How to pick your Rug?

 

Before you visit a rug store, it will help you to first "Complete this PDF form" for the rooms you wish to decorate.

Types Of Rugs

 

There are three types of rugs to consider purchasing:

  • Handmade, Flatweave or Knotted Pile
  • Hand Tufted
  • Machine made

 

Other factors that influence:

  • Materials- wool, cotton, silk or synthetic fibers
  • Complexity of design
  • Numbers of colors used
  • Dying technique (vegetable or synthetic)
  • Knot count
  • Age and condition of antique and semi-antique rugs

 

Use of Room & Rugs

  • Amount of traffic and soil.
  • Are you looking for a piece of art for your floor that will last for a lifetime or a decorating accessory for the short term.

 

Texture

  • Handmade weavings from natural fibers make an inviting soft appeal.
  • Pattern clarity is achieved by using tight smooth finishes.
  • Tribal artifacts, pillows and tapestries can be components of well-decorated room.

 

Investment

  • Area rugs are movable from room to room and house to house.
  • Quality materials and construction will insure longevity of both the look and value of a fine rug.

 

 

Handmade Oriental rugs will last for generations with proper care and maintenance.

Standard Rug Sizes:

Handmade rugs will vary slightly.

 

1.6'x2.8'              5'x7'                 5'x8'                 6.6'x9.6'                 9'x12'

2'x3'                   3'x5'                 6'x9'                 10'x'13'                 10'x14'

4'x6'                  8'x10'               8'x11'                 11'x16'                 12'x15'

12'x18'             13'x20'             14'x20'                15'x19'                  18'x24'

 

Runners: 2'3", 2'6", 2'8", 3' wide and come in length of 6', 8', 10', 12', 14' and longer.

Rounds: 3', 5', 6', 8', 10', 12' diameters

Squares: 6' and 8'

Custom rugs can be made in any sizes.

 

 

what to bring when shopping:

Bring your color swatches and fabrics with you  when shopping. Also include wood stains, ceramic tiles & counter top samples. Having these samples will help guide and make you a more confident shopper.

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