Nothing pulls a room together quite like an area rug can. They look great on carpet in high traffic and seating areas. If you have hardwood floors or other hard flooring, area rugs add a certain level of comfort as well. The problem that people run into with rugs, is curling corners. When the corners of your area rug start to curl up, it ruins the look of the rug and also becomes a safety hazard. Someone can easily trip on a rug with the corners curled up. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about things you can try to get those corners to lay flat.
Ironing the Corners of a Rug Can Help Flatten Them
When you iron your area rug, you want to follow certain steps to make sure you don’t end up ruining it. Before you iron, dampen the corners of your rug with water and cover the surface with a towel. Turn your iron on and set it at a medium heat. You don’t want the iron too hot or it can damage the rug. Make sure you leave the towel on the rug as you iron it to create a barrier and avoid hurting the area rug.
Steam Cleaners Can Stop a Rug from Curling Up on Carpet
You can also try using a steam cleaner if you have one handy. Running the steam cleaner over the curling corners can help them lay flat again. This happens when the moisture from the steam loosens the fibers and allows the corners to lay flat. Hopefully, as the rug dries it doesn’t start to curl again. Luckily, there are still some tricks up our sleeve to help you out.
Heavy Books Can Get a Rolled Rug to Lay Flat
If you have some heavy books lying around your house, this is the perfect time to pull them out and use them. Gather several heavy books that you won’t need to use for several days and put them on the corners of your rug once you have it lying flat the way you want it. Leave them there for several days and when you take them off, you should see an improvement.
Use Furniture or Your Mattress to Solve Curling Corners
If the books didn’t seem heavy enough, you can move your furniture over to the area that needs some assistance. This may not be the way your room would normally look, but it will only be temporary and hopefully solve the problem for you. If none of these options work, you can place the rug between your mattress and box spring for at least a week to do the trick. Make sure the rug is lying flat as can be before you place your mattress on top of it.
Rug Adhesives, Pins & Anchors for the Corners
If you have hard surfaced flooring, you can also purchase adhesives that can be placed on the corners of your area rugs and actually stick to the floor to solve the problem. They are usually stickers that adhere to your rug and then stick to the floor to keep it from curling up.
Area Rug Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you have area rugs in your home, you need to have them professionally cleaned just like your carpet in order to extend their life and keep them beautiful. Carpet Care 2000 can help you maintain your area rugs to keep their colors vibrant. Call us today!