Where Germs Are Hiding in Your Home
The amount of germs that share our living spaces might come as a surprise to many. Microorganisms are ever-present in our environment and in our bodies, and many are known to be beneficial — or even essential — for our health. Germs may accumulate easy but ridding them from a home simply requires some regular […]
Rug Care Tips: Preventing Mildew and Dry Rot in Rugs
When rugs stay wet too long, they become mildewed and, eventually, suffer dry rot. The classic example is dry rot caused by a potted plant placed on a rug. The typical result is a horribly rotted circular area in a carpet that is otherwise in good condition. Don’t even think about putting a potted plant […]
Simple Home Cleaning Tips
Crumbs on the kitchen counter, dust on the TV, gunk in the bathroom sink — We can’t stand our houses when they are a mess. But the thought of spending an entire day cleaning it from top to bottom sends me running to the sofa for a nap. After all, in a week, it’s just […]
Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. Tip of the Week!
Just two ingredients to make your grout lines look brand new! If it can clean that, I’m sure it could clean just about anything. It’s probably a good idea to do this a couple of times a year to prevent the build up from happening in the first place. Here’s what you need: 3/4 C […]
Learn More About Abrash & Variegated Yarns in Handmade Rugs.
Abrash is color change in the face yarns of a rug due to differences in wool, dye lots or mordants used in the dying process. The color change occurs across the width of the rug, left to right, parallel to a weft yarn. Close observation at the back clearly shows the color change along a […]