Q&A: How to get the folds out of my rug?

December 21, 2013 by
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Question by Shawn: How to get the folds out of my rug?
My wife and I bought a nice large carpet rug. However, after awhile it is raised in the middle (do not know a better way of putting it as it is not really a wrinkle) and will not lay flat. I have tried rolling it the opposite way and keeping it like this, but when I unroll it, it raises back the way it was. I hate to throw it away as it matches the room so well. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Answer by vt
get a new rug

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7 Comments on Q&A: How to get the folds out of my rug?

  1. staingirl666 on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 5:47 pm

    try ironing that part. or laying something heavy on it for a while.

  2. d on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 6:38 pm

    my girl had the same problem in her daughters room. tan rug. i just got some of those little sidding nails and put them down around the wrinkles. you can even tell. i started in one corner pulling the rug as i went along and then put the nails in.

  3. colouredcotton on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 7:22 pm

    when this happened with my hall runner i began by doing what u did. When that didn’t work I wet the offending area and laid it flat on our slate floor in the sun. You may also try putting heavy weights on either end of the raised area once it’s wet and u have stretched it into place. Hope this helps a little. I guess it depends on what the backing is made out of too.

  4. Noone i on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 8:21 pm

    steam it

    the wrinkles will fall out on the ground

  5. to tell ya the truth........... on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 8:31 pm

    with water ~ simply mist it and set something heavy on it
    Like dictionary’s and encyclopedias 🙂 they should be useful for at least that LOL 🙂

  6. Allergic To Eggs on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 9:13 pm

    i agree with the watermist and weight answer. be patient too cuz it wont be an overnight thing. maybe 3 weeks

  7. LuckyD on Sat, 21st Dec 2013 9:54 pm

    Heat is what carpet installers need when installing fresh new carpet. Either raise the heat, or wait till its summertime with nice humid and hot air for the rug. Never use something that will burn the rug like a hot iron. If you do use an iron, set it LOW and use a damp cloth inbetween the rug and the iron. Never let the iron touch the rug. You might get a shiny spot or burn the carpet. Did I mention don’t use a HOT IRON! Just kidding. Good Luck!

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