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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Carpet Workroom from Final Touch Interiors aquires new portable Carpet Binding Maschine

As our customers are ordering more Carpet Runners and Area Rugs for their Homes, we realized that our Carpet Workroom needed a new portable Carpet-Binder to improve our efficiency when working on the Job. Our old Carpet Binder just was not up to the Job anymore.
After talking to several Suppliers, we decided to get the new NC Millennium 2005 portable Carpet Binder.
Carpet Binding MachineHaving bought from NC in the past several Products, like for our Drapery Workroom and our Carpet Workroom, we have been always very satisfied with their products and especially their customer support. And also their proximity to our Business Location was a big factor too.
Especially we have been very satisfied with their industrial TPB Carpet Binder. This workhorse is the world’s most capable carpet binder. It binds up to 3 inches, applies fringe, and even sews on serging tape. This bobbin-less, self oiling machine requires minimum maintenance and binds 4-5 times faster than conventional carpet binders. Powered by 2 independently driven clutches, this double puller handles dense, tough backed carpets with ease. The TPB is a lifetime machine designed to withstand multiple daily shifts in our Carpet Workroom. One of my best in investments, to get all Carpet Binding Jobs nice and perfect done.
Now to get back to the portable Millennium 2005; it is a quite interesting Binder which is bobinless, no more bobbins, just two large Spools of thread. It accommodates several different kind of Binding Tape including serging Tape an important factor.  And its speed is a phenomenal 23feet per minute (1380 feet per hour) on Cove Base. Last week we took the new Baby out for a run on a large Job. Instead of being on the Job for 2 days or having to bring the Carpet to our Workroom (an unnecessary step) to get the individual pieces bound, we got it done in one day. Not only was the Customer happy that we finished the job so fast, also my carpet installers were quite happy with a big job done so efficiently.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Workroom for Draperies-Upholstery-Shades and Pillows

We finally did some extensive remodeling of our workroom in which we manufacture our Draperies, Shades, Upholstery and Accessories. It took me quite some time as it involved a complete makover during the normal operation of work.
I finally can give my upholstery men his own large workspace to do his upholstery work on Sofas, Benches, Chairs, Ottomans etc. Moved the noisy air compressor out of the workroom into an enclosed area, so nobody is bothered by the noise any more.

Our beloved large drapery table which uses a custom measuring system from OB/Masco went back into the centerstage of our operation again. On this table we cut, measure and pin our Draperies in a very efficient and very accurate way.

Due to more work for swags and jabots, we changed now to the heavy use of Velcro. I got that idea when doing work on a boat, as on this particular job we could not use any nails or screws. But we still had to hold the window treatments in its place, that how I started to use Velcro. It comes in any shape and style.
For swags and jabots it does not matter in the production any more, if they are for a drapery pole installation or mounted on a board installation, or just for a free flowing Swag/Jabot treatment on top of a window or door.
Recalls or remakes don’t exist with this particular system either. Further it gives us an edge in a faster production. We always love that. This all is only possible with the use of a german work room system, which includes large commercial steam ironing stations.
Drapery Work RoomAnyone who knows about ironing fabrics will understand how difficult it is to get wrinkles or marks out of any kind of textile fabric, even at home when ironing the husbands shirts.
This irons work with heavy steam and their ironing sole can be adjusted to a lower temperature. Above problems can be elliminated without any big hassles.
It is also a snap now to apply blackout linings to any kind of window treatment like Roman Shades etc.
Great also in attaching any kind of Trims or Tassels to Draperies, Balloons, Roman Shades or any kind of valances we have to manufacture.
Even by the creation of custom decorative pillows which are delicate with their intricated patchwork, embroidery etc. it is very efficient and easy to use.


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