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How a Hand-Knotted Rug is Created

08-30-2016, by: Ellen Gross, (2) Post comment, Read comments
How a Hand-Knotted Rug is Created
Hand-knotted rugs are the ultimate in handmade carpets. Prized for their beauty, craftsmanship, and durability, a hand-knotted rug is among the most luxurious of possessions. It takes a highly skilled weaver to create these handmade rugs that are truly one-of-a-kind works of art, because every knot is tied individually. The number of knots per square inch can start at 40 knots and go up as high as 2000 knots. A good rug will have about 160 knots per square inch, a 400 knots-per-square-inch rug is remarkable, and 1000 knots and up are exceedingly rare and expensive.
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How to Buy a Quality Kilim Rug

08-24-2016, by: Ellen Gross, (0) Post comment, Read comments
How to Buy a Quality Kilim Rug
Kilim rugs are flat-woven rugs with stunning geometric designs that were traditionally made in Turkey and Persia. The recorded history of kilims dates as far back as the 13th century when Marco Polo, the famed Venetian explorer, wrote about their great beauty, however the first looms were likely created around 10,000 B.C. or earlier. Artisans have passed down the tradition of weaving kilim rugs for hundreds of generations, and collectors have long prized these rugs for both their beauty and durability.
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How to Buy a Fine Handmade Rug

08-03-2016, by: Ellen Gross, (0) Post comment, Read comments
How to Buy a Fine Handmade Rug

So you’ve dreamed of owning a fine, handmade rug for years, maybe decades, and now you finally have the resources to make the investment. How do you make sure that you get the top value for your handmade rug, and avoid getting swindled? It can be a tricky business, but forewarned is forearmed. Read these excellent tips for buying a handmade rug before you venture into showrooms to make your dream purchase.

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Contemporary or Traditional: What’s Your Rug Style?

08-01-2016, by: The Rug Warehouse, (0) Post comment, Read comments
Contemporary or Traditional: What’s Your Rug Style?
When establishing a design for a room or a home, most interior designers will begin with discovering the style that you prefer. And because a rug is a key focal point for any room, choosing a rug can be as much of a starting point as selecting other large furnishings.
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Top Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug for Your Room

07-31-2016, by: The Rug Warehouse, (1) Post comment, Read comments
Top Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug for Your Room
A well-chosen area rug doesn’t just provide warmth, comfort, and cushioning for a room—it also enhances the overall design of the room and helps to create a connection and flow between the rooms of a home.  It’s like a functional piece of artwork for the floor that can be the finishing touch on a well-balanced space.
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The History and Care of Fine Shag Carpets

07-21-2016, by: Ellen Gross , (0) Post comment, Read comments
The History and Care of Fine Shag Carpets
You may think the shag rug is an invention of the bohemian 1960s, but the history of the shag rug goes back into ancient history. The shag rug’s origins have been traced to the Middle East and Central Asia, where they graced palatial homes and more modest digs alike. Its development has also been connected to Ancient Greece, where the first shaggy rugs were crafted from goat hair and known as Flotaki rugs. They were highly valued by both kings and peasants for their warmth and comfort.
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After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach L.A.

02-21-2016, by: Sarah Parvini, (4) Post comment, Read comments
After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach L.A.

The call came in to the rug store at 10:30 on Wednesday morning:After five days in U.S. customs, the shop’s first batch of carpetsimported from Iran were ready for pickup.

Store owner Alex Helmiquickly gathered his employees and told them to drive to the airport topick up the shipment: 40 handmade rugs valued at about $500,000.

"I wanted to cry", Helmi said.

A 2010 embargo on Iranian-made rugs has meant tough times for sellers such as Helmi, who found hiscarpets caught up in a clash of geopolitics and nuclear brinkmanship.Last summer's landmark international nuclear agreement, however, paved the way for importing rugs once again in what was once Iran's largest foreign market.

Iranian and U.S. officials announced last month in Vienna that Iran had complied with the terms of the deal to dismantle its nuclear program and that the sanctions that have crippled the nation’s economy would be lifted. The move granted the Iranian government access to more than $50 billion in frozen assets and oil revenue.

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It's Almost 2016... Are Your Floors Ready?

12-29-2015, by: The Rug Warehouse, (0) Post comment, Read comments
It's Almost 2016... Are Your Floors Ready?
If you're looking to spruce up an area of your home quickly and tastefully, a rug is one of the most versatile ways to get this done. This upcoming year is reported to be one of the coldest yet, and your wood floors and empty hallways are just begging for a cover up. A rug gives comfort for those who walk, sit, and sometimes lie on the floor. Rugs are a great way to add a warm look and feel to your home, especially during Winter and the Holiday season when friends and family are spending time indoors together.  
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What’s the Deal with Rug Pads: Necessary or Not?

08-14-2015, by: Nora Haroonian, (0) Post comment, Read comments
What’s the Deal with Rug Pads: Necessary or Not?
You’re done with the hard part. You have chosen the perfect rug, and now it’s time to pay attention to detail. One of those details includes buying a rug pad to go underneath your rug. Here at The Rug Warehouse, we cut the best quality rug pads to fit and secure your area rug perfectly. Contrary to popular belief, a rug pad is not only beneficial for holding your rug in place, but serves several other purposes. Additionally, rug pads are not exclusive to hardwood floors. A rug pad can and should be placed below an area rug that is on top of carpeted floors as well. Now, we as experts would like to help you understand exactly why a rug pad is so important under your new area rug.
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Decorating with Area Rugs 101

02-03-2015, by: The Rug Warehouse, (0) Post comment, Read comments

For a room that lacks excitement, adding a rug might be the perfect answer. While that alone is a good enough reason to decorate with a rug, there are others. You might even say it completes a room by tying all the different pieces together visually. A rug can anchor a room, define it, and also add warmth and help layer a room's decor.

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