How to Remove Wrinkles from Your Rug?
Crease or wrinkles found in a rug after transit are common and not permanent. Whether you are the proud owner of a hand-knotted or machine made rug, these simple methods will help remove unwanted wrinkles!
Method 1 - Reverse Roll
Reverse rolling is one of the easiest ways to get your rug back in proper shape. Starting with the binding, roll the rugs tightly in the opposite direction. As you do this, occasionally apply pressure along the roll. Leave it reverse rolled for at least 24 hours. Once unrolled, you can place a heavy object on the rug to get rid of any left over ripples.
Method 2 - Heavy Objects
After you have tried the reverse roll method, unroll the rug, and strategically place heavy books, furniture and/or heavy plants where the creases are most noticeable. Allow another two to four days before removing the heavy objects off the rug.
Method 3 - Rug Tape
This is another easy and simple step you can take to remove the creases. You can affordably buy double-sided tape from any home improvement or furniture store. Apply it on the backside corners of your rug and peel off the sheet covering the bonding applicant. Smooth it over the ground in the intended space and press the rug hard on the floor to slowly flatten the creases. The tip works well on tile, concrete, hard wood and wall to wall carpeting. If you have laminate flooring, we suggest purchasing a less adhesive double-sided tape to prevent the laminate from buckling or otherwise being damaged.
Method 4 - Steam
Steaming is a proven way to rejuvenate the creased fibers of your rug. We suggest using a high-quality steam iron to remove the stubborn waves, creases, and wrinkles that make it hard for the rug to lay flat. Use a damp towel or cloth over the creases and steam set it. Press it hard on the towel and remove it.
Method 5 - Heat
If your rug still won't lie flat, apply some heat to it. Spread the rug over a clean concrete or asphalt slab such as your driveway on a sunny day. It's best to do this in the afternoon on a warm day, giving the surface time to absorb the sun's heat all morning. Usually, one or two hours in the sun is enough to release wrinkles and creases. If you don't have a large enough patch of sun, flip the rug over and use a hairdryer to heat up the creases of the rug and release them. Always hold the hairdryer 6 to 9 inches away from the rug and use a sweeping motion. It's possible to melt rug fibers, so use a low or medium heat setting and keep the hair dryer moving back and forth at all times.