Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How to Hang or Mount Rugs and Tapestries?

Some of our clients have rugs and tapestries to hang and mount on their walls. They ask us about the proper way of doing this. Nailing, framing, using clips with sharp nails etc are not good options.
We have two better options. One is to sew a velcro strap on the back of the rug or tapestry. The other part of the velcro strap should be installed on the wall.

The better and more elegant option is to sew a pocket by hand on the back of the rug or tapestry. In this case, we can simply use a rod to put it in the pocket to hang the rug or tapestry on the wall. Rods are not expensive. You can buy them online or from Bed, Bath & Beyond or Home Depot for around $25 for a 4-6 foot long. Installation of them on your walls is also easy.








Give us a call in your convenience to discuss your project. Or just walk in with your rug or tapestry. No appointment is needed and consultation is always free.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
15748 Arminta St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel. 310-770-9085

Monday, April 29, 2019

We don’t like killing animals for their skins and that’s why we don’t go hunting. But we specialize in restoring exotic hides/skins. Maybe with restoring these damaged hides, we prevent our customers to go to the market to look for new hides!!

We received this extremely damaged zebrahide from a client. It was falling apart. We washed, patched, and repaired it. We put a new backing with a waterproof fabric for extra protection. We also sewed canvas straps on the edges by hand to prevent it from curling.

Take a look and click on each picture.







  
We made a treasure out of this trash zebrahide. If you have an animal hide that needs care and love, give us a call to discuss your project. 

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
15748 Arminta St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 Tel. 310-770-9085

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Oriental Carpet Manufacturers OCM Kerman Rug in Los Angeles







Some of the rugs we receive for servicing are ordinary rugs and some of them are absolutely gorgeous and outstanding with histories and stories. This rug is one of the good ones from Kerman made in the workshop of Oriental Carpet Manufacturers OCM after they opened up their offices and workshops in Iran in 1911. This hand knotted Persian Kerman rug belongs to a celebrity client of ours and we just washed and restored it. This was a big piece of 12' x 18'. 

There were a group of British entrepreneurs who opened up offices and workshops in Turkey to make and import hand made rugs to reply to the growing demand for Oriental rugs. They then expanded their work and entered the Iranian carpet production.  

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
15748 Arminta St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Professional Rug Cleaning and Wine Stain Removal in the Greater Los Angeles

Let me tell you the story.

They spilled red wine on this beautiful Persian Malayer Hamedan runner. A good carpet cleaner applied some chemicals in the house and the small purple wine stain turned into a way bigger orange stain.

Kash our Certified Master Rug Cleaner washed it first and removed the chemicals and the hardened stiff orange parts became chemical free and soft. He then did stain removal and put the color back on the damaged spots.





In cases like these, home remedies do not work and many stuff you may have in your kitchen cabinets that have bleaching agents will make it worse. Blot the stain out with a piece of white cloth. Repeat the process to get most of the liquid (wine, tea, coffee, pet urine, etc) out. You can wash the area with water and maybe a couple of drops of dish washing liquid (normally they don't have bleaching agents or oxidizers), rinse it, elevate it from the floor (for the air to circulate) and let it dry.

You can also call a professional rug cleaner in your area (not a wall-wall carpet cleaner) to discuss this further.  

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
15748 Arminta St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 Tel. 310-770-9085

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Dr. Kay Sobhe and Kash Sobhe of Los Angeles Rug Cleaning and Rug Ideas




Let's know who's behind the scene to take care of your rugs, tapestries, animal hides etc. Dr. Kay Sobhe is a second generation rug expert, a Certified Rug Appraise (CRS) and a Certified Rug Specialist (CRA). He's highly educated with two masters degrees and a Ph.D. an alumni of the University of Southern California.

Kash Sobhe is a 3rd generation rug expert and what he does is his passion. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing from the California State University Northridge, CSUN. He's the only Certified Master Rug Cleaner in the greater Los Angeles. He is a Certified Fiber Care Specialist (CFCS), and a Certified Color Restoration Specialist (CCRS). He loves to handle problematic items and he always takes the job to the next level.

Our employees pride themselves in providing excellent customer services. Consultation is always free so if you need our services, just give us a call and talk directly to Dr. Kay or Kash. Or just walk in. No appointment is needed.   

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
15748 Arminta St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Appraisal of Beautiful Rugs That Must Go. Reasonable Negotiable Prices!












I did appraisal of 54 rugs for Hotel Surplus Outlet in Van Nuys. These are beautiful hand made and machine made rugs that start from $100. So if you're looking to buy rugs at reasonable prices contact Charlie at 310-795-1980 or just go there to take the rug of your dream home. These rugs must be sold because a lot of other stuff will be coming in soon so they need the space. These rugs are way cheaper than the rugs in rug stores. Hotel Surplus Outlet works based on volumes and fast turn around not high profits.

Here I am posting some pictures of these rugs.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Each Rug Is Different! Rug Professional Services at Rug Ideas

We receive many rugs everyday for different types of services. They come in for cleaning, repair, stain removal, pet odor removal, down-sizing, up-sizing (when we put two or more pieces together to make a bigger one), over-dyeing, moth treatment, appraisal etc.

Many rugs come in because they are extremely dirty. This one was one of them but after few hours of being worked on by Kash the only Certified Master Rug Cleaner in Los Angeles, it became one of the cleanest.






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

Monday, April 15, 2019

This rug is not dirty, but you wash it anyway!!



She said my daughter's rug that she bought online is not dirty, but I want you to wash it anyway. Let's see if she was right.

We washed the back and front of this rug three times.

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

French Tapestry Professional Cleaning in Los Angeles

Professional cleaning of old antique tapestries is our specialty and we love to give them the Tender Loving Care TLC they deserve.

Here is a beautiful over a century old French tapestry we received from one of our designer client. Compare the before and after pictures.




Before Cleaning Photo


After Cleaning Photo

This was a big one of 7' 3" x 10' 3". Let us take care of yours. No appointment is needed, and consultation is free. We're open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm. We’re on 15748 Arminta St. Van Nuys, CA 91406. Pick ups and deliveries are also available. 
Call me at 310-770-9085 to discuss your project.

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Professional Rug Cleaning, Stain Removal and Repair in Los Angeles

When it comes to professional rug cleaning, care and maintenance, you need to have knowledge, experience, equipment, facility and passion. Our 66 years of survival in difficult times and expansion of our company and thriving can probably prove that we have all of the above. 



These are just a couple of samples out of thousands of jobs we have done for our clients in the past few years. Here you see a before and after cleaning pictures of a very dirty viscose rug.

Come in for a VIP tour of our facility. No appointment is needed, and consultation is free. We're open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm. We’re on 15748 Arminta St. Van Nuys, CA 91406. Consultation is always free.


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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Professional Rug Cleaning By a Certified Master Rug Cleaner in Los Angeles








We do not provide in-house services such as wall-wall carpet cleaning, dry, steam, or surface cleaning. On-site cleaning of movable rugs defeats the purpose of cleaning. We cannot spray detergents, extract part of it, and leave the rug half wet on your floor to smell. In-home cleaned rugs will have rapid re-soiling due to the residue left in the them. 

We do actual hand washing and deep cleaning in our own state of the art facility with brand new equipment in Van Nuys. Unlike many others, we do not outsource. We’re the SOURCE. We have 66 years of experience with rugs/kilims/tapestries, and animal hides. We are the only Certified Master Rug Cleaner in the greater Los Angeles area. We own, and run a 3rd generation full service growing rug company. We use human/pets/nature friendly tested/certified shampoos and enzymes. 

When we see each rug, we measure it and tell you the exact cost upfront. You will not receive surprise calls from us regarding new discoveries and extra charges. We do not play games! Since this is a service and not sales, there will be no sales tax for this. You can bring your rug in; simply fold it in half, and roll it to become small to fit into your car. No appointment is needed, and consultation is free. We're open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm. We’re on 15748 Arminta St. Van Nuys, CA 91406. If you need pickup, call me at 310-770-9085 please to schedule it.

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