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Rug Summit II a smashing success

On Feb. 12-13, the second Centrum Force Rug Summit was held at Modernistic’s new Rugology Center in Troy, Mich. 

Jeff Jones

On Feb. 12-13, the second Centrum Force Rug Summit was held at Modernistic’s new Rugology Center in Troy, Mich. 

Modernistic’s Rugology facility

Over seventy-five attendees were entertained by demonstrations and lectures on aspects of rug care and restoration.  The two-day affair presented an opportunity for people who care for rugs and use in plant washing systems to share their experiences and knowledge of cleaning Oriental rugs.  Presenters included Certified Rug Specialists, Jeff Jones and Thea Sand, both members of the prestigious National Institute of Rug Cleaners, a division of the Restoration Industry Association.  Jones is current president of RIA. 

John Mosher

The new emphasis on the care, restoration, and cleaning of area rugs results from a shift in taste.  Over the past decade, hard surface flooring with area rugs has become more popular than wall-to-wall carpeting. 

In order to provide a truly hands-on experience, Centrum Force founders, Greg Turcotte and Tom Monahan, demonstrated their Centrifugal Rug Wringer called the Centri-Maxx, which removes 95% of the water in just three minutes.  A fourteen-foot-wide automated rug duster, the first of its kind, was also on hand.  Other equipment demonstrations included a portable Wolverine Rug Duster, a Centrum Star Rug Washing Tub and a sixty-pole rug hanging system. 

Robert Pettyjohn

Those present at this year’s Rug Summit spoke glowingly of their experiences with the functional use and quality of Centrum Force’s equipment.

  View videos and photos of the Rug Summit online at

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