Mehmet is an amazing artist and craftsman–it is clear that he cares deeply about his craft. He also provides fantastic service, and is a pleasure to work with. We have a handmade rug that we got from a family friend many years ago. We love that rug, but our small kids running around on it caused to gradually come undone at the ends. In the last few months this unraveling accelerated. In just two days, Mehmet mended it, created new ends, and made it look like new! In fact it looks better now than it did when we got it. We are so impressed. Thank you, Mehmet!
I recently inherited several small Oriental rugs and had them cleaned and repaired by Mehmet. Mehmet is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and clearly loves his craft. He came to my apartment to look at the rugs and appraise the repair work just a few hours after I called him. The work was expected to take a week, but Mehmet finished and returned the rugs in just a few days. Some of the rugs are very old, but they look beautiful and the repair work is absolutely seamless. Mehmet was happy to answer all of our questions and gave advice on how to care for the rugs. He was also able to tell us a lot about the patterns in our rugs and where they were made. I am very glad to have found Solak Rug Repair and I will definitely call him next time our rugs need to be cleaned!
We sought Mr. Solak’s help to fix a lovely Bukhara runner that had been torn and left with an offensive odor after being cleaned at a Tacoma-area rug shop. Mr. Solak explained in advance that restoration of the carpet was going to be difficult and time consuming. He contacted us several weeks later and said that he’d done his best to repair the tear, but explained that the brittleness of the short cotton fibers of the carpet could not be restored to their original luster and suppleness. Nevertheless, we were extremely pleased with what Mr. Solak was able to do to bring life back to this lovely piece. Based upon this experience, we’d highly recommend Mr. Solak to others who have Middle Eastern carpets in need of some TLC.
I’ve known Mehmet for 8 years and have had him repair and clean several of my rugs. His work was quick, thorough, and extremely professional. Recently he did an outstanding job in hanging one of my Turkish rugs to be displayed on my living room wall. It looks beautiful, elegant, and like a work of art. I could not be happier! Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed.
Mr. Mehmet Solak is an expert in the repair, care and history of fine carpets. Mehmet entered our home and immediately told us the background on the rugs we had. He repaired an antique Persian rug so well that we cannot even see where there was damage. He repaired a 200 year old Balouk and even replaced a previous repair that was not up to his own high standards. He truly is an artist and cares very deeply about his craftsmanship. He uses only the finest wools and silks and performs his magic repairs very quickly. We feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful professional and have and will continue to recommend his services to our friends and neighbors. You can trust Solak Rug Repair with your fine rugs and you will be amazed at the results.
Fantastic rug repairman. My grandmother made me a rug that I received as a wedding gift. I’ve been married almost 20 years, so through the years it started to unravel and come apart. Mehmet worked his magic and repaired my rug. I couldn’t tell it had been repaired, he did a fantastic job and it was fixed to perfection. He is a master at what he does and does a fabulous job. Don’t hesitate to contact him for any rug repairs.