How To Guide: Rolling Up Rugs and Carpets

Step by Step Guide To Rolling Up Rugs and Carpets

“How should I be rolling up my rugs” is one of the most frequently asked rug related questions that we get. Since we spend so much time explaining how to go about doing this, we figured it would make sense to simply post this instructional guide.

This animated gif should you the all the steps for rolling up your rugs or carpets:

How To Guide For Rolling Up Rugs and Carpets by nazmiyal
How To Guide For Rolling Up Rugs and Carpets

Below we is our step by step instruction guide to rolling up rugs and carpets:

Step 1 – Open the rug or carpet and lay it out it is completely open and lays flat on your floor (as seen in the images below)

Lay The Rug Flat On The Floor - Nazmiyal
Lay The Rug Flat On The Floor (top view)
Lay Carpet Completely flat On Floor - Nazmiyal
Lay Carpet Completely flat On Floor (side view)

Step 2: Grab the rug corners on one side and fold them in one third of the way as seen in the image below:

Grab Rug Corners and Fold In One Third Of The Way - Nazmiyal
How To Grab Rug Corners and Fold In One Third Of The Way

If you folded the carpet over correctly, the rug should now look like:

Lay Rug Flat With One Third Folded Over - Nazmiyal
Lay Rug Flat With One Third Folded Over (top view)
Lay Carpet Flat On The Floor With One Third Folded Over - Nazmiyal
Lay Carpet Flat On The Floor With One Third Folded Over (side view)

Step 3: Fold the second rug third over so that it overlaps the first carpet fold. If correctly, you should have a rug that has now been folded in thirds and it should like the below images.

Fold Second Third Of The Rug Over - Nazmiyal
Fold Second Third Of The Rug Over (top view)
Carpet With Second Third Folded Over - Nazmiyal
Carpet With Second Third Folded Over (side view)

Step 4: Fold Over One End Of The Rug About Half Way Down:

Fold One Rug End In About Half Way Down - Nazmiyal
Fold One Rug End In About Half Way Down (top view)
Fold In One Carpet End Half Way - Nazmiyal
Fold In One Carpet End Half Way (side view)

Step 5: Fold the other end of the carpet so that it overlaps the first fold. If Done correctly, the rug should now like like this:

Fold Other End of The Rug To Overlap Other Fold - Nazmiyal
Fold Other End of The Rug To Overlap Other Fold (top view)
Fold Other End of The Carpet To Overlap Other Fold - Nazmiyal
Fold Other End of The Carpet To Overlap The Other Fold (side view)

Step 6: Fold over the end of the rug one more time. If done correctly, your carpet should now look like:

Fold Over The End Of The Rug One More Time - Namziyal
Fold Over The End Of The Rug One More Time (top view)
Fold Carpet End One More Time - Nazmiyal
Fold Over Carpet End One More Time (side view)

Step 7: Now its time to start actually rolling up your rug. See how to being rolling your carpet below:

Start Rolling The Rug - Nazmiyal
Start Rolling The Rug (top view)
Start Rolling The Carpet - Nazmiyal
Start Rolling The Carpet (side view)

Step 8: Roll the rug up till the very end. If you followed all the steps above, your carpet should now be completely rolled up and should look the images below:

Roll Up The Rug Till The Very End - Nazmiyal
Roll Up The Rug Till The Very End (top view)
Roll Up The Carpet Till The Very End - Nazmiyal
Roll Up The Carpet Till The Very End (side view)

Now your rug is fully rolled up and ready to be wrapped up for shipping or storage.

See the rug video below that shows to Nazmiyal employees rolling up a rug:


This rug blog that offers an in depth guide to rolling up rugs and carpets was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs in New York City.