Thea M. Sand, CRS
Thea Sand, a Certified Rug Specialist, is President of Emmanuel’s Rug and Upholstery Cleaners and a fourth-generation expert in cleaning, repair, and restoration. Emmanuel’s, which was founded by Thea’s great-grandfather in 1907, has been continuously family-owned and operated in Seattle, WA for over 100 years.
An IICRC Senior Floor Covering Inspector, expert witness, appraiser and floor covering consultant since 1995, Thea is currently a Past President of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest and a former board member of the Association of Rug Cleaners. She is a member of the Armenian Rug Society, and the Seattle Textile and Rug Society. She has facilitated technical writing in inspector certification classes at the Academy of Textiles and Flooring in Whittier CA and teaches Oriental Rug repair.