Professional Rug Stretching & Flattening
Wrinkling, curling, and warping of your Oriental or area rug can happen in the course of normal use, but it can also be due to poor storage, improper cleaning techniques, tearing, and pulling. A warped rug has an unsightly appearance, but even worse, wrinkles, folds, and curled edges will accumulate further wear and can cause a tripping hazard. Don’t wait to call CLEAN Choice Cleaning & Restoration for professional rug stretching and flattening services! We’ll restore your rug to its proper shape.
Call us today at (410) 978-6050 or contact us online to learn more about our rug stretching and flattening options in the Annapolis and Baltimore area.
What Is Rug Stretching?
Rug stretching is a technique used to relax a rug’s fibers and gently stretch it back into its proper shape so that the rug lays flat. It’s a delicate process that requires finesse and patience to correct the shape of the rug without damaging it.
What Do Rugs Look Like When They Need Stretching & Flattening?
All rugs can bend temporarily if they were stored incorrectly or if they’re not on an even surface. Sometimes, you can correct the shape yourself by laying the rug flat and putting weights on it. How can you tell when your rug’s fibers are so warped that they need to be professionally stretched out?
If your rug displays any of these signs, it’s most likely time to consider professional stretching:
- Bumps that remain no matter how many times you smooth them over.
- Wrinkles, waves, or folds that don’t go away when the rug is laid out flat.
- Corners that curl up all the time.
If you’ve noticed the signs above, call us at (410) 978-6050 or contact us online to discuss your unique needs for rug stretching and flattening! We’re standing by to help restore the beauty and function of your Oriental or area rug.
In-Plant Rug Stretching & Flattening by a Master Rug Weaver
Rug stretching and flattening services are done in-plant at CLEAN Choice Rug Cleaning & Restoration’s state-of-the-art facility in Maryland. Our master weaver will care for your area or Oriental rug as if it were his own.
We use a five-step process to stretch and flatten your rug and restore its former beauty:
- Brushing – First, we brush the pile by hand to smooth and flatten it out.
- Rolling – Then, we roll the rug up as tightly as possible to give it a chance to self-correct in some areas.
- Flattening – We then iron the rug along the grain of its pile with a special iron to flatten it. We also flatten the corners with weights.
- Stretching – Next, we stretch it on specially designed equipment. It takes patience to use just the right amount of tension and stretch the correct areas a little bit at a time.
- Finishing touches – If the rug does not respond to stretching or flattening, we may have to resort to more permanent fixes. We may apply starch to the back of it or suggest a hand-woven repair to prevent future curling.
Contact us today at (410) 978-6050 to learn more about your options for rug stretching and flattening.
Schedule Pickup for Rug Stretching & Flattening in Baltimore & Annapolis
Rug repair is made easy by our free rug repair pickup and delivery process. Schedule a pickup Monday through Saturday, and our friendly, experienced pros will come to your home or business and expertly move and load your rug into our vehicle. (Our staff can help move furniture if needed to get your rug out safely and securely.)
Once your rug is loaded on our truck, it will travel to our 4,000-square-foot facility for rug stretching and flattening with our master weaver. We are conveniently located in the Baltimore Washington Commerce Park on U.S. 1 in Elkridge, MD, a half-mile south of Route 100 (second traffic light, across from Subway).
Call us at (410) 978-6050 to get a free estimate for rug stretching and flattening in the Baltimore and Annapolis area, or contact us online with any questions!
Why Choose CLEAN Choice for Your Rug Stretching & Flattening?
CLEAN Choice offers our Maryland customers over 30 years of industry experience. We are a family-owned and -operated business, led by the second and third generations. We are committed to continuing a legacy of honest, upfront pricing, quality workmanship, and excellent customer service. We offer rug binding and serging repair and restoration services for the following areas:
Trust the rug stretching and flattening specialists that deliver results you can count on. Call CLEAN Choice at (410) 978-6050 or contact us online today!