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What Should a Certified Appraisal Include?

December 1, 2007

While a Certified Appraisal does not necessarily add value to your rug, it will reinforce it. A Certified Appraisal should NEVER be the same "certificate" furnished by the seller for advertising purposes! So then what should it be?

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How Can I Tell if my Rug is an Oriental Rug or Other? Oriental Rug/Tufted/Machine Made

November 22, 2007

Use this entry to assist in answering questions you may have regarding the identification and differentiation between hand knotted, hand tufted and machine made carpets.

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How do you Eliminate Oriental Rug Moth Infestation?

November 21, 2007

Moth infestation is one of the top contributors to rapid deterioration of a rug's pile. We'll show you how to thoroughly clean moth infestation, as well as tips on how to prevent such future instances with both natural and traditional methods.

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How do I Remove a Knot?

November 20, 2007

“READ THROUGH FIRST! Why remove a knot and how do to decide which knot to remove? Removing a knot in your carpet is a fairly simple process.  A single kn …”

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How do you Eliminate Mildew or Mold in a Rug?

November 19, 2007

Mold and Mildew can certainly harm a rug. So how do you properly treat and clean this problem? Take a look at this entry - advise from the pros!

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More About Rug Rag (RugRag.com)

Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals

RugRag.com 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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