Odors and Color Problems in Area Rugs
In recent years there have been a profusion of lesser quality, odorous area rugs that have appeared in the consumer marketplace. Most of these are hand-tufted rugs from the Asian subcontinent, particularly imported from India, Pakistan or China. One of the common problems with these rugs is a tenacious unpleasant odor that emanates from the latex back coating or adhesive which is a part of the carpet construction. Unfortunately, this foul odor is "built in" and no amount of professional cleaning or deodorization will permanently remove it.
The odor can vary from mild to strong and oppressive...
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