Rugs make beautiful and functional decorations in a home, particularly when you have wood or other hard flooring. Choosing a quality rug in a style you like can be a challenge, so when you finally bring the rug home, you’ll want to maintain its quality for years.
However, one common complaint we hear from rug owners is that their rugs shed constantly, degrading the quality of the rug and leaving tiny fibers throughout the home. But shedding rugs in Village doesn’t have to be your reality.
Here’s what you should know about rugs, why they shed and which rugs are most likely to have shedding problems.
Why rugs shed
Not all rugs shed, but many do for at least a little while. There are a few different reasons why your rug might shed, ranging from normal manufacturing side effects to poor quality to wear and damage.
For high-quality rugs, long-term shedding is not normal. These rugs may shed initially because of the ways the rugs are sheared to cut the fibers to height. Shearing leaves behind small, loose fibers that get released, or shed, over time.
If a manufacturer fails to wash the rug thoroughly, lots of fibers can be left behind. However, after being vacuumed for a few weeks, these fibers should be removed and the rug should no longer shed.
Unfortunately, not all rugs are high quality, and the shedding problem persists beyond the initial wash or vacuum. This problem can stem from a poor weave or construction during manufacturing or the use of poor-quality fibers that are stiff, inflexible and brittle.
Shedding rugs in Village can also be a result of damage to the rug. Placing rugs in high-traffic areas where lots of people walk on them or where they are able to accumulate lots of dirt or stains can break the fibers and cause them to come loose. Using a vacuum with a beater brush can also damage them.
Which rugs shed the most?
Some rugs are more likely to shed than others. In general, hand-knotted wool and silk rugs should not shed because of their high quality and careful construction.
Poor-quality shaggy or chunky wool rugs are most likely to shed. Shaggy wool rugs are made of twisted compilations of very short fibers. These short strands can come loose and shed from the rug. With high-quality rugs, this usually happens for a short time and then stops. With low-quality constructions, the short strands can continue to pull loose. Tufted rugs are also likely to shed if they are made with poor-quality wool for the same reason.
Outside of wool, rugs made from plant fibers are also likely to shed. Plant fibers are less durable than wool fibers and are more likely to break and shed over time. The texture of these rugs is usually quite brittle because of the fibers’ lack of flexibility, which causes breaking problems from the start.
Artificial silk is also more likely to shed because it has some of the weakest fibers. These rugs commonly shed throughout their lifespan.
Call in the experts for rug help
Do you have a shedding rug in Village? Contact King’s Cleaning Service, Inc.! We’re your local experts in carpet cleaning and oriental rug care and can help identify the source of your rug’s shedding issue and find ways to mitigate it so you can enjoy the rug for as long as possible.