Reliable Carpet & Upholstery Care offers a wide range of specialty rug repair and restoration services in our Toronto facility. Our rug craftspeople are highly trained and experienced in servicing all the popular machine or hand-made rugs, such as Persian, Iranian, Afghan, Moroccan, Turkish, Chinese, Navajo and so forth. Depending on your rug’s condition and the financial and personal/sentimental value of the rug, we can offer different levels of restoration from simple patching to complete reweaving.
The fringe on your hand woven rugs is not just decoration. The strands that produce these knotted tassels are actually the foundation of the rug, together they comprise the 'skeleton' over which the rest of the rug is woven. Over time, even normal wear can cause the fringes on your area rugs to tear, come untied, or simply wear off. If yours is a hand woven rug, these worn fringes can threaten the integrity (and value) of your rug.
Reliable Carpet and Upholstery Care's rug repair experts can determine the extent of the damage and make appropriate repairs to ensure the integrity of your fine area rugs.
During construction the sides of your Oriental rug is fastened or "serged" with a thread of cotton, wool or synthetic blend. This serging protects the rug's edges and keeps them from unraveling; it also gives the rug a clean, finished appearance.
If the outside edges of your area rug are wearing out or unraveling, your rug may require reserging. Resurging is a process where the threading is carefully selected for colour and type by our tailor and woven by machine, or by hand into the edge of your rug. The new threading reinforces and preserves the rug's foundation and keeps the knots from unraveling.
Tufted carpeting made into rugs usually have binding on the edges to prevent them from fraying and deliver an attractive and elegant appearance.
Like serging, area rug binding can wear over time. When these become damaged and repair is in order, call on Reliable's professional rug repair services. We will take a narrow ribbon of an appropriate textile and secure it over the raw edging of your rug.
There are many circumstances that can cause holes in your area rugs. Excessive wear, moth damage and even small punctures and tears can result in relatively large holes over time. It is strongly recommended that when holes are discovered that the patching be done as soon as possible, to avoid additional damage.
If the damage is detected early enough our rug repair experts can patch small holes and tears to restore the appearance of your rug. Our craftspeople are experts at such patching, and you will be thrilled at the results!
In some cases where damage is extensive, we may recommend that sections of your area rug undergo reweaving. This is a meticulous and delicate process, but is invariably the preferred method to return the rug to its original pristine condition.
Rug reweaving is the process of reconstructing torn and disintegrated areas of a rug. In this process, the damaged area of the rug is cut out entirely, a new foundation is sewn in its place, and the missing area is completely rewoven from scratch.
"I asked Reliable Carpet to clean 2 of my long-neglected rugs, and to give me a quote for the cost of repairing one of them. Jasmine and Steven were professional and courteous. The pickup and delivery service was on time. Steven helped me move my heavy furniture off of, and back on to the rug. The person I spoke to about the repair was up front about the cost. It was easy to make an informed decision. The rugs now look beautiful, and are soft to the touch. A great job!" Aubrey D., Leslieville
"Steven, Lindsay and the entire crew at Reliable were knowledgeable, courteous and very progressional. They expertly cleaned some wall-to-wall carpeting and did a remarkable job at cleaning and repairing several older fine rugs. I was thrilled with the results. Would definitely use them again!\"C from N.Toronto
"Stephen and his associates did an extraordinary job of cleaning and repairing carpets that had been damaged ... I couldn't believe the work they did in cleaning the pile and repairing fringes on a larger carpet, and a smaller carpet that I was ready to give away was repaired so meticulously that I decided to keep it ... The edges were wrapped with complementary weaving and the fringes were repaired, with slipstitching to hold it all in place." Elaine, Toronto