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How to Shampoo Your Oriental Rug in-Home

March 9, 2008

12 Steps on Cleaning your Oriental Rug at Home... The following instructions are exclusively for wool Oriental Rugs. For hand-tufted and/or carpets with silk/artificial silk content, please advise your local professional per your rug washing needs. Please read all instructions thoroughly prior to starting this project as you may not have the capacity to wash your carpet in home! Always test an inconspicuous area of your carpet for colorfastness. more

ORPs (Oriental Rug Predators): Canine and Feline Variety : )

March 9, 2008

Some of the more usual (and preventable) culprits of stains are Cats and Dogs. While the best strategy of action is to gate off areas where your rugs are placed, this is not always practical or fair to the animal: They love rugs too! So how do you as the Alpha control these ongoing offenses? more

On "Bargaining" for Oriental Rugs

March 7, 2008

After finding that perfect rug online, locally or other, the thought sometimes crosses the consumer's mind: "should I bargain?". While it really depends from seller to seller, there actually is an etiquette to when and where to negotiate for rugs. So how and when does the customer know when to bargain? Here are some general guidelines for what to expect, and what not to expect: more

Robert Rants on Rugs

March 6, 2008

On an eBay Mashad rug, different types of sellers, advertising techniques, and testing quality of wool more

What is an Online Assessment for an Oriental Rug?

March 6, 2008

There is some discussion regarding the online assessment of Oriental Rugs. Certainly, the best and most productive way to assess a carpet is in person by a professional. However, consider this: how informed is an online rug purchase if you can not make an online assessment? 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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