Handmade carpets and rugs are the real foundation of any gorgeous space. It takes many months to weave but also has highly durable. Area rugs add color, comfort and texture to any space and give a vibrant beautiful look. As per the recent research, buying a carpet is the third most expensive purchase the average homeowner will make. Purchasing a good quality carpet ranks behind the purchase of a home and a new car in dollar terms. That’s why people don’t want to accept any wrong information about rug.
Carpets and rugs are the most practical, fashionable and versatile choice for flooring. Here are some of the benefits and advantages that make carpets and rugs so popular:-
- Carpet is used to provide Warmth and Insulation to a space.
- It provide Safety
- It is used to reduce Sound and noice
- It is use to add Aesthetics and design characteristics
- Easy care and usage versatility
- Carpets area highly durable.
- Enhances the beauty of your sitting room, bedroom etc
Buying a rug is one of the most difficult task. There are a number of factors to consider like perfect size, color combination, Interior design, rooms, trends, material etc.
Measure the size of space where you want to place your rug
Take the exact measurement of the place where you want to put your carpet . Round rugs are for foyers/entrances/ kids room that are more playful. Most of the carpets are rectangular in shape and are standardized in size. Common sizes (approximate) of rectangular rugs are:-
|2×3 ft (60x90cm)||3x5ft (90x150cm)||4x6ft (122x183cm)||5x7ft (150x244cm)|
|5.5x8ft (167x244cm)||6x9ft (183x275cm)||8x10ft (244x305cm)||8x11ft (244x335cm)|
|9x12ft (275x365cm)||10x13ft (305x395cm)||12x18ft (365x550cm)|
One of the major factors to be considered is whether you would like the rug under the furniture or not. Also, if you are looking for an odd size rug, kilims and Afghans are the best option. Else, you can also place an order with us stating your exact specifications.
- Colors/ designs/Patterns of the carpet
Light colored rugs/pastel tones is used to make room look bigger but also match with most of the interiors of your space. A quick tip should be kept in mind while purchasing your favorite rug is that it doesn’t have to match 100% as long as it compliments, is in sync with the rest of the room and is visually appealing.
There are various designs and patterns one can choose from. From a traditional design point of view, once can choose from having a rug with/without medallion, Qum, Bokhara, Nain etc to name a few. Beautiful intricate designs mean greater workmanship on the rug that could have easily taken 8-10 months with 2-3 weavers working on it on an average. On the other hand, for a modern design rug, you can choose from our collection of ready stock as well request an order for a customized one.
Traffic in your room
A high traffic area needs a rug that is more durable, stain resistant and has more longevity. Due to this, it is advisable to choose a rug that is double weft, good quality fiber (wool/silk). For low traffic areas like bedroom, one can consider handmade pure silk rectangular rugs to place by the bed front and long runners for bed side. Low traffic areas include bedroom, formal dining area and living room, guest room whereas High traffic areas include lounges, casual dining/living room, kid’s room etc.
A handmade rug is 5 times more durable than a machine made rug. Durability of a rug also depends on the type of fiber used (wool/silk/mixed). A synthetic silk rug is far less durable than a Kashmir silk rug just like a double weft New Zealand wool rug is much more durable than a single weft wool rug.
Budget of the carpet
Buying a rug is certainly not like buying vegetables from the grocery store on an everyday basis. It is one of those things that one buys and treasures it for a long time keeping its longevity in mind. If you are looking for a long term buy and would like to pass it on for generations to come, investing in a high quality handmade rug is definitely worth all the effort.
On the other hand, if budget is a constraint and yet you would like to have a beautiful rug that adorns your house each morning, handmade is the way to go since they more durable as opposed to a machine made rug which are short lived.
- Handmade carpets are very expensive so dont use hard brush or vacuume.
- Use shampoo and cold water for cleaning it.
- Place it in shadow instead of direct sunlight.
- Place your carpet according to the traffic in room.
- Never place any silk carpet in a high traffic area.
- Never use washing machine for cleaning it.