Our repair team is an expert and master in rug repairs. We are serving more than 1,300 rug dealers all over United States. We treat every rug with care, weather it is hand made or machine made. We classify the rug by the style, origin, condition, age and dye. We at Fred Remmers do provide service to dealers (wholesale & retail) as well as private customers, and have done so for many years. Rugs differ in many ways, and as such, each rug needs specific assessments to the repair process. The experts at our facility will examine each rug individually and will be sure to pay close attention to the needs of the repair. EXAMPLE: They will be looking for wear and tare, pre-existing damage, color fading, and stains (big or small), etc.

Repairing your rug is very important. You want to be sure you are protecting your investment, and in doing so, repairs are imminent. It is important to repair any and all issues with your oriental rug before other damages occur. Simple repairs can be done within a day.

Repair & restoration
Free consultation
Appraisal services provided if needed
Antique rugs restoration
Tapestry restoration
Fixing holes & Hole patching
Restoration of color and designs
Binding repair
Spot and stain removals
Mildew treatments
Fringe repairs
Cut or add fringes
Padding custom fitted
Restoration to corners
Reweaving of the rug
Slits and rips repair
Bleeding of colors restoration
Pet damage restoration
Blocking for carpets
Moth proofing
Water damage restoration

Commonly known issues that can cause damage to your rugs are: water damage, chemical damage, pet stains, sun damage, etc…

Be very careful when adding chemicals to spots, as the spots may worsen.

Our prices are very competitive, and reasonable. Our workmanship is the best there is and our dedication belongs to you.

Repairs take time, precision and dedication, and we take pride in our work.

Rug Blocking

Blocking can restore the shape of a rug that has become distorted from use. In the case of a rectangular rug, the blocking procedure means that we attach the rug to our blocking board with the rug’s edges straightened and the corners at perfect right angles. The rug is kept in the blocked position for 4 days to achieve the best result.

Rugs are blocked with their pile sides facing down, which allows us to apply natural starch to the backs of the rugs during the stretching and shaping process. Starch helps blocked rugs maintain their newly restored shapes after coming off the board.

After a custom made rug or a hand tufted rug is blocked, we may recommend coating the back of the rug with latex. We recommend latex for several reasons: the back of the rug was not finished properly at the time of manufacture, the rug’s seams have become loose from “wear and tear,” or the rug requires the additional sturdiness that the combination of latex and a new cotton backing will provide.

After the standard blocking procedure has taken place, and latex has been spread across the back of the rug, the latex is allowed to partially dry. The sticky, rubbery surface adheres tightly to cotton muslin, which is smoothed over the latex layer. After the latex is completely dry, the overlapping edges of the muslin are trimmed away.

Overcast Fringes

The double white thread sewn just above the short fringe at the end of this rug is Overcast. Overcasting is sewn into the ends of a rug to prevent unraveling and the loss of wool pile over time. Excessive wear to the ends of a rug can occur when the same areas are walked across repeatedly. In general, these wear patterns can be avoided by rotating the rug at least twice a year. Putting the overcast in place means that even if the end of a rug does wear heavily, the colored wool knots that compose the rug’s design will not pull off the ends of the warp threads.

Across the width of the carpet, bundles of warp threads are tied together with the binding thread. This process is called Persian binding, which is a technique used in Iran to finish the ends of Persian rugs. Persian binding, like standard binding, keeps the end of the rug from unraveling, however, Persian binding also nicely finishes the fringe without knotting.

If the rug has Kilim (the white flatweave at the end of the rug) and the ends of the fringe were worn. We will ravel it ,in order to create a more pleasing appearance, the fringe knots were untied, and the kilim weave was opened up to reduce the width of the white area at each end of the rug. Persian overcast was then used to finish the ends of the rug. The fringe were wetted and combed to smooth them out, and, when dry, the worn ends were trimmed away.

Put an End to Loose Fringes When the ends of your rugs start to look tattered and unkempt, let the rug care team at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners perform a fringe repair service. Our service restores the overall beauty and quality of your rug. We treat your rug with care and respect. We perform all our fringe repair services by hand using the best quality materials and products. When you choose us for your fringe treatment, you receive quality results that last. Put an End to Loose Fringes Everyday use and exposure, coupled with other environmental factors, take a toll on the delicate fringing of your area rug. Due to excess dirt, set-in stains, heavy traffic and sun light, fringing collects messes and easy tears away from the base of the rug. Our rug care experts professionally correct these problems with our fringe repair service. We start with a complete inspection of your rug. This helps us diagnose all problems and determine the correct form of repairs needed.

Rug Binding

The wool binding on the edge of this rug has worn away due to heavy wear. The life of the rug’s binding can be prolonged by rotating the rug twice a year to avoid patterns of wear developing on the rug. The restored binding not only looks better than the original, but the new foundation adds strength and stability to along the edge of the rug, so it is straighter and smoother as well. This restoration will last for many years to come.Whether you want to repair a damaged binding or create a brand new binding, trust our rug technicians to provide you with the results that suit all your needs. We work to make you happy with our large options of binding service.

When you choose Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners for your binding service, we give you a comprehensive service that starts with a professional inspection. During the initial inspection, we map out our service plan and use all gathered information to help us deliver the best binding possible. After the inspection, we take your rug to our off-site service warehouse to maintain quality control. We perform all binding services by hand using premium products. We finish your binding service with a quality clean to seal in the work and leave you with a fresh clean rug.

Rug Reweaving

We have years of extensive experience in providing the skilled care necessary to preserve thousands of hand knotted rugs and hand woven kilims, including treasured family heirlooms, collectible museum-quality antique rugs, and pieces appreciated for their decorative value in clients’ homes. As we often illustrate on our blog, to repair and restore rugs and kilims is a skill and labor-intensive process, which can include: sourcing the right yarns to be used for the repair or restoration protecting the surrounding areas around the damage rebuilding all damaged or missing warp reknotting pile while recreating missing or damaged motifs weaving weft to tighten knots or to recreate missing motifs as in the case of kilims binding selvages (selvedges) to prevent the edges from fraying binding and rebuilding fringes to prevent unraveling We believe that combining these steps to restore a handmade rug or kilim is an art form in which we take great pride. We provide a full range of superior kilim and rug repair and restoration services, including those necessary to address the following common problems faced by rug and kilim owners: worn fringes holes and/or torn areas moth damage pile wear kilim unraveling selvage (selvedge) wear We are committed to providing our clients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about how to care for and preserve their rugs and kilims for years to come. As such, we provide free inspections of all clients’ rugs and kilims in need of repair or restoration. During these inspections, we provide detailed explanations of the various repair and restoration options available to our clients. In addition, we provide clear and detailed information regarding the price of all repair and restoration options available to our clients.

Rug Patching

The most economic way to repair a hole on oriental rugs is by patching it. In this case we find a patch from another rug and we try to match it as close as possible.

Touch-Up Dying

A problem that sometimes occurs with older rugs is the appearance of white tufts or flecks or small 1/8″ round, hard, white nubs in an area on the face of the rug. This problem only occurs in rugs woven on cotton warp.

The white flecks that show on the face of the rug are actually the untrimed ends of knots in the warp strings. Weavers don’t always use continuous lengths of cotton string as the warps–sometimes they tie together shorter lengths to make a warp long enough to string from loom beam to loom beam. Often the weaver doesn’t trim the ends of the knot in the warp string closely, relying instead on the eventual thickness of the rug’s pile to hide the knot and the ends of the knot. When the pile of the rug wears (to perhaps half its original thickness or less), the end of the knot in the warp becomes visible as a white tuft on the face of the rug.

Sometimes the pile of the rug has worn so low that even the ends of the warp knots have worn away, and the actual knot in the cotton warp is exposed. The warp knots appear as small round, hard white nubbins sprinkled in an area of the design where the pile is quite thin.

There are two ways to take care of this problem:

There is an easy (though time consuming) fix for this problem. Using a small, sharp sissors, you can open the nap of the rug at the white fleck and clip off the end of the knot in the cotton warp as close to the base of the rug as possible. This doesn’t damage or weaken the structure of the rug, it just gets rid of the unsightly white flecks in the design. The downside is the time it takes to clip all of these flecks, especially in a carpet-sized rug. This can be an expensive undertaking if you have a rug dealer do the work, as it can take hours and hours to clean a large rug of white knots.

Liquid dye is painted on the foundation of the rug in areas where the color has faded due to age and wear. Liquid dye is longer lasting than the some other products that are used to color rugs like permanent markers, because liquid dye penetrates more deeply into the wool.