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.Read more
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As a homeowner you may be looking for a WOW factor – to impress family and friends with a new look. But WOW can turn into "WHAT NOW?" when a fabric selection doesn't perform well. This article focuses on our experience and what we consider to be the most "client-friendly" fabrics.Read more
Anti-fading treatments have been around for decades, the problem is that they are just not effective, which is substantiated by independent lab testing. This article focuses on our research in regards to the testing process for these treatments.Read more
Oxygenated Cleaners in a washing machine is one thing, putting them on your fine fabrics and floor coverings can cause a host of problems.Read more
Cotton, durable, soft, cleanable and natural. Cotton has stood the test of time and deserves a second look when choosing a fabric.Read more
Flame retardant tickings can cause color changes to the fabrics covering them. Left unchecked it can cause damage that cannot be corrected.Read more
Properly caring for Oriental rugs, Persians, Chinese, Kilims and Dhurries can extend their useful life and protect the investment you have made in them.Read more
When buying a new vacuum cleaner, there are many things you should consider first... One of the many decisions to be made before purchasing involves the filtering system and knowing more about HEPA will make you a smarter consumer.Read more
Window treatments can be one of the most unique and expensive design elements in any room, but too often, they receive little care.Read more
Rayon & Rayon-blend floor coverings are often considered aesthetically pleasing to the eye. However, some floor coverings that contain rayon, rayon chenille, and rayon velvet look great brand new but later down-the-road can have issues like the nap distortion, which can make them look unsightly.Read more