Area Rug Cleaning Glossary: R

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Resilience
The way rug pile regains its original thickness after having been subjected to compression.

Rollakans
Flat woven rugs designed in Sweden and produced in Portugal, rollakans original purpose was for the walls of Scandinavian cabins to prevent the wind from blowing between the logs.

Re-fringe
Renovating the fringe of the rug.

Rhubarb
A plant of the Rheum family, which have edible long, green or reddish, stalks. Copper reds or yellow dyes are derived from rhubarb.

Romania
A country in Eastern Europe, capital—Bucharest. Carpet industry in Romania is rather considerable, and traces back as far as 16th century.

Rosette
A design that resembles a round flower.

Rug Pad
Also referred to as “cushion” or “underlay,” a rug pad is any type of material placed under a rug for softness and additional support. Carpets usually gain a longer life wear if a rug pad is placed underneath.

Runner
Also referred to as “corridor rugs,” runners are long and narrow rugs, between 2.5 and 3 feet wide and 6 to 20 + feet long. They are used as carpets for hallways, stairways, an entrances.

 

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