Articles by Aaron Groseclose

The Moore Co. and the Emergence of New Equipment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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