Monday, July 28, 2014

Professional Rug Cleaning Should Be Professional. What Do We Mean By That?

Clients call in and sometimes do not know what to say, so they ask: how much do you charge for cleaning?
Telling the price without knowing what and how we do our job, is useless.




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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlanta Rug Market July 2014

I visited the Atlanta Rug Market for three days from July 9th to 11th, 2014. It was Summer and the market was very slow and a very limited number of buyers were around.

Many exhibitors had look alike and similar rugs. I am posting some the pictures of these rugs below.



In many showrooms, you would see silver/gray tones with accents of artificial silk. Some of these producers/importers have invented exotic names such as banana silk, coconut silk, cactus silk, and customers think these are real natural silk which they are not.

 There was an expert rug ID panel session on the 4th floor in the Oriental Rug Retailers' of America.

Like in any other show, some showrooms were a little busy while it was slow in other showrooms.

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Best Rug Cleaning and Repair in Los Angeles

 Rug has been our passion for the past 61 years. It is in our DNA and the whole family here in the U.S., Germany, and Iran is involved in rugs. A rug, is not just a rug. It has story, and it could present one or different cultures. It maybe part of the history, and it may come from a distant part of the world.


If it has a signature, it may represent a workshop, or a famous weaver.
If it is a tapestry, it may deserve care and restoration.

Good rugs need good maintenance and attention.
If you have a dirty or damaged rug, let us save it and bring it back to us. Consultation is always free.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Thursday, July 3, 2014

You Have Problems With Your Rugs; We Have Solutions!

 If fringes/tassels are damaged, we can do e-fringing an make the rug absolutely look beautiful.
This is after repair and re-fringing of the damaged rug.
 If your rug runner is too wide, we have solutions.
 We can down-size it.
If you need it wider again, we can go back to its original size.
 If you have a damaged rug, we can take care of the damage.
This antique Persian Isfahan rug was damaged and we re-wove the damaged area and brought back to life again.


Red wine stain on your rug! We can remove it.

 Water damaged rugs will be in good hands with us. Just give us a call.

Sometimes dogs and rugs cannot be good friends, but we can save both.

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Visit the Most Expensive Rug Ever Sold at Rug Ideas in Los Angeles

The most expensive rug ever sold was a roughly 6' x 9' (almost 6 m2) hand knotted Persian rug from the famous city of Kerman, in south east Iran. This 360-year old rug belonged to the American rich senator named William Clark who had bought this rug in 1920 when he took a trip to France. He later donated this 17th century Kerman carpet to Corcoran Museum in Washington D.C. This museum needed money, so they sold the rug in an auction (Sotheby's) last year, in June 2013 in New York, for the record breaking amount of $33,765,000.

Now, we have a replica of this magnificent carpet in our showroom on sale for $3,376 only.  That is 1/10,000 of the price of the original one. Come in and see this beautiful work of art, and if you like and while we have it, own it.



Call us to set an appointment to stop by to see, touch, and feel this beauty.

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shag Is Back Again. Shag Rugs, Shag Carpets at Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

Shag rugs with high pile became popular in the 80's. They are soft and give you a mattress type of cushioning under your bare feet. You can sit or sleep on them comfortably. But they are a little bit difficult to maintain and care for and that is because of their construction and high pile. They may not be a good choice for high traffic areas. Or if you have several pets or kids, you may reconsider buying a white shag rug. A shag rug is not a good choice for a kid's room.
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We are expert in shag rug cleaning and repair. We dust them first to make sure we remove the dust and dry soil from the high and long pile. We then wet wash them with a tested, certified  WoolSafe shampoo and rinse them multiple times. After we extract the water, we flat dry them like the traditional way. The whole process takes 5-7 day.

If you have a dirty shag rug, give us a call to schedule the cleaning pick up.

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tapestry Repair, French Tapestry Restoration at Rug Ideas Los Angeles

Once in a while, we receive a tapestry for cleaning and repair. In many cases, these tapestries are damaged due to improper care and maintenance. They are hung for a long time without cleaning and sometimes they are not hung properly. Having a backing made of canvas or fabrics will help distribute the weight and this prevents to put pressure on the construction which in many cases is made of wool and silk.


Identifying the damages and then hand dusting and cleaning is very important before we start the repair and restoration.

 Then we prepare the wool and silk to do the repair. In many cases where there are holes, we need to make foundation.

This is a very delicate art work and it needs craftsmanship, expertise and patience.



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