Benefits of Rugs for Elementary School Classrooms

classroom rugs

A rug is a great accessory to have no matter where it’s placed. There is such a large variety of rugs to choose from, from a traditional rug to a more contemporary rug, that you simply can’t go wrong, no matter what space you are looking to place a rug in. Heck, there are even [...]

Fashion and Function: How To Make a Statement with Your Area Rug

Rug

Purchasing a new rug may seem like only a small part of decorating a room, but its impact is extremely strong. There are many factors to consider when looking for just the right rug to make a statement, including pattern, color, material, size and shape. When looking for the perfect combination of fashion and durability, [...]

Top Tips for Getting Pet Hair and Stains Out of Your Rug

pet hair

You know how it is. The second you turn your back, your pet decides to relieve himself on that precious rug of yours. You clean it and scrub it, but sometimes the smell – and sometimes the stain – won’t budge. So what do you do? If there are pet hairs on the rug, you [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Rug Fringe

Rug fringe

Let’s begin with the basics. What is a rug fringe? Simply put, a fringe is a strand of fiber which woollen or silk piles are knotted and twisted into, and finally tied around the edges of a rug for aesthetic purposes. It is merely a by-product of the weaving process and has little to add [...]

How To Clean Your Doormat

doormat

Let’s be honest. When we think of germs in our home, the most common images that pop up in our minds are those of dirty areas inside our homes. But what about that one place which attracts a huge amount of germs and dirt but is ignored because it’s not actually ‘inside’ our homes? Our [...]

How To Store Your Rug Properly

Rug Storage

Want to store your rug away for a couple of months, but don’t know how best to do it, in order to keep your rug safe? It doesn’t matter if you’re a new rug owner or an experienced one, these tips will help you store your rugs in the most rug-appropriate fashion possible. Step 1: [...]

Interesting Info About Natural Rug Dyes

Rug Dye

Natural rug dyes have been in use ever since the very beginnings of rug and carpet making. Middle Eastern rug makers, especially, have been known to use natural dyes for thousands of years. The most commonly used natural dyes are indigo (which is obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant), rust-red (produced by boiling the dried and ground [...]

Fun Facts About Rugs

Fun Facts

Sure, it’s important to know how to care for your rugs, and interesting to find out about the history behind your favorite floor coverings. But sometimes, you have an inexplicable need for some random rug trivia. Time for a few fun facts about rugs – The highest amount ever paid for a carpet was the [...]

The Origins of the Flying Carpet Myth

Flying Carpet

Flying carpets became a part of popular modern culture thanks to Disney’s Aladdin, but not many know that the origins of this myth date back as far as the ninth century (yes, they’re older than Turkish rugs.) Existing manuscripts of One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Arabic folklore narrated by Queen Scheherazade to [...]

High Pile vs. Low Pile: Which Rugs Fit Your Lifestyle?

Rug Pile

In rug terminology, pile refers to the density of the fibers used to create a rug’s weave. The thickness of the rug and the length of the fibers in the weave combined determine the pile of a rug, which varies from one rug design to another, ranging from an outright flat pile to a long, [...]