How To Run An Electrical Wire Through A Rug

The Simplest Way to Snake an Electrical Wire Through a Rug

Running a Wire Through a Rug – Below, we will outline the appropriate steps that you should take if you have the need to snake an electrical wire through an antique rug. Following this guide will help you through this process while minimizing the risk of┬ádamage to your antique rug. For safety, we suggest having an electrician do this or anything else that involves running electrical wires or cable.

First Remove the plug from the end of the wire

Removing Electrical Wire Plug To Pass Through the Rug
Removing Electrical Wire Plug To Pass Through the Rug

Make sure you have a thin tool that has a pointed end.

Tool With Pointed End By Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
Tool With Pointed End

Identify the location of where you want the wire to come out. Then from the BACK of the rug, push the pointed tool through the wefts the rug so that pokes out on the other side. Please note that you should not be tearing the rug. Rotate the tool to create just enough space to snake the wire through.

Making A Hole For Passing Electrical Wires Through Antique Rugs By Nazmiyal Antique Carpets
Making A Hole For Passing Electrical Wires Through Antique Rugs

Push the wire through the “hole” you created and pull through all the excess wire.

Run An Electrical Wire Through A Rug by Nazmiyal Antique Oriental Rugs
How To Run An Electrical Wire Through A Rug

Pull all the excess wire from under the rug and re-attach the plug to the other-end and plug it into the electric outlet. If done correctly, you should just see the wire poking through with no extra space around the wire.