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Posted by on in News
We all know or should know wearing shoes in your home will have many negative effects. The first and most visible is the result of premature wear, due to fiber loss from dry soil particles being tracked in from your shoes and it is these soil particles that have sharp edges and cut the fibers deep within your carpet. Never mind the visual effects of that soil being tracked in, depositing on the face fibers and leaving you with a very undesirable appearance of your carpets.  Besides the vis...

Posted by on in Leather Upholstery
When it comes to leather, there are different types and also different procedures for cleaning or restoring these leather types. Of the three basic types, Protected, Aniline, and Nu-buck, I will show an easy way someone can inexpensively restore protected leather themsThe the first picture shows a chair with a protective leather, which means this type of leather usually has a polymer coating that is somewhat flexible but over time can crack and leave unsightly crack marks. The second picture wi...

Posted by on in About Rugs
I love the looks of custom-made rugs with both multiple pile heights and different fibers or weaves but there are some downsides 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 or even different fibers to achieve this look. Whether it is all wool, wo...

Posted by on in Fabrics
Silk is one of the most desirable fibers used not only in clothing but also extremely popular in the use of high-end upholstery and window treatments.  Going beyond the looks and feel of silk, there are other characteristics one should consider.  Silk is the strongest natural protein fiber and has moderate abrasion resistance and has good tensile strength allowing it to be stretched up to 15 % before breaking and it is considered to have good absorbency. These factors can be benefici...

Posted by on in Carpet Cleaning
Boston Carpet Cleaning   Why is carpet cleaning in Boston so different from carpet cleaning in other places? Honestly, you could put carpet cleaning into different categories. The two largest categories are whether it is in a large metropolitan area or the suburbs. When cleaning carpets in a suburb, few restrictions define what method you use for your cleaning. On the other hand, try cleaning carpets in a city like Boston with a truck mount operation and you will soon realize a few proble...