Articles by Aaron Groseclose

A Tale of Two Rugs

February 5, 2010
If you have attended a rug training course, odds are the Ardabil Carpet was briefly discussed. It is very interesting how a 500-year-old rug and its twin have survived the centuries to remain in reasonably good condition.
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Cleaning For Health - A New Perspective

October 2, 2009
Several cleaning companies have taken a bold new approach to marketing their services to customers who have concerns about the health of their family. To get an idea of what I’m talking about, take a look at www.allergysweep.com.
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Joseph Marie Jacquard: a Textile Weaving Revolutionary

August 20, 2009
In June we discussed French rugs; today we will look at a Frenchman who revolutionized the weaving of patterned textiles. What does Jacquard have in common with sabotage and computer programming? Read on and find out.
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French Rugs

June 11, 2009
We have French toast, French cuffs, French nails, French food, wine and even a kiss, so why are French rugs not well known? Most likely it is due to their cost; the rugs we will look at this time are expensive.
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Natural Fibers and the Rug Cleaning Specialist

April 8, 2009
What happened to the good old days when rugs were, for the most part, wool face-fibers?
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The Greening of Rugs

February 10, 2009
We are all aware of the trend of companies going “green.” This has extended to the rug manufacturing industry as well. If a fiber is from a natural source, it is now used in rug production
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Anti-Allergen Cleaning

October 13, 2008
Whether in good times or bad, it is always worth your while to take a look at services with the potential to help increase sales in your existing carpet cleaning business.
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Oriental Rugs and Water Loss

September 15, 2008
Due to the series of flooding tragedies in the Midwest, the times seems right to discuss water damage and its impact on Oriental rugs. The homeowner or insurance company may request heroic action due to the potential value of some semi-antique or antique rugs.
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The Moore Co. and the Emergence of New Equipment

May 7, 2008
In-plant rug cleaning has a long history in the United States and Europe. In the 1950s the U.S. had more than...
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10 Myths About Oriental Rugs

February 13, 2008
Oriental rugs seem to be steeped in the mysteries of the East. It can start with a rug retailer giving a “little story” with the rug to enhance the sale, or just wrong information that is repeated so many times it takes on a life of its own. So, like television’s MythBusters, let’s bust a few rug myths.
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