Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Turkish Rugs

February 13, 2012
This time we are going to look at rugs from Turkey.

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Products to Successfully Clean Area Rugs

December 12, 2011
This month we will look at the parameters of cleaning products to successfully clean area rugs - the fifth and last in the series Rug Cleaning 101.
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Rug Cleaning 101: Equipping Your Facility

September 20, 2011
In the past three articles of our Rug Cleaning 101 series, we discussed the importance of receiving training before beginning cleaning, why you should be cleaning in a shop or plant, and the pre-cleaning inspection process.
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The Rug Pre-Cleaning Inspection Process

July 13, 2011
Previously, we discussed the importance of attending a training course before launching into your rug cleaning business. Now let’s turn our attention to the pre-cleaning inspection process.
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New S100 Standard Going to Press

April 6, 2011
In February the IICRC “S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning” was mentioned. The good news is the 2011 Edition is about to go to press with the title “Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.”
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Rug Cleaning 101

February 2, 2011
I have been writing The Rug Cleaning Specialist for 15 years, and every year another crop of new cleaners dip their toes into the industry waters, so if you long-time readers will bear with me, over the next year we will take a look at some rug cleaning basics.
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Why Rug Identification is Important

December 10, 2010
When I do rug cleaning courses, invariably a student will say, “Just tell me how to clean it. Why do I need to know what the rug is?” Unfortunately, rug identification is not really understood by many cleaners. 
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Allergy Relief Through Environmental Control

October 8, 2010
The rug-cleaning specialist works with customers who tend to have high-value home furnishings. This customer is more affluent and better educated than average, and is concerned about health and safety issues.
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Machine-Woven Carpet in Europe

August 3, 2010

Last time, we touched on machine-woven carpet in the United States. The story is incomplete, however, if we ignore how woven carpet developed in Europe.
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Machine-Woven Carpet in the United States

April 5, 2010
Machine-woven carpet can be fabricated into very expensive area rugs as well as budget floor coverings. So the Rug Specialist should have a good understanding of how they are produced and a bit of the background of a great American industry.
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