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Machine-Woven Carpet in Europe

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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

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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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A Tale of Two Rugs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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