Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Buying Rugs
The wide gamut of rugs and carpets available in the market means you will be lost for options when it comes to choosing the perfect rug for your needs. Thanks to technological advancements, today rugs are available in all manner of styles, designs, sizes and shapes and can easily be accessed online. Well this is a blessing in disguise, really, because it means having to sift through hundreds of rugs and carpets before finding the most appropriate for your needs. Especially because rugs come in different price ranges.
This becomes all the more complex a task for someone who is just getting started in buying rugs. Here are some general tips you should keep in mind when shopping for your favorite rugs online. Which rug will complement your office/house? Always go for something that works perfectly for you especially because lighting at home or in the office may be different from the lighting used to take the images of your favorite rugs/carpet. You are probably wondering on the best source of rugs and carpets, right? This is a disclaimer, though, but generally, Turkey, Iran and India are the leaders when it comes to superior quality rugs.
The next question is on the durability of these oriental rugs? You should know by now the durability of an oriental rug is largely depended on its quality. We all know superior quality oriental rugs will last for a very long time sometimes even outliving you. Of course, you expect its close imitation to last only several years.
But why on earth should you invest in an area rug that lives beyond your life, literally? A superior quality rug will retain its charm and value over time, and may even increase in value since the cost of relatively superior quality rugs tend to increase with time. The next concern is whether or not to buy silk or wool. It depends with where you want to place your rug? For instance, most people prefer wool because of its ease of maintenance, high durability and its rich appearance. As such, rugs made of wool make a perfect choice for floor rugs. On the other hand, we have silk which is preferred by many for throw, walls, etc. Truth of the matter is that it takes a lot and various considerations to purchase the best oriental rugs that are attractive and durable. Generally, you should buy what appeals to your eyes but unless you are very knowledgeable on the different types of rugs. Never be afraid to ask for assistance in case you are confused on what rug to purchase.