Backing Separation and Latex Decay on Rugs

Backing Separation and Latex Decay on Rugs

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

Tufted rugs usually contain a lot of layers, all of which are stuck together with latex. The face yarns are tufted and positioned into the topmost backing and are held together with latex glue. To give the rug a dimensional appearance, the rug is fixed with one or two layers of backing, each of which are also glued on with latex.

Latex – its uses, additives, and other facts

Latex glue is a plant-based glue and, because of this, it tends to wear off over time. In such scenarios, not only does the rug become extremely brittle, but it also starts to lose its hold. The result of this is that the backing starts to peel off from the face of the rug. This can leave you in some unpleasant situations, imagine that you are expecting guests at home and the rug begins to give way under their feet.

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

At AllAces Cleaning & Restoration we have the expertise and experience to handle these problems. We will provide you with an excellent option for your worn-out hand tufted rugs, call us on 1800 00 1010.

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