Rugs are a little tricky item of your home. From purchasing till the very end of their usage in your home, rugs need extra care and attention. There are a few problems of rugs that need immediate attention and solution. Most of the people love to adorn their home with rugs and then after placing it they forget that there is now an special item in their home that need their attention. One of the most irritating problems that rug owners face is the curling up of corners of the rug.
In this problem, corners of the rugs rolls upward like they are made from some kind of rubbery material. These twisted corners ruin entire look of the rug as well as setting of your room.
Although the problem may seem gigantic to some rug owners, here are two very simple solutions that will help in solving this issue.
Roll them backward:
This is very simple solution. If you find corners of your rug rolled upward every morning when you wake up just do one thing. Before going to bed Roll the corners downward, roll them down in such a way that they stay there. Leave these corners rolled down for entire night. You’ll find that after a couple of nights your rug will be as flat as floor.
This is the way most of the professional rug owners use. Take a wet towel or any other thick cloth and place it on the corners that are creating problem by curling up. Hit the towel with hot iron and press gently. The steam that is generated due to hot iron and wet towel will lose tightened fibers of the rug. As soon as you feel it tender and vulnerable roll the corners in backward direction and let it dry. Repeat the process as much as your rug need.
Precautions for the steam treatment:
Before you start treating your precious rug with steam, keep in mind a few very essential things.
– Iron may become too hot and unpleasant to hold, always wear mittens before performing action.
– Never ever try to treat your rug directly with iron no matter how mild it is. Hitting your rug directly with iron will ruin it to death.
– do not over hot iron; always keep it at moderate temperature.
– press the towel lightly with iron, never press it with extra force and exertion or threads of rug will become damaged. You can always repeat the process if need be, so don’t do it in haste, take the time and do it when you have no other chore on mind.