“I would love to learn more about it. It’s in fantastic condition 😊”

A few weeks ago we received an email from a client asking us for any information about the above rug which she bought from us in years gone by.
Luckily our Managing Director Michael recognised it instantly! It was a Firth 100% wool ‘shaggy dog’ rug woven on Axminster gripper looms; a range which was produced in the mid 60s and early 70s! 

It’s always great to hear about how well our rugs stand the test of time. We’d love to hear your stories too so please do reach out to us!

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What’s on at Firth: December 2021

We’d like to start off by wishing all of our customers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As 2021 draws to a close we thought we’d look back at what we have been working on in the last 12 months.

Our revamped Luxury Rug Collection
In November we added to our collection of Luxury Rugs. We now offer 24 contemporary ranges each available in a choice of colours and sizes.
Here are two of our favourites: Irania and Belagio.

Looking for inspiration?
Pantone recently announced their colour palettes for spring and summer 2021 which is a great starting place for all of your spring design projects.
Our favourite palette is Power Surge; this is a vibrant, striking selection which we see working perfectly with our Deluxe Velvet and Twist ranges as either a carpet or rug to liven up any space.

Love Cork
Our Love Cork range was launched in March 2021. With a whole host of green credentials, Love is the perfect range for the environmentally-minded consumer and is well suited to domestic, commercial and healthcare settings.

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Choosing and caring for your rug

Your Firth rug will be the centrepiece of your room. Whilst all of our products are built to last, we’ve learnt a few tricks over the years to help you extend the life of your rug:

General tips

Choose a wool rug for high traffic areas where spillages are likely. Viscose rugs are better suited to lower traffic areas.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and water vapour wherever possible.
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the excess fibres which are likely to be found on your new rug. By all means use a nozzle attachment but don’t use a brush attachments as these can damage the delicate fibres.
Professional cleaning is always recommended but for minor spots and stains cleaning can be carried out with caution.
Use rug hold underlay to prevent rugs from slipping and dyes from transferring onto the floor.
Regularly move the position of furniture of other heavy objects to avoid indentations being created on your rug.

Cleaning your viscose rug
These fibres are particularly sensitive to liquid so great care should be taken to remove spills as quickly as possible. Whilst we recommend that stain removal treatments be left to a professional carpet cleaner, here is our step by step guide to cleaning your rug:

Use a clean white dry cloth or paper towel working from the edge to the centre of the spill and do not rub.
Soak up as much of the liquid as is possible and then use a clean cloth or paper towel soaked in cool water to dab as much of the stain as possible.
Use a fine comb to lift up the pile in direction with the remained of the rug.
Try to dry the pile whilst continuing to comb as quickly as possible.

Cleaning your wool rug
 Every wool fibre has its own protective layer which means your rug will naturally repel dirt and gives you the opportunity to act whenever anything is spilt on the rug. Here is our step by step guide to cleaning spills from your wool rug:

 Scrape off and soak up as much of the liquid or substance as possible working from the edge to the centre of the spot.
Clean the area lightly with a damp cloth or some absorbent paper. Dab, don’t rub or scrub.

When using a detergent:

Always test detergents on an inconspicuous area first. Always ensure the area is completely dry before use
Remove it from the pile using a little water. Always test detergents on an inconspicuous area first. Always ensure the area is completely dry before use. Loop pile rugs are best beaten – turn them face down on the floor, beat gently and then vacuum up the grit and dust from the floor rather than the rug

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Tartan range carpets: Another happy customer!

We always love it when a client sends us pictures of one of our carpets! In this case a local sports club was looking for a durable, traditional carpet which would bring a bit of colour into the room. They opted for one of our Axminster cut pile broadloom Tartan range carpets in beige which ticks every box! 
Get in touch with our sales team to find out more about our commercial ranges 

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What’s on at Firth: June 2021

Extending our Deluxe range and putting some names to the three new ranges we introduced last month

Deluxe Twist
Our Deluxe Velvet range has been massively popular since we introduced it in 2016. We’re happy to announce that we are extending the range to include our new Deluxe Twist range. Just like its sibling the Deluxe Velvet range, we offer Deluxe Twist in widths of up to 10 metres and in 5 different pile weights. You can choose any of the 290 colours in the Firth Colourbox of we can math the colour to any colour chart or fabric sample.

A quick update
In our May 2021 newsletter we introduced three new carpet and rug ranges which we will be releasing later this summer. We’re excited to now be able to give you a bit more information about them!

Most of our ranges are named after towns and villages in Yorkshire. This isn’t a coincidence – choosing these place names reminds us of the history of the textile industry in small places like these as well as our own beginnings in the small town of Heckmondwike.

Following this convention we have named our three new ranges Lutton (the green range), Limley (the carrot range) and Exley (the shaggy range).

More information and pictures of the new ranges are coming soon!

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