Maintaining upholstered furniture is easy to do while following these simple steps. They do not take much time and you can keep your sofa looking great year after year.
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Here are just a few of our favorites...our book club get togethers with our team are not only a great bonding experience but a chance for us to reflect, share and even sometimes hold each other accountable only to be better. Sometimes we read personal growth, business development and even marketing or sales referral books, if you have a favorite you think we would enjoy please share below.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
**Highly recommend for salespeople and staff-teaches how to build repor with others
Purple Cow by Seth Godin
**Great for business owners and marketing peeps-helps us to think outside the box
Win Forever by our favorite HAWKS coach Pete Carroll
**Awesome coaching advice for leaders and teams both to build a winning culture
Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Good for anyone and everyone especially those who can't seem to take the steps to make their goals or dreams come true
Leadership and self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute
For those that have blame, denial, anger and a bit of an ego...this is one of our teams favorites
Remember to send us your personal favorites.
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However, there is one value that can’t be so neatly defined: sentimental value. A client’s rug may be something that has no real value left due to extensive damage or wear, but sentimental value is something that can push an unrecommended repair into a reasonable prospect. In cases like these, repairs are often done just to preserve the look of the rug for as long as possible.
At Serafian’s Oriental Rugs, we try to be practical and economical in these instances. With countless ways to repair damage, we try to line our repairs up with a client’s budget. Some clients are willing to put money into more laborious and technical repairs, despite our recommendations due to rug value, while others just want the cheapest method available to add life to the rug. We often rely on the use of latex and machine serging to keep the price down and in a manageable place for clients.
We recently had a Meshed that’s value could only be described as sentimental. He remembered playing on the rug as a young child, and despite the obvious wear beyond reasonable restoration, he wanted to know if there was anything we could do to salvage it in any fashion. Together we decided that cutting the rug down would be the best option, as the most damaged areas were nearer the perimeter.
The rug brightened up significantly, but the exposed cottons from the foundation were now equally vibrant, diminishing the newly vibrant colors of the piece.
We secured the edges with binding tape and latex to add a little strength, and then we serged all four edges to complete the look. We also saved the scraps for the client to possibly turn them into pillows in the future.
Although the original rug was too far gone to warrant preservation, our client was thrilled to have a “new” rug made from this piece from his childhood. We were able to keep the price down by using more cost effective methods to accommodate the client’s needs.
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Now that the kids are back to school and a “normal” schedule starts to fall into place, it’s time to turn attention to parts of the house that have been neglected. With summer barbeques & playing children bringing in dirt and grime almost to an end, start by hiring a professional cleaning company to do the hard work for you! A beautiful, clean house is easier to enjoy throughout the year and will help to ease allergies.
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Oriental rugs require the highest level of knowledge to repair properly. The large variety of construction methods (hand tied, machine made, hand tufted, woven, natural or synthetic dyes) and yarn types (silk, wool, cotton, jute, acrylic, rayon, etc.) may require several types of rug repair techniques.
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