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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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COVID-19 Cleaning

Dear Cristomar® Customer, CRISTOMAR RE-OPENS on APRIL 20 for CLEANING and REPAIRS At Cristomar, the health of our customers and employees are the highest priority. We are offering “front door” pickup and delivery at your home or curbside service at our Alpharetta Facility for drop off of your rugs! We will also continue to provide…

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Platinum Slide-Stop Maximum Gripping Power with a Moisture Barrier Does not contain Latex or PVC for LVT floors Custom cut – to fit your rugs sizes The best product to keep your area rug from sliding Moisture barrier help keep a floor dry when pets have an accident Add cushion under foot ~0.250 inches Extends…

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Spills and Your Rug First-Aid Kit: Water and Cotton Towels The time will come when something is spilled on your rug – coffee, soda, wine, or a pet stain. There is a tendency to grab a cleaning product  and scrub the area.  This inevitably causes more permanent harm than good.  A good emergency system is…

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Blog Keeping the house clean

This is a sponsored news article, from “NSW” (Northside Woman Magazine), published (December, 2018) by Appen Media Group, Alpharetta, GA; with an article on “Keeping the house clean during the holidays”. Keeping your house clean Keeping your house clean over the Holidays is certainly a challenge!  Food will abound.  Whether it’s the 5 layer dip…

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year-end holidays

This is a sponsored news article, from “NSW” (Northside Woman Magazine), published (November, 2018) by Appen Media Group, Alpharetta, GA; with an article on “The year-end holidays are my favorite holidays – “. “Getting our house ready for Thanksgiving seems to sneak up on me with all our attention on football and fall activities.  Whether…

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Trends in Area Rugs

This is a sponsored news article, from “NSW” (Northside Woman Magazine), published (October, 2018) by Appen Media Group, Alpharetta, GA; with an article on “Trends in area rugs for your home”. Colors Have you ever picked up a magazine while standing in the checkout line at the grocery?  If its subject us home décor, you…

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Pet Accidents

This is a sponsored news article, from “NSW” (Northside Woman Magazine), published (September, 2018) by Appen Media Group, Alpharetta, GA; with an article on “Pet Accidents”. Are you sniffing a strange odor coming from your dining room rug?  Do you see yellow spots in your favorite ivory colored area rug? Accidents Pet urine accidents are…

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Insect Damage

Insect Damage on Wool Rugs Have you seen the wool flipping up on the sides of your wool rug or noticed bare areas where there was wool pile?  You may have (Insect Damage) moths or carpet beetles munching on the wool protein fiber of your rug.   Moths and carpet beetles frequent areas with little…

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Tips to help keep

This is a sponsored news article, from “NSW” (Northside Woman Magazine), published (August, 2018) by Appen Media Group, Alpharetta, GA; with an article on “Tips to help keep your oriental and area rugs beautiful”. Rotate Area Rugs Living on our rugs in sun-filled rooms is wonderful!  Walking paths or a wear area in front of…

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