DALLAS — The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has been formed by influential members of the rug care community, according to a press release
The international association is dedicated to advancing the art and science of rug care, educating rug care professionals, raising consumer awareness about quality rug care and cultivating relationships with leaders in rug care-related industries, the release stated.
"An association specifically dedicated to this segment of the flooring industry has been needed for some time," said long-time rug care expert Ken Adams.
"The Association of Rug Care Specialists was founded to promote and foster the highest standards of professionalism and technical proficiency in rug care and ensure that we develop the next generation of leaders for this industry," Adams added.
According to the release, membership in ARCS is open to any firm that cleans, repairs, services or otherwise maintains area rugs, as long as 95 percent of the work is done at the member''s cleaning facilities and not subcontracted.