• Class of 2013
    Class of 2013
  • Ellen & Aaron
    Ellen & Aaron
  • Home of the Casbah
    Home of the Casbah
  • Plant Interior
    Plant Interior
  • Soaking Pit
    Soaking Pit
  • Armen Drying Room
    Armen Drying Room
  • Drying Room
    Drying Room
  • Repair Room
    Repair Room

Oriental Rug Cleaning - Master Rug Cleaners

  • Committed to being an expert in rug identification and cleaning
  • Extraordinary work ethic
  • Devotes the time and money to learn and improve
  • Dedicated to providing the best service possible

Combine all these ingredients and you get a Certified Master Rug Cleaner!

This is not a correspondence course but a hands-on, 
real time training in an active 100 year old rug plant.

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning

The process of cleaning and restoring fine oriental and area rugs requires a level of expertise and knowledge that takes years to achieve.  Different types of rugs require different cleaning methods, so it is vital that your rug cleaner be able to match the correct cleaning procedure with each type of rug.  This knowledge is at the core of the Master Rug Cleaner Program.

The Master Rug Cleaner Program was founded in 2006 by Ellen Amirkhan, owner of the 100-year old Oriental Rug Cleaning Co . in Dallas, Texas, and Aaron Groseclose, President of MasterBlend.  These two recognized industry leaders and experts have collaborated to synthesize their wealth of information into a year-long, hands-on program to share with other industry professionals who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of oriental rugs and their care and cleaning.  During this year of intense training, Ellen and Aaron take the mystery out of oriental rug cleaning and present a clear and concise method for running a successful rug cleaning business.  The combination of Ellen's expertise plus three generations of oriental rug cleaning experience and Aaron's knowledge of cleaning chemistry and technology gives Master Rug Cleaner Program students an unparalleled opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of all aspects of the care, cleaning, and repair of oriental and specialty rugs.

When you take your rugs to a Certified Master Rug Cleaner, you can be confident your rugs will be cleaned by a professional who has:

  • Made the financial, intellectual and time committment to go far beyond fundamental knowledge of rug cleaning;

  • Trained his or her employees in the use fo safe cleaning procedures, protection of the environment and the highest ethical business practices; and

  • Is a member of an international network of like-minded professionals.

The ultimate goal of the Certified Master Rug Cleaner is to provide customers with the highest quality service available.

Rug Repair Series

robertmannMaster Rug Cleaner® and Robert Mann Oriental Rugs in Denver, Colorado, partner to offer The Master Rug Repair series of rug repair and restoration classes.  In a field crowded with individuals shouting their promises to turn one overnight into the "the go to guy" in their town, the mission of the Master Rug Cleaner program is that there is a need for classes that teach real life practical skills.

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Get This 19-chapter Mega-resource

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Written for the rug cleaning professional. Many books have been written on oriental rugs with an emphasis on history, structure, culture and identification with cleaning as an afterthought.  Many of these authors have limited firsthand experience with the challenges of day-to-day commercial rug cleaning and repair.

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Intermediate Rug Repair - Nov. 4-6, 2014

  • Review structural analysis to identify parts/materials of rugs
  • Re-knotting; symmetrical and asymmetrical knots, low pile and 'Kashmir' techniques
  • Warp and weft insertion; cotton and wool warp preparation and spinning
  • Basic re-weaving techniques: kelim and pile weaves
  • Selvage re-weaving:  single and multi-cord overcast
  • Repair and replacement of fringes and end finishes

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