What Are Sprouts and How to Get Rid of Them?

Sprouts or sprouting is often found happening to a wool rug. People frequently mistakenly think sprouting is associated with something growing in your rug. However, that is not true, sprouting is absolutely normal and it does not mean your rug has any defects of problems.

What Are Sprouts?

Sprouts are threads that appear to untangle from the rug and stick out longer than the other loops and threads. Sprouts are loose tufts that have stick out above the surface of the rug.

Does This Happen to All Rugs?

Yes, it happens to almost all handmade rugs. However, it is a small problem that can be easily fixed.

How do I Repair a Sprout?

When you try to repair a sprout, you need to be extra careful. Use scissors to trim the sprout down to the same size as the rest of the rug. Then, you can vacuum your rug to clean the small pieces. Remember, do NOT pull the sprout¬†out because you will pull the entire wool thread out. If you find it hard to repair it yourself, don’t hesitate to contact a rug professional like Persia Oriental Rug.

Will There Be Always New Sprouts

There is also another misconception that there will be always new sprouts as time goes on. That is correct and incorrect. It really depends on the wear and tear on the rug daily and how well you can keep the rug in good shape. If your rug is in a high-trafficked area, then the possibility of new sprouts are larger. For tips on how to clean your rug, contact Persia Oriental Rug today.

Buy A Wool Area Rug

If you are looking to purchase an Oriental rug, or have any questions about rugs, contact us today. Persia Oriental Rug Gallery sells handmade and machine-made rugs from India, Pakistan, Iran, USA, China, and more. We are proud to serve Shrewsbury, Auburn, Harvard, Hudson, and other areas in Worcester, MA.