Things to Consider When Installing an Area Rug in a Cavity Floor

Installing Rug in Floor Cavity by Behnam Rugs in Dallas

Installing Rugs in Floor Cavity is a service by Behnam Rugs in Dallas. Can you install a rug into a cavity floor? Sure! Any handmade rug can be altered to fit into a cavity floor. Do we recommend installing a rug in a cavity floor? At Behnam Rugs, we strongly suggest looking into other installation options. As nice as a handmade rug may look when installed in a cavity floor, the maintenance issues can outweigh the aesthetics in the long run. Read on to learn more about these issues.

Hand-Knotted Rugs During Installation

Handmade rugs, whether they are hand-knotted, hand-woven, or hand-tufted, have unique structures. Due to the nature of these structures, the foundations of handmade rugs shift over time as a result of tensions from the various types of pressure put on them. These types of pressure can be anything from furniture placed on top of a rug to simply walking on a rug day after day. The foundation of a handmade rug shifting is completely normal, and this shifting can also be minimized with the use of a rug pad. While the shifting of a rug’s foundation is generally not an issue when you simply have a rug on a pad on a floor, even the tiniest changes become apparent when a rug is placed in a cavity floor. The rug’s foundation shifting will result in small gaps between the edge of the rug and the edge of the cavity floor. Always get your rugs serviced before installing them.

Rug Installation Challenges

Another challenge you will come across when installing a rug in a cavity floor is the rug padding. An improper pad will not prevent a rug’s foundation from shifting, and when a rug’s foundation shifts, you will begin to see uneven edges and surface rippling. The quality, material, and thickness of the pad you select will dictate how the rug will conform to the cavity and how structurally intact it will remain over time.

Next, a rug must remain secure in the cavity. To secure a rug’s movement in a cavity floor, the rug installer you pick will likely opt to treat the handmade rug like a carpet. They will install tack strips to the edges of the cavity, forcing the rug to remain secure in the cavity, more so than with just a pad. As the rug is used and put under the pressures of walking traffic, it may become stretched out, making the rug larger than the cavity when removed from the installation for maintenance repairs and washes. The most common solution to this problem is to alter the rug, cutting it once again to fit the cavity.

Installed rugs also have the opposite problem: shrinkage. A maintenance rug washing might cause slight shrinkage in the installed rug depending on the construction and material of the rug. A rug might also shrink if it is present during a flood. Although this shrinkage is unnoticeable in normal situations, when a rug is installed in a cavity floor, even a tiny size difference is noticeable and apparent. This shrinkage, usually ranging from under half an inch up to several inches, can also be uneven. Different sides of your rug may shrink different. Again, in normal situations, this is almost always unnoticeable. This is due to things like your rug stretching naturally when being walked on over time. Unfortunately, installed rugs are stretched out unnaturally while also enduring the normal amount of traffic. These unnatural stress on a rug’s construction cause it to weaken over time. One remedy to shrinkage is to add additional pieces of flooring to the cavity. Alternatively, you or your installer may opt to add a matching carpet, metal, tile, or wood border in the cavity over the rug to offset the shrinkage. Another option is to install flute edge molding around all four sides of the cavity. When the new rug is installed, it will allow for shrinkage in the future.

Rug Padding

Depending on what kind of rug you will be placing on what type of floor, you must choose the right rug padding to prevent slipping and movement. It is advised to use rug pads under all rugs. Safety should be your number one concern. At Behnam Rugs we explain the type of rug pads and suggest which will be best for your floor type. We also suggest you get your rug washed through organic rug cleaning, before using it at your home. Rugs are perfect for collecting dust and pollen. It is advised to rug washing every 3 to 5 years. If your rug is placed at a high traffic area, you might want to get your rug washed sooner. We use traditional hand-washing methods on your fine oriental silk rugs and use organic shampoos and city water. We also use our special organic shampoos for animal soils and repair. Call us for your free rug pick-up and delivery within the DFW area! If you have other concerns, please click here. Call us at 972-733-0400 for a free, no-obligation quote.

Oriental Rug Education Dallas

Behnam Rugs for Oriental Rug Education

by Rassin R. | January 19, 2019

Are you seeking Oriental Rug education?

Behnam Rugs of Dallas is the number one place to gain rug education and rug solutions. We welcome our community to drop by and ask questions. We are here to educate and help people with their rug challenges. Since 1978, Behnam Rugs has been a trusted household name in Persian and Oriental rug cleaning in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  We promote education and professionalism in our community. We are your source of rug boutique and the go-to design showroom with thousands of handmade oriental rugs at your disposal.

Behnam Rugs Events

Over the past forty years, proprietor Ben Tavakolian’s pioneering family business has become well known for its dynamic, ever-expanding inventory.  We host a series of rug events at our showroom to educate the next generation of designers and our community about our product and how people can make educated decisions not only to buy rugs and design their homes, but also how to recognize and provide correct rug care for their priceless rugs, and to understand how to tell a pure silk from a viscose rayon silk rugs or synthetic silk rug apart.  We also explain the rug washing, rug restoration, rug appraisals, pet damage, pet odor removal process. Watch out for our announcements on WRR

Also visit our online Press Release about our upcoming event on March 16, 2019, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at our showroom on 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252.

Behnam Rugs has a state of art rug washing and rug restoration center at Behnam Rugs building makes Behnam one of the largest facilities in the USA. Every year we settle hundreds of insurance claims for water and flood damage & fire damage in Dallas, Fort Worth area. Also for more information on our Rug Care Essentials, please visit our page. 

Please visit our site BehnamRugs.com or stop by our showroom map at 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252, or simply give us a call at (972) 733-0400.

 

The Art of Rug-Reweaving

Do you have a Persian rug that needs reweaving?

By Rassin R.  |  December 24, 2018

Behnam Rugs explains, Persian Rug Weaving and Oriental Rug reweaving are interchangeable terms that essentially mean the same. Persian rug weaving is a process of creating textile by interlacing threads. The initial rug weaving is done on a loom, a frame like piece of equipment that holds two types of threads.

  1. Warp threads that run vertically, attached to the loom frame and held in tension.
  2. Weft threads run horizontally and are interlaced with warp threads.

Depending on what type of rug it is, the warps can either be natural silk, cotton, or wool. The wefts also can be natural silk, cotton, or wool. In that case the rug is a “silk on silk rug”, or “silk on wool rug”, or “wool on silk rug” or “silk on wool rug” or “cotton on wool”, or “wool on cotton”, or “cotton on silk”, and rarely cotton on cotton.

However, Persian Rug Weaving is more like a Persian rug repair. The Warps and Wefts will be repaired by an expert Rug weaver. Behnam Rugs is a go-to design resource since 1978. We provide Persian rug cleaning, Oriental rug repair, Oriental rug restoration, hand wash silk rugs, Persian rug repair, Persian rug reweaving, Persian fine silk rug repairs, rug restoration, and rug stain removal, enzyme wash for pet owners, rug delivery, and rug installation services.  If you have any questions, please call us at (972) 733-0400. If you are interested in our Rug Care Essential tips, please visit our page:

Rug Care Essentials

Organic Rug Cleaning

Organic Rug Cleaning

By Rassin R. | November 20, 2018 | BehnamRugs.com

Behnam Rugs specializes in Organic Rug Cleaning and has taken great pride in the care of fine oriental rugs since 1978. Our expertise and experience combined with the ORGANIC RUG CLEANING TECHNOLOGY means authenticity of rug cleaning in America and the preservation of hand washing of all variety of rugs may they be natural silk, wool or rayon silk!

We appreciate the art of handmade rugs, from hand knotting line-by-line and the care of each unique rug. Our process includes thoroughly inspecting each rug to insure the correct cleaning procedure as we understand not all rugs have the same fiber content or natural dye structure and it should wash differently.

Organic Rug Shampoo

Behnam Rugs uses organic shampoo and natural organic rinses.  We use legendary washing techniques for all special rugs. We use special hand labored brushes, organic shampoos, cold water, hot water rinses as needed, and special organic enzymes. Our organic enzymes were specifically created for us. We wash each side of the rug three (3) times and more.  We do not use any kind of machinery or harsh chemicals for our rug cleaning service.

Our crew at Behnam Rugs uses highly efficient methods to remove pet odor and pet stains. Our hand washing method of washing rugs comes from a special technique that has been documented in Persian history of rug making & rug washing, and is used today. We only use organic rug shampoo to prevent damage to natural dyes in wool, silk, and artificial silk. We use our special organic shampoo and different drying methods that all aid the rug to reach its best quality.

Behnam Rugs 10 Point Cleaning Process

  1. Pre-Cleaning Inspection
  2. Unique Tagging
  3. Dry Soil Removal
  4. Color Fast Testing
  5. Pre-Conditioning
  6. Soak in Natural Enzymes
  7. Rinsing
  8. Post Wash, Quality Control, and Inspection
  9. Detailing and Grooming during and after drying process.
  10. We use non recycle City of Dallas water for all rug washing and rinsing

Behnam Rugs hand washes each rug in a submersion cleaning area that is specially designed for washing rugs the authentic way. However, certain type of rugs such as tufted and shaggy rug may require additional attention and time for drying.

Behnam Rugs also offers skilled rug repair by master weaver, which is done by hand for all types of rug repair. When choosing care for all your Persian antique rug cleaning and repair needs consider excellence you can depend on with Behnam Rugs of Dallas and over 40 years of excellence! Experience matters when it comes to handmade rugs.

We offer rug appraisals for fair market value and replacement value are also available on request.

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The Luxury Rug Offerings at Behnam Rugs

Behnam Rugs’ Luxury Boutique

Not all rugs are created equally, and the same goes for rug services. At Behnam Rugs, we take great pride in offering the very best of anything and everything related to rugs. Behnam Rugs is your luxury boutique of rugs. After buying your rug, we suggest washing your rug before taking it home. Rug washing is a vital aspect of rug health. Rug health is rug washing!

Our Rug Selection

When you walk into Behnam Rugs, you won’t just be walking into your average rug showroom. You will be entering a whole new world of rugs. We carry the finest, hand-knotted selections in a number of styles. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Tabriz, an antique tribal rug, a finely made contemporary rug, or a transitional rug that has elements of both traditional and modern styles, Behnam Rugs has it all.

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Every rug in our showroom is a hand-knotted work of art. We know our customers prefer the finer things in life, and so do we. Our rugs are made from fine materials, such as wool, silk, and fine man-made materials such as viscose. We also believe that rugs should be made the traditional way, hand-knotted, whether the style is old or new. A hand-knotted rug is a premium product that will stay beautiful for decades, unlike tufted or machine-made rugs which begin to fall apart after a couple of years.

If we do not have your dream rug in our showroom, we will work with you to find it. Behnam Rugs has access to the warehouses of many rug designers and their selection of program and one-of-a-kind rugs. We also work with a number of rug manufacturers, too. We know that the decor you choose to decorate your home with is important to you, and that a rug is not simply just a rug. At Behnam Rugs, we won’t settle for “close enough”. We will help you find your dream rug- not just something similar to it.

Our Rug Services

At Behnam Rugs, we understand that fine rugs must be treated as such. Chemical cleaning agents, machine washes, and hang drying are absolutely not the proper way to wash fine rugs. We wash rugs using organic cleaning agents, and we wash all rugs by hand- the good, old fashioned way. We then dry the rugs flat, as hanging a wet rug puts a considerable amount of pressure on the fibers. Many rug cleaners choose to use the machine cleaning option due to its lower cost and ease, but at Behnam Rugs, we do not believe in cutting corners. After all, aren’t these rugs worth going the extra mile for?

If your rug has been damaged considerably, there is no need to fret. Behnam Rugs offers a number of repair services, all done in-house. Our repair technicians have over two decades of experience repairing fine rugs, and whether your rug simply needs binding repairs or if you need a large portion reweaved, we can handle it all. No task is too large or too small for Behnam Rugs.

One factor that separates us from the rest is our honesty. We are up front with all costs, and we will not perform any additional services on your rug without consulting you first. Additionally, if the cost of cleaning or repairing your rug is higher than the value of your rug, we will tell you. We simply do not believe that it is honest to charge a customer for cleaning and repair services without letting them know that the service cost exceeds the rug’s value.

Behnam Rugs has been selling and servicing fine rugs since 1978. With nearly forty years of experience, we are a trusted name in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for all things rug.