Thursday, May 27, 2010
Area rugs and Lantern oil- It is fixable
Here is a picture of one that I hi-jacked from the Internet courtesy of www.easychinasupply.com (not an endorsement). I remember having to trim the wick and the awful smell of the lantern oil and how I was to never play with it, which I never did Mom, yeah sure.
These lanterns are still used today and one meet an area rug a few months ago. A couple moved from Alberta Canada to Victoria, BC, Canada and just before the move a lantern fell on the rug.
Now when you first look at this rug you may think why even bother. It is too far gone to make it usable again. We picked up the rug and brought it to our shop to have our repair tech look at it. He knew he could reattach the backing, but he wasn't sure as to how the top would even out. It isn't easy to know until you open up the back and see what exactly the lantern did.
If this rug could not have been fixed another option could have been to trim down the rug. We could have made it square or into a circle. Not all is lost when an accident happens to your rug, it just can seem that way.
If your rug should ever have a bad accident happen bring it to Luv-A-Rug, we will assess your options. We are located at 445 Beta St 9off Alpha St) Victoria, BC 250-590-6210/1800-886-2802
For more info on rug cleaning or repair, go to our website at www.luvarug.com
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary making area rugs lovable after accidents happen.