My name is Glyn Charnock and I have been in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry since 2000.


I am the owner of Chameleon Cleaning, a domestic carpet and upholstery cleaning company based in Norfolk, and Historic Carpet Care is the specialist historic and high value carpet division of Chameleon Cleaning, providing services nationwide.


I have previously been the Training Director for the National Carpet Cleaners Association and I have been working with the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio and NT Consultant Textile Conservator, Ksynia Marko, since 2013.


I now collaborate with a number of textile conservators, both freelance and from institutions such as The National Trust and The Victoria and Albert Museum, ensuring our processes meet conservation principles and best practice.

The aims of Historic Carpet Care are:

  • To improve the standard of care of historic carpets by adapting modern commercial carpet and fabric cleaning processes to suit a conservation environment.

  • Provide training for those responsible for the care of carpets

  • Care for modern carpets and upholstery in a manner which will prolong their useful life and preserve them in the best possible condition.


We recognise that many houses will have a mix of historic and more modern carpets, rugs and druggets, so we offer a full range of services for all these categories of floor covering.


With regard to modern carpets, we are fully versed in all carpet cleaning processes and can offer care and cleaning for modern carpets and rugs, especially high value items or those made from water-sensitive fibres such as viscose and tencel, or natural fibres like seagrass, jute and sisal.


Skilled, safe and professional cleaning for historic, antique and period carpets and rugs. Highly experienced and fully insured.


We offer a complete wrapping service including rollers, storage products and lifting blocks to ensure safe storage free from damage of your precious carpets and rugs.


A comprehensive cleaning, care and maintenance service for all types of modern carpets, rugs and upholstery. A skilled service for domestic and commercial properties.


We offer a number of training courses in carpet and rug care and cleaning which are suitable for conservators, carpet cleaners, house staff and volunteers.

For more information please call 01603 864758