Aaron Groseclose

Aaron Groseclose is president of MasterBlend, a Colorado-based manufacturer of carpet and upholstery cleaning chemicals and equipment. He has more than 20 years experience in the cleaning industry, is a senior Carpet Inspector and has instructed carpet, upholstery, Oriental rug, and commercial cleaning seminars in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

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In my last article, which appeared in the May issue of ICS, we discussed rayon viscous or artificial silk that is often assumed by rug owners to be the real deal. This time we will look at silk – a true luxury fiber.


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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

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Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.


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Rug Repair Part 6: Torn Corners and How to Repair the Problem

Corner repairs are probably one of the most common “rug fixes” needed by your customers.
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Area rug corners get a lot of wear and tear. Foot traffic across corners is particularly damaging.


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Rug Repair Part 5: Curling Edges – Why Rugs Won’t Lay Flat and How to Correct it

A look at curling edges - why rugs won’t lay flat and how to correct it.
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The corners and edges of rugs often curl up. These problems, unsightly and potentially hazardous, will only get worse with time causing wear and damage that is expensive to repair. 


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Rug Repair Part 4: Sides and Selvages

Part four in a six-part series on rug repair
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Last time we discussed fringe repair, so now we move on to the second most common repair request – the sides of the rug.


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Rug Repair: How to Deal with Worn Fringes

Customers are often very concerned about fringe appearance, as they want them white and clean
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Rugs are, to a great extent, fashion. The current trend is away from fringe. However, the majority of rugs coming into wash plants have fringe.


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Rug Repair Part II: Rug-End Securing

The most common repair request is correcting damage to a rug’s ends.
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Last time we discussed general principles of rug repair and how to get started. So if you are reading this, it is a sign you want to be a “rug fixer.”


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Rug Repair Part I: An Introduction to Rug Conservation, Restoration and Repair

Rug repair is a craft requiring knowledge and skill.
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Why offer rug repair? Being a full service rug cleaning and restoration facility sets you apart from most carpet cleaners that also offer rug cleaning.


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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part III

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This is the final chapter of the Master Rug Cleaner Tour of Turkey. We saw the main tourist destinations of Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia and visited the rug weaving, dyeing and finishing facilities of Woven Legends.


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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

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The Master Rug Cleaner tour continued from Izmir by air to Kayseri and on to Cappadocia, an ancient region mentioned in the Bible.
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