Depending on which part of the house you choose the rug, think about how much durability and stability your rug needs. For example, in low-traffic areas such as bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms, there is no need for very durable and dense rugs. Conversely, high-quality, high-density rugs should be used in the living room, hallways and kitchen.
In all houses there are parts of the rooms that are directly exposed to sunlight due to the presence of windows. In a way, it can be said that there is a skylight in some rooms and a living room. In all these parts, small and large rugs are used to cover their surface. After a while, you will notice that the rug of your house no longer has that original appearance and color and has faded.
This can have many reasons, the most important of which is direct sunlight on the rug surface. The effect of sunlight on the rug will be palpable for you after a while. To take care of your home rug so that it can be kept in the same shape and original design, it is better to prevent direct sunlight to them.
The effect of sunlight on the Rug
Sunlight can have irreversible effects on carpets and rugs. Hand-woven rugs, corporate rugs, expensive rugs and other second-hand and cheap rugs can lose their quality under the influence of sunlight and do not show the original beauty. Low quality and second-hand rugs are more damaged when exposed to sunlight, but other quality rugs are not immune to the effects of sunlight. It is always better to use the mentioned care and maintenance methods for each rug in any kind.
There are several ways to do this
You can use thick curtains with dark colors to block direct sunlight. Or you can use rugs in a part of the room to be less accessible to sunlight. In some cases, to better maintain the rugs and increase their lifespan, a rug can be used that covers the surface of the rug and also prevents small debris from spilling on the rug. If the color of your rug becomes dull with sunlight, there is no way to restore it to its original color and state. So be sure to use the above methods to optimally maintain your rug.
Replacing windows an prevent damage to the rug. Older windows do not protect the carpet from UV rays. There are several types of replacement windows to choose from. Some of them are made of low-emission double-glazed glass and prevent the rug from fading by reducing the amount of ultraviolet rays.
Another way to prevent the rug from being damaged by sunlight is to move the rug at regular intervals. In fact, by changing the location of the rug or moving it, it is possible to prevent the concentration of sunlight in an environment and prevent the paleness and loosening of the rug texture.
Drying the Rug
Do not expose rug to direct sunlight after washing is another way to prevent the carpet from being damaged by sunlight.
What can be done to repair the previous damage to the Rug?
If damage to your carpet has occurred and prevention solutions are not currently effective, then think of a solution, such as:
1. Rug patch
A professional can patch your rug so that the tears are not visible.
2. Color restoration
Color restoration is possible when the rug has not lost its fibers. If the rug fibers are worn out, it will no longer be able to dye. There are professional specialists for this job to whom you can leave your rug.