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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 About Rugs
  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 sunlight is an issue, you may want to dig in a little deeper as to the particulars with that color combination and the face fiber...