Master Rug Cleaner – Superior Training of Rug Care Specialists
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Master Rug Cleaners

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

• 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

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

Apply to Our Master Rug Cleaner Program

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 an 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 commitment to go far beyond the fundamental knowledge of rug cleaning;
  • Trained his or her employees in the use of 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.

Master Rug Cleaner 2019

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Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 course to be held in Dallas, Texas.

This is a limited enrollment opportunity to work with Ellen, Aaron, Armen and Jennifer over a one-year period.

Rug ID Bootcamp 2019

Join us at The Casbah in Dallas, Texas for three days of advanced rug identification.  With over 300 rugs for study and hundreds of rugs in the plant for cleaning, this is your opportunity to take your ID skills to the next level.

Essentials of Rug Repair 2019

A three-day immersive course held at Robert Mann’s new, state of the art rug cleaning and repair facility is designed for those with an understanding of oriental rugs and their structure.

Back to Back 2019

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Master Rug Cleaner and Robert Mann Oriental Rug Cleaning have partnered to deliver 2 advanced classes back-to-back for our international students.

Schedule both classes and receive a discount!

Classes Schedule:
January 22-24, 2019 and January 28-30, 2019