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Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

At Rug Renovating, we appreciate your patronage and like to share our knowledge of the carpet and rug cleaning industry with our audience on social media, especially Facebook!

To keep updated with the latest news, specials and happy home tips, please visit our Facebook page and give the page a like by clicking here and hitting the thumbs up!

Thank you for your loyalty and continued business! And for those just joining us, Welcome to the Rug Renovating Community!

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We offer a full line of carpet and rug services, providing homes with cleaner, great-looking furnishings. We handle cleaning and restoration of all types of domestic carpets to more specialized furnishings, such as oriental and antique rugs. Our commitment to quality services has helped us gain a reputation in rug repair and carpet cleaning in NYC.

Book an appointment today!

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Persian Keshan With Water Damage and Dry Rot

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 08:23 AM

This 70 year old handmade Persian Keshan was in need of a serious makeover. The light colored background is unusual for a Persian Keshan and this light colored background has been given the nickname of “Blonde Kashan”.

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 The rug had sustained many years of wear and tear and had a large area that had been sustained water damage and dry rot due to a flower pot left on top of the rug and watered.

After a restoration cleaning the rug went to our repair department. The ends were fixed, some white knots were touched up, some worn areas were rewoven and the large damage area was rewoven by our talented craftspeople. It took almost 3 months to complete the repair and when it was the completed the work was virtually invisible. The rewoven area look like it had never been damaged and never repaired.


The client received the rug back and couldn’t believe how fantastic the rug looked. In fact, the owner questioned if the rug she got back was really hers!!


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Rug Renovating's Inaugural Designer Marketing Workshop

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:02 PM

Last week Rug Renovating hosted the first of many interior designer workshops, created to help educate interior designers on strategies that can help grow their own personal business(es).  This initial event was focused on helping interior designers understand how they can build their personal brand, in regards to marketing, and what they may be currently missing in their company messaging. Our guest speaker was famed branding expert and author of the global bestseller 'Your Marketing Sucks' - Mark Stevens.
Important tips to note were:

1. The importance of brevity.  If you can't explain what your company does briefly and simply, you need a new message. Ask yourself "what does my company do?" If you can't answer easily, you need to reconsider your positioning.

2. What makes you different? Really consider your selling process from beginning to end and see where you can make changes to help you stand out.

3. Do something during your initial consultation that makes you memorable.  Bring something tangible that your prospect can keep (outside of a business card or brochure).

The night was informative and engaging as the guests participated in a conversation about marketing and learned new tricks to rug restoration and cleaning, thanks to Paul Iskylan, Rug Renovating's President. Guests received a copy of Mark's book along with an exclusive Rug Renovating spotting kit.

Photos from the event can be seen on the Rug Renovating company Facebook page ( and a video documenting the evening's speeches will be posted next week. 

If you are an interior designer and have questions about rug restoration, cleaning or protecting, or would like to know more about how to help build your personal brand, please feel free to reach out to us and we'd be more than happy to help!

Tags: Carpet Repair, Rug Renovating, rug repair, carpet, rug maintenance, carpet cleaning, interior designer rugs, interior design

How to Protect Your Rugs from UV Fading

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 01:42 PM

Everyone knows that UV rays can damage your skin. But did you know that it can be harmful to your rugs as well? Your beautiful Oriental rugs may be the statement piece in your living room, dining room or family room, but being exposed to the sunlight that streams through your windows can damage them. No one wants their beloved rugs to develop ugly fade marks or for them to lose the vivid and gorgeous colors that make them unique.  In addition, sunlight can ultimately bring down their value as well. UV rays can affect different types of rugs in different ways - depending on the quality of the rug and what it is made of. Some rugs are more resistant to UV rays than others.

For example, rugs that are made of wool can stand up to sunlight better and will not fade as easily. Also, fibers, such as acrylic and polyester, are very resistant to sunlight too. Sun fading will most likely affect colors that have reds as a dominant element.

There are easy (and inexpensive) steps to help protect your rugs from UV fading:
1. It is recommended to close your blinds whenever possible, or lower the shades when you aren't at home during the day, as this will block out the sun's harmful UV rays.

2. You should rotate your rug at least twice a year in efforts to ensure that rug is being used on both sides evenly. This will also guarantee that the rug is exposed to the sun in equal amount on both sides.

3. Add UV tint protection to your windows. There are a variety of window films for different levels of UV ray protection.

4. Don't use UV products because they are made up of heavy chemicals that will harm the surface of your rugs and won't allow them to breath.

5. For an exterior option, awnings can be a great way to provide sun protection and even add some curb appeal to you home. 

6. Have your rugs treated with MicroSeal, which helps to prefent fading and staining.

Although large windows let in beautiful, bright light, they will also let in harmful UV rays that will hurt your oriental rugs. Follow the steps above and you will be on your way to safely reducing incoming sunlight by also preserving your favorite rugs! Rug Renovating can also help you prevent UV fading by MicroSealing your rugs.  Call today to ask about MicroSeal!

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Tags: rug repair, rug protection, oriental rugs, oriental, rug maintenance

Fine Rug Repair - Don’t Wait

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

Repair Services and Reweaving

Rug Renovating repairs fine rugsWhen it comes to repair services for rugs, master craftspeople:

  • reweave holes
  • renap worn areas
  • restore moth damage
  • repair seams
  • reduce a rug’s size
  • rewrap and repair a rug’s sides
  • reweave fringes or add artificial fringes
  • unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes

Our master craftspeople here at our facility can do almost any type of repair listed above on both antique and contemporary handmade rugs, custom made rugs, machine made rugs such as Karastans and Couristan and broadloom carpet.

Oriental Rug Repairs

We can reweave holes, renap worn areas, restore moth damage, repair seams, reduce a rug’s size, rewrap the binding on the side, reweave worn or missing fringes, sew on artificial fringes, unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes.


Machine-Made Oriental & Handmade Rugs

We can do many repairs by machine, which is less expensive than work done by hand. On these types of rugs, we can sew fringes on by the machine, machine serge, or bind the sides.

Custom-made rugs are machine made carpets that are fabricated by hand into area rugs. A border is usually added by hand sewing and the corners are then mitered together. We can repair and alter these rugs as needed. We can also sew on fabric and leather borders in addition to machine binding and serging the sides or ends of the rug to give you the beautifully finished rug you want.

We can custom cut down a broadloom carpet, which usually comes in 12 ft. widths, to any size you want. From there, we can serge it, bind it, add a border, and so on.  

Don’t wait for a small repair to become a major restoration! Check out the repair services we offer to fix any problem with your favorite rugs and carpets.

Book your rug repair now!


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