Rugs are the Foundation of Interior Design
At Kaoud’s, interior design starts with you. We don’t sell furniture or drapes. We sell the foundation of what these items are based on. We cater to you, because frankly, it’s YOUR home and not a page of some company’s portfolio. We want you to be happy with a rug that you like and not something that “fits” into your color scheme that was devised by some computer. If the rug does nothing to your heart, what it does to your mind really won’t matter. Also, the right rug will have more than enough color to accommodate any décor. Remember, if you don’t like the rug, we don’t either.
Rug Showings in Your Home
We know that a rug purchase can be nerve racking. Looking at rugs online, although popular, is no way a good representation of the rug’s color. A rug has to be seen in person for it to truly make its mark on your mind. With that being said, the rug should also be seen in the home, because a showroom and your home lighting is never the same. Having a rug in your home will give you the best idea of how much of a difference it will have in your home.
How a True Expert Cleans Fine Rugs
At Kaoud’s we pride ourselves at cleaning and restoring your rugs. We have been doing it since 1954 and our experience speaks for itself when you open your newly cleaned rug. The colors are brighter. The fringes are whiter. The room become alive and fresh.
It’s not easy cleaning a rug, especially the way we do. At Kaoud’s, all rugs are repaired and cleaned IN-HOUSE. We do not ship the rugs to a third party company that feeds them through a machine. Each rug is done from start to finish on an individual basis. The last thing we want is for your rug to be swirling around in a tub with other rugs with who knows what inside of them.
We first start by actually removing the dirt before any washing occurs. Sure, it sounds easy..but it’s the most time consuming part of the job. Some rugs can take days for all the dirt to be removed. Pounds of dirt can come out of a rug if it has not been cleaned for some time. This is important because water, when introduced to a dirty rug will create MUD. One misconception of rug wear is that foot traffic wears a rug down. Close, but traffic on top of the dirt in the rug causes the dirt to cut into the fibers, which end up in the vacuum cleaner.
The next step is a gentle washing with soap and water to bring the shine and softness to the rug. This step is where you will see the most difference. We wash the rugs by hand help rotating brushes to go over every spot that needs detail. Certain spots need certain procedures and no automated mass production machines can do that. A machine doesn’t know when to stop and give an area a little more scrubbing when needed. Dog or cat urine can also be reverse flushed at this stage as well.
The third step is drying. We dry rugs flat on the floor with fans and outside air if weather permitting. We are not a fan of hanging heavy wet rugs in a high heat setting to dry. Some things we don’t want to rush and stretching and shrinkage concerns are avoided.
The last step is detailing the rug. Fringes are combed and straightened. Fringes and edges are trimmed and any spots are attended to. If it needs mothproofing or deodorizing, it’s done. If repairs are needed, it’s done. After the rug is vacuumed and inspected, it goes to customer.