Why There Are White Knots On My Rug?
by Dan D. Owner and marketing manager at Sparky Carpet Clean
Do you wonder why there are white knots on your rug?
Before you start to get angry or disappointed, and try to cut it all out
immediately you see them. You should know that it will damage the foundation of
the rug. Trust me, you do not want that! And you should also know that it is
quite common, and you are not the only one experiencing it. But the good news
is that it can be fixed. You can find great rug cleaning services, or a
professional rug cleaning company in Baton Rouge that will make it all go away.
So that you do not end up with a damaged rug—something that could be avoided.
Still, do you want to know why you see those annoying
knots on your rug in the first place? I will make it as comprehensible as
possible. It is not an answer if you do not comprehend it, right?
What are White Knots?
To answer this question, you need to know about what rugs
are made of (if you do not). Rugs are made from natural or synthetic fibers.
And some on the list are: cotton, wool, silk, polypropylene, rayon, polyester,
and olefin. And the example that will be focused on here is cotton.
You may know that some rugs are made onto a foundation of
warps and weft knitted yarns. Warps in this context means top to bottom, and
weft means side to side. And these yarns can be light-colored or off-white
cotton. That means that some of the warps or wefts in rugs are made of white
cotton. And rug looms subject these warp yarns into a lot of tension. And
tension is further increased in the weaving process. And it is obvious that you
cannot weave it without adding tension to the yarns.
As a result of this, some of the warp (or weft) yarns end
up broken or are weakened—especially in hand-knotted rugs when the comb is
pounded (that is between each knot row). Two different knots are produced by
knotting a short warp in the foundation. That is how these broken yarns are
seamed together. It becomes conspicuous when the rug is used for some time
because the rug pile will wear down and expose those splices. Though not all
warps are made of white cotton, obviously, it is clear that those knot maybe
inevitable in rugs because you cannot do without cleaning your rugs. And the
more you vacuum or clean it, the more of them you will see. You do not have to hate
your rugs as a result of this. The ‘problem’ can be fixed, when it happens. And
that is a good reason to hire a good rug cleaning company to get it done.
So that is why you see those white knots in your rug.
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