put on her machine-made rug. She will be happy with a double knotted cotton fringe and I am happy that we made her happy.
I had a brain storm this morning as I am biking into work. My brilliant idea is that every two weeks we should get a three-day weekend. Now that doesn’t have to be Friday to Monday, any three days in a row would do. We do not have enough time in our lives to get the little things done. It is amazing how relaxed I feel when I have crossed off one of those little annoying things off my mental to-do list.
I would love for someone to do a survey asking people if they:
-could afford to work a 4 day work week would they?
-would they work 10-12 hours a day instead of 8 so they could have a 4 day work week?
I know that I would do both if I could, what would you do?
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary