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American Braided Rugs

American Braided Rugs
American Braided Rugs; Wow these go way back in American history as flooring cover, used by many to eliminate the coldness of cabin floor and to add beauty to a room.  Colonials used scraps of clothing and other excess material and we still find them today in homes.  One issue with older braided rugs is, the cotton thread used to link each loop can dry rot and cause the rug to pull apart.  We know that some of these rugs h…

How Do I Keep My Walk-Off Mats Clean

How Do I Keep My Walk-Off Mats Clean
Every Winter we are faced with icy sidewalks and the only solution is to salt them to protect from slips and falls.  The salt that doesn't melt tracks into your homes and businesses and leaves a nice white ring of residue.  If this is not treated, it will lead to transfer to your carpets and tiles in your home and businesses and, will lead to shortening the life of your carpets.  You see salt like any dry soil has sharp ed…

Area Rug Headboards

Area Rug Headboards
Headboard Area Rug   Yes, we have made a few area rugs into headboards.  Headboard rugs really accent the room and can take a family treasure off the floor and create a beautiful piece of artwork. Especially recommended for your Silk rugs and antique rug that you don’t want to walk on anymore but, you want to still enjoy looking at them.   With all of these newer beds that raise and lower, a headboard that i…

Why Is Their A Leather Strap On My Rug?

Why Is Their A Leather Strap On My Rug?
Sometimes we encounter a leather strap on the back sid of the rug normally found secured to the side cord of the rug.  This leather strap is placed on the rug after completion of the weaving or sometimes added at the point of sale of the rug.  The purpose of the strap is, to hold the side of the rug straight and not allow the edges to curl up and cause a tripping hazard. It is not always needed on a rug and normally is placed o…

Can You Repair A Damaged Side Of An Area Rug?

Can You Repair A Damaged Side Of An Area Rug?
The short answer to this question is yes we can!  We have technicians on staff to handle your repair needs.  As pictured above we can see that the once damaged side of the rug is now repaired.  If this repair is not completed, eventually it will begin to unravel the entire rug and you will no longer have a family heirloom.   We know how to reweave areas on a hand knotted rug to restore it and we use the proper wool to…

What Is The Difference Between Hand Knotted And Handmade?

What Is The Difference Between Hand Knotted And Handmade?
What is the Difference Hand Knotted VS Handmade Oriental Rugs    Many times a store will list a rug as handmade and you think that it is made by someone however, there is a difference.  Hand Made means that yes someone used their hands to make it but, they also used a machine to assist like a tufting gun or a mechanized loom.  Hand Knotted on the other hand means, that they individually tied each …

Isfahan Area Rugs

Isfahan Area Rugs
Isfahan Rug   This will be the first in our series of discovering rugs from around the world.  The picture today is of a Isfahan Area rug made in Iran.  Specifically Isfahan rugs are made in central Iran and this one was made after World War II.  They Feature a floral center medallion on floral filled or they can also be a pictorial of a hunting scene.  Normally the colors used in these types of rugs are …

Why Use A Rug Plant

Why Use A Rug Plant
Why Use a Rug Plant to Clean Your Rug? The rug pictured, was first vacuumed and then dusted with our professional dusting machine.  A Vacuum could not have gotten all the dry soils out of this rug.  A total close to a pound of dust was removed.  A professional rug plant with trained and certified Master Rug Cleaners ensures your valuable and sentimental rugs receive the treatment they deserve. Did you know that your wo…

Are You Fighting The Allergy Issues?

Are You Fighting The Allergy Issues?
Every year when the trees and flowers bloom the pollens flow and we begin spring.  The best way for you to control your environment during this time of year is, control your air quality in your home.  This means cleaning and dusting all your surfaces that attract pollen and mold spores.  We recommend that this is the time of year to clean your area rugs.  Area rugs made of wool act best as a filter to hold pollen and …

Why Should I Use A Master Rug Cleaner?

Why Should I Use A Master Rug Cleaner?
Why Should I Use a Master Rug Cleaner?   Master Rug Cleaners spend years training, learning and studying area rugs from around the world and not just to clean them correctly but, to also identify where they are from and how to best protect them from fading, bleeding, and damage.  A Master Rug Cleaner just doesn’t throw your rug down and use a machine on it know as Topical Cleaning, they test the colors for dye bleed, …

Should I Have My Rug Cleaned In My Home?

Should I Have My Rug Cleaned In My Home?
Should I Clean My Area Rug in My Home?   The answer if you should clean your area rugs in your home is NO!  Hand Knotted wool rugs or even Machine made wool rugs can’t be clean properly in your home because, a natural fiber like wool requires the ability to totally saturate the fiber to penetrate enough to remove all the soil particles. Think of the sheep where the wool is harvested from, the sheep is normally out…

Why Are There White Dots On My Area Rug?

Why Are There White Dots On My Area Rug?
Why are there white dots on my rug?                                 As a rug ages, little by little, white dots can start to appear overtime.  These white dots are actually the knots at the foundation of the rug poking through to the top.  They originate from all the way back…

What About Rug Pillows?

What About Rug Pillows?
What are Rug Pillows? Rug pillows are simply rugs that have been sewn together or a different backing to make a pillow out of a rug.  You see even when you think the rug has no other purpose you can turn in into a pillow.  Rug pillows make a great added interior design to your décor in your home or office.  They also allow you to display a small rug in a different way and a useful way.  Another good point t…

How To Maintain Your Area Rug

How To Maintain Your Area Rug
What should I do to Maintain My Area Rug? Great question and one we get asked all the time.  Your area rug should be professional washed at least every two years by a certified Master Rug Cleaner in a professional rug plant and never in your home.  Your rug needs to properly dusted, washed, dried and groomed.  This process takes several hours and can’t be done in the home. In between cleanings, you need to on a w…

Reweaving Hand Knotted Rugs

Reweaving Hand Knotted Rugs
Reweaving of a Hand Knotted Rug     Yes, we can reweave your hand knotted rug and save your heirloom.  The picture attached shows a rug that had been damaged over the years.  The customer thought that the rug would have to be cut down or live with the damage look. We were able to reweave the rug by recreating the backing and tying new knots to the rug following the pattern of the original designer.  Y…

Persian Gabbeh Rug

Persian Gabbeh Rug
Persian Gabbeh rugs only came in existence in the last 40 years or so and provide more of a modern geometric design.  Some have very few patterns, no patterns and bright colors are used in most designs.  The pile of the rug (Wool) is very thick and the knots are not very dense in the rug.  These rugs are made by nomadic tribes and were use in the tent during travel.   The one pictured above is my Gabbeh.  I am a …

How To Remove Odor From My Area Rug Con'T

How To Remove Odor From My Area Rug Con'T
  Getting odor out of a rug saturated with Urine, Cigarette smoke, smoke from fire or any type of odor is difficult because not only does the outer fiber become saturated but so does the base of the rug too.  We have found the best way to remove this odor is using professional odor removals with a rug spa treatment. Synthetic fiber rugs have a heavy backing normally consisting of the fiber it is made from and a latex materi…

How To Protect Your Area Rugs In Summer

How To Protect Your Area Rugs In Summer
Summer is the time of year we spend more time enjoying nature and especially going to the lake and if your lucky, the ocean.  We spend the day in sand and of course we end up bringing some of it home with us.  The sand is then transferred to the area rug when we walk across them.  FYI: Sand and rugs don't mix well together.   Sand has on the average 23 edges to it that will cut the fiber of your rug as we walk acr…

Spring Has Sprung Time To Clean Your Rugs

Spring Has Sprung Time To Clean Your Rugs
Spring has Sprung Time to Clean Your Rugs Yes, we are in the heart of spring and with that the time to clean our rugs is here along with all your spring cleaning requirements.  We need to remember, all of your rugs have been exposed to the winter weather of snow, rain, slush, salt, sand and the dry soils that accumulate from being in a closed air environment.  We recommend all rugs are cleaned no later than every two years …

Kona Rug From Turkey

Kona Rug From Turkey
What a great example of a Kona Rug Made in Eastern Turkey.  Vibrant color fields make this rug very pleasing to the eye and one to add to your collection of rugs.  You see we believe that all hand knotted rugs are works of art found on your floor and, we believe you can never have to many of them. These rugs make great everyday use rugs and add to the decor of your room.  We recommend with these types of rugs that you clea…
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