Your resource for all things rug related.
Have questions about construction, material content, rug pad, cleaning and repairs, storage or general maintenance? You can find the answers here. Or you can always call and talk to us in person if you prefer, we're open Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm (EST).
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Rug Care Quick Tips:
Below is a wonderful video Courtesy of: Amara Rugs on the making of hand knotted rugs.
Rug Making Materials:
Wool: Natural Animal Fiber (Our favorite!)
Cotton: Natural Plant Fiber
Silk: Natural Animal Fiber
Viscose/Art Silk/Bamboo Silk/Silkette: Highly Processed Plant Fiber
Sisal/Jute: Natural Plant Fiber
Linen: Natural Plant Fiber
Polypropylene: Man Made Synthetic Fiber
Nylon: Man Made Synthetic Fiber
Natural Dyes: Made from natural plant and animal materials.
Not sure if you need rug pad or not, please read our Blog post All About Rug Pads to find out.
For regular hard surface floors try: Optimat Pad
For small rugs that shift around a lot try: Rubber Anchor II 1/8"
For rugs on top of carpeting try: Optimat Pad
Or visit our Rug Pad Collection online to see all your options.
About Antique and Vintage:
The generally accepted definition of ANTIQUE is a rug that is 100 years or older.
The generally accepted definition of VINTAGE is a rug that is between 50-99 years old.
Want to buy Antique or Vintage rugs? Take a look at our Antique and Vintage Collections.
Common Area Rug Concerns:
Sizing: What size area rug should I get for my space?
Repairs and Restoration: Does your rug have damage from wear, age, moths or pets? Don't worry, nice hand made rugs can be repaired!
Sprouts: What are sprouts and why do they happen?
Shedding: Is shedding normal?
White Freckles: What are freckles and what to do about them?
Fading: What can be done to reduce fading.
Creases/Furniture Marks: To remove creases or furniture marks the best thing to do is give it some time, wool fibers have "memory" and will usually return to their original shape after a period time. If you wish to speed up the process try gently rubbing an ice cube over the surface of the crease or furniture mark. Don't allow the fibers to get saturated just moisten them a little and then allow it to air dry. You can do this a couple times, always allowing it to fully dry before you repeat the process. Just remember - Give it time.