Zebra rug problem

Submitted by Bill Gouba on 7/6/06 at 11:10 AM. ( bgouba@verizon.net )

Does anyone have a remedy for curling edges on a flat zebra rug with no backing?


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This response submitted by Cowboy on 7/6/06 at 3:27 PM. ( )

Wetting it down some and use some steam after you nail it down and then reoil again, I don't know what else works, It works for me.

Zebra rug...

This response submitted by Mary's Wholesale Rugmaking on 7/6/06 at 4:12 PM. ( halflingrugger2cox.net )

...How old is the tan? Once a flat skin has started to curl and has been that way for quite a while, it has the memory to continue to do so , even after rehydrating and restretching. If you elect to spend the time and money to rehydrate and restretch (do not oil it!)You really need to put a border and backing on it or it will simply curl again after a period of time. Zebras skins are thin and when put on a floor or wall without backing the changing temperatures of your home( heat, fireplace, airconditioner,etc.) and the weather outside(humidity) play a large roll on dictating what that leather is going to do.
Kind regards,


This response submitted by William on 7/6/06 at 10:11 PM. ( * )

If it hasnt had ALL the cartilage membrane removed from underneath, no matter what you do, it will always be stiff and tend to curl around the perimeter.

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