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I can answer any questions pertaining to rugs, including Oriental rugs, Persian rugs, Indian rugs, Pakistani rugs, Chinese rugs, needlepoint, hooked rugs, Dhurrys, Kilims, antique rugs, hand made rugs, hand knotted rugs, rug cleaning, rug repair, rug appraisal, rug restoration, rug storage, rug pads, rug protection, rug decorating, mothproofing, rug guarding. I CANNOT answer any questions about wall to wall carpeting, about carpets, tiles and floorings.

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I was born and raised in a rug family in Persia (Iran) and started helping my Dad export rugs to the USA since when I was 12 years old. I started my rug career in the USA in 1969. I started one of the largest rug wholesale companies of the US in New York and currently own retail store. My expertise are in all kinds of Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Persian Rugs, Hand made rugs, imported rugs, rug importing, rug cleaning, antique rugs, tufted rugs, rug retail store management, rug merchandising, retail advertising, rug sales training, rug seminars, rug buying, rug weaving, rug washing and cleaning.


Rug News, Oriental Rug Magazine.


University education in architecture and business administration.

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Retailer of the decade, retailer of the year.

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2012-10-23 backing on an area rug:

Phyllis, so sorry for late reply, if still not resolved you can either use a heavy rug pad without any adhesives from your local rug store or our site www.arizonarug.com,  or ship the rug to us for attaching

2007-11-27 area rug on carpet.:

Looks like the heavy rug has matted down the pile of your carpet, in most cases the pile will return to its original shape once the rug is off of it. Leave the rug where it is and do not be concerned about

2007-11-13 Area Rug on Carpet:

You maybe using the wrong pad, I recommend a very thin gluey pad which most pad makers offer, it sticks to the carpet and the rug and simply locks it and the rug cannot move. The one we use is made by

2007-10-25 paint off rug:

you can try these suggestions.    Dry Paint Carpet Stain Removal Option #1 Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!    Once the paint is dry on carpet, things become pretty difficult. Your first step should be to attempt

2007-10-15 Cleaning Nylon Rug:

You didn't say how long after cleaning the spot comes back, if it is the same time then the spot was never cleaned, but if a few days or weeks later then it might be the location in front of sofa which


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