Welcome to Rug Rag's First Time Buyer section! Our site is one of the largest databases geared for the consumer on and about oriental rugs. We've compiled areas of our site for first time buyers to use in
order to make more informed purchasing decisions, including our interactive tools and information sections. Remember, if you have questions feel free to contact us with our internet form. We hope you enjoy our hundreds of pages of original content, photographs and first-of-their-kind online tools!
- Rug Rag Forum :
The Rug Rag forum is the best way to ask questions on and about Oriental Rugs, and have an expert in the field to respond quickly. This is the first ever Oriental rug forum which is not hosted by a Rug Seller, or engage in heavy "technical talk." On the Forum, we encourage users to link to items under purchase consideration, in addition to asking any and all questions relating to rugs in appropriate topic areas. You can be sure our professionals will be friendly and of great assistance!
What's My Carpet Worth is the newest feature on Rug Rag to help you gather the most information about a possible purchase. Just fill in the information on the page and we will get back to you with an approximate price on your rug. It's a really useful tool that only takes a few minutes of your time to fully utilize. It is especially helpful if you are planning on
purchasing a rug through an auction or online.
The Rug Rag Style Guide is the First Ever interactive Web Tool for Consumers to be provided with key search terms for their Oriental Rugs. Why is this important? Certain rugs have general characteristics. We help you find the best rug to meet your criteria based on physical, aesthetic, and investment expectations.
The Rug Rag stain Removal combines decades of curator quality cleaning procedures (for wool pile rugs with cotton or wool foundation) using commonly found household items such as ammonia, rubbing alcohol, dry cleaning solvent and several others. Scroll through our selection of dozens of different stain scenarios to select your rug's type of stain. Blanket cleaners often have unecessary chemicals to treat your stain, and may react in an undesirable manner to make your stain colorfast. The stain removal Guide should be your First Option to create a custom procedure specifically formulated for the type of offense you're looking to remove from your rug!
- Rug Estimator Pro :
The rug estimator pro is the first-of-it's-kind web tool where everyday users can learn about different elements which factor into the value of a rug. The rug estimator Pro has been programed using dozens of inventories and thousands of rugs to provide you with real-market "Retail" Prices. It's easy as a first time buyer to get caught up in "the knot count," so the Rug Estimator Pro is a great way to see what additional factors are involved when evaluating an Oriental Rug.
- Rug Washing Estimate :
Rug Washing Estimate is a tool developed using "average" prices across the country for different types of Oriental Rug washes. Those of which are included are tea wash, Luster Wash, and regular carpet fully submerged shampoo. Just select the size of your rug, and see the approximate estimate for washing appear!
Rug Rag Verifications are the ultimate tool for both Oriental Rug Buyer and Seller. You may note in listings for rugs on the Internet, a Rug Rag Badge has been located in or near the item description. By clicking on this badge, you will then be directed to a Report Card outlining important points on that specific rug. A Rug Rag Verification means our staff of Oriental Rug Experts have reviewed high resolution photographs of any one rug and generated a report including the following information: We first authenticate that the rug is hand knotted, then we assess different characteristics of the rug such as knot count, yarn ply, country of origin, and many others. Why is a verification important? As a buyer, a rug which has been Verified is a safer purchase: you know the rug is properly advertised if information matches up with our assessment of the seller's listing. This is integral to the purchasing of Oriental Rugs because many less reputable sellers exaggerate age and provide misinformation about the design of the rug which often has it's own implications.
- Frequently Asked Questions :Our section on Frequently Asked Questions for Oriental Rugs is unparalleled in the Online World. We provide high resolution photographs combined with easy to follow explainations. In this section we have tutorials and answers for many common rug questions.
- Purchasing Decisions :With such an abundance of merchandise available Online, we give you the proper questions to ask sellers, and explain elements that should be considered in your purchasing criteria. Take a look at our pointers before ultimately clicking the "buy it now."