The Thread

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Pet Urine Stains

06/07/2015

Removing pet urine stains can be a challenge even for professionals...fiber content, age of the animal, how long and how many times they use the same spot all must be considered.

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RAYON RUGS…“Difficult” Would Be The Diplomatic Term

04/04/2015

Problems abound when it comes to rayon rugs and goes by many different names such as Viscose, Faux Silk, Art Silk, and Bamboo Silk only to name a few. At least one manufacturer uses a brand name, calling their rayon Luxcelle. Many different names, all the same fiber.

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ABRASION RESISTANCE…A Major Factor In User Satisfaction

03/03/2015

One of the most essential performance characteristics of an upholstery fabric is abrasion resistance… the ability of the material to withstand the rubbing or abrasion it receives in day-to-day use. Many factors are directly related to abrasion resistance, including: type of yarn(s), fabric construction, construction of the furniture, and degree and type of use.

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PILE REVERSAL…A Most Durable Dilemma

12/01/2014

Shading is a change in pile direction that results in an apparent change in color due to the light reflecting in different ways. Solid color cut-pile carpets will exhibit this more often than textured or patterned carpets.

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FABRIC CHALLENGES…Our Picks For “Most Difficult” To Maintain

10/01/2014

It could be argued that there are no "bad" fabrics or floor coverings, only less than practical choices. Starting with this premise, there are several types of fabrics used for interior furnishings that are best suited to minimal-use areas such as formal living rooms and guest bedrooms. The fabrics discussed in this article should be specified only in such low-use areas.

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SILK...An Age-Old Favorite

12/02/2013

While silk is coveted for its elegance, texture, luster, etc., it must be used in the proper settings. Lighting is one of the critical factors to consider before using silk as a floor covering or an above-the-floor fabric.

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