Your new rug is in place and you love it, but it looks wavy. How to fix those new carpet wrinkles and creases fast! Follow Dreamrooma’s directions!
How To Get Wrinkles and Creases Out of Rug?
- New Area Rug
- White Towel
- Step 1: Fill the iron with water. Preheat with steam on the highest setting
- Step 2: Place the white towel on the rug, apply pressure and iron directly on the towel. Iron the entire rug area.
- Step 3: For more stubborn creases and wrinkles, apply extra pressure and hold the iron along each section for up to 10 seconds in these areas.
- Step 4: After removing all folds and creases, vacuum to loosen the tufted rug.
Use a WHITE TOWEL to avoid any dye transfer through the heat and steam process.
NEVER iron the rug without a towel in place.
For stubborn wrinkles, dampen the towel slightly. I didn’t do this to protect my hardwood floor.
How to stop rug corners and edges from curling
You may be wondering how to prevent curling in the corners of your rug, especially on rugs. This problem can even make new rugs look old and worn, and can even create a potential trip hazard. To prevent the rug from curling around the corners, dampen the offending corner with a damp cloth or spray bottle, bend it in the opposite direction from the curl, and let it dry for about a day.
Having your rug curled around the edges instead of the corners can also surprise you and trip you up. Try the above on the edges, and if it doesn’t work, you can always try fixing them with anti-skid pads. Not only does this backing hold your rugs in place, but it also helps them completely level.
Another great way to keep the edges of your rug flat and prevent it from rolling up is to place heavy objects on it for a day or so. Furniture or heavy books can work wonders here, and it’s what many people use to fix the corners of curled rugs. You can also try smoothing the edges of the rug with a comb, as this trimming can cause the edges to curl.
Why New Rugs are Wrinkled and Creased
Your new line of rugged products has been rolled up in trucks and warehouses, and who knows how long, and likely, in the heat.
All that heat “pushes” wrinkles and fine lines into place.
It is always rolled with the “front” or tufted side of the rug facing inward.
When it shows up in your home and you unfold it, it may look bad and not lay flat…especially with newer synthetic, thinner indoor/outdoor rugs.