Wouldn't it be nice to know how to tell the different types of area rugs apart, to know the benefits and issues of them and to know what rug works best with kids and pets?
I try to explain that about each rug that I write about, but it isn't all in the same place. You have to go through a lot of blogs to find what I wrote about different kinds of rugs. You can always buy books about rugs, but where do you find the time to read them and then try to understand everything.
On this beautiful sunny day in Victoria, BC a fabulous lady brought in her 3 hand knotted wool area rugs for cleaning. We got talking about area rugs and the different types and she suggested that we give a course on area rugs. Do it at that local college on Saturday mornings she said. What a great idea!
No one offers such a course or seminar that I have heard of. When you go to area rug galleries they will tell you the story behind the rugs, but not all staff know about cleaning and care of the rugs. It isn't after you have used an area rug and take it in for cleaning that you learn anything about your rug.
Here in Victoria at Luv-A-Rug we explain the type of rug you have, where it was made and any other interesting tidbits about it. If more people had our knowledge there would be a lot less rugs that get tossed into the landfills every year.
There are some glitches in doing such a course, but overall it would be a great service to provide. Until there is such a course for area rug knowledge, I am here plugging away about area rugs.
If there is anything you want to know about area rugs do not hesitate to leave a question in the comment box, or if you live in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf islands give me a call at 250-590-6210/1800-886-2802 and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary, Your Victoria, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands wool area rug cleaning expert.