Iran Rug Tour: Spinning Techniques

Spinning involves a series of operations to make the wool into a usable yarn. After being scoured (washed), carded, sorted, combed then roved (rolled or pulled into long,loose yarn) the wool is ready. Here we have Afshar women from near the town of Sirjan, in Southern Iran, using a hand spindle. Spindle-spun wool rarely has a ... More

Iran Rug Tour

I had the opportunity to travel to Iran (Persia) to tour rug weaving areas and washing facilities. Our host was Mr. Reza Zollanvari, his family company ZollanvariAG is famous for producing high quality Gabbeh Carpets. I travelled with a group of rug washing professionals from around the world and we visited such diverse places such as the ... More

NEW Trading hours and DISCOUNTS for our customers

  2017 is going to be a busy year for us at RugWash and as such we are changing our trading hours to better suit your rug washing needs:   Monday: 7:00am - 5:30pm Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:30pm Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:30pm Thursday: 7:00am - 5:30pm Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm Saturday/Sunday: Closed ... More

Holiday Trading Hours 2016

The RugWash team wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Please note we will be closed during the following days Thursday 15th December: Closed Friday 23rd December – Sunday 8th January: Closed Monday 9th January: Reopen and back to standard business hours Over this time we will still be taking phone enquiries and online ... More

Exciting news for RugWash Brisbane

To our valued RugWash customers….. RugWash is thrilled to have been invited by the Master Rug Cleaners and Association of Rug Cleaning Specialists to join a select group of experienced rug washing professionals from around the world on a tour of rug weaving areas and rug cleaning facilities in Iran. This is a once in a lifetime ... More

Identifying the Top 10 soils in rugs

Removing soils from rugs is one of the key jobs undertaken here at RugWash Queensland. There are many different types of soils and contaminants found in rugs, and knowing what type of soil is in the rug is one of the most important steps in effectively removing it. So what are the ten most common types of soil found in rugs? Sand, clay ... More

Braided rugs

Having washed a number of braided rugs here at RugWash we thought we would share with you some of the interesting history behind this style. Braided rugs were an important part of early American homes. The craft had its beginnings in the United States in New England where winters are cold and rugs were needed for warmth. The rugs were made ... More

Water and flood damaged rug restoration

With the severe flooding and rain we have experienced here in Brisbane recently I thought it would be a good idea to share with my readers how to properly handle water damaged rugs prior to cleaning. Many times, rugs are permanently damaged not from an incident, but from improper handling. If you phone your Insurance company and ... More

Pet odour (urine) removal in rugs

Here at Brisbane RugWash we see many rugs that have been contaminated by our furry friends and it is one of our most difficult jobs. I would like to give our readers some information on pet urine and its removal. When urine goes on a rug in a warm acidic state, it penetrates the face fibres and ends up in the middle of the rug’s ... More

Carpet (Rug) Designs and Motifs

Design can be a useful pointer to the origins of a carpet, but centres of trade, migration and intermarriage have spread the range of motifs and designs over a wide area. Motifs are drawn from a number of sources, including religious, cultural and environmental. Many of their meanings are lost in the mists of time, while others have been ... More