By Ellin Smith
If you are looking for a beautiful antique oriental, there is one place in Hartford that specializes in this type of rug. But J Namnoun Rug Gallery offers so many more ways to beautify your floors. Whether it is a traditional Persian, a mid-century modern, a contemporary Nepalese or a transitional Iranian design, you will find them all there. Whether you are someone who knows a great deal about antique floor coverings or you want to learn from the experts, come meet Greg and Andrew. As longtime members of the Namnoun team, they are proud to have assumed ownership of this wonderful Hartford institution.
The atmosphere is very different than the typical oriental rug dealership. The team is relaxed and attentive, never pushy. They manage their inventory so that they can access just the right rug for your style and budget. If they do not have that rug on the floor, they know where to get it for the right price. Then they will arrange for you to “live” with it for a week or so to make sure it feels just perfect in your home.
And when the time comes for your precious rugs to be cleaned or restored, there is no one who will take better care of them than J Namnoun. They have the largest hand washing rug and carpet restoration facility in the state of Connecticut. But, though they clean more rugs than any other service, they treat each rug with the utmost care.
Did you know that a dirty rug isn’t just unsightly? It’s actually damaging to the rug itself. Regular cleaning helps protect your investment. Sand has more edges than broken pieces of glass and can cause rug fibers and backing to deteriorate over time. Regular vacuums do not get out all the sand that is embedded in the rug.
The Namnoun team does a more thorough job of getting that dust out. A recent demonstration revealed the importance of taking the time to remove dirt and dust before doing anything else. This takes time and patience — maybe even a couple of hours. Unfortunately, many other cleaners skip this step and normal vacuums can’t get all the dirt out. When a rug isn’t properly cleaned, and only the surface is cleaned, it will look dirtier quicker and need to be cleaned again much sooner.
The Namnoun process involves seven steps from dusting to washing to extracting to deodorizing, carding and drying then finishing with a full detailing of all fringe. They are so proud of this thorough approach that they have put an in-depth explanation of each step on their website. If you are serious about maintaining your rug investment, you may want to check it all out on their website at http://www.jnamnoun.com.
Greg will be happy to come to your home — at no charge — and give an estimate of what it will cost to clean and, if necessary, restore your hand- or machine-made rug to its natural brilliance. They have been servicing homeowners in the Devonwood neighborhood for over 25 years
Business hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 860-522-6368 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation or pick-up.