Cuts, tears, holes
Tears and cuts
Carpet tears and cuts happen when some sharp objects fall on it, or when heavy furniture is moved, or when it’s unpacked carelessly with a sharp knife, or while shipping. If a carpet is pretty old and its threads are frail, it might get torn even after being washed in a washing machine. It might get torn either in lengthwise, or edgewise. In that case we restore the destroyed threads. As for the cuts, as usual, they damage both lengthwise and edgewise threads. In that case, the carpet needs not just reparation, but restoration, since if it is cut it’s its structure that is ruined.
Through-holes might be found in the carpets when some heavy objects fall on them, or they are influenced by some strong chemicals, some strong acids or alkali. Through-holes resemble cuts according to the kind of damage, thus the carpet structure is ruined. In that case it needs to be worked on by a restorer. The restorer will have to find the necessary threads and color them, and then make the ruined part from scratch. It’s a very meticulous work that takes rich experience and qualification. In our Ahmet Bayrakdar workshop we will be happy to do it for you. It doesn’t matter if the carpet is silk or wool, it’s possible to restore a carpet with a though-hole.
Unfortunately, carpets get ruined quickly under the influence of high temperatures. Hot coal, hot metal objects, some cigarette ashes might damage the carpet nap or burn it through. In this case we remove all the blackened carpet parts and change a part of its nap.