Oriental Rug Cleaning – Mega Resource
Oriental & Specialty Rug Cleaning “Mega-Resource” – Now in its 8th printing!
A Sampling of our Extensive Info and Photos (Click Here to Look Inside!)
Read the rave reviews!
This 19-chapter mega-resource is the first of its kind 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.
Of particular interest to the restoration industry, this book covers effective procedures for handling smoke damaged, sewage, mold, and fungal contaminated rugs. This information is new, has not appeared elsewhere, and was written specifically for this book.
Over 900 photographs, maps and drawings illustrate how to inspect and clean rugs most commonly encountered in a rug cleaning business. Drawing upon their years of cleaning, teaching, appraising, and visiting the most respected and successful companies in the country, the author’s combined research with firsthand knowledge in developing the most comprehensive guide in the rug cleaning industry.
The book has practical how-to steps for identifying problem rugs, inspection procedures, and cleaning methods and how to set up a rug cleaning facility. Your knowledge is the best marketing tool for building your business.
- History of Oriental Rugs
- Fibers and Dyes
- Construction of Machine-Made Rugs
- Specialty Rugs
- Hand-Knotted Rugs; Construction and Design
- Persian Rugs
- Tribal Rugs
- Other Countries Producing Hand-Knotted Rugs
- Road Map to Rug Identification
- Chemistry of Rug Cleaning
- Rug Pre-Cleaning Inspection
- Rug Cleaning
- Plant Operations and Procedures
- Rug Spotting
- Problems and Solutions
- Additional Services
Now available: the companion DVDs “Unraveling the Puzzle of Rug Identification.” Click here
Read the book review by Dr. Steven Spivak, professor, researcher, consultant, author, technical expert, textile and carpet cleaning authority.
“This splendid, lavishly illustrated and comprehensive new book and cleaning guide will change the way many flooring retailers, professional cleaners, rug aficionados, and our greater RIA (Restoration Industry Association) community will think and learn about oriental, area and specialty rugs.”
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