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1004, 2014

Knock Off Oriental Rugs

April 10th, 2014|Categories: General|Tags: , |

Knock Off Oriental Rugs Chinese oriental rugs and other Asian based flooring textiles are extremely popular throughout the world. However, almost just as expensive are knock off oriental rugs. To the untrained eye, identifying the difference between knock off oriental rugs and the real thing can be difficult at best, and at times almost impossible. However, when spending a large sum of money on an oriental rug, it proves necessary to know what the differences are and how to correctly determine when a rug is in fact authentic or if it has been fabricated by a non [...]

304, 2014

Oriental Rug Colors

April 3rd, 2014|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs, Rug Cleaning|Tags: |

Oriental Rug Colors Oriental rug colors in new handmade area rugs varies significantly depending on the weaver and rug. These type of area rugs are finely made works of art and need to be cared for in a specific manner. The caring and cleaning of a new handmade oriental rug requires a professional rug cleaning service, in order for oriental rug colors to stay beautiful through the years. You paid a lot for your new oriental area rug, in order for it to keep its value, it will need to be cleaned regularly [...]

2403, 2014

Oriental Kitchen Rugs – A Good Idea or Bad?

March 24th, 2014|Categories: General|

Oriental Kitchen Rugs There is quite a lot of debate about whether quality area rugs belong in a kitchen – and most of it is centered around two things, the look versus the practicalities.  If you’re looking for oriental kitchen rugs there are things you should think about before placing one there. Granted, a gorgeous oriental rug can look wonderful here as anywhere else – in particular, the strong colors and patterns will contrast very nicely with what are usually, in most modern kitchens, the very plain surfaces and clean lines of the [...]

1503, 2014

Oriental Rug Differences: A Guide To Eastern Rugs

March 15th, 2014|Categories: General|

Oriental Rug Differences Oriental Rug Differences ‘Oriental rugs’ is often used as a generic label for any type of intricately patterned carpet. Genuine Oriental rugs are in fact quite unique in both workmanship and design: they are hand-knotted pile or flat-woven fabric, made in the traditional weaving areas across the Middle East and Far East (not in Western Europe or the United States.) Oriental rugs are never made by machine; neither do they ever consist of nylon or polypropylene fibers. Hand knotted rugs are made from natural fibers, such as wool, silk and cotton. Oriental rug differences are often subtle [...]

703, 2014

Decorating with Oriental Rugs

March 7th, 2014|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs|Tags: , |

Decorating with Oriental Rugs Decorating with oriental rugs is a great way to add a perfect decoration for any home. It adds a special vibrancy and comforting aesthetic. Let’s take a look at oriental rug styles and how they can mix with the furniture and style of rooms throughout a home. The current décor of a room will determine what type of oriental rug can be featured. If the room is devoid of decorations, then a large oriental rug with exciting color and style will be the perfect piece. If the room is fully furnished, wallpapered, painted and [...]

2702, 2014

Oriental Rugs – Selecting a Good Investment

February 27th, 2014|Categories: General|

Oriental Rug Investment An oriental rug can provide a look that is luxurious and exotic regardless of the décor of the room. However, many people are unaware that oriental rugs are also a good investment as they hold their value and are often passed down through generations. In order to be sure that the Oriental rug purchased is a good investment, it is important to keep a few tips in mind when purchasing the carpet. Understand How Oriental Rugs are Made Foundation True oriental rugs are woven on a loom from strands of wool, silk and cotton . [...]

1702, 2014

Oriental Rugs in the Bathroom

February 17th, 2014|Categories: General|

Oriental Rugs in Bathrooms Oriental rugs in the bathroom can be an excellent decorative accent to any bathroom. They provide an attractive yet practical centerpiece that traditional bathmats cannot achieve. Using a wool material bathroom oriental rug as opposed to cotton or synthetic fabrics, allows greater longevity for the rug given it’s environment. Wool fibers can absorb up to 30% of their weight in water and still feel dry. The natural lanolin’s in wool is uniquely stain resistant. […]

1002, 2014

Oriental Rug Cleaning Home Care

February 10th, 2014|Categories: General, Oriental Rugs, Rug Cleaning|

Oriental Rug Cleaning For anyone owning oriental rugs, knowing how to properly care for it is an essential aspect towards ensuring the beauty and value of fine rugs for years to come . There are many potential problems that might pop up over the course of a rug’s life, but with proper care and timely maintenance, an oriental rug has the ability to last forever. For significant stains or when years of accumulated soiling exist, an at-home rug cleaning may prove ineffective. It then behooves the owner to contact an oriental rug cleaning service. The oriental rug cleaning professional [...]

302, 2014

Hardwood Floor vs Laminate

February 3rd, 2014|Categories: General|

Hardwood floor vs laminate If you are thinking about switching to a wood floor then you might be comparing hardwood floor vs laminate. There are many differences between these two materials and they should be weighed carefully in your decision. Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic product designed to look like real wood. The inside layer of laminate flooring is made from melamine resin and fiber board material and the top layer has an imprinted wood textured image. […]

2301, 2014

4 Tips to Protect Hardwood Floors

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: General|Tags: |

Protect Hardwood Floors There are many ways to protect hardwood floors from normal wear and tear.  Most are common sense and require little effort or money to keep your floors looking like new for many years to come. After purchasing and installing hardwood floors, consider buying walk-off mats and rugs to protect large areas of your floor from dirt, shoes and furniture. To Protect Hardwood Floors: Be Aware of Moisture Damage While a major spill or flooding left on hardwood flooring would be cataclysmic, it is also not the most likely scenario. Most moisture damage caused to hardwood [...]