Backing Separation and Latex Decay on Rugs

Backing Separation and Latex Decay on Rugs

The common problems with tufted rugs

A tufted rug usually contains a lot of layers, all of which are stuck together with latex. Further on, the face yarns are tufted and positioned into the topmost backing and held together with latex glue. In order to give the rug a dimensional appearance, the rug is fixed with one or two layers of backings, each of which are further glued on with latex.

Latex – its uses, additives and other facts

Hand tufted rugs often fall prey to a lot of wear and tear, environmental degradation and water damage. The backing can separate from the face of the rug, leaving it lifeless and degraded.

Latex glue, being a common plant based glue variety, tends to wear off after a certain period of time. In such scenarios, not only does it become extremely brittle, but also starts to lose its hold. The end result is that the backings start to peel off from the face of the rug, leaving it high and dry. Imagine a situation when you’re expecting some guests at home and the rug begins to give way under your feet.

The most common problem of latex is its composition. Latex glue is often made out of additives and fillers. However, the most common drawback of such fillers is that it does not provide the much needed support to the latex glue. As the latex begins to wear off, it leaves behind a powdery residue, which can often act as an eye sore on the floors. No matter how expensive the latex glue is, it will nevertheless, wear off after some time due to latex decay.

AllAces Cleaning & Restoration has the expertise and experience to handle these problems. Being a customer service oriented company, we provide you with an excellent option for your worn out hand tufted rugs, call us on 1800 00 10 10.

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