Unique Perspectives
June, 2017


Troy - The Sequel

Harrison Park room
Troy was introduced way back in 2000 and has been a continuous top ten seller ever since. Now that wouldn't mean much if our entire product range totaled twelve products. But we've got a few more than that. I just counted. Here's the deal... In our broadloom collections (wool, nylon, sisal, and seagrass) we've got eighty, that's right, 80 products and in our custom rugs we've got thirty-one in the Shagtastic Collection, seventeen in Contemporary Classics, and eleven in Couture Coordinates. The grand total of all of that is one hundred and thirty-nine running-line inventoried and made-to-order products. Yikes! So being in the top ten in a mix like that is impressive. Of course we would appreciate it if each and every one of you would sell each and every one of them all the time. Those expectations may be a bit extreme but we are extremely grateful for the on-going support of Troy. This isn't too surprising, since the ongoing popularity of the large-scale Berber-loop has made that variety of carpet an industry standard, and Troy remains one of the best of the lot. So we're introducing the sequel...Troy II and based on the above, we're certain it'll be a barn burner.
Troy II is exactly the same as the original in every way except the color palette. Now when combining the two, we've got colors ranging from black through off-white, gold, beige, taupe and gray, Troy and Troy II have something to offer just about any design theme. You can expect a preview in the very near future.
Harrison Park colors

      
A Friendly Reminder! 

The promotion on Envoy is winding down.  Its still on sale through the end of the month at 25% off. This is an off-invoice discount so all you have to do is sell it and the discount will be automatically applied.

SPECIALS - Great In stock values
Eagle Lake - 4102
Greensboro - 4199
Montrose - 4116
We have a large inventory of first-quality special buys offered at significant savings to you. Here are a few examples. To see them all click here.

Grease is the Word (Scouring)
top - greasy wool, bottom - scoured wool

Here's some exciting stuff. You just don't get information like this in the Washington Post. 
Wool straight from a sheep, known as "greasy wool" contains impurities and high levels of valuable lanolin. Before the wool can be used for commercial purposes it must be scoured. Hey! Try to avoid washing your hair for six months and see how impurity- laden and greasy it gets!!  Quite often, scouring is as simple as a bath in warm water and gentle detergents. Depending on the intensity of the scouring some level of lanolin remains in the fiber (which helps wool resist the terrible awfulness of certain spills). And the mildest scouring results in "semigrease wool". A delightful name don't you think?  Anyway, semigrease wool (not used in carpet manufacture) can be spun into yarn and knitted into water resistant mittens and sweaters of the type used by fishermen in the North Atlantic. Lanolin removed from wool is widely used in cosmetics and hand creams. I know what you're thinking: A Pulitzer Prize is definitely on the way.


Flammability
We're not saying you shouldn't be mindful of all fire-related safety precautions and posted bulletins but it is very reassuring to know that wool is one of the most fire-safe materials used for interior furnishing.