Restoration, Conservation & Cleaning

The Rug & Carpet Studio is a leading UK centre of excellence in the restoration, cleaning and conservation of handmade Oriental rugs and carpets, French Aubusson and Axminster carpets.

We have an international client base, including historic properties, museums and private owners. Our experienced conservator-restorers offer broad ranging treatment options for functional rugs and those on display, including robust repairs, support treatment and preventive advice. All of the restoration and conservation work is carried out by hand at our Studio in Long Melford. The Studio is equipped with specialist facilities and security systems, with over 85 square metres of space to facilitate repairs and cleaning of over-sized carpets. The Studio can provide on-site assessments and arrange for handling and transportation where required.

We offer extensive cleaning from dust extraction and surface wet cleaning of functional rugs and carpets, through to intricate surface cleaning of fragile textiles. Stain removal and mould treatment are available, along with specialist full immersion cleaning for smoke, fire and flood damage. Moth treatments are also available to remove moth and carpet beetle infestations, along with guidance on monitoring systems and prevention.

The Rug & Carpet Studio offers documentation services including survey assessments, condition and treatment reports and aftercare advice.

Restoration

The Studio offers extensive restoration work ranging from stabilising minor damage, and rebinding worn side cords, through to reweaving large holes and splits.

A range of repair options are provided where appropriate, taking into account the condition and value of the rug.

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Conservation

The conservators specialise in the treatment of European and Oriental rugs and carpets.

We provide remedial treatment and preventive advice to clients from historic properties, museums and private owners. Our experienced team including accredited conservators offer broad ranging treatment options for antique and contemporary carpets. Treatment includes work to functional rugs and those on display. Our services range from robust repairs to support treatment and preventive advice. Documentation includes survey assessments, condition and treatment reports, preventive and aftercare advice.

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Cleaning

The Studio offers extensive cleaning; from dust extraction and surface wet cleaning of functional rugs and carpets, through to intricate surface cleaning of fragile textiles.

Each rug is assessed to tailor the cleaning to the condition of the rug. Stain removal and mould treatment are available, along with specialist full immersion cleaning for smoke, fire and flood damage.

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Insect Treatment

Insect pests such as carpet moths and beetles cause irreversible damage to rugs and carpets that is costly to repair.

Discover when and where they are found and how to identify them. Preventive measures and what to do if you find evidence of an insect infestation. Natural prevention and treatment options that do not harm you or your rugs. Who to contact for help.

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Services

Restoration and conservation treatment. Documentation, preventive conservation and aftercare. Research and education. Transportation and packing. Reproductions and replacements.

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About The Team

Our conservator-restorers are highly skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of rug and carpet repair.

Their specialist skills have been developed through extensive practical and theoretical in-house training to understand and customise the repairs for the specific condition of each rug. All conservators have backgrounds and training in the field of textiles and art.

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