What is the white powder that collects under a wool rug I purchased for my son's room a couple years ago?

Asked by Kyrie
Seattle, WA



Kevin Holdridge

Answered by Kevin Holdridge

Charlotte, NC

KDH Residential Design, LLC

May 23, 2012

The white dust is the deterioration of the glue that holds tufted rugs together.

Many times these wool rugs sit in the warehouse for a very long time prior to being purchased.

Tufted rugs are not meant to last forever and the glue will continue to dust until eventually releasing the fibers.

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