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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 relatively 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 others may have a b...

Posted by on in Upholstery Cleaning
This discussion is in regards to one of the issues when down feathers are used in the cushions of upholstery. Although down is considered more luxurious and used in higher quality furniture these down feathers are considered a fire hazard. As a result, the cotton ticker that covers the down feathers is treated with a flame retardant. Fire retardants that are water-soluble can tend to break down and deteriorate into a strong buffered acid that will have an impact on cellulose fibers like cotton,...

Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
What Type Of A Cloth To Use To Absorb A Spill From A Carpet   We all spill things occasionally and we know we should blot up the spill as soon as possible. When it comes to spills on carpets or upholstery, there are things to consider. It just comes down to what is the best type of cloth to use to blot a spill with. Some people will use a paper towel, others may use items like a dishcloth, a sponge, or even a microfiber cloth. So which is best? First, make sure whatever you use is clean ...

Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
There are two reasons why stains return.  The first reason is many stains are not just surface stains but the stain goes fairly deep. Examples of typical stains like this are when you spill a whole glass of a liquid or a slow leak from something that lasted for a while or even a pet stain. Where these types of stains are relatively deep, they can require multiple cleanings. When a stain is cleaned, whether by you or a professional, you can only go over that area so much before you run a r...