In the last few years, “Oriental Rugs” has covered most hand-knotted rugs being made in the world including places such as Nepal.
Josephine Keir Ltd. at Home has compiled helpful FAQs to assist in your purchase or perhaps simply in your research as to your pre-purchase questions.
What exactly is an Oriental Rug?
How can I tell the quality of the rug?
Many factors are to be considered. The quality of the wool, the consistency of the weave, and the quality of the dyes are all vital factors in determining the overall quality. Don’t forget that rugs have to be visually pleasing, regardless of style or type.
A beautiful rug will always be a beautiful rug. A high quality, well made rug that is not attractive will never be desired.
What services do you provide?
We clean rugs purchased form our store. We also repair all rugs including antiques with the highest care.
Why would I put a rug on top of a carpet?
Think of your rug as you would a picture on the wall. Then think of your carpet as the paint.
Rugs can combine furniture, objects, and fabrics together to create an aesthetic space. Since most people have neutral colored carpet, any room would benefit from having a rug placed under valuable furniture.
How often should I have my rug cleaned?
Professional rug cleaning is recommended around every 5+ years to maintain the health and beauty of your rug. Even if a rug doesn’t look dirty, you should have it cleaned in to remove all settled dirt from the carpet’s foundation. Rugs in high traffic areas such as family rooms and foyers should be cleaned more often as needed. Spills should be blotted, not “wiped” immediately in order to prevent staining.
When it comes to vacuuming, never use the beater attachment. Instead, use only the attachment that actual vacuums without additional brush or beating. In addition, the backs of the rugs should be vacuumed several times a year which helps to keep the carpet fresh and clean.