When some people consider Persian rugs, the first thing that comes to mind is carpets that require careful handling. The truth of the matter, though, is that Persian rugs can be quite durable if maintained properly. You do not have to treat your Persian rug like fine china to keep it pristine and attractive. However, neglecting your Persian rug could lead to it deteriorating before its time. The following are some of the maintenance tips that you could use to prolong the longevity of your Persian rug.
Keep your Persian rug away from direct sunlight
One of the biggest causes of damage to your Persian rug is direct exposure to the sun. Over time, the ultraviolet rays from the sun begin to fade the colour in the fibres of the rug. As such, you could end up finding that parts of the carpet begin to look dull when compared to the other areas that may be sheltered away of the sun. Therefore, when placing your carpet in your home, do so away from big windows that will let a lot of natural light stream directly onto the carpet. If you want to display your carpets in a naturally illuminated room, then you should get glazed window treatments. These can keep away the UV rays without having to compromise on the amount of natural light that is filtering into the room. Additionally, keep checking the back of your Persian rug to compare the colouring with the fibres of the pile. If the pile of the rug is getting lighter than the back, then it may be time to move the positioning of your carpet to prevent further damage from ultraviolet rays.
Protect your Persian rug from moths
Another reason the longevity of your Persian rug may be compromised is a moth infestation. Full-grown moths will not cause much damage to your Persian rug. However, when they are in their larval stage, they can wreak permanent havoc on your carpets. This is because the maggots that are being create in this stage will bore through the fibres, which causes holes in your rug. Moth infestations typically occur on carpets that are being hung up on display rather than those being used in areas of heavy foot traffic. As such, if you have mounted your Persian rug, it is prudent to regularly check on it to ensure that there are no moths breeding at the back of the carpet.
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