5 Steps For Selecting the Best Area Rug For Any Space

Posted: January 1, 2016

Covering your floor is so much more than a mere protection for your hardwood or tile filled room. Area rugs can serve to deaden sound, express your decor taste through neutrals, fun patterns and tones, or simply a solid color, and even soften the flooring underfoot, among many other uses. But how do you know […]

Maintaining Your Hand Knotted Rug

Posted: August 8, 2015

Hand knotted area rugs are made by skilled weavers who hand tie every knot. Since hand knotted rugs take the longest to make, the cost is typically greater than hand tufted or machine made rugs. To all those who have invested in a hand knotted rug, know that this investment can last you a lifetime. […]

The Rug Style Cheatsheet

Posted: June 6, 2015

It happened. You got online or walked into a store to get ideas for a new rug in your home. You’re being asked what you prefer as a style, and immediately words like Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional are all around you. If you’re unsure what your rug style is, don’t worry. Here’s a bit of […]

How To Choose The Right Rug Style

Posted: May 5, 2015

Maybe you’ve purchased or rented a new home, started spring-cleaning or just decided it’s time for a change. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to find a new area rug, but need help on choosing the right one. If you need help deciding on a style, check out our new article on the best […]

Tips on Nursery, Kid’s and Play Room Rugs

Posted: July 7, 2014

Wondering about floor covering in your Kid’s Room is practical. It’s an essential aspect and should be taken with care when making a decision. Here are some tips when you’re facing that choice. Nursery Room You’ve painted, added a crib and rocking chair as well as decoration. Now it’s time to take care of the […]

How Often Should You Clean Your Rug?

Posted: January 1, 2014

Whether you’ve had your rug for just a few years or it’s been passed down from generation to generation it is a beautiful work of art and with the right care could last you a lifetime. Your rug is the element that ties everything in the room together, and you want to make sure you […]

Five Tips for Buying an Oriental Rug

Posted: August 8, 2013

Whether you moved into a new place or want to redecorate your home, a beautiful new Oriental rug can help you enhance and transform the unique design of your space. However, if you don’t know what you are looking for, buying a high quality rug can be a challenge. These simple tips will help you get […]

How To Minimize Fall Risk For Children and Seniors When Decorating With Rugs

Posted: April 4, 2013

Area and throw rugs of all shapes and sizes can be a simple and effective way to add color and personality to your home, and they can really tie together the décor of a room. But if you live with small children or seniors, or if they frequently visit in your home, rugs can also […]

What is the Light and Dark Side of an Oriental Rug?

Posted: October 10, 2012

In order to understand why there is a light and dark side of an Oriental rug, first you need to learn a little about the parts of a hand knotted rug. The warp threads run lengthwise (or north to south, top to bottom) and make up the fringes of a rug. The weft threads run across the width of […]

Designer’s Lecture on Fine Rugs

Posted: June 6, 2012

Designer at Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore Educates Institute for Learning and Retirement on Fine Rugs Virginia Beach, VA, June 19, 2012 – A lecture on fine rugs was given to The Institute for Learning in Retirement at Old Dominion University (ODU-ILR) at Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore. Diane Samareh, a designer at […]