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
Take a towel and run it through the washing machine.
Place the wet towel in the dryer just long enough for the towel to get warm, but not dry.
Place a dry towel over the wrinkled area on the rug.
Place the warm towel on top of the dry towel.
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.
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.