Carpet folding and machine-made carpets is one of the most important principles of carpet maintenance, which can be very effective in increasing the life of your carpet. Now that you are reading this article, it is very likely that you are planning to move furniture or that you have a carpet at home that is unused and you plan to store it in a room or warehouse and you need to know the correct way to fold the carpet. Learn, so let’s learn the basics together.
In this article, we intend to teach you the correct method of folding the carpet after examining the importance of folding the carpet in a fundamental way, and we recommend that you read all the sections carefully.
Carpet folding is very important for both hand-woven and machine-made carpets, but since hand-woven carpets are not only valuable art products, they are also very expensive in terms of price, for this reason, their correct and principled maintenance is very important. and remember that because handmade carpets are made of natural fibers such as wool, cotton and silk, they are more susceptible to damage and a mistake in the maintenance method can cause financial loss for you.
Here, we want to examine the principles of folding the carpet together, but this means folding at all; Is it correct and principled?
To answer this question, we must say no, it is not the right thing to do, and the best way to maintain the carpet is to roll it, because in this case, the possibility of changing the shape of the carpet is minimized. So, if you have the possibility to store your carpet in a roll or move it in a drawer, it is better to stop the continuation of the article right now and remove the thought of folding the carpet from your mind.
Be sure to keep the following points in mind for leveling:
To level the carpet, try to do it together with two or three of your friends and family to prevent the edges of the carpet from bending and sticking out, because in the long run, this condition, especially for large carpets, can cause damage to to be accompanied
Insects and willows are one of the most important enemies of carpets that are kept in a warehouse. You can use substances such as tobacco or naphthalene to get rid of these creatures. Of course, this problem happens mostly to hand-woven carpets, not machine-made ones.
If your carpet is damaged, torn, and rotting, it is recommended to repair these problems before it is installed, because after the passage of time, these issues and their damages will increase. Removing carpet burns is one of the most important problems that needs to be looked at.
It is better to wrap your carpet in a carpet cover, cellophane or a clean cloth after rolling to prevent dust from entering it. Of course, among all these, we recommend you cloth because plastic covers get sweaty sooner and the carpet gets moldy in humidity.
But there are times when we do not have the possibility to roll the carpet due to the limited space and we have to fold it, in this case it is necessary that we know the basic and correct method to prevent damage to our carpet.
It is necessary to pay attention that due to the change of arrangement and also moving, packing the carpet and preparing it for transportation is very necessary and improper packing of the carpet can destroy the integrity of the carpet and as a result cause permanent wrinkles (carpet case) and cause damage. to it
We have two general methods for folding carpets, which are called one-layer and two-layer. The one-layer method is used when you intend to store your carpet for a long time in a place such as a warehouse, because this method preserves the texture of the carpet and its health more than the two-layer method. But the two-layer method is a more suitable option than one-layer for moving furniture and short-term transportation, because the volume and size of the carpet is smaller than the one-layer folding method.
First, you should turn the carpet upside down and spread it completely on the floor.
Now fold the carpet in half lengthwise from one of the right or left edges.
Now, after folding, smooth and moisten the carpet with your hand, and by dragging your hand on the carpet, you will notice whether it sleeps up or down.
Fold a third of the width of the carpet against the sleeping direction.
Fold the folded third in two steps in the same direction as the first and continue this until the rug becomes a small and voluminous rectangle.
You can fasten it with a rope to make it easier to carry and prevent the carpet from unraveling.
Pay attention, we emphasize again that this method is only used for transportation and moving furniture, otherwise all carpet sellers and professionals use the previous method to maintain their carpets and it is more standard. But because this method is more compact, it is a more suitable option for moving furniture.
Lay the rug on its back on a flat surface.
In the second step, you should fold the carpet lengthwise from the beginning, this should be done up to a third of the carpet. (In the previous method, it was done up to half)
Fold the carpet in the same way, then place the remaining third of the carpet from the lengthwise part on the folded part, i.e. act in such a way that your carpet looks like a narrow and long rectangle.
Find the direction of the carpet by dragging your hand on it and fold a third of the width against the carpet.
Get off the carpet; Sit on your knees behind the folded part and fold a third of the folded part in two steps and continue this work until the carpet turns into a small and voluminous rectangle.
Tie the folded carpet well with a strong rope so that it does not unravel along the way.
Remember that after folding the carpet, if you plan to store it in a place for a long time, be sure to choose a dry and moisture-free warehouse that has a window to let in light, and before folding the carpet, clean the stains and To prevent carpet theft, use naphthalene between its layers. We have already covered other carpet maintenance tips in this article which you can read here.
If you have any questions about folding your hand-woven or machine-made carpet, you can share it with us in the comments section.