RUGS 101:  Rug Repair and Restoration

RUGS 101: Rug Repair and Restoration

RUG REPAIR and Restoration:  Whether it’s everyday use, pets, plants, age, furniture wear, or an OVER-enthusiastic vacuuming,  ALL area rugs eventually show signs of damage and distress.  Typically, the most common areas in need of repair are the edges and...
RUGS 101:  Stain and Fiber PROTECTION

RUGS 101: Stain and Fiber PROTECTION

One of the most important options to consider after you have your rug or carpets professionally cleaned is whether or not to have a stain and fiber protector applied.  Fiber protector is a KEY factor in safeguarding your rug and carpets from everyday traffic and...
RUGS 101: PET URINE – WHAT TO DO?

RUGS 101: PET URINE – WHAT TO DO?

Pet Urine Stains – What to do?  Removing the odor from your rug after a pet urine accident is relatively simple.  But the pH level of the stains left behind change as they dry, sometimes causing permanent color loss, or bleeding of the dyes.  In extreme cases,...
RUGS 101:  HAND KNOTTED VS. TUFTED RUGS

RUGS 101: HAND KNOTTED VS. TUFTED RUGS

HAND KNOTTED RUGS are made by skilled weavers who hand tie every knot. Traditionally made with wool or silk, the weaver ties each knot around the warp threads one at a time.  The rug can consist of 25 to over 9000 knots per square inch and it can take many months to...