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I love the looks of custom made rugs with both multiple pile heights and different fibers or weaves but there are some down sides also. Today, designers look for rugs to enhance a room as well as flow well with different colors, textures and feel of a room. One way they achieve this is with custom made area rugs that have different weaves to create multiple heights of the pile and often using either different color yarns of even different fibers to achieve this look. Whether it is all wool, wo...
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The Uses of Jute in Rugs For those of you that are not aware, Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced primarily from plants and is one of the most affordable natural fibers and is second only to cotton in amount produced. Jute fibers are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose and lignin. Besides being used for rugs, it also has a great variety of uses such as burlap, rope, twine or other matting uses. Regarding the ...
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What Causes Wrinkles in Area Rugs   We have all seen it. A nice big wrinkle in your custom area rug that looks terrible, people trip over it and you just can’t get rid of it. There is a relative simple reason for this. Many custom areas rugs are made of all natural fibers. Whether it is wool, cotton, linen, silk or even a combination of these fibers. They all have one thing in common, they expand and contract as humidity changes. Some of these rugs may be woven and other may have a backi...
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  Yes, there are a lot of choices. Colors, fibers, patterns, hand-made or machine made, multi-level, woven, there are just so many decisions.  Well, I just thought I would give you my perspective as a carpet cleaner. As far as color goes, some colors will have a tendency to fade quicker than others and the dye stability will vary from fiber to fiber, so if sun light is an issue, you may want to dig in a little deeper as to the particulars with that color combination and the face fibe...
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Cleaning of Wool Carpets When it comes to the cleaning of wool carpets there are many items of concern. Many more than those carpets made of the latest synthetic fibers. The first concern is using cleaners that are safe to use on wool fibers. Most cleaners today are designed to be used on synthetic fibers and are much too strong for wool. To strong means that the ph level is to high and it can cause a chemical burn on natural fibers. Some people think if the cleaners are too strong, they can j...
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