We try to take extra care of our oriental rugs, but accidents happen. When your rug gets damaged, you may wonder if you should try to repair it, or if you should simply buy a whole new rug. It can be a difficult decision to make, especially if that oriental rug has been in your family for a long time. Here, we provide some tips to help you decide if it’s worth it to repair or your oriental rug or to buy a new one.

What is the extent of the damage?

First thing’s first—what is the extent of the damage? Answering this question will help you decide what’ worth repairing and what’s not. Rugs with stains can be cleaned, but if your rug is the victim of fire damage or water, then it may be more difficult to repair it. Keep in mind that the more severe the damage, the more expensive and time-consuming it will be to repair it. And in some cases, it may be impossible to repair it.

Does your oriental rug have sentimental value?

Let’s say that your rug experienced some fire damage. If you’ve only had this rug for a year or so, you won’t have much attachment to it. As such, it’ll be easy to chuck it out and buy a new rug. However, if this oriental rug has been in your family for generation, it has much greater sentimental value. You’ll be far more willing to pay the price to repair your rug than you would have been otherwise.

Will your rug appreciate in value?

Oriental rugs, due to their antique nature and beauty, often appreciate in value. The older it is, the more valuable it becomes. However, if your rug will depreciate in value due to the damage, even after repairing it, it may not be worth keeping. You should only repair your oriental rug if you know it will continue to appreciate in value afterwards.

At Surena Rugs, we can repair your oriental rugs or offer you new rugs to replace your damaged one. Contact us today to receive a free quote.