Deciding Whether to Restore or Replace Your Rug?

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Professional rug cleaning and restoration is designed to breathe new life into an older rug that may have been soiled or damaged through an accident or just by daily use. With an expensive oriental rug, the cost of this service is usually easy to justify. But sometimes the price of rejuvenating a cheaper rug can cause an owner to pause.

Is it really worth investing money in maintaining a rug that didn’t cost much in the first place? Here are a few questions that can help you make a decision.

#1: Does the rug have sentimental value?

Some rugs are passed down from one generation to the next and serve as a part of the family history. Perhaps it is where the kids and grandkids spread out to play cards or sit by the fireplace listening to the radio in the evenings. Maybe the rug was a gift from a good friend and you’d hate to part with it. Or, you might have purchased the rug during a trip abroad and want to continue enjoying this reminder of your adventure for many more years to come. In this case, it’s not about the cost of the rug, but the value of the memories attached to it.

#2: Is the rug an anchor point for the room?

In interior decorating, a rug sometimes serves as the foundation for all the other little details that go into making a room look complete. If changing the rug also means replacing everything from the window treatment to the lamp on the end table, it might make more sense to clean and keep the rug you have.

#3: Do you have time to find the perfect rug?

Choosing a rug that really ties a room together takes time. If you do want to keep your existing color scheme and décor, it’s going to take some serious searching to find the ideal rug to replace your old one. Again, you’ll need to consider whether to invest a lot of money in a high quality rug that will still need to be cleaned and maintained down the road or if you want to simply extend the useful life of the rug you already like.

Of course, the first step is having your rug evaluated to understand the cost of repair vs. replacement. Start by contacting Ayoub N&H™ for a professional assessment today.