How to Prevent Area Rugs from Shedding

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Suggestions Area rugs made with synthetic materials, such as acrylic, nylon and viscose, can experience shedding as a result of foot traffic.  When purchased new, you can have a fiber protector applied to a rug that is made from a material that is more prone to shedding.  If your existing rug is shedding a lot, use a horsehair brush to gently loosen small pieces, vacuuming them up with an attachment.  Lightly vacuuming the area on…

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Area-Rug

Amherst, NH Homeowner Asks Area rug finishing refers to the way the carpet is cut and bound to keep it from fraying at the cut edges. Rug binding is one of the most popular choices, when the edges are taped using special binding tape and are sewn using industrial sewing machines. Serging is when the carpet looks hand-sewn, but is in fact done by a machine. Fringing is when the carpet is wrapped continuously with yarn, giving it tassels along…

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Area-Rug

Area rugs are great for adding a warm, cozy accent to a room. These floor coverings can also move around and slide causing a fall risk, unless proper precautions are taken as one Goffstown homeowner discovered. Proper Padding Keeps Area Rugs from Sliding With kids running in and out of the house, this homeowner’s area rug would never stay in place and she was concerned about one of them falling as they ran across it. While she loved her hardwood…

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