Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Profile: Carousel Carpet Mills

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Carousel Mills is a manufacturer of high-end, all-natural fiber rugs, carpet and tapestries. You may not be familiar with the brand, but you should recognize the style.
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Marketing Anti-Allergen Services

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In the September 2003 installment of "The Rug Cleaning Specialist," we discussed mattress cleaning as an overlooked service. Now, let's look at marketing guidelines for allergy relief services.
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Mattress Cleaning: An Overlooked Service

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Many vendors are offering mattress-cleaning business opportunities. Why is this service getting so much attention? Mattress cleaning and allergen removal really started in Europe about 15 years ago. It is a multi-million dollar business, with approximately 4,500 companies now offering the service.
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The American Sarouk

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The last three installments of “The Rug Cleaning Specialist” have looked at key Persian rugs. This review would not be complete without including rugs from the Sarouk area.
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Kerman Carpets

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This is another in a series of looks at key Persian rugs. Kermans are one of the most commonly encountered hand-knotted rugs. In 1270 Marco Polo praised the carpets of Kerman as a marvel to see, and his description is still apt today.
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Identifying and Understanding the Gabbeh Rug

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In the December 2002 issue of ICS magazine we examined the Hamadan rug. This time we will look at a rug that comes from southwestern Persia – the Gabbeh.
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The Persian Hamadan Rug

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The United States imposed a ban on Iranian products in 1987 in response to clashes in the Persian Gulf. Since the embargo ended two years ago, the floodgates have opened and the United States has seen new Persian carpets arrive literally by the boatload.
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Moths: The Enemy of Wool Rugs

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The professional rug cleaner should know how to identify the clothes moth, the damage the moths can do, how to get rid of them and how to protect a rug from further damage.


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Rug Repair: Fringe Work

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I recently presented an overview of rug repair and examined a simple side cord repair. This time we will look at the most common repair your customer will need: end or fringe work.
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Rug Display Made Easy

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In the last two Rug Specialist articles, we discussed some simple rug repairs. While rug display is not a repair, it will require some needlework and attention to detail that you can provide your customer.
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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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