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Craftsmanship and Small Local Businesses

Hi there, I am Bill, the owner (along with my wife Eva) of Tapestry, a boutique business in Victoria, BC. Craftsmanship is alive and well in small local businesses. In this resource, you will find expert help (albeit opinionated) from over 30 years of advancing my craft. Also, you can read some entertaining ramblings on the carpet cleaning industry – the good, the bad and the ugly. I actively mentor others throughout North America and do product testing and development for companies of integrity. Yes, a few still exist.

Definition of Boutique

A small company that offers highly specialized services or products.

The Importance of Using WoolSafe Approved Products

Video: Woolsafe® Approved Products

Improperly cleaned wool may cause permanent damage. This video shows the importance of using WoolSafe® Approved products.

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Why You Should Never Buy a Viscose Rug

Why You Should Never Buy a Viscose Rug

Viscose rugs have gained popularity in recent years. However, there are several reasons why you should never buy a viscose rug.

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Preventing Wear and Damage to Your Oriental Rug

Preventing Damage to Your Oriental Rug

This article offers tips and tricks to help prevent premature wear and damage to your cherished Oriental rug and other area rugs.

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Pros and Cons of 5 Types of Residential Carpet Fibres

Pros and Cons of 5 Residential Carpet Fibres

Everything you need to know about the 5 residential carpet fibres from an opinionated carpet cleaner with decades of experience.

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Where Have All the Fine Fabric Care Specialists Gone?

Where Are All the Fine Fabric Care Specialists?

Decades ago, Fine Fabric Care Specialists were commonplace. Today, it’s hard to find even one. Where have they gone?

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Cleaning Wool Carpet at the Westin Bear Mountain Hotel & Resort Victoria, BC

Cleaning Wool Carpet at The Westin Bear Mountain

We are delighted to be chosen to clean this luxurious commercial wool carpet at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

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The Truth About Carpet and Asthma

The Truth About Carpet, Asthma and Allergies

Carpet and asthma — Carpet is often linked to increased asthma and allergies. What is the truth? Myth or reality?

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The 4 Golden Rules of Commercial Carpet Maintenance

The 4 Golden Rules of Commercial Carpet Care

Following the 4 golden rules of commercial carpet maintenance will save you money and protect your investment.

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Home Office and Carpet - Why Can't They Get Along?

Home Office and Carpet – Can They Get Along?

A common problem with a home office and carpet is damage from the casters on office chairs. Can they both get along?

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Indoor Air Quality and Carpet Cleaning

Indoor Air Quality and Carpet Cleaning

We hear a lot about Indoor Air Quality. What does it have to do with carpet cleaning and your home or workplace?

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The Best Carpet Cleaning Is in the Eye of the Beholder

What’s the Best Carpet Cleaning for Me?

Instead of searching for the best carpet cleaning. You should be asking: What's the best carpet cleaning for me?

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Fast Drying Carpet Cleaning for Strata Common Area

Fast Drying Carpet Cleaning for Common Areas

Fast drying carpet cleaning for strata common areas is the single most essential factor in maximizing appearance.

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The One-Eyed Carpet Cleaner Is King

The One-Eyed Carpet Cleaner Is King

I often repair others poor workmanship. It makes me the hero. But, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

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Correcting Cellulosic Browning on Linen Sofas

Correcting Cellulosic Browning on Linen Sofas

Cellulosic browning on upholstery separates upholstery cleaning specialists from run-of-the-mill carpet cleaners.

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Cleaning Commercial Carpet Might Be Rocket Science

The Science of Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial carpet might be rocket science after all. This is a thrilling story of failure, heartache, and success!

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Video Promo – Wouldn’t You Rather Leave It to the Professional

Promo Video: Leave It to the Professional

This promo video entitled: Wouldn’t You Rather Leave It to the Professional, was featured at a Film Festival.

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