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Our blogs are written with rug care professionals in mind. We hope you find them informative and inspirational!

The Best Way to Wrap and Store Rugs

Many rug owners do not realize the damage that can be caused by improperly storing their rugs. There are a few things to consider before you roll them up and put them away. As rug care professionals, we need to know that not all situations are the same, what the best...

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How often should you clean your customers’ rugs?

Customers often ask us how often they should be cleaning their rugs. Below is some advice you can share... If your customer's rug is in an entry way, in front of the kitchen sink, or in some other high-traffic place, they will take the most abuse from wear and soil....

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What Should I Do With My Old Rug?

  So you don’t love your old rug anymore? It’s ok. I won’t judge you. The way I see it, you have a several options: sell it, consign it, auction it, donate it, give it to a friend or family member, repurpose it, recycle it, or throw it away. SELL IT If the rug is...

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Buying Rugs on eBay

When you’re ready to buy a new-to-you Oriental rug, buying rugs on eBay or other auction sites may seem like a GREAT idea. Lots of dealers list their wares, new and used, all in one place. If you are a savvy online rug shopper, there are often great steals to be...

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Tufted Rugs

Did you know that rugs are not all made the same way?  Some are knotted by hand, some are flat woven by hand, some rugs are machine made, and some are tufted. It’s this last type that has become most popular with consumers, but tufted rugs have many problems that...

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Marketing Flyers, the Silent Salesmen

Do you have difficulty selling additional services even when your client badly needs them?  If you find it difficult pointing out and explaining problem areas with a customers' rugs, our marketing flyers are for you!  We find that customers are quite receptive to...

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New Rug, Old Look

  Many of today’s newer hand knotted, woven, and tufted rugs are being made to look older, more antique, than they really are. One way to do this is to wash the rug in a tea bath to achieve a darker, muted appearance. Tea washing is not a permanent treatment. ...

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