Lisa and Kate at Blatchford

Lisa Wagner With Her Mom Kate In Their San Diego Rug Shop

Who Is Lisa Wagner?

Lisa Wagner is one of only three “hands-on” international rug cleaning trainers teaching oriental rug care, and author of the consumer guide “Rugs To Run From: A Rug Buyer’s Guide” to help consumers avoid buying the wrong rugs for their homes. She got into the rug world by being born into it – her mother is a weaver, and her father is a rug dealer. She is one of the company owners of Blatchford's San Diego Rug Cleaning in San Diego, California.

Lisa has made it her mission to take education about rugs to those who need the information the most: carpet cleaners (who often accidentally ruin rugs by cleaning them in homes instead of washing them properly), rug retailers (who may not be aware of flawed products they should not be selling), and consumers (who often don’t know what to buy, or how to care for their favorite rugs).

Lisa served 10 years on the board of the Carpet and Fabricare Institute, and served on the boards of both the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, and the National Institute of Rug Cleaners Textile Council. She is the rug care columnist for the largest trade publication for the cleaning industry and instructs on the proper care of rugs from regular cleaning and repair, to handling rugs involved in floods, fires, and other disasters.

Lisa has been featured in the New York Times, Real Simple magazine, HGTV magazine, and Family Circle magazine. Her blog, is the most visited and referenced rug care resource in the world.

Lisa founded the Textile Pro Network with fabric specialist Jim Pemberton, in order to provide advanced training to a hand-picked group of first-rate rug and textile cleaners.
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