Articles by Aaron Groseclose

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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Cleaning Wool Fiber Rugs

December 21, 2007
In several of the calls I have recently received from novice rug cleaners, they describe a rug only as “wool” or “silk.”
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Hand-Tufted Rugs - Part II

September 17, 2007
With the growing popularity of area rugs, many consumers have stayed with the traditional Oriental rug, while others want a varied and contemporary look that can be found with hand-tufted rugs.

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Hand-Tufted Rugs - Part 1

July 12, 2007
One of the trends in soft floor covering the rug specialist should be aware of is the hand-tufted rug. This rug has become very popular in the last 20 years, and varies widely in design, color, and quality. It also comes with several cleaning concerns.
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The Rug Renovating Company - A League of Its Own

April 12, 2007
The Rug Renovating Company, the oldest rug cleaning business in the United States, was founded in 1896 in New York and has been family owned and operated continuously since that time.
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The Rug Cleaning Specialist: Rugs from Pakistan

February 1, 2007
The country of Pakistan was formed from the northwest area of India in 1947. This also marked the beginning of its rug weaving industry.
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Emmanuel's: Since 1907 and Still Going Strong

December 1, 2006
Emmanuel’s Rug & Upholstery in Seattle is one of the oldest and most respected rug-cleaning companies in the country. It is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, with the fifth generation now working there as well.
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Rug Repair: Fringe Work

November 11, 2006
This month, let's look at the most common repair your customer will need: end or fringe work. Oriental rugs are made with at least several wefts at the ends. These are essential to lock in the top and bottom rows of knots. There are, however, many variations in the treatment of ends made by the weaver.
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Show Me The Green

October 11, 2006
Consumers and government agencies are not the only ones who are driving the interest (or requirement) of using products and systems that are environmentally preferable or "green." Look at the success of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Program. If you are cleaning Class A commercial buildings, your customer may want to quality for this program, and you will need to use green products and procedures to help them achieve that certification.
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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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