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Make Your Rug Last Forever

With a Little TLC – Your Rugs Can Be Enjoyed For Generations!                                

Tips to Keep Your Rugs in Tip Top Shape

How to Care for your Oriental Rug Rotation – To ensure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years. Vacuuming – Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the […]

Wool Tufted Rugs

Tufted rugs are glued together rather than being woven. This is a much faster way to craft a rug, taking days to make the rug rather than the many months (or years) hand woven rugs take to weave. This allows for wool rugs to be at a lower cost than hand woven rugs. Most of […]

Wool Shag Rugs

Wool shag pile rugs can be woven by hand (such as Greek Flokatis), or custom shag rug creations with backing material construction. The quality of the rug will depend on the quality of the wool used to create it, and the quality of the adhesive used in the backing (if the rug is not hand […]

Wool Hand Knotted (on wool foundation)

Wool hand knotted rugs can take months, sometimes years, to weave. Quality woven wool rugs are the most durable and long lasting textiles in the rug world. With proper care they can last many decades, or more than a century, and still be like new. Many tribal rugs are woven on a wool foundation, with […]

Wool Hand Knotted (on cotton foundation)

Wool hand knotted rugs can take months, sometimes years, to weave. Quality woven wool rugs are the most durable and long lasting textiles in the rug world. With proper care they can last many decades, or more than a century, and still be like new. Wool has a natural short term repellency to liquids. Quick […]

Viscose Rugs

Viscose (also known as rayon, bamboo silk, banana silk, and art silk) is a fiber made of heavily chemically processed wood pulp and cellulose. It is made into a glossy fiber known as artificial silk, however, it is essentially high gloss paper. It is the weakest of the rug fibers, these rugs are considered “disposable” […]

Synthetic Shag Rugs

Synthetic shaggy style rugs are made primarily from polyester and viscose, or a blend of both using viscose as a thin highlight fiber. Polyester is a plastic petroleum­-based fiber. Viscose is a regenerated cellulose (wood pulp) fiber. Both fibers create a rug with a short life span, with polyester lasting longer, and with less shedding, […]

Silk Woven Rugs

Silk rugs can range from 100 to over 1,000 knots per square inch in hand woven rugs. The production cost of silk is high, and the labor in the higher quality rugs can make some of these works of art quite an investment. Many owners of smaller silk rugs will display them on the wall […]

Over-Dyed Rugs

There is a popular trend in rugs of chemically stripping the dyes of woven wool rugs, and then over­dyeing them with strong colors rarely similar to the original dyes.  The chemical dye stripping process damages and wears down the wool, so often the rug looks more threadbare, with cotton foundation fibers exposed.  The over-dye is […]

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