How to Flatten a Wrinkled Area Rug

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How to Flatten a Wrinkled Area Rug

An area rug can be a nice addition to the decor of any home, but a crease in the rug can be not only an eyesore, but a tripping hazard as well. There are many suggestions on how to remove a crease or wrinkle in an area rug, but many either end up damaging the rug or just don't work. Here is one proven method that may help you.

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Things you need

  • 2 towels
  • Washer and dryer
  • Heavy item
  • Wrinkled area rug

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  1. 1

    Take a towel and run it through the washing machine.

  2. 2

    Place the wet towel in the dryer just long enough for the towel to get warm, but not dry.

  3. 3

    Place a dry towel over the wrinkled area on the rug.

  4. 4

    Place the warm towel on top of the dry towel.

  5. 5

    Place a heavy object on top of the towels to apply pressure, such as a small piece of furniture, phone book or even a few more area rugs.

  6. 6

    Let the heat remove the crease. Repeat this process if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not place the wet towel directly on the rug, this may cause the colours to run.

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