Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Super Thick Rug Pads, Rug Underlay, Rug Under-Lay in Los Angeles

Rug Ideas Super Thick Rug Pad is the best pad and underlay for hard surfaces. It is made from a superior quality polyester fabric coated with a high-grade vinyl compound. Rug Ideas Super Thick Rug Pad features superior grip strength which keeps rugs from slipping and sliding on hard surfaces such as hardwood, stones, ceramics, tiles, etc. This pad is compared with Super Pad and provides about 3 times the thickness which many of our clients love and prefer!



If you are looking to feel the great cushioning when you step on your rug, this is the pad for you. To prove the difference in the premium quality of this pad compared to others out there which disintegrate within just a few years, we guarantee our pads to work up to 20 years! If it stops working, we will replace it for free! We almost have all the sizes. Call us for prices and free samples.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rug Over-Dye, Carpet Over Dyeing in Los Angeles

If you're bored and do not like the color of your rug, we can over-dye it for you with the color of your choice. You don't have to go through a long and expensive process of buying a new rug or hiring an expensive interior designer. Bring your rug in or send us a couple of pictures of your rug to get the conversation started. We can over-dye your old rug to match the new interior of your home. We can match your rug with you furniture, walls, draperies, etc.




Our dyes are fast and permanent and we test them to make sure they do not bleed. They are non-toxic and like the dye of your jeans or shirts are safe to use.

Call us today to discuss to see how we can transform the look of your rug and your home.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Super Felt Rug Pads Rug Underlay in Los Angeles

Rug Ideas Super Felt Rug Pad is the best pad for using over wall to wall carpets, while many do use them for hard surfaces as well. It is made from a superior quality Felt fabric coated with a high-grade vinyl compound. Rug Ideas Super Felt Rug Pad features superior grip strength which keeps rugs from slipping and sliding. This pad is compared with Super Pad and provides a very nice thickness! If you are looking to feel the great cushioning when you step on your rug, this is the pad for you. To prove the difference in the premium quality of this pad compared to others out there which disintegrate within just a few years, we guarantee our pad to work up to 20 years! If it stops working, we will replace it for free!



Call us now for pricing and free samples.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rug and Carpet Vacuuming 101 By Los Angeles Rug Cleaning

- Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpets and rugs clean.
- When vacuuming,  don't ignore those corners and crevices where dust builds up - you know, those gray areas around the perimeters of rooms and furniture legs.
- Don't forget to check your vacuum bags. When bags (or containers) are half full to two-thirds full, remove and replace or empty them.
- In closets, store shoes off the floor in specially designed closet organizers to make vacuuming easier.

- Keep two vacuum cleaners in a two-story house. One upstairs and one down. To clean stairs themselves, work top down.
- The more foot traffic over your carpet/rug, the more need to vacuum.
- Keep hoses and attachments free from obstructions.
- Grip the handle of your vacuum cleaner, not the hose, for the sake of its health, and longevity.

Source: Carpet Cleaning Tips for DUMMIES

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How Much Is The Rug You Are Selling Worth?

This is a pure silk hand knotted Persian carpet made in the famous city of Qum, in north central Iran. In perfect condition, this rug would be worth around $3,000. Our client bought this rug in a flee market for only $3.00! The seller had asked for $5.00


Neither the seller, nor the buyer knew what this was until the buyer, who is a young lady brought this rug to us in a shopping bag for cleaning. It had some color bleeding since she washed it at home and messed it up. To prove to her that this was a valuable rug, I offered to buy it from her for $300.00. She liked to keep it and wanted us to professionally wash it for her.

If you have a rug and want to sell it, it is good to do a little homework and research to find out what you have before you give it away.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning) Approved by International Wool Care Organization (WoolSafe)

Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning) Approved by
International Wool Care Organization

Rug Ideas (LosAngeles Rug Cleaning), a carpet and rug care company of Los Angeles, has been approved to become a member of the WoolSafe®-Approved Service Provider network. The WoolSafe® Organization is a worldwide organization dedicated to the care and cleaning of wool carpets, rugs and upholstery. After completing specialized training provided by the WoolSafe® organization, and meeting their very strict criteria, Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning) has been invited into this elite group of industry professional companies who have trained personnel on their staff to care for your beautiful wool textiles.

“Many carpet cleaning companies use harsh cleaning and spotting chemicals designed for synthetic carpet which will damage wool” says Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. KayTM), Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning) owner.  “WoolSafe®-Approved Service Providers agree to use only WoolSafe®-Approved cleaning products on wool carpets and rugs, and follow the highest industry standards.” WoolSafe® was originally established in 1991 by the International Wool Secretariat (the Wool Bureau in North America) to independently test cleaning products to ensure they are safe to use on wool carpet and rug fibers.  The WoolSafe® Organization of Otley, England launched an accreditation program for professional carpet cleaners in October of 1998 in response to demand from the cleaning and carpet manufacturing industries and to raise the level of expertise in cleaning wool floor coverings.

“Our customers have trusted us to care of their fine carpet and rugs for years” says Sobhe. “It is an honor for us to finally join this fine organization of wool carpet and rug care experts from around the world”

By hiring a WoolSafe®-Approved Service Provider such as Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning), clients are assured of receiving the very best cleaning service that the industry has to offer. 

To discuss your rug cleaning, repair, stain removal, and appraisal needs, call Dr. Khosrow Sobhe, Certified Rug Specialist at Rug Ideas (Los Angeles Rug Cleaning) at 310-770-9085. You can also contact him at info@rugideas.com




Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rug Ideas Employees' Appreciation Night

Rug Ideas Employees' Appreciation Night with those who could attend the event at Flame International Restaurant, on Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles was a lot of fun last night. The only thing we did not talk about was rugs.

Most of the talk was about food in general and Persian food specifically. We started with several Persian appetizers followed by different dishes, kabobs, and stews. 




Our business depends on our employees and our clients who are two important sides of Rug Ideas coin. This was to show how much we care about our employees.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I Am Excited. Just Had My Blog Post Number 1,200!

I Am Excited. Just Had My Blog Post Number 1,200!

337,000 viewers so far, and 1,200 rug stories to share with the world.

Take a look at my ranking/positioning. This is our latest screenshot.



Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Are We Going To Finish This Job? A Moth Damaged Persian Rug

Moth damages on some rugs are pretty severe. This hand knotted Persian Mashad rug had several years of repeated dog accidents on it when we picked it up for cleaning from a client. After the cleaning was done, our client stopped by and inspected it. She fell in love with it again and wanted us to repair it and reweave the moth damaged spots.

So far, we have worked on the reweaving for almost a month, and we are still not half way through. Moth damage reweaving is very time consuming and it needs a lot of expertise in matching the color, design and construction. The more spots you fill in and reweave, the more new places show up. It is pretty tricky!!


Sooner or later, we will finish this repair job and will move on to our other projects that are in line for repair. Our other repair personnel are also busy with fringe, selvage and other big/small jobs.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We Hide Them If You Don't Like Them. We Mean Fringes!

Fringes at the end of rugs are love and hate matters. Some of our customers love to have fringes (short or ling) at both ends of their rugs. They think fringes make the rug more authentic, and beautiful. Some do not like fringes (tassels) and they want fringes removed or unseen. They think fringes, specially long ones are troublesome.

If you do not fringes on your rugs and think they will look ugly if they are damaged, or you think they get sucked in and stuck in vacuum cleaners, we have a solution for you. We do not cut them, but rather hide them. In case you change your idea and taste, we can undo the process and bring the fringes back.





Here I am posting two sets of pictures. As you can see, we did not cut fringes, but did hide them and sewed them back. Both of our clients were very happy with the results.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Monday, September 29, 2014

Overcasting Fringes on Rugs at Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

When the ends of a rug is damaged, we usually remove the damaged areas, unravel/open less than an inch and secure the ends to make sure knots do not come off and damage it stopped.



Depending on the job, sometimes we have to use a different method of repair to save the rug and the ends from getting more damaged. We may have to do overcasting.



The benefit of overcasting is not losing the design. At the same time, customers who do not like fringes, like overcasting.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Hand Washing Rugs at Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

If we receive or pick up a rug which is old, antique, or damaged and cannot be washed with rotary machine, we hand wash it after it is gently dusted.

Safety of the rug is more important than its appearance. Therefore, we pay more attention to the method that should be employed in cleaning these rugs.




The shampoo we use is non-toxic, WoolSafe certified and tested. It does not change the color, nor does it damage the fiber. We rinse these hand washed rugs several rounds to make sure there is no shampoo and residue left in the construction and flat dry the rugs under the sun. 


Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Friday, September 26, 2014

We Had A Busy Summer At Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

Summer is not always a slow season for us. We had a busy one this year.



We were busy with a combination of rug sales, cleaning, repair, stain removal, appraisals, and more. Probably more than half of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from our own clients.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Another 5-Star Yelp Review For Los Angeles Rug Cleaning

5.0 star rating
9/21/2014
I Had Dr K clean a collection of rugs that came out of a house we purchased in Laguna Beach, I learned a lot about them and really respect their unique cultural history and quality. (I sort of thought the folks we bought the home from were laying on a snow job about these fancy rugs, but they indeed turned out to be authentic).
Dr K picked up and delivered my rugs since they were so large - he carefully cataloged them prior to rolling them up for transport.

I later took a very large flat woven rug to DR K - I bought it in a junk shop for a couple hundred bucks perhaps (I would not have even bought it if I hadn't met Dr K -it was pretty filthy and I had every confidence he could work his magic on it) .  - Dr K was very please with my rescue rug, he repaired it and cleaned it and told me it was valued at over $2,000! And was nearly 100 years old - a real antique now!    How Cool!

I love Dr K's attitude, its so great to meet anyone who has so much love fort their field of work, a real treat -can't wait to show him my newest find, a weaving that I thought was Native American but a specialist on North and South American native textiles just told me its either European or Arabic - right up Dr K's Alley - he surely will know all about it.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085


Tapestry Repair at Los Angeles Rug Cleaning

We love to repair tapestries. Many of them are beautiful objects of art on walls, and make good conversational pieces in our clients homes.

We receive tapestries for cleaning and repair very often.In many case, they are made of silk and wool. Usually the silk part get damaged more than the wool parts. Here I am posting pictures of an 8' x 10' tapestry we received for cleaning and repair. The silk parts were rotten.




Many areas of this beautiful and big tapestry were damaged. It took us three weeks to repair and restore this tapestry. Our client lived in Santa Barbara, almost 100 miles north of Los Angeles. She had dropped it off but after the tapestry was ready she wanted us to ship it back to her which we did.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Down-Sizing and Up-Sizing Rug Repair at Rug Ideas Los Angeles

Rug repair is one of the services that we provide our clients with. Sometimes our customers move to a smaller home or office and they want us to down-size their rugs and make them smaller.  In some cases, they want us to attach to or more rugs together and make them bigger.

A client brought in two tufted rugs that he had bought in separate occasions from a rug importer online. Each one measured 8' x 10'. The designs and the background color of the rugs were a little different from one another and he wanted us to attach them together so he can have one single piece of 10' x 16'


We assigned one of our repair technicians to take care of this job. He sewed both tufted rugs together from the face after we tried to match the designs as much as we could.



For extra support and strength, we sewed the rugs together from the back as well and they looked very good.


Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blogging and Branding

Blogs are powerful, easy to make and easy to manages. They are way more powerful than static websites.
People love to hear stories and in our blogs, we can tell stories.

I made my blogs, RugMaster in late 2007 and have had almost a total page views of more than 334,000 so far and I am excited about this.

If you search under rug blogs on the Internet, you will find more than 4,500,000 entries and my blog is number four on that list.

By having a blog, you can set yourself apart from your competitors and position yourself as an authority in your field.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Rug Summit 8 in Chicago, Days 2 & 3





Days 2 and 3 of the Rug Summit 8 in Chicago was fun and educational. 








Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085