1701, 2014

History of Turkish Rugs

January 17th, 2014|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs|Tags: , |

History of the Turkish Rug The history of Turkish rugs which are hand knotted or flat woven in the Kilim, Soumak, Cicim or Zili style are world famous as works of art. Their beauty and utilitarian value as protection against the cold are the result of thousands of years of cultural, environmental, religious and socio economic and political conditions among the nomadic Turkic people of central Asia, Turkey and the ancient regions east of Anatolia. Traditionally, women have been the master designers and weavers of these rugs. […]

1001, 2014

History of the Persian Rug

January 10th, 2014|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs|Tags: |

Persian Rug The history of the Persian rug or carpet goes back 2,500 years and weaves a story of artistic beauty, pioneer carpet weavers and closely guarded family skills passed down from fathers to sons. Persian rug weaving gives insight into the heritage of a great civilization. The origin of Persian carpets was humble; they filled a simple need to cover a floor or entranceway and protect nomadic tribesmen from the cold and damp. As their beauty grew through more intricate designs and finer threads, kings and noblemen became interested and saw their collection as a sign of [...]

1712, 2013

How to find quality Rug Repair in Bellingham

December 17th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: |

Rug Repair Finding quality rug repair in Bellingham is difficult.  Rug Repair is a specialty service probably just as important as rug cleaning to maintaining the life of your rug. We are rug cleaning experts but we see so many rugs that we are very familiar with rug repair needs and have a long standing relationship with a rug repair company and master weavers who can repair the wear and tear your rug will experience over the years. Common Rug Damage Rug Edges. Rug sides and ends are particularly vulnerable to damage. […]

612, 2013

How to Spot Clean Wool Rugs

December 6th, 2013|Categories: General, Rug Cleaning|Tags: |

Spot Clean Wool Rugs You must be careful when you spot clean wool rugs.  There are certain do’s and don’ts and if not done properly can ruin your rug. Wool fibers react differently than synthetic fibers and the first thing to know about cleaning wool is what not to do. Do not use a carpet spotter purchased at the local grocery store. Carpet spotters are made to clean synthetic fibers because 99% of all carpeting is manufactured with synthetic fibers. You should look for the Wool-Safe logo on a bottle cleaner before making the purchase. Manufacturers pay Wool-safe [...]

2611, 2013

4 Common Ways to Remove Pet Urine from Carpet

November 26th, 2013|Categories: General, Rug Cleaning|

Remove Pet Urine From Carpet The way to remove pet urine from carpet is fairly straightforward.  Pets are precious members of the family but unfortunately, they often have accidents that leave pet urine, odor and stains on your carpet. The question is how do you clean up the mess completely so the stain and smell are completely gone? Your best bet is to call in professional carpet cleaners! When you have stains or odors bad enough that you are having trouble getting rid of them, it can seem like the only solution is to replace your carpet but [...]

1811, 2013

Tufted Rug vs a Woven Rug

November 18th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

Tufted Rug Tufted Rugs are made like a sandwich. The face yarns, typically 100% wool, are stitched into a primary backing that resembles fish netting, usually made from a synthetic material. (In some cases, jute is used instead of synthetic material. Jute is a long, soft and shiny vegetable fiber that is typically used to make burlap, Hessian or gunny cloth and is one of the most affordable natural fibers.) The little pieces of cut or looped yarn then poke through the backing. A secondary backing is attached by adhesives to the primary backing. The secondary backing is [...]

511, 2013

Professional Rug Cleaning vs Carpet Cleaning

November 5th, 2013|Categories: General, Rug Cleaning|

Professional rug cleaning is necessary to protect the life and beauty of a rug. Very few carpet cleaning companies have skilled rug cleaning experts on the payroll and even fewer have a facility where an Oriental rug cleaning professional can really spread their wings and perform their magic. Carpet cleaning is more about science and technology whereas washing and cleaning wool rugs is an art that takes years to master. An individual can purchase the necessary equipment, spend a week reading technical data, a month in the field applying the knowledge and becoming familiar with the equipment and [...]

2210, 2013

How to Buy an Oriental Rug

October 22nd, 2013|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs|Tags: |

Buy an Oriental Rug There are many things to look for when you want to buy an Oriental rug.  It is important to understand the process fully in order to be sure of your investment. A beautiful Oriental rug should be seen as a piece of art work. It is functional as a floor covering but should also be enjoyed as art for its beauty and its appreciation in value. Many Oriental rugs stand the test of time and are passed down through three or four family generations. By 50 years old, an oriental rug is considered semi-antique [...]

2608, 2011

Area Rugs Have Memories

August 26th, 2011|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

We received three turn of the century Chinese area rugs today and I have to say, they are magnificent in color, quality and beauty. They just don't make rugs today that compare. Each rug was from a different customer but one rug deserved a mention here today. A friendly gentleman that must of been in his early seventies  brought us a fine wool rug today that he is very attached to, and for good reason, it was his beloved grandmothers favorite rug and held special memories for him. He shared a fun memory of when  he would lay across the rug as a child and watch the colors change from light to dark as he wisp ed [...]

3006, 2011

Spot Cleaners for Wool Area Rugs

June 30th, 2011|Categories: General|

One of the most frequently asked questions is "What should I use to spot clean my wool rug?". My first response is "Don't use carpet spotters purchased in your local grocery store". Carpet spotters are made for synthetic fibers which 99% of all carpeting is manufactured with. The safest bet is to purchase a product that has been certified safe by a company called  Woolsafe. Manufactures pay Woolsafe to undergo tests for spotters and cleaners developed to clean and wash wool products. Once the products have been deemed safe, the wool-safe logo can be attached to the product label. OK, [...]

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