Bloomsburg New Zealand Wool Carpet

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This collection of patterns is super designer friendly.  Since they all share the same color line, one can use one pattern in one room and another pattern in another area.  Also, one could install one room using this carpet and make either a companion or complimenting rug for another space. HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS – -  A Wools of New Zealand Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence located in Orange County, CA Featuring New Zealand wool brands such as: Bloomsburg, Nourison, Karastan, Stanton, Antrim, Royal Dutch, Atelier, Bellbridge, Woolshire, Hibernia, Masland, Fabrica, Prestige Mills, Missoni, Weave Tuft, Concepts International, Unique Carpets, Hagaman, Ascend of New Zealand and more!

Fall 2014 Carpet and Rug SALE


Now is the best chance in 2014 to SAVE on your new carpet and area rugs at Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Orange County.  We have several promotions going on now:

  • Fabrica Nylon & Wool Carpet – October 1 thru November 27
  • Masland Nylon & Wool Carpet – October 1 thru November 27
  • Karastan Wool Carpet – September 27 thru November 27
  • Wools of New Zealand Premier Partner – October 15 – November 30 **

** The Wools of New Zealand Premier Partner SALE is only available to a select group of authorized retailers in the United States.  Save on 100′s of patterns from wool manufactures such as:

HIbernia Woolen Mills, Nourison, Woolshire, Masland*, Fabrica*, Radici, Prestige Mills, Weave-Tuft, Concepts International, Stanton, J Mish,  Ascend, Design Materials, and Creative Accents.

* The Premier Partner SALE pricing overrides the Masland and Fabrica sale pricing since the Wools of New Zealand SALE offers deeper discounts.

HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS   230 E. 17TH STREET COSTA MESA, CA 92627  949-722-7224


2014 Wools of New Zealand Mill Tour

It is important to get out of the showroom and do something educational.  In this case, go to north Georgia and visit some of our suppliers and the faces behind the voice on the phone (or an email).   Our travels included a visit to J Mish in Calhoun, GA.  This is a boutique mill that offers some unique products, custom offerings and great customer service.

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Just up the road from them is Southern Yarn Dyers.  This is the largest wool carpet dying facility in the United States.  Just like J Mish, it is all about customer service and quality. Two terms that our group would hear from just about every place we visited.  This plant is buzzing!  Shifts run nearly 24/7!  John Whittenburg, the owner is helpful in leading me to a place where our showroom can purchase wool serging yarn in any color that we need.

Next stop is Nourison and seeing an old friend, Don Karlin (formerly with many places including J Mish).  Don is now National Sales Manager at Nourison and is complimented by French Irishman, Gerard O’Keefe.  One thing about Nourison is that they have inventory!  Rugs, runners, broadloom and coordinating borders.  Even seasonal Christmas rugs.

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Nourison’s warehouse is HUGE.  The first one filled up so that added a second ( above right) that is just coming online.  The photos do not begin to tell the story.  Area rug fabrication (Infinity – 50 rug sizes from broadloom carpet) is done at this facility as well with matching wool serging and runner end capping.

Dinner hosted by Nourison in a Japanese Hibachi restaurant that ran out of cold saki five minutes into our arrival brought a lot of laughs.  So did the stories related to the fear of squirrels by Wools of New Zealand UK Director, David Hammond (not related to Top Gear’s Richard Hammond).

Day 2:  A visit to the coating and backing plant in Dalton, GA.  A multi generational business run by Tom Peebles.  Global Textile services can apply 70 different types of backing to carpet, pad, etc.  The place has so many bathes of chemicals, tanks, etc. that Netflix’s  Breaking Bad comes to mind. Terry Hicks (bottom left) shows the techiniques of how the backing is “married” with the carpet.  And yes, there are different grades of latex.


Our next stop was Woolshire Carpet Mills in Calhoun, GA.  Now run by second generation, Terry Green (bottom right).  These guys make high quality wool carpet that can be used in commercial and residential applications.  In the outgoing freight of the day, there was roll for Gucci headed to Malaysia and Tiffany & Company in Japan.


Thank you to Terry and his wife, Carmen, for a great lunch at Dub’s High on the Hog barbeque restaurant in Calhoun.  Terry recommends the ribs.  And after having them with the brunswick stew and fried okra, I agree.   There are some great things in the South that you just cannot get in Southern California including the genuine hospitality.

Our afternoon visit to Godfrey Hirst in Adairsville, GA with John Sheffield and Laurie Bray offered a surprise.  An offer to manufacture a printed wool product exclusively for the Wools of New Zealand Showroom Partners of Excellence.  This product could be used in commercial settings.  Now we just need to have our Advisory Council come up with the final designs and colors.  We hope to have the samples available in Spring 2015.

Godfrey Hirst graciously hosted the group to a terrific dinner at the Woodlands Grill at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, GA.   The resort itself is an amazing place with a lot of history.


Our final day was spent at Masland / Robertex / Carousel.  The Dixie Group recently purchased Robertex and Carousel which is based in Calhoun, GA.  This mill does much more in house compared to the boutique carpet mills.  They have their own dye house in the same facility.  In addition, there is a hand loom area in the plant devoted to making custom rugs under the Carousel brand.  It takes a weaver 6 to 9 months of training before they are 100% comfortable with the hand looming process.  We are so lucky that this type of work can still be done in the USA.  As luck would have it, one of the rugs being loomed was for one of our designer clients.  See photos below:

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Our tour of this mill included a presentation by Vicki Gilstrap, Dixie’s color professional, regarding the upcoming color trends.  Vice President, Paul Cominsky, gave the group a sneak peak at brand new product that has not even be sampled.  I have photos but cannot share them here at this time.  Nothing beats having a lunch in the carpet inspection area!

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Conclusion:  all week long we heard our vendor partners speak about quality and customer service.  Funny.  That’s is what we tell our clients about our business and the suppliers that we work with!





Karastan Evanescent Rug Collection

Arezzo Light Bari Gray Modena Camel Prato Taupe Terni Light

New from Karastan.  These rugs offer great styling in subtle color tones and patterns.  Purchase at Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Orange County, CA. 


Recognized as a Wools of New Zealand Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence.

Offering over 70 name brands of area rugs, carpet, wood floor, Miele vacuums, and specialized flooring.

Featured brands such as Stanton, Due Process Trading Company, Karndean, Karastan, Masland, Fabrica, Nourison, Dixie Home, Moda, Camelot, Woolshire, J Mish, Prestige Mills, Stark, Atelier, Royal Dutch, Bellbridge, Mannington, Robertex, Carousel, Godfrey Hirst, Hagaman, Hycraft, Ascend, Design Materials, Fibreworks, Ganchen Carpets of Tibet, Uttermost, Dalyn, The Natural Company, Moda Wood, Richard Marshall, Summitt, Greenwood, Drop & Done, Centiva, Metroflor, Unique Carpets, Weave Tuft, and more.

Custom Rugs & Carpets from New Zealand

Our travels to New Zealand led to a relationship with a very special manufacture of high end carpets and rugs.  All of these products are made by hand.  Each can be made for wall to wall installed carpet or area rugs of any size.  Made to order, each of these items is offered in ANY color combination you desire.   Primarily made of New Zealand wool.  However, some items have tensil (bamboo) or raffia blended with the New Zealand wool.  Our showroom is proud to offer this quality product.


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A Wools of New Zealand recognized Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence

Featuring over 70 name brands of carpet, wood floor, area rugs, specialty vinyl, vacuums and more.  Featured brands such as Stanton, Karastan, Masland, Fabrica, Nourison, Dixie Home, Moda, Camelot, Woolshire, J Mish, Prestige Mills, Stark, Atelier, Royal Dutch, Bellbridge, Mannington, Robertex, Carousel, Godfrey Hirst, Hagaman, Hycraft, Ascend, Design Materials, Fibreworks, Ganchen Carpets of Tibet, Uttermost, Dalyn, The Natural Company, Moda Wood, Richard Marshall, Summitt, Greenwood, Drop & Done, Centiva, Metroflor, Unique Carpets, Weave Tuft, and more.

What To Do If You Spill Paint On Carpet

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The best thing you can do is prevent the paint spill from ever happening. When painting a room, take some extra time to make sure that the entire carpet is completely covered with a drop-cloth and tape. Make sure to use blue tape that won’t leave a sticky residue or damage your baseboards. Since paint is so difficult to remove from carpet, this extra bit of prep time will save you a lot of time and headache in the long run.
How well does paint stick to your walls? It bonds to your carpet even better. In fact, paint is typically one of the MOST difficult spots to remove from carpet.

Some people feel that if they are using water based paint, it should remove easily. Unfortunately, this is not true. Have you ever tried washing the paint off your wall? You’d ruin the drywall before you could remove the paint.

If you attempt removal while the paint is still damp, you’ll have a good chance at removal. Allowing the paint to dry makes the task difficult to impossible.

If you do get a little paint on your carpet, start by quickly blotting up as much as you can with a clean white cloth. Work from the outside in, so you don’t spread the stain. Then get a cloth wet and blot again, this time also moving from the outside in. Remove as much of the paint as you can.

Now, take a SMALL amount of Dawn detergent (one drop of the original formula) and mix it with 12 ounces of water. Using a clean white cloth again, wet the cloth in the soapy water and blot the stain moving from the outside in.

If any paint remains, apply some odorless mineral spirits to a cloth and blot the stain with the cloth. NEVER pour mineral spirits directly on your carpet. Use it sparingly. Too much of any type of solvent can cause the carpet backing to fall apart. When finished, pour a little clean water over the stained area and extract the water with a wet vacuum. This rinses out any residue left behind from the mineral spirits and detergent.

Wait until the carpet is dry completely and vacuum the area. If the is not completely removed, you may need to repeat the process.

Don’t panic. First, extract all that you can with a wet vacuum or shop vac. Then, call us. We’ve taken care of problems just like this. The chances are good that a good carpet cleaning company can help IF you call IMMEDIATELY!

Acrylic paint might be a problem. Acrylic is often referred to as craft paint, so it’s a common kind of paint you might have in your house. If some gets on the carpet, here’s what you can do to get rid of it.

First, extract with a wet or shop vacuum. Then, blot the area with a mild cleaning agent that is safe for your rug.  Always test the spotter in a small, inconspicuous area first.

Like with latex paint, use odorless mineral spirits if the stain still remains as according to the directions above.

If you have a paint stain that has dried or you have spilled a considerable amount of paint, you might need to seek the help of a specialist. If you experiment too much, you could ultimately damage your carpet.

Paint is one of the most vicious stains on carpet. But if you know what to do when the emergency arises, you’ll have emerged with beautiful carpet.

The important thing to remember is ACT NOW.

If you need to replace your carpet, we can help…


Go Green With Wool Carpet

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets favorite environmentally friendly product is wool carpeting. Why? Learn about wool carpet and see for yourself why we became fans of this great product!

The environmentally-friendly aspects and natural benefits of wool carpet start with the green environment where the sheep graze. If your carpeting is coming from a green pasture, you could say it’s a great start to “going green.”

Beauty – Wool carpet is easy to care for and will last and last.

Health – If your family members are allergy-prone, you’ll love wool carpet because it’s allergy friendly. It’s also fire resistant and has air purification qualities.

Comfort – Wool carpeting is known for being tactile, sound absorbing, having insulating capabilities, and can even improve air quality since it doesn’t kick up dust fibers.

Renewable – Sheep sheared during the summer go back to grazing and growing more wool, which makes them a renewable resource!

Biodegradable – When natural wool is allowed to go back into soil, it will decompose naturally.

Recyclable – Bet you didn’t know that the insulating material found in wool carpet is often used around plants, and it provides mulch to the soil.

Energy Efficient – It takes 1/8th the amount of energy to produce wool carpet versus nylon carpets. Those who live in places with hot summers and chilly winters, you’ll love wool carpet because its insulating factors keeps heat from rising in the summer and also keep your rooms warmer in the winter.

Special thanks to @thedesignstudio for showing us a really practical product that is not only great for your home, but easy on the environment. If you would like to learn even more about wool carpeting, or find out how you can acquire the best kind of carpeting for your home, contact the experts at Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets in Orange County California.
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