The fringe on an oriental rug is an iconic trait. Occasionally, some people cut the fringe off their rug due to staining, yellowing, damage, or wearing down. Unfortunately, this DIY home remedy will cause more harm than good – their beloved rug will begin to unravel and fall apart right before their very eyes. If […]
Tips on How to Care for your Oriental and Area Rugs
Rotation – To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years. Varying the Pathways – When furniture is placed on the rug, it creates a natural pathway that is used frequently. Move the furniture on the rug so […]
Add Color, Warmth, and Comfort With Area Rugs
Nothing transforms a room or space in your home quite like adding an area rug. Regardless of your lifestyle or decorating style, there are all types of area rugs that will make your home more comfortable and welcoming. Area rugs add warmth to a room – Bare hardwood or tile floors can leave a […]
Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Carpet and Rugs Clean
How can you keep your rugs clean when every time your door opens the deluge of mud and dirt wants to sneak in – on children’s shoes, on pets’ paws, on the feet of guests, and so on?! Here are some handy tips to help keep your rugs clean(er): Create a ‘no shoes in the […]
Rug Pile: A Quick User’s Guide
A rug’s pile refers to the density of fibers. The pile height or thickness of the rug and the length of the fibers in the weave combined determine the pile of a rug. They can range from a flat/short pile or long and shaggy. Pile Height To Consider Pile heights vary: less than 1/4″ (low); […]
Dye Bleeding – The Effects of Improper Area Rug Cleaning
If you have beautiful area rugs spread throughout your home or workplace, you may have tried DIY rug cleaning, or you hired someone to clean them only to find that you now have a damaged area rug. Dye bleeding can happen on many area rugs when they are not cared for correctly. You may find […]
Why Do Oriental Rugs Have Abrash?
Hand knotted rugs possess certain inherent characteristics which aid in their uniqueness. Color variations in the field and or border, known as abrash , is a beautiful example of such a characteristic. The term abrash, from the Arabic word for mottled, is typically used to denote color changes or striations running horizontally across the face […]
Choosing the Perfect Area Rug
Area rugs make a wonderful addition to any room. They are provide comfort and warmth over a tile or wood floor. But they also provide artistic value to a room’s design. Rugs are considered artwork for the floor, they frame your room and pull the space together. To create a well-balanced room – size does […]
8 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Area Rug
Whether your area rug is a new addition to your home or a precious family heirloom, treating it with a little TLC will go a long way in preserving your cherished rug. Below we have listed the top 8 mistakes people make that will cause your area rug to dull and deteriorate prematurely. Not Using […]
Beware of “painted” rugs!
When buying a rug, test for “painting” by applying water to a white towel and rubbing any suspicious looking worn areas. If color transfers to the towel, the rug has been “painted.” They will wear quickly and cannot be cleaned without the “paint” bleeding all over the rug.