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Should I Have My Rug Fringe Cleaned In My Home?

Should I Have My Rug Fringe Cleaned In My Home?
Why You Should Take Your Rug To Rug Plant for Fringe Cleaning   You see many carpet cleaners advertise on the side of their van that they clean rugs.  They even offer to clean them in your home.  They reassure you they know how to clean them and charge you for the surface cleaning of the rug but there is only one problem; your rug if it is a hand-knotted rug is natural fiber and the surface clean with a wand or hand to…

When Should I Clean My Area Rugs

When Should I Clean My Area Rugs
                                                                     How Often Should I Wash My Rug?          How often should you wash your rug?  I get asked this question all the time and the answer is somewhat simp…

Pakistan Rug Bokhara

Pakistan Rug Bokhara
Great example in the picture of a standard Pakiistani Rug with the Bokhara design.  These designs are well reprsented in the market in all sizes and color patterns.  The distinct feature is the repeating guls found on the rug.  The red color shown here is one of the most favorite of American buyers of rugs since the beginning of making these types in the 1940s however, this particular rug is post 1980 and is the most commonly …

Importance Of Dusting A Rug

Importance Of Dusting A Rug
Many people wait until they can see visible signs of spots to decide to clean their rugs.  The picture above shows the results from dusting a rug that showed no signs of spots or soiling.  You see, wool rugs are able to hold dust, mold spores and pollens deep within the fibers just like a filter for your home air quality however, at least every two years that filter which is the rug needs to be cleaned by a professional.   …

Isfahan Area Rugs

Isfahan Area Rugs
Located in central Iran, this rug is a beautiful example of what this region produces.  If you have a rug similar to this one in the picture, then you may have one from this area.   Some key features Isfahan rugs have are; Asymmetrical Knots  Cotton or silk warps Wool pile Floral; center medallion on floral filled field and can also come in a hunting scene or pictorial  Usually in the 5x7 size of r…

When Should I Clean My Walk Off Mats?

When Should I Clean My Walk Off Mats?
When should I clean my Walk off Mats?   It is winter time and along with that comes the use of ice melt and sand to eliminate slipping hazards in your home and business.  You have to use it or face the chance of someone getting hurt even though the effects of ice melt will damage the fiber of your carpets.  What to do?  Easy answer is call us to clean your walk-off mats and remove the salt, sand, and snow from…

Yes We Wash Rugs

Yes We Wash Rugs
Rug Washing in O’Fallon Illinois   Robin’s Rug Repair is the premiere rug washing company of O’Fallon Illinois and the Metro East with two Certified Master Rug Cleaners and the only Rug Cleaning Plant in the Metro East.  We clean all types of rugs from machine made area rugs to hand knotted, handmade, Persian and/or Oriental rugs.  We even have on-site repair specialist trained by the best in the Unit…

Why Use A Master Rug Cleaner

Why Use A Master Rug Cleaner
Why Choose a Master Rug Cleaner for Your Area Rug Cleaning Needs   When the time comes to address the cleaning of your area rug, you must ask yourself the following three questions; 1.  How should it be cleaned? 2. Who should clean it? 3. Why use a Master Rug Cleaner These three questions will assist you in choosing the correct way of cleaning your area rug especially when that rug is an investment, family h…

Is It A Silk Rug?

Is It A Silk Rug?
        One of my favorite experiences since working in the rug world is the feel of a soft, smooth silk rug.  It’s one of the great draws to purchasing a silk rug over a wool rug. As time has gone by there has been an increase in fibers that are alternatives for silk, which begs the question, is your silk rug really silk?  Now may be a good time to flip over that corner and have a look at the tag on the b…

What Is A Hand Tufted Rug

What Is A Hand Tufted Rug
What is a Hand Tufted Rug?     Hand Tufted rugs are made using a loom following a design using wool or other fibers to create an area rug however; a machine is used to tie the knots on the wefts and warps.  On the other hand, making a hand knotted rug, a person individually ties each knot by hand and no machine is used.  They use only something to cut the wool and to help pack it down tight.  Hand Tufted rugs…

Rug Summit 8

Rug Summit 8
Rug Summit 8 Event     Wow!  What a great event put on by Centrum Force by the owners Tom Monaham and Greg Turcotte in Chicago Illinois over the past week.  This format allows rug washers from across the country to meet in the same location and share washing, repairing and business practices to improve everyone’s ability to clean area rugs.  We also were given plant tours of two great Chicago rug washin…

What Type Of Rug Pad Do I Need

What Type Of Rug Pad Do I Need
What type of Pad Should I Use for my Area Rug?   We get asked this question all the time because, it is important to have the correct pad to ensure that the rug last a long time and the flooring underneath remains in good shape and protected.  A wool rug needs the pad to protect the fibers as you walk and compress them into the flooring.  The flooring needs the pad to protect its surface from rubbing against the rug and th…