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Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Posted by sis2two (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 4, 12 at 14:21

I realize that this may sound ridiculous, but I have an oriental rug for my bedroom that I like better on the underside. The reason being that the colors are more muted and it looks kind of like a needlepoint rug. In all honesty, would it look crazy to use it that way? And has anybody here ever done that ? Thanks.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Absolutely. It's a great trick. I also have used the wrong side of fabrics because I liked the colors better.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

And would you still use a rug pad?


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

I always use a rug pad.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Thanks Fun2BeHere!


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Happy to help. Just don't use one of those rug pads that's sticky.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Are you sure it's not a flat weave? Those are reversible.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

No, it is an oriental rug that we have had for a couple of years.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

You risk stressing and breaking the backing material if this is not a flat weave.


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RE: Has anyone here used their oriental rug with the backside up?

Live wire oak said, "You risk stressing and breaking the backing material if this is not a flat weave."

I've been doing this with one of my oriental rugs for years with no problem. I use the reverse in summer with light slip covers on the furniture and the regular side during the winter.


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