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Why Did The Color Change?

Why Did The Color Change?

October 25, 2019

It's become more common for companies to add dye to their product to make them more appealing, and we now see coffee, tea and wine being used to add color. The dyes can make the difference between a spot we can remove and a stain that permanently alters the color of a fiber. When a spill happens, there's no surprise about the color change as you can see the added color right away.

10 Fun Upholstery Facts and Fabrics

10 Fun Upholstery Facts and Fabrics

October 25, 2019

Lauren asked for advice about cleaning up a spill on her living room sofa. We asked if she happened to have any information about the fabric. She said, "The tag says polyester." That's a common enough response; the content label does say polyester, but the content label doesn't describe the fabric. Questions about the various labels under the furniture cushions come up often enough to be worth a few words of explanation.

D. A. Burns

D. A. Burns' Carpet & Rug Workroom Works A Little Magic Every Day

August 19, 2019

Do you have a rug too big, too long, too small or the wrong shape to be of use? Does a favorite rug have unsightly wear or damage and you keep it in storage because you can't bear to throw it away?

The American Carpet Industry - A Brief History

The American Carpet Industry - A Brief History

August 16, 2019

In 1791, only 15 years after the Declaration of Independence, the first documented United States woven carpet mill came into existence. It was founded by William Sprague in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Storing Your Rug

Storing Your Rug

July 08, 2019

As summer approaches more people are telling us they want to store their rugs for the season, and clients often ask if they can store their rugs in the plastic tubing we use to keep their rugs clean for transport back home. Even though our plastic tubing is perforated to equalize humidity levels, we can't recommend storing your rugs in plastic.