Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Persian Carpet. Take A Look In The Store. By Bruce McLaren

Part 1. A Video Welcome To The Persian Carpet By the Owner - Doug Lay

Part 2. 'The Antique Rug Room'

Videos Of 'The Antique Rug Room' With Doug Lay

Photos Of 'The Antique Rug Room'

Your Senses Are Dazzled As You Enter The Antiques Room

You Swoon And Are Transported To A World Of Exotic Fancy...

Surrounded By Such Beauty You Find It Difficult To know Which Way To Look

This Way? That Way?

Knowledgeable Staff To Answer Any Questions

Handsome Young Gents Are All Too Willing To Show You About...

Friendly Too...

And Good Looking!

All At Your Beckon Call...

The Perfect Place For - And Scene Of Numerous - Functions

In This Case A Designers Luncheon...

At Which We Fill People With Food...

Ply Them With Margaritas...

And Offer Free Lectures On The Whole Rug Business Thing

Burly Blokes Are ready To Jump In At Any Moment

Part 3. 'The New Rug Room'

A Video Of 'The New Rug Room' With Doug Lay

Photos Of 'The New Rug Room

Your First View Of The 'New Rug' Room

Another Room Full Of Goodies.

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.

100% All Hand-Woven Rugs.

Nothing Made By Machine - Perish That Thought!

Part 4. 'The Contemporary Rug Room'

Videos Of 'The Contemporary Rug Room' With Doug Lay

Photos Of 'The Contemporary Rug Room

Lots Of Tibetan Rugs Here...

Samples To Browse Through - Available In Any Size You May Desire

Many Needlepoint Samples Available From The Finest Manufacturers

Not To Mention Full-Wool South-Western Designs

An Abundance Of Silk For Anyone In Need Of A Touch Of Glam

More Samples...

More Silk And Funky Designs

And Needlepoints, Savonilles and Tapestries For Those After A more European Touch...

Part 5. A Video Farewell By the Owner - Doug Lay

Saturday, May 5, 2012

How To Clean An Oriental Rug - A Video Tutorial. By Bruce McLaren

Cleaning a rug is no simple task...

That's why so many people bring their oriental rugs to us - because we are the best! No room for modesty here...

This blog takes you through the fundamental steps of the cleaning process. The specialist who is featured in these videos is Alberto Balderas - younger brother of Antonio Banderas - Easy ladies! Easy!

Just run through the videos and by the end you will have gained an expert insiders perspective on what is actually involved.

Please note, the aspects of cleaning that require more detailed specialization, such as controlling color-run, treating animal stains, cleaning silk rugs, etc, are not addressed here - these are just the basic steps for cleaning a wool rug.

Let the cleaning begin!

Step 1. Welcome To The Persian Carpet.

Step 2. Getting Your Rug Details.

Step 3. Dusting.

Step 4. Wetting The Rug Down.

Step 5. The Brush Clean.

Step 6. The Pressure Wash.

Step 7. The Rinse.

Step 8. The Drying Process.

Step 9. Cleaning The Fringe.

Step 10. The Final Dry.