Repair & Restoration

We work with you to find a proper solution for your rugs that are in need of repair or restoration. Our assessments and repair recommendations are straightforward and honest. You can rest assured that only necessary and proper work will be applied to your rugs. We respect each hand-made rug and endeavor to genuinely preserve its authenticity and value.

Common repair needs and Solomon's solutions include:

1. Worn or unraveling edges and fringes…

Damaged Rug Fringe Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Damaged fringes.

Damaged Rug Fringe Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Newly hand inserted fringes.

Solution:

  • Solomon’s Hand-Overcasting or Dogereh will stop and prevent the ends from future unraveling.
  • Our skilled professionals can hand insert an actual fringe within the structure of the Oriental rug if necessary. This properly creates a new fringe and preserves the handmade integrity of your fine oriental rug.

Rug Fringe Repair at Solomon's Rugs

2. Holes or tears…

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Damaged area.

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Reweaving the damaged area.

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Restored pile in place of former damage.

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Damaged area.

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Reweaving the damaged area.

Damaged Rug Pile Repair at Solomon's Rugs

Restored pile in place of former damage.

Solution:

  • For museum-quality restoration, Solomon’s experts can hand-weave the actual Oriental rug section, using era-relevant materials in order to reproduce your original work of art. This preserves the rug’s aging process, along with its structure, integrity, and value.
  • Solomon’s Patching Process, using patch wool from relevant remnant rugs, can also be applied as a cost-effective approach to preserve the structural integrity and overall look and feel of your oriental rug.

3. Reducing the size…

Reducing Rug Size at Solomon's Rugs

Original size.

Reducing Rug Size at Solomon's Rugs

Reduced size.

Solution:

  • After examining your rug and determining the design allows the reduction, we can reduce it to your specific need and size. Please contact us for the specifics of this process.

Solomon's Rugs

Shortlist of Common Problems and Recommended Repairs:

  • Color damage: Re-dye the affected area and resurface the pile, or repaint the affected area.
  • Damaged fringes: Custom-weave (by hand) new fringes, or attach pre-made fringes (we offer many different samples from which to choose).
  • Edge damage: Re-wrap the edge by hand. Surging and binding by machine
  • Glue damage: Replace glue backing on tufted rugs. Replace glue tape on seaming areas.
  • Moth damage: Re-weave the pile while maintaining the original look and design.
  • Rotted areas: Reweave, patch or reinforce the affected area.
  • Stains: Chemically remove the stain or resurface the affected area.

Please contact us for details and questions. Send us pictures of your rug to request a quote on repairs!