How To Care For Your Hand-Knotted Rug

Hand-Knotted Rug

A hand-knotted rug is a beautiful addition to nearly any room in your house. Made of wool, they are woven by hand, by weavers who can tie approximately 10,000 knots per day. Hand-knotted rugs are very durable with regular cleaning and attention. With proper care, one of these rugs will last many years, even becoming [...]

How To Care for Your Hand-Tufted Rug

Hand-Tufted Rug

Hand-tufted rugs can make gorgeous additions to any room in your house. These rugs are not as expensive or time consuming to make as hand-knotted rugs; they are made with loops of wool that are then sheared to create the pile of the rug. With proper rug care, you can enjoy your hand-tufted rug for [...]

How To Care For Your Flatweave Rug

Flatweave Rug

A flatweave rug makes a great addition to any room in your home. Originally a weaving method exclusive to various tribal peoples around the world, who would use an upright shuttle loom to create their flatwoven masterpieces from the wool of their sheep, this technique creates a rug that is lightweight yet durable. Today’s flatweave [...]

How To Care For Your Braided Rug

Braided rug

Whether you place it in your kitchen, by your bed, or in your living room, a braided rug lends an atmosphere of comfortable, homey charm to any room it graces. Based on the designs of the braided rag rugs that became extremely popular throughout America during the 1800’s, these rugs are evocative of simple, country [...]

How To Care For Your Cotton Rug

Cotton Rug

Cotton rugs are the ideal choice when you want to add a light, airy touch to any space in your home. Far from the heavy weave of a wool rug or even the thickness of a synthetic polypropylene rug, area rugs made of 100% cotton are almost closer to the texture and weight of a [...]

How To Care For Your Faux Leather Rug

Faux Leather

Everyone loves the look and feel of real leather – but sometimes real leather isn’t the best choice for certain spaces in your home. For example, you’d never put a genuine leather rug in a bathroom, or near your kitchen sink, right? The constant exposure to moisture would cause water damage to your beautiful piece. [...]

How To Care For Your Cork Chairmat

Cork Mat

Yep, that’s right. The same stuff that keeps your wine contained – and the same stuff used in bulletin boards – is also used to make floor mats. Actually, cork has many different uses, from wall and ceiling coverings that dampen sound, to incredible arts and crafts. And believe it or not, cork is one [...]

Unusual Rugs From Around the World: Kazak, Oushak, and Sumak Rugs

Rug Market

Everyone’s heard of Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. But have you ever heard of a Kazak rug? What about a Sumak rug? If you’re searching for an area rug that will add a touch of international flair to any space in your home, why not consider one of the more unusual traditional rugs linked with [...]

Transitional Rugs vs. Contemporary Rugs: What’s the Difference?

Rug showroom

When you start looking for a new area rug, how do you search? Do you narrow your choices down by material, such as wool or polypropylene? By style, such as shag or hand-hooked? By shape, such as cowhide or hand-carved? Or do you stick to a certain design category, such as transitional or contemporary? It’s [...]

How To Speak The Language Of Rugs

Rug Language

You know, it’s one thing to buy clothing, or furniture – a product’s description is pretty straightforward when you’re shopping for those things. It’s easy to understand what it means when a shirt is dry-clean only, or when a couch has a frame made of kiln-dried hardwood. They may be unusual terms, but they’re in [...]