Articles by Aaron Groseclose

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.
December 19, 2013

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.
October 24, 2013

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
July 25, 2013

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
June 17, 2013

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.
May 16, 2013

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.
April 3, 2013

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

December 3, 2012

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

October 1, 2012
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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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

August 1, 2012
In the months of May and June, Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners to Turkey where we saw the cultural highlights of the country and, in particular, rug weaving (and rug shopping).
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Revisiting Moths and Wool Rugs: 10 Years Later

May 1, 2012

Adult clothes moths do not cause damage - it is the larvae, which actually feed on wool, they produce that cause the problem. There are only two kinds of moths to be concerned with: the webbing moth and the casemaking moth.


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