Monday, May 3, 2010

Rug Cleaning - Fringes

If you own a handknotted rug that has cotton warp (and therefore cotton fringes), you'll know that the fringes are the first part of a rug that will need to be cleaned as they become dirty, grayish in color, and seem to catch all the dust from your home.  When you send your rug to a rug cleaner, please ask him or her how they will wash the cotton fringes.  Beware of anyone who guarantees you shockingly white fringes after rug cleaning - they may intend to use bleach to clean your rug.  Using bleach in the rug cleaning process may damage the cotton and may make the cotton fibers more vulnerable to fraying.   It's better to have clean, albeit not strikingly white, fringes, and have your rug last you a lifetime.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

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