Braided rugs are a staple in many Pennsylvania homes. Traditionally, braided rugs were made from strips of cloth that were braided and then secured together making on oval shaped rug. Some have been around for decades and may even contain strips of clothing worn by the rug maker. Constructing a rug was a common practice to give new use to worn out clothing and add warmth to the floor without investing in a more expensive hand knotted rug. There are many modern production braided rugs as well and they have a lot of popularity and can be found at many furniture stores and rug retailers.
Many braided rugs are fairly sturdy but some are not. The braids can separate creating a hole in the rug. If not repaired, the hole can become a tripping hazard making the hole even bigger. We suggest you have your braided rug repaired with strong upholstery thread when holes occur.
The other thing to watch for in braided rugs is color bleeding. Many times I see braided rug on top of carpet. Ideally, rugs should only be placed on hard surfaces and if you do place a rug on carpet, a sturdy rug pad should be placed underneath. Some braided rugs will transfer color just as blue jeans may transfer color. Modern rugs are often made with cotton with colorful patterns. These patterns can potentially bleed if your rug gets wet or is improperly spot cleaned.
If you need assistance with the cleaning or repair of a braided rug, whether it is a modern production or vintage Americana,
Give Personal Touch Rug Washing a call today at 717-848-2064