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Rugs From All Over The World

Rugs From All Over The World

Rugs are made from places all over the world. Many different fibers are used with various types of manufacturing techniques. But you don’t have to be an expert on rugs to buy one and love the way it looks! It is important to know how to keep your rug beautiful and in good condition, as…

How to Remove Pet Urine From Your Rug

How to Remove Pet Urine From Your Rug

Unfortunately, pet urine accidents are bound to happen at some point in time. Customers tell us that their pet will walk over the wood floor to get to a rug just to have a urine accident. Then, because of their urine smell, the rug becomes “their spot”. One accident can cause multiple stains to start…

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Importance of Cleaning and Drying Your Rugs Properly

Did you know how important it is to properly clean and dry your area rugs? Improper care and wrongful cleaning methods can end up ruining your precious rugs. In this blog, we are going to go over the importance of moisture in natural fiber area rugs, as well as the importance of cleaning your rugs…

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Holidays & Your Rugs

With the holidays here, it is so important to make sure your rugs are kept clean and tidy. If you are hosting any kind of gathering this year, be prepared in case accidents happen on or near your area rugs. Depending on the type of rug you have, different types of care may be necessary.…

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How Often Should Rugs Be Cleaned?

This is a common question we get asked here at Cristomar. How often should you be cleaning your rugs? Well,  this answer varies. There are numerous factors that go into when a rug needs a good cleaning. For simple spots and stains, it may just be a quick cleanup. However, if you have a bunch…

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Insurance Coverage for Oriental and Persian Rugs

Ever wonder if you should insure your area rugs? Well, the short answer is yes! In fact, your beautiful rugs deserve to be taken care of just like any other investment you have made for your home. The reason insurance is important is because of replacing things after a disaster.  Each insurance company has a…

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Guide to Rug Storage

Ever need to store your rug for later use or for moving? Sometimes, we tend to store rugs the wrong way. Rugs need a lot of care, and storing them can cause unwanted damage. In order to properly store your rug, there are several things to know. Keep reading to learn the importance and best…

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Vacuum Damage

When it comes to your rug, keeping it clean is at high on the priority list. Like most rug-owners, you probably vacuum your rug a few times every couple weeks, right? Well, vacuums can actually do a little damage to your rugs! Keep reading to learn how vacuums can affect your rugs and how you…

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Summer Spills and Your Rugs

When it comes to summertime, we have barbecues, make delicious beverages, and enjoy time with family and friends. However, almost always, there comes a time when someone accidentally spills something on the carpet or on a rug. In this blog, we will go over all you need to know when you experience spill on your…

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Water Restoration

When it comes to taking care of your rugs, one thing that is hard to prevent is water damage. Whether your rug is damaged from outside water, overflowing toilets, water heater leakage, or a broken ice maker line, drying your rug is quite a task. When water unexpectedly gets on your rugs, you need to…

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Spot Cleaning Toolkit for Area Rugs

There are certain tools every “Do-it-yourselfer” needs when you need to clean up a food spot or drink spill or pet accident on your area rug.  If these items or products are readily available in the cabinet it can take stress out of a bad situation! Those old, worn out cotton towels can have a…

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Wool – The Preferred Fiber for Area Rugs

Why is wool used as the pile fiber for inexpensive to very expensive area rugs?  Wool has characteristics that other fibers like cotton, rayon, viscose, and even silk don’t possess.  Around the world, the renewability of wool from sheep, goats and other pack animals gives textiles a plentiful wool supply. Wool fiber is capable of…