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ShamWow Carpet Spill Removal Guru Arrested

March 28, 2009

According to, pitchman for the ShamWow Vince Shlomi, has been arrested after allegedly hitting a prostitue who bit his tounge. This is surely a mess that will take more time to mop up than soda from wall-to-wall carpeting. more

The Right Oriental Rug Size... Carpet Guide for Typical Rooms

August 3, 2008

Not all homes are created equal, but for some good ideas on how to cover the floors in your vestibule, dining room, living room and bedroom, take a look at some of these suggestions. more

The New Rug Rag Style Guide for Oriental and Persian Carpets

August 3, 2008

We've recently launched our first version of an Oriental Rug Style Guide. This is the first ever interactive tool to assist the online community in the search of their dream carpet! While the Rug Style Guide certainly is a useful tool, there are some important elements to inform users of prior to use. more

Heat it up! Steaming Your Oriental or Persian Rug In Home

July 25, 2008

DIY how-to for in home steaming of wool carpets! Steaming Furniture & Table Imprints, Indentations, Creases, and Folds From your Persian and Oriental Rug. more

"Afghan War Rugs" = Cultural Artifacts. "Terrorist Rugs" = Ignorance

July 20, 2008

It is not uncommon during the course of any given day Rug Rag is scanning the internet for interesting and fun blogs. On one of our more recent surf-sessions, an article caught our eye under the title "Bizarre Rugs and Crazy Carpets" on a popular website. Naturally, we felt compelled to take a look. more


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Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals is a blog with industry insider perspective geared toward educating consumers on how to make informed purchasing decisions for rugs of any kind: Area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs, machine made and Persian rugs. We address carpet markets the United States and International.

Our primary focus for education includes area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs and Persian rugs of all types. More detailed entries encompass evaluation of antique rugs, area rugs, chainstitch, dhurrie, flatweave, hand knotted, hand tufted, needlepoint and Oriental rugs of all ages and sizes. We also have helpful buyers guides for new rugs, antique rugs, including mansion size, palace size, and all oversized pieces, including evaluation of the most expensive rugs ever sold, auction watch and many more.

Our Rug Appraisals focus on the values of antique rugs, semi antique rugs, and new rugs including modern contemporary and traditional. Online appraisals may not be honored for replacement value in insurance situations, in which case we may refer our clients to local reputable rug appraisers for appraisal, or travel to you ourselves. We cover the Northeast United States and New England with in-person appraisals when needed, with a focus on the Tri-state area of CT (Fairfield, New Have, & Hartford), NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union and Morris), NY and NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island) as well as Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

The Rug Rag appraisal approach for antique rugs and appraisals of antique rugs may encompass International markets. Newer rug appraisals are primarily geared toward the US Market. States for which we have provided Rug Appraisals to, or provided in person referrals for new and Antique Rugs include: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and counties within.

Our most popular rug appraisals include antique rugs such as Arak, Bakshaish, Bidjar, Caucasian, Ferahan, Hadji Jalil, Heriz, Isfahan, Kashan, Kazak, Kerman, Kermani, Kermanshah, Laver Kerman, Mohtashem Kashan, Nichols, Oushak, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad, Yazd and many more. Newer rug Appraisals we commonly address are American Sarouk, Arak, Ardebil, Ardekan, Bokhara, Chinese 90 line, Chobi, Gabbeh, Isfahan, Jaipur, Karastan, Kashmir, Kashmir silk, Kilim, Mashad, Nain, Heriz, Nichols art deco, Pakistan Caucasian, Peshawar, Qum, Sarouk, Tabriz and many more.


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