Are Area Rugs On Carpet OK?

 

Are area rugs on carpet ok?

Have you ever wondered if area rugs are ok to put on carpet? Or maybe you’ve wanted to add a splash of color or personality to your boring beige carpeted floors and asked the question will area rugs ruin my carpet?

In this post we’ll answer this question with an answer that may surprise you.


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Will an area rug ruin a carpet?

The truth is there is more of a problem with the area rug getting damaged being on top of a carpet then the carpet being damaged by being under an area rug.


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The main problem with area rugs on a carpet is the fact that the rug does not have a stable foundation.

When you step on the area rug, the carpet fibers under it will compress from the weight of your foot and decompress after you lift it away. Three things will happen as a result…

1) when the carpet fibers decompress and stand up again, it pushes against the area rug and making it travel along the floor – forcing your to have to regularly reposition it.


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2) the section(s) of an area rug with the most foot traffic will eventually get stretched out of shape and unsightly

3) the area rug will tend to bunch up and become a tripping hazard.

The other problem with a rug bunching up is when you use a spinning brush vacuum cleaner on it, the fibers get ground away extremely quickly.


Are area rugs on carpet ok | area rug cleaning victoria bc

Are area rugs on carpet ok | area rug cleaning victoria bc

 

Dusty’s advice regarding using spinning brush vacuum cleaner is simple:

Don’t use one! Just use a simple floor nozzle attachment instead.

By vacuuming your area rug with a simple floor nozzle once or twice a week your rug will not only stay clean it will last a lot longer too.


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There are products out there that you can put between the carpet and area rug to minimize these problems but they do not work 100% of the time.

Everything depends on the carpet you have, the kind of area rug going on top of it, the sizes involved and the material used. What works on one carpet/area rug combination may not work on another.


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Here is an example of the best type of product to place between an area rug and a carpet.

The thickness of the rug pad helps to create a more stable foundation that prevents the carpet from pushing the rugs around.


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Now as for the problems area rugs cause carpets. The main problem happens when you try to save a bit of money and hire an unqualified carpet cleaner to steam clean an area rug in your home.

When a natural fiber rug gets wet, there is a fairly good chance the colors will bleed and transfer to the carpet below.

Also if an area rug doesn’t dry quickly enough – especially underneath – you risk having mold grow between the two which can also stain your carpet. (wet rugs on your hardwood floor can become a disaster too!)


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One quick note about another problem you’ll have if you hire a cheap carpet cleaner to try and clean you area rug in-home.

It’s impossible for carpet cleaning equipment to clean your rug from the top only. They are not able to suck out all the heavy damaging sediments at the bottom of the rug. Nor will they be able to give you a 100% pet odor removal guarantee not to mention how disappointed you will be with the fringes (they need to be properly groomed after they are dried)


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So that wraps it up for now. If you have any questions about the your area rugs be sure to use your cell phone and text us your name, a picture of the rug and your questions to this phone number: 778-533-7847

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Here is the full video for you to watch that goes into much deeper detail about why putting area rugs on carpet may not be a great idea.

 

Will Area Rugs Scratch Hardwood Floors?

 

Will area rugs scratch hardwood floors is a question we get all the time here at Luv-A-Rug.

In this post we answer the question and show you how to INSTANTLY tell if your area rug will scratch your beautiful hardwood floors and what to do about it you find out they will.


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To instantly tell if your area rug is going to scratch your hardwood floor do this simple “Knuckle Test”.

Turn the corner of an area rug over so the backside of the rug is facing the ceiling. Then rub your knuckles along the back of the rug with a little pressure.

If this rubbing hurts your knuckles and feels like it will take you skin off, the rug will scratch your floor.


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The way to prevent the rug from scratching your hardwood floor is by providing some pad or cushioning underneath the rug.

The first type of pad you can get is a mesh style type that is made of extruded rubber. This type works really well in keeping the rug from moving an holds it up off the floor.

The only caution we have is not to buy a cheap brand you can usually find in a big box store. The cheap version of this product tends to break down and turn to powder – resulting in the rug touching the floor and possibly scratching it


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Fine high quality hand knotted rugs like this Persian rug displayed in the picture below DOES PASS the knuckle test and will not scratch your hardwood floors.

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However what you will find is that these rugs will easily slip and slide all over the floor making it dangerous for anyone walking on them.

With these rugs we suggest you use a much thicker pad which has a rubber scrim along the backside to hold the rug in place and prevent sliding.


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With a thicker premium rug pad under your rugs you also get these additional benefits: Your rug pad protects the floor, stops rugs from sliding, reduces noise from heavy footsteps, insulates the floor, makes the rug last longer and more comfortable to walk on.

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If you have any questions about the your area rugs be sure to use your cell phone and text us your name, a picture of the rug and your questions to this phone number: 778-533-7847

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Here is the full video for you to watch that goes into much deeper detail about this whole area rug scratching hardwood floor thing.

Antique Persian Sarouk Area Rug Carpet

Hanging on the wall of our reception area here at Luv-A-Rug is an antique Persian Sarouk carpet.

This particular rug we have displayed on our wall is over 130 years old and has a fairly prominent feature you no longer see in younger Sarouk rugs – and that is the center medallion.

Follow along with Dusty as he describes some of the other features of the Persian Sarouk so you can easily identify one yourself next time you see one in a shop or on a friends floor.

Here at Luv-A-Rug we really know our rugs and we love having people bring theirs in so we can tell them all about the history, places, people and stories that wrapped in their rug.

If you were ever curious about the history or value of your rugs, be sure to bring them to Stephen “Dusty” Roberts at Luv-A-Rug and he’ll tell you all about it.

Be sure to check out all our reviews by visiting google reviews or you can read some very detailed customer experiences people have sent to us.

Silk Kashmir Persian Inspired Area Rug Carpet

At Luv-A-Rug we not only clean a lot of area rug carpets...

…we also own quite a few that we like to put up on display in our reception area.

Here is a Silk Kashmir Persian inspired area rug carpet that you’ll see when you walk into our shop:

We really know our rugs and we love having people bring theirs in so we can tell them all about the history, places, people and stories that is wrapped in the their rug.

If you were ever curious about the history or value of your rugs, bring them to Stephen “Dusty” Roberts at Luv-A-Rug and he’ll tell you all about it.

Be sure to check out all our reviews by visiting google reviews or you can read some very detailed customer experiences people have sent to us.

Luv-A-Rug’s Home Service Discovers Hidden Treasure

Luv-A-Rug’s Home Service Discovers Hidden Treasure

It’s amazing what a home service (much like what Luv-A-Rug provides) can uncover for a customer.

Recently a customer came in with a rug she had inherited from her mother.

Now the story behind this rug is that it was buried underneath a lot of stuff and virtually forgotten for years. But nothing can stay hidden in a house forever.

Especially when you’re moving to a new place.

That’s when you have to pack up everything and suddenly discover those things you forgot all about.

Like an area rug carpet you got from your mom that was buried under a lot of stuff.

So because this rug a lot of sentimental value you bring it in to be cleaned but then get the shock when you get it back.

What kind of shock?

Well to answer that you’ll need to take a quick look at what the customer wrote in her own words.

home Services carpet cleaning Aug 20 2016“It looks like a different rug” is something we hear a lot at Luv-A-Rug.

It’s because we’ve taken a simple home service and found a way to elevate to an art.

We don’t just clean rugs. We restore them AND help our customers discover the hidden value locked away inside their beautiful piece.

Very few rug owners know the true value of their rugs, the history behind them or the people who made them. But at Luv-A-Rug that’s exactly what we help them discover.

Be sure to check out all our reviews by visiting google reviews or read some very detailed customer experiences people have sent to us.

 

Luv-A-Rug’s home services saved a customer a lot of grief

How one of Luv-A-Rug’s home services saved a customer a lot of grief.

When moving into a new home things don’t always go as planned.

Sometimes you have an issue with the movers. Or the closing date. Or one of a thousand other things that can go sideways on you when you undergo a major change like this in your life.

At Luv-A-Rug we understand all about that kind of thing.

As one of Victoria’s premier home services provider we have our own shares of problems to deal with. That’s why when our customers need us to help them out a bit – we’re more than happy to accommodate.

Take for example what happened not that long ago.

A customer brought one of their carpets in for cleaning and we had it ready for pick up on the date promised.

However…the customer was stuck. She couldn’t get into her new home, which meant there was no place to put her freshly cleaned area rug carpet.

Once we heard about her dilemma, we were more than happy to help.

Which in turn made our customer happy – check it out below (click on image for a larger version)…

home-services-carpet-cleaning-aug-08-2016So next time when you’re looking for home services in Victoria BC that specializes in area rug carpet cleaning – remember Luv-A-Rug Services Inc. (www.luvarug.com).

To read our reviews be sure to visit google reviews or read about some very detailed customer experiences people have sent to us.

Tunisian Mergoum Area Rug Carpets

Impressing people all the time can be pretty difficult.

But by having a consistent way to do business, it helps us make sure that everyone goes home happy.

Take for example one of our customers who came in recently with a gorgeous Tunisian Mergoum Carpet to be cleaned.

As you can see by their review below, they were really pleased with how their carpet turned out. That comes from the fact that we not only care about doing a good job with the rugs, but with the customer themselves.

Personal attention upfront and meticulous attention in the back resulted in this fine review of our company Luv-A-Rug.

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Cleaning Area Rug Carpets From Rugs from Turkey, Iran and Mexico

They say if you stay in one place long enough you’ll see the whole world go by.

I’m not too sure about the whole world, but I am sure that I see a lot of rugs from around the world

Sometimes all at once, like what happened recently when customer came in with a few area rug carpets from their father’s home.

Some carpets were from Iran, some from Turkey and even some from Mexico.

All of these beautiful area rug carpets needed cleaning.

I could tell they’ve been on the floor for quite a few years without being cleaned. Considering what the customer said after they got them back you can imagine just how dirty they were.

Now high quality area rug carpets are made to stand up to quite a bit of abuse. However there does come a point where if they are not cleaned they will break down.

And if your parents or grandparents own rugs that have a bit of age to them, there’s a good chance they may have some value to them.

What’s the best way to preserve that value?

Yup, that’s right. get them cleaned (at Luv-A-Rug of course!)

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They brought in a rug that fends off snakes

It may not look like it but I’m more in the story-telling business than the area rug carpet cleaning business.

It sounds like a really strange thing to say, right?

But here’s the thing about what I do.

I know a lot of history that’s behind many of the hand woven rugs that come into our studio for cleaning.

And the history of these rugs are wrapped up in incredible stories and are nearly impossible for me to keep to myself.

Stories of nomadic tribes.

Of far away exotic countries.

Of betrayal and intrigue.

And of course, love.

There is more to your handwoven rug than just a pretty pattern.

And once you hear the story behind your area rug carpet, I can pretty much guarantee you will NEVER look at it the same again.

If you don’t believe me, then bring your carpet to Luv-A-Rug at 445 Beta Street here in Victoria BC and let me tell you the story you have woven within it.

Who knows, maybe you’ll discover how your rug can be used to fend off snakes just like this customer did…

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They wanted their rugs cleaned but got something unexpected instead

Recently I had a customer come in with area rug carpets that once belonged to their mom but who had just passed away.

What they wanted to do was get the rugs cleaned so they could donate them to one of Victoria’s local charities called WIN (Women In Need).

I carefully inspected the carpets and saw they were quite soiled but in really good condition.

Which meant they were going to clean up really well and look almost like new again.

That’s when I dropped an unexpected surprise on them.

What exactly did I do?

Check out the review they wrote below to discover what exactly I did.

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