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Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

Kilim Rugs are flat woven textiles. The term KILIM is used to describe a WEFT-FACED textile. Wefts are the yarns in a rug that span horizontally on the rug as opposed yarns which traverse vertically in a rug. Kilim Rugs are called weft-faced because you see all weft yarns. A Kilim is flat because there […]

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Wool Rug Odor

Posted on: January 12th, 2013

One source of wool rug odor is from the Latex that is used to hold the backing materials (fabric Scrim) to the face yarns on Hand-Tufted Rugs from India. Sometimes there is an odd smell when a Hand Tufted Rug is new but more often by the time the rug is 5 years old the […]

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Wool Rug Spotters

Posted on: January 11th, 2013

Spotters sold in retail stores that are advertised as “safe” for rugs are not formulated for Natural Fibers such as Wool, Cotton & Silk or blended fibers. They are designed for nylon or polyester wall to wall carpets or area rugs. These over the counter products can cause permanent color loss due to reducing agents […]

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Pet Urine

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

When we receive urine contaminated rugs they will go into a submersion bath. There they will be pre treated, then soak in a solution to help release the uric acid and remove the odors, next they will get a deep cleaning followed by multiple rinses. The process may be repeated several times if necessary to […]

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Moth-Damage

Moth Damage

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

Case Making moths can do considerable moth damage to wool rugs. Adult female moths lay their eggs almost immediately after they emerge from the pupal case. Moth damage occurs when the moth is in the larvae stage and feeding on protein fibers such as wool. If left undisturbed they will eat until the food source […]

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