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Important points in maintaining handmade carpets

Purchasing and maintaining carpets is for various reasons. Some buy and use carpets as home furnishings and some as decorative paintings. However, in order to increase the durability and life of the carpet, it is always necessary to observe some points. Even the major carpet exporters and sellers who have to keep a large number of carpets in their warehouses for a while, as well as museums that keep old hand-woven carpets, are required to follow many special tips to maintain and ensure the health of the carpet.



1. When buying a rug for any room or place, make sure that the size of the carpet is not bigger than the size of the room. Otherwise, there is no choice but to fold the edges of the carpet, which causes the sides of the carpet to crease, and after a while, the carpet will crack from the same place and even crack. It is even recommended that the size of the carpet be slightly smaller than the area of ​​the room, because it is usually placed next to the room and in front of walls, chairs, cupboards and other household items. It has even been proven by experience that furnishing a room with smaller carpets makes the room more beautiful.


2. The ground on which the carpet is spread should not be made of gypsum and lime materials. It is recommended that the floor be covered with stone or other flooring such as new ceramics, and it is better to completely cover and seal the joints and cracks of stones and other flooring so that insects do not live like willows. It is even better for the color of the floor of the rooms to be preferably white and light. Insects such as willows hide better in dark places and dark surfaces. In large carpet warehouses, it is better to disinfect the entire surface of the ground every few months with disinfectants such as DDT or special sprays.

Carpet rot due to gypsum and lime or moisture

3. Avoid spreading the carpet on the carpet and other rubber floor coverings as much as possible. Carpet fibers near wool are a good place for all kinds of insects to live.


4. If you use several rugs to decorate the rooms, you should spread them in such a way that the edges or part of them do not overlap. This will cause the carpet to move. This is recommended even for machine-made carpets.


5. Avoid hanging all silk carpets on gypsum walls completely. Continuity in the vicinity of silk and gypsum causes silk rot. This is especially recommended for expensive photo rugs that are hung on the wall only for decoration and display and are generally silk.


6. Heavy objects such as sofas, tables, chairs, vases, etc. should be avoided directly on the carpet. These objects due to high and continuous pressure on a part of the carpet causes the carpet lint to lie in those parts and after a while to be perforated. If possible, try to use special bases.


7. The carpet should not be placed in direct sunlight. In particular, some parts of the carpet in front of the windows always receive certain hours of sunlight during the day. As mentioned, this causes the same part of the carpet to turn pale. It is better to cover the sunny places in the carpet with cotton or linen blankets.

Paleness of the carpet due to sunlight

8. It is better to rotate and move the carpet in its place for a while. Otherwise, the parts in front of the entrance doors of the room will be more prone to wear and tear sooner.


9. Although direct sunlight causes the color to fade for a long time, it is necessary to take the carpets out of the room every once in a while and expose them to the air flow and so-called air the carpet. This never takes more than a few hours and is a maximum of half a day. It is especially important to sunbathe behind the carpet. The back of the carpet is a good place for willows, termites and other insects to live, and also a variety of molds and fungi grow better in the dark environment behind the carpet. Sunlight destroys all these factors and is necessary for the health and longevity of the carpet. When airing the carpet in the sun, you should sweep or brush the carpet several times to get the said factors out of the carpet better. It is recommended that if the carpet is in closed rooms, open the doors and windows once a week and control the air in the room for dust and other factors such as humidity. It is better to use various and suitable ventilations in large carpet warehouses. Because stagnant air also causes the growth of various fungi and molds.

Carpet damage due to beetle

10. Some types of light are harmful to carpets. For example, silk fibers are rapidly degraded by ultraviolet radiation due to their protein content. For this reason, silk carpets and even other woolen carpets should never be exposed to such light currents.


11. When cleaning the rooms and dusting the furniture, open the doors and windows of the room so that the air dust leaves the room and penetrates less on the carpet. The use of vacuum cleaners to clean carpets, if done every day, is not desirable. It is recommended to use an ordinary hand broom to clean and sweep the carpet on weekdays. And once a month, he used vacuum cleaners with low suction power to remove the internal dust from the carpet lint. Some people, when vacuuming the carpet, first wet the broom and then sweep the carpet. If this is done several times a week, it will cause the carpet dust to combine with water, and finally it will be hidden in the form of a thin mass of mud on the side of the carpet, causing it to rot in the long run. It should be noted that when sweeping the carpet, its direction of movement should not be with pressure and in the opposite direction of the carpet sleep, because this action gradually causes the carpet to fall asleep.


12. Warehouses and houses that are dehumidified are not a good place to store or carpet them. We know very well that moisture after a while causes mold, fungal growth and eventually carpet rot. In cities and areas where the air flow is naturally humid, it is recommended to change the carpets after 3 to 6 years so that a suitable solution can be found before the carpet is completely rotten or torn.


13. If the carpet we are looking for is very valuable and will be installed on the wall as a painting at any rate, we should remove it from time to time and visit its back to find out about the presence of termites, willows and so on. It is even better to clean and dust the back of the carpet with a brush. Do not attach panel carpets with nails and other sharp objects to the wall. For this purpose, special clamps are used in museums that do not leave any adverse effect on the carpet. On each other, it is better to have a good distance between the carpet and the wall. For this purpose, frames can be designed that have such a feature. You can even place the carpet between the double glazing and put it inside the frame. Of course, in such a way that no pressure is applied to the carpet villi and there is a small distance between the carpet and the wall for the passage of air flow.


14. If the carpet is damaged for any reason, it should be repaired and repaired immediately. Procrastination in this work will gradually increase the location of the rug or rot of the carpet, and in addition to making the repair work more difficult, it will also cost a lot.


15. If for any reason we do not need to use the carpet and want to keep it at home, it is better to put anti-moth materials such as naphthalene or tobacco on the carpet before collecting it. The best way to collect and maintain the carpet is to pipe it, and if this is done with the help of 2 to 3 people, the carpet will be uniform and regular. Otherwise, it is not flat on the carpet head and is placed obliquely and obliquely, and during storage, the extra edges may be bent and damaged.


16. After assembling the carpet in a tube or by folding, it is better to place it among clean linen or cotton cloths that have been disinfected to prevent the entry of dust and other air pollution into it, and then He tied it with a rope.



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