Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Showroom Virtual Tour – 448 E 17th Street Costa Mesa, CA

HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS

448 E 17TH STREET COSTA MESA, CA 92627

949-722-7224

New Canaan Rug & Carpet Wilton Collection

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has gone directly to the source many times to get the same products offered by Stark and Kravet.  This holds true with our New Canaan Wilton Carpet and Rug Collection.

Our showroom offers these products for wall to wall carpet installation, stair runners and made to order rugs.

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DIY Tips: Ways to Care for Your Rug

Keep your area rugs looking and feeling their best by following these seamless tips for basic care, deep cleaning, and stain removal. Furthermore, learn how to properly treat specific types of rugs.

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Basic Rug Care Tips

 

Typically, exceptional rug care is determined by size, construction, and material.  Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets recommends that you care for large-size area rugs as you would wall-to-wall carpet.

Vacuum big rugs to remove dirt. As with carpet, the most essential thing you can do for larger rugs is to vacuum them on a daily basis. If an area rug is reversible, vacuum both sides. This removes grit and grime that can wear out your area rug prematurely. Take care to not vacuum the fringe of your rug.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets also recommends that you brush out pet hair.  A vacuum will sometimes leave pet hair behind. Use a stiff brush to remove the hair, brushing in the direction of the nap of the area rug.

We also advise you to turn your area rugs every year. Foot traffic and sun can put additional stress on your area rugs. Turn them once or twice a year to even out the wear and tear from everyday food traffic.

Shake small rugs. If the area rug is small enough, you can take it outside and shake it or beat it strongly to remove dirt and grit.

Cleaning Special Types of Area Rugs

Special types of rugs require special cleaning care. Our Orange County Rug Cleaners recommend that you keep care tags on the area rug or in a file which can end up saving you from costly mistakes. Follow these tips for taking care of specialty rugs.

  • Handmade, hand-knotted, antique, and Oriental rugs: Vacuum a new Oriental rug as you would carpet and wool area rugs. Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets recommends that you use special care with delicate vintage or antique area rugs. Protect them from the vacuum by placing a piece of nylon screen over the rug and weighting it down with books or bricks. Vacuum over the screen. Or, tie a piece of nylon mesh over the vacuum attachment and change the mesh frequently as dirt accumulates. Have these area rugs professionally cleaned once a year. Rotate rugs to ensure even wear; direct exposure to sun will cause fading. Note: When buying antique rugs, learn as much as you can from the seller about the rug’s fiber content and construction. Ask for care tips.
  • Coir, sisal, rush, and grass rugs: Area rugs made from these natural fibers feature an open weave that allows dirt to sift through to the floor beneath. Vacuum regularly, removing the area rug occasionally to vacuum the floor, as well. Many of these rugs are reversible; if that is the case, flip the rug every time you vacuum for even wear.
  • To clean stains or discolorations on a room-size natural-fiber rug, leave it in place. Protect the floor beneath it with a plastic drop cloth and towel. Scrub the stains with a soft brush dipped in soapy water. Rinse with clear water. Place a towel over the wet area. Blot the cleaned spot as dry as possible. Use a portable fan or hair dryer to speed drying. Move small rugs to a protected table or counter to clean. Water weakens the fibers, so work fast and dry thoroughly to extend the life of these area rugs. Some natural-fiber rugs are made in squares that are sewn together. Buy a few extra squares or a smaller size of the same rug. If a rug square becomes unalterably stained, clip the threads that hold it in place and replace with a new square. Hand-stitch it in place with heavy-duty carpet thread.
  • Fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hides: Shake unscented talcum powder on fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hide rugs and leave for several hours. Brush the talcum powder through the hair, then shake it out. Repeat this process several times, depending on the length of the fur. To clean the back of such a rug, use a clean cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm soapy water. Wipe off any dirt or spills. Rinse with a cloth dipped in clean water and allow to dry completely before putting back in place.

Stain-Removal Guide for Rugs

 

Time becomes essential when your area rug becomes stained. Remember to blot — not rub — the stain and remove moisture from spills as quickly as possible.

  • Alcohol and soft drinks: Use a solution of 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent, 1 quart of warm water, and 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply to the stain, rinse, then blot dry.
  • Coffee or tea: Using the detergent mix above, apply to stain, rinse, and blot. If a stain remains, use a commercial spot carpet cleaner.
  • Fat-based stains: For foods such as butter, margarine, or gravy, use a dry-solvent spot carpet cleaner.
  • Gum: Peel off what you can, then put ice cubes in a plastic bag and harden the gum, scraping the gum off with a spoon or dull knife. Vacuum and use a dry-solvent spot cleaner if needed.
  • Paint: For acrylic and latex paint, while the stain is still wet, spot-clean with the detergent solution. If color remains, dab with rubbing alcohol. For oil-base paint, sponge with odorless mineral spirits, being careful not to soak through to the backing.
  • Tomato sauce: Sponge with cool water, dab with detergent solution or a citrus-oxygen cleaner. Rinse with a solution of 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups of water and blot until dry.
  • Urine, feces, and vomit: Apply detergent solution or a citrus-oxygen cleaner, rinse, and blot until dry.
  • Melted wax: Use the same treatment as gum, hardening it with ice cubes in a plastic bag and scraping. Dampen a clean white cloth or cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and blot to remove any remaining wax.

 

We recommend purchasing a WoolClean kit – there are two liquids and one powder designed for specific stains.  An instruction guide and cleaning towel are in included.  Purchase online HERE 

More cleaning tips can be found from the  Wools of New Zealand at our website –http://www.rugsandcarpets.com/cleaning.html

Rug “Re-Creation”

A “re-creation” rug. This Chinda collection rug was originally imported to the United States by Pande Cameron. The Chindia collection was phased out in the 1980’s. Our client loved this rug so much, they wanted another one. We were able to make contact with the original weaver in India via a great friend and mentor of ours.  Special thanks to Norm Sweeters for making this happen. This hand knotted “re-creation” is enroute from India.  Do you have a rug that you want to “re-create”?  We might be able to assist you.

HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS 949-722-7224

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Monaco Carpet and Rug Collection

We love finding new products that one does not see everywhere.  Our clients appreciate our showroom for the collection of unique floors including carpet, area rugs and floors.  No wonder, designers have been gravitating to us from their other trusted sources.  Even upper management from major vendors who visit our showroom are amazed.  We love the challenge of sourcing new products and invest heavily in samples.

Our new Monaco Collection of carpet and made-to-order rugs is one such example.

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Visit us soon!  Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets 448 E 17th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Our Industries Generic Rug Problem

In going through our inventory of rugs and some vendor catalogs recently.  Oddly, things were all starting to look the same with several vendors overlapping to such as a degree that one wonders how they might separate themselves.  I am referring specifically to vendors such as Jaipur, Surya and Loloi.  Even their websites look the same.  You can find their products everywhere.  If I were a hired interior designer, I would be ashamed to show my clients such generic rugs.

During the past year or so, our showroom has gone to great lengths to find rugs that are unique. We are using the brokering services of several gentlemen that are well respected in our industry.  We are able to bring our clients, including  designers, products from England, Ireland, Romania, Afghanistan, Turkey, Nepal, Tibet, China, Pakistan, Vietnam, USA, Belgium, France, Italy and elsewhere.  We are also designing our own patterns and direct importing these rugs.

We invested in a color system from ARS that offers 1200 color options in wool.  We can make many of our rugs in a made-to-order size.  We don’t use the word “custom”, because it does not have to be expensive to get the size you need.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets wants to be a fashion forward leader in floor covering for the home.  Having a unique rug on your floor is like having a great dress at a party.  And what an embarrassment when someone else has the same one.

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10 Rugs That Make A Room

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The right rug has a unique ability to shape a room and determine the overall atmosphere within a space. Not solely a treat for your feet, a rug can tie the elements of a room together. Stated simply by Edgar Allen Poe, “the carpet is the soul of the apartment.”

Here are 10 rugs that brighten their interiors.

Lyone Multi

Lyon, Multi 

With the collaboration between Samad and the acclaimed artist Rex Ray, Lyon, Multi is both imaginative and dynamic. This Rex Ray rug is handmade with fine wool hand knotted in Jaipur, India by master weavers. Bursting with color and energy, Rex Ray’s eye-catching work draws inspiration from the mid-century modernist style.

Galaxy Elements

Galaxy, Graphite

Inspired by the elements of nature, this modern design reflects a variety of landscapes. Hand-woven in Nepal with hand-carded wool and hand-carved silk, the Elements Collection is diverse in texture, with parts flat and raised, like the earth itself.

Burbur

Burbur, Khaki

This plush Moroccan inspired design is heaven beneath your feet. With a neutral color palette and dynamic diamond design, this transitional design is beyond basic.

Gotham

Tribecca

Gothatm, Black & Tribeca, Stone

These intricate designs from the Manhattan Reserve Collection are inspired by elements from antique Ottoman, Egyptian and Asian textiles. Made with hand-carded wool, these finely woven rugs offer an incredible aesthetic value rare in hand-knotted carpets.

A-105

A-105, Multi

This modern design from the Whimsical Collection is truly art for the floor. Woven and sheared low in the style of antique carpets, A-105 offers soothing hues of taupe, gold and pale blue, which provide a sense of calm and serenity within a space.

Armstrong

Armstrong, Charcoal

This Ikat inspired designs offers dynamic and expressive shapes that evoke the scattered rhythms and spontaneous beats of a soulful Jazz song. Made with hand-carded wool, this vibrant rug exudes style and personality.

Dalliance

Dalliance, Maize

This pretty pink rug from our Amour Reserve Wool & Silk Collection offers a transitional design which seamlessly fuses old world charm with new world confidence. This finely woven carpet is made with hand-carded wool and hand spun, hand carved silk.

Amaze Cream

Amaze, Cream

Amaze, Cream from the Serendipity Wool & Silk Collection combines traditional decorative and floral elements with a unique and vibrant color palette. Made with hand-carded wool and hand-spun, hand-carved silk, this eye-catching piece is both striking and elegant.

Antewing

Antewing, Ivory

Antewing, Ivory from the Modern Tibet III Collection is finely hand-knotted in Nepal. Hand-crafted with wool and up to 50% silk, this innovative design is both refreshing and modern.

All of these rugs are available for purchase at Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Costa Mesa, CA

New Zealand Wool Flat Weave Rugs

Our newest collection offers 4 patterns in 5 color options PLUS six made to order “standard” colors.  In addition, we can offer these rugs in any of our combination of 1200 ARS colors!  Standard stock sizes range from 2 x 3 to 10 x 14.  Made to order sizes up to 20′ x 30!

DIAMOND COLLECTION

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ASPEN COLLECTION

AS-01 AS-02 AS-03 AS-05

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FUSAI COLLECTION

 

WFB-104 WF-06 WF-05 WF-04 WF-03 WF-02 WF-01

HERRINGBONE COLLECTION

WH-01 WH-02 WH-03 WH-04 WH-05 WH-06 WHB-105 WHB-106

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