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16/Jun/2021

The holidays are a joyous time with family and friends, but that seasonal glow can fade quickly when you’re faced with the aftermath: a house to clean up once all your guests have left. Getting your place back into shape can be a daunting task, but we’ve got a few smart tips to help you do it in time for the new year.


16/Jun/2021

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 on a rug. No matter how clever you are or if you use a glazed pot or saucer, it may not work. Whether you put a vapor barrier between the saucer and the rug, the rug will get wet. Most importantly, it will stay wet. And unbeknownst to you and will become a rotten mess in an area about one foot in diameter.


16/Jun/2021

mothproofingMoth eggs begin to hatch at the beginning of Summer. That means that right now the larvae the does the destruction to Oriental Rugs could be chewing on your rugs as we speak. They don’t like the light so if you have a rug under a couch or a piano or whatever that’s probably where they go to start eating first. Moth’s larvae start eating the dirty portions first. If there’s anything that’s falling on the rug that is sticky, sweaty, greasy or oily that’s where they’re most likely start eating. The solution to that is a clean rug. But even a clean rug is not absolutely secure so that’s why we offer a special treatment to make the rugs less attractive to moths but safe for children. The solution is to make sure the rug is clean first by a professional cleaner and then to have the mothproofing applied.


16/Jun/2021

Before you begin weaving your own Oriental rug, consider this. Rug weaving is an art. A skilled weaver in India can tie about 6,000 knots per day. Thus the time for one person to knot a 9′ x 12′ rug in several common qualities works out like this:

(Note that usually more than one person works at a time on rugs from about 4′ x 6′ and larger. To get the actual weaving time for a carpet, you’d need to divide the “Time required” shown here by the number of weavers working simultaneously on the rug).

 Quality

Knots/sq.in.

Knots/sq.ft.

Days/sq.ft.

Knots in a
9′ x 12′
Carpet

Time required to knot a
9′ x 12′ Carpet

“6/40”

60

8,640

1.4

933,120

151 days
(5 months)

“7/52”

91

13,104

2.2

1,415,232

237 days
(7.9 months)

“9/60”

135

19,440

3.2

2,099,520

346 days
(11.5 months)

“12/60”

180

25,920

4.3

2,799,360

464 days
(15.5 months)

rug weaving

Remember that these estimates do not include the time needed to prepare the wool (for wool clipping, carding, spinning, and dyeing), to map the design (about 8 days for a 12/60 quality rug), or to wash and clip the finished carpet (more than 15 days for a 12/60 quality 9′ x 12′ carpet).

Greenspring Rug Care knows you cherish your household treasures. To keep those treasures spotless we offer a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services that will help promote good indoor air quality and extend the lifespan of your home furnishings.

Source: https://jacobsenrugs.com/blog/how-long-does-it-take-to-weave-a-rug


16/Jun/2021

carpet dirtHere are a few tips to help keep that carpet dirt outside and off your carpet and rugs:

ADD A WELCOME MAT
The larger the mat the better. Something nice and thick in front of the door. If that doesn’t work, you might try a mat that says BUZZ OFF!

TRY A ‘NO SHOES’ POLICY
It can be tough to enforce, but once family members get used to slipping off their shoes at the door, it can make a huge difference with carpet dirt.

USE JUST ONE DOOR
Especially during bad weather or dusty days, you only have one area to keep clean.

No matter what you do, you’ll still need to vacuum regularly. Have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once or twice each year!


Our model is simple: the best equipment, the best people, the best product, and most important – the best customer service. Greenspring Rug Care offers a brand new, state of the art, 6000 square foot facility at 2205 Greenspring Drive in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. Offering free pickup and delivery of area rugs from Richmond, Virginia to Wilmington, Delaware and as far north as State College, Pennsylvania.

Source: http://www.cleanupdate.com/rug-renovating-new-york-new-jersey-connecticut/most-carpet-dirt-is-tracked-in?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook


16/Jun/2021

Adds Beauty and Style

You can choose from many thousands of rugs and carpet styles and colors. That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Rugs and carpet can be a neutral foundation, or they can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger bolder patterns and textures.
rugs and carpet

“Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with rugs and carpet.”


Improves Indoor Air Quality

New carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. Rugs and carpet actually act as passive air filters, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve.

Provides Warmth and Comfort

Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Rugs and carpet also provide a comfortable place to sit, play or work and they give a room an overall warmer feeling.

Softens Slips and Falls

Rugs and carpet are ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. They provide safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.

Reduces Noise

Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers and modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Rugs and carpets help absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. They also work as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. And carpet on stairs help mask the sound of constant foot traffic.

Source: http://www.carpet-rug.org/benefits-of-carpet-and-rugs.html



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