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Oriental Rugs Serve more than just Decoration:

February 19, 2008

Did you know that synthetic fibers in wall to wall carpeting release toxic gases? Or that an Oriental Rug can help reduce your carbon footprint? Take a look at this post to understand how Oriental Rugs can help offset your impact on the environment! more

2/5/08 Where do Rug Sellers get Their Suggested Retail Prices From?!?

February 5, 2008

One of the most confusing aspects of the Oriental Rug industry is where sellers come up with outlandishly high "Suggested Retail Prices." The fact of the matter is, it depends on the store. Well, there are one of two things going on here: 1. Either the price stated is highly inflated, or 2. Retailers have actually sold a similar item at this price at some point in time. more

2/4/08 Pros and Cons of a Hand Tufted Carpet

February 4, 2008

Hand Tufted Carpets have come a long way since they have been in production. It used to be very prohibitive to produce these carpets as the final weight, due in part by the heavy glues used, would add too much to the transport and importation costs. But what are the facts behind these rugs? Are they better, just as good, or less in quality than an Oriental (hand knotted) rug? Learn more about Tufted Rugs Vs. Oriental more

2/2/08 Tip of the Day, How to Shift Your Rug Into Place!

February 2, 2008

On average, a carpet weights almost one pound per square foot. This means positioning the standard 6x9 rug is little different than trying to handle a 50 pound bed sheet. Often, the larger the rug, the more difficult to place. So what is the best way to maneuver your rug into the perfect position? more

2/1/08 Rug tip of the Day! Proper Knot Count

February 1, 2008

One common mistake when counting knots per square inch (KPSI) in an Oriental Rug is to count each individual Yarn Ply rather than an actual knot as a whole entity. 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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