What is an Oriental Rug?An authentic oriental rug is a handmade Carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile. in hand-knotted rugs, strands of yarn are tied into the flat-woven fabric, creating a pile and pattern.Oriental rugs that are made by machines, hand-tufting or any method other than hand-knotted or hand-weaving are not considered authentic oriental rugs.
For generations and many years of history, oriental rugs have been a luxury standard and proved many times their value increases over the years. Antique rugs are most valuable, because of the history they’re carrying and time has enhanced their beautiful colors. A genuine rug can last for generations and is a great investment.
These rugs normally come from a broad geographical region such as China, Vietnam, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Pakistan, and India. Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Persian rugs, Anatolian rugs, Kurdish rugs, Caucasian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Turkestanian rugs, Chinese rugs, Tibetan rugs, and Indian rugs.
How can I tell a good rug quality?There are two basic things that show rug quality: 1) Small, tight knots and a fine pattern with a clear design on the front as well as on the back of the rug. 2) The wool should feel oily, and full of lanolin. Hand-made rugs are more valuable then machine made. The back of the rug will help you determine whether it is a hand-made rug or machine made. A hand-made rug had the same, vibrant design as the front of the rug. The more knots per square inch and the more intricate the design, the more valuable the rug. Silk rugs are most expensive rugs on the market. In addition when examining antique rugs other factors enter in. Originality, rarity and overall condition are important factors.
How long does it take to make a rug?Authentic rugs are hand made – for a small 3′ x 5′ rug; it might take several months to make. Medium-sized rugs (5′ x 8′) can take up to a year to hand made. Very large rugs (10′ x 20′) might take a group of people a few years to complete. Larger silk rugs with up to 1,000 knots or more per inch, may take a lifetime to make.
Is an oriental rug a good investment?Antique rugs are good investment because they increase in value since they are getting harder to find and getting to be very rare. When you buy an oriental rug today, it will always be worth what you paid for, but probably more. Over the centuries oriental rugs have become treasured heirlooms passed from one generation to the next. No New rug can achieve the look and feel of an old rug, which throughout the decades have become fine like wine.
How to inspect rug before buying?Check the threads of the rug from both front and back to see if there are any breaks or cuts. Also check to see if any repairs have been done, if so, if they were properly executed. Check the pile for holes, stains and Moth damage, especially in older rugs. Examine the colors for running by wiping a damp cloth firmly over the rug.
How do I determine when it is time to clean my rug?
This is how you determine if it’s time to clean your rug:
* Your hand will become dirty when you rub your palm on the rug for a few seconds.
* If your rug has four odor when you kneel down to smells it.
* When you lift the area rug corner and vigorously shake it up and down once or twice, a dust cloud will be forming.
* With the rug facing up, fold a corner of the rug back, away from the pile, to expose the base of the fibers. You need to have your area rug professionally cleaned if there is dirt deep down in the pile.
Do you guarantee stain removal?
Please call us as soon as you notice the sports or stains. Taking care of spots or stains immediately increases our chance of success. If a stain has not affected the fibers permanently, we have a much higher change of removing them.
What is Scotchgard protector? How will it help my rug?
The Scotchgard protector repels soil and dirt and helps prevents stains from becoming permanent. It is child and Pet safe and is non toxic. As an added bonus, it has a natural fresh scent.