Is there any way to get crease out of area rug?

marti8aJune 17, 2011

Tuesday Morning stores often have some nice looking area rugs, but they are folded down the center. I have a runner I bought somewhere else that was folded in two places, and those creases have never flattened out. I've had that runner for several months and it's in the garage so no big deal, but a big area rug with a permanent crease would drive me nuts.

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alyssak

If you lay it on the floor it should come out by itself. It probably a softer thread then your garage runner so it will fade away a lot faster.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 12:58PM
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bestyears

I happened to watch million dollar decorators on tv yesterday, and they were instructing the staff of a swanky new place to use a regular household iron on the rug creases....

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:16PM
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chijim

I recently saw on the Mil $ Decorators show were they used an iron set on steam to remove the creases in the area rug.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:17PM
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WannBeHome

I was going to suggest the same thing as bestyears and chijim. Steam!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:28PM
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maire_cate

I've been able to steam creases out of rugs with my steam iron as long as it hasn't been in that position for too long. I haven't been able to steam out the deep marks in my carpet from the legs of my old couch. What a pain.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:45PM
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marti8a

Thanks! I'll try it on this runner and see what happens.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 2:09PM
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chijim

I've been able to steam creases out of rugs with my steam iron as long as it hasn't been in that position for too long. I haven't been able to steam out the deep marks in my carpet from the legs of my old couch. What a pain.

I seem to recall seeing you use ice cubes for those.

Jim

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:53PM
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maire_cate

Jim - thanks for the tip - I'm willing to try just about anything. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:09PM
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peaches12345

Definetely the ice works on carpet. Just put an ice cube in the furniture depression in your carpet and it will fluff the yarn back up. Done it for years.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:18PM
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juleecat

Ice cube, then fluff gently with a fork.........

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 6:45AM
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sheilaaus122

Wow. I remember the ice cube thing. I swear I tried it and it didn't work. I may be super dense at times so could you give full instructions? I don't remember the gently fluffing with a fork... and I am not being facetious - so please do share. thanks

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:47AM
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CharBerry

I've got same problem with my new area rug. It's on my new hardwood floor so really scared to try iron or steam. Have put heavy books (law books) and it still didn't come out. I have always heard of the ice cube thing.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:02AM
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Zoe52

If you decide to steam it out of the rug be sure to put a damp towel over the spot to iron and do not directly iron the rug. Otherwise, you could possibly burn the rug! I have used this method to iron out furniture dents in my rugs before. But it takes multiple trials to do it.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:12PM
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alex9179

For a smaller rug, I'd take it outside to steam it. I would never do it over a wood floor. I've used the ice cube trick with finger fluffing. Hmmm, that doesn't sound very appropriate!

I just got a very worn rug from a shop and it has a corner that has curled. I think I'm going do the steam trick. Although, it's so steamy outside right now a few hours may limp it right up!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:28PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I would remove it from the wood floors then use a steam mop on the crease. It works much better than the iron and can't accidentally burn the rug. A clothes steamer works too.

1 Like    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:08AM
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ailene54

I bought one from overstock, the creases from being rolled were horrible. I laid it in the sun for the day, it took them all out.

1 Like    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:25PM
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