Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Oriental Rugs and Water Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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