I, Bill Thornton have been in the textile restoration business for 32 years. I started off working for a rug cleaning company in Florida before starting my own rug cleaning business in 1999. Pride Carpet Cleaning specialized in wall to wall wool rug cleaning. That type of cleaning service brought me into many fine homes and yachts. In early 2000 the popularity of wall to wall carpet was beginning to change and people were starting to remove it from their homes and installing hard surfaces like marble, tile, or wood sometimes just leaving carpet in there bedrooms. Since this trend didn’t look like something that was going to be short lived I decided to pursue furthering my education in vegetable dye wool cleaning and silk rug cleaning.