My new project in the South West has exposed me to new terminology. Kerf door and window trim. I love the look and may bring it back to WNC.
What once began as a small entrepreneurial endeavor, Togar Rugs has evolved into a very successful direct importer and wholesaler. They work with designers, dealers, and decorators from far and wide. Customers are welcome to stop by at any time to browse or talk with the knowledgeable sales associates. They have a rug for every taste and every budget. The photos below are from one of our current clients. They selected Togar rugs for several rooms in their home. Each rug is unique and adds a different style to each space.
Den: Antique Ushak over 10 years old, hand-spun wool and natural dyes, same knotting as the new Ushak. Turkish double knot (ghiordes-symmetrical knot) from hand spun wool and all natural dyes original Ushak from the village of Ushak.
Living Room: Turkish Konya, from central area of Turkey made from all hand-spun wool and natural dyes, with an open geometric field.
Master Bedroom: New Turkish Ushak hand-knotted rug with the traditional Turkish double knot (ghiordes-symmetrical knot) from hand spun wool and all natural dyes original Ushak from the village of Ushak.
Guest Room: Patchwork rug. New rug made from old Turkish rugs that are damaged. We cut away the damaged areas and then surge the edges of the good parts and used a blanket stitch to make the patchwork rug. Most of the rugs we are using come from central Turkey and from the Eastern village of Kars.
Concrete flooring, sometimes referred to as cement flooring, no longer has to be gray and boring. Coloring concrete or applying textures and patterns can bring new life to this traditionally bland material. Staining concrete is a method of attaining a decorative, easy-to-maintain and durable finish to flooring.
After the floor is properly cleaned, it is time to apply the acid wash to the floor. Tape off all items and strip off old coatings with machinery. The best way to spread acid stain is evenly and in quadrants. Cleaning with acid and water opens the pores of the concrete.
Once the acid stain is dried over night, neutralize the floor with ammonia and water to clean any residues left by the acid stain. After this is completed and dried, it is time to apply the topical water based stain. The color can be tweaked during the first coat.
The stain should be spread on evenly in quadrants, much like the acid wash. Let this dry, and repeat if necessary to give the concrete floor the protective coat it needs.
While this whole process may seem very simple as you read this, don’t be fooled! It is recommended that you have a professional do this job for you. The application can be dangerous, and the results can be unattractive if it is not done properly. The above work was done by Jesse York of All Season Painting. 828-768-7575