Once you have finally gone through all of your options and found a Persian Rug that you like, it's time to take the steps needed to properly setup your rug and keep your rug in adequate shape.
When your rug arrives to your home, it's imperative that you place the rug in your chosen room adequately. The rug itself should be positioned in an area that doesn't sit directly in the sunlight. Sunlight can ruin your Persian Area rug over time creating irreversible damage. It's also a great idea to rotate your Persian Rug on a regular basis especially if you aren't able to avoid sunlight from hitting it.
It's important to know that every single rug, no matter the type or construction will fade over time if it is directly placed in the sunlight. Fading usually happens slow and over time. But once the rug experiences fading, there is no repairing or reversing the damage. That is why it's important that you rotate and place your rugs in a neutral area in your home.
When it comes to the placement of furniture, you should never place furniture directly on a Persian area rug. Felted discs should be placed inbetween the furniture legs and rug so that neither one touches. If you have metal furniture it is especially important that you invest in non slip rubberized discs because metal can and will eventually create rusted stains on your rugs when sitting for long periods of time. This type of furniture disc is useful for uneven floors and it also reduces unwanted wear and tear.
If you plan to store your rugs then you must take extra precautions.Your rug will become damaged if you store it in a moist or dark condition.Avoid storing your rug in basements or attic areas. If your rug is exposed to dampness or moisture for a prolonged period of time it will cause foundation damage.This type of damage can result in the breakage of wefting and warping.
Your Persian Gabbeh Hand Knotted wool area rug is a rug that deserves to be treated with care. It's value alone has to be preserved, that is why it's imperative that you take the time to place it in areas that it can thrive well in, as well as take time to maintain it's threads.