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Winter is Coming…

Winter is Coming…

November 21, 2019

With the beautiful autumn leaves comes rainy weather, clogged gutters & drains and the potential for water leaks into the home. At D. A. Burns, we can care for rugs that have been damaged by water intrusion into a home, but a little maintenance around the house can keep the water out.

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.

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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.