With the normal use of carpets, the ends and the edges of the carpets are the areas that see most wear. The life of the carpets can be extended by means of professional repairs to prevent these areas of wear from becoming more serious issues. This will not impact the integrity of an antique carpet. Also, it is highly recommended to have a properly fitted pad made of natural fiber material underneath of the carpet, to reduce stress on the carpet from normal traffic.
If the carpet is damaged, it should be professionally repaired and restored as soon as possible to preserve the integrity of the carpet and to minimize the further damage which could be very expensive to repair later.
Barrington Fine Rug Gallery offers consultation to our clients and a full range of cleaning, repair and restoration services to keep these works of art in great condition for years to come.