- Rug Renovating
East Orange, New Jersey, 800-252-7738; rugrenovating.com
When ABC Carpet & Home needs to clean, patch, reduce, or refinish its showroom rugs, it turns to century-old Rug Renovating to do the job. With more than 70,000 square feet of space and 60 technicians, Rug Renovating is the nation’s largest such factory. Pickup and delivery are usually free in the five boroughs and throughout most of the tri-state area. It costs about $2.50 per square foot to clean an average rug; threadbare or antique rugs often need a hand wash, which runs about $7 per square foot. Rug Renovating also does in-home carpet cleaning and, should your furniture or draperies need a wash, will tackle those too.
Best Carpet Cleaner
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).