Cleaning Custom Rugs

custom-rugAyoub N&H™ Carpet & Rugs custom made rugs are becoming an increasingly popular trend. Ayoub N&H™ creates Assembled Component rugs and also is experience in cleaning these specialty rugs for just the look and size you want and need. Custom rugs can be broadly classified under two categories:

• Hand tufted or hooked
• Assembled component. Assembled component rugs are manufactured by joining together different rug components, either tufted or woven. Components are joined using a hot melt adhesive tape or by sewing or both.

Custom Rugs can be made in just about any contemporary design, colors, and shapes. They are elegant, often exclusive and provide an aura of opulence to the surrounding areas. Custom rugs, however, pose a challenge to some carpet and rug cleaners. If proper cleaning procedures are not followed by an inexperienced cleaner, problems can occur .

The two most common problems with custom rugs are shrinkage and rippling. Shrinkage and rippling occur especially with assembled component custom rugs. In wet cleaning of any custom rug in which different types of rugs are joined together, there is always a propensity for differential shrinkage to take place. This is due to inherent differences in the properties of the various components. The absence of preshrinking rug components prior to assembly also contributes to the problem. Further, use of components that vary considerably in properties (tufted carpet assembled with a woven one, jute backed carpet with an olefin backed one, etc.) accentuates shrinkage and rippling even more.

In addition to these two problems, some custom rugs can soften upon application of heat or cleaning/spotting solvents; others may show drastic changes in size as well as texture distortion due to poor construction. Dyes in custom rugs can be unstable and color bleeding or color loss may result during normal cleaning.

Special procedures are required for problem-free cleaning of custom rugs. It is critical that these special rugs be cleaned by knowledgeable, professional cleaning companies like Ayoub N&H™ Carpet & Rugs – with years of experience in custom rugs – assembling and cleaning.

More intense cleaning is usually required to restore the appearance of an excessively soiled rug. Such thorough cleaning procedures, however, have a higher propensity to cause shrinkage and rippling in custom rugs. Therefore, these rugs should be vacuumed regularly and cleaned more frequenty than other rugs, before they become excessively soiled.

Consult with Ayoub N&H™ Carpet & Rugs serving the greater Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia area for further information about creating the perfect rug for your space or preserving  your valued rugs. The Ayoub N&H Cleaning Plant and Flooring Gallery is located in Kensington, MD. Contact us for pickup or drop off yourself for extra savings.