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 […]

The World’s Oldest Rugs

Posted: February 2, 2013

Rugs and carpets have been around for centuries. However, no one knows when the tradition of weaving actually began. Experts and scientists have discovered some of the oldest rugs in existence. Many are displayed in museums of ancient history all over the world. The oldest surviving pile carpet in the world is called the “Pazyryk Carpet”. It […]

The Difference Between Hand Made and Machine Made Rugs

Posted: January 1, 2013

How to tell the difference between a hand made and a machine made rug:  To an untrained eye it is difficult to tell the difference between hand made, hand knotted, and machine made rugs. This guide will help you understand the differences and give you the advantage of making an informed buying decision when shopping […]

Area Rug Cleaning and Caring for Oriental Rugs

Posted: August 8, 2012

The best way to maintain your Oriental rugs is to keep them clean.  The making of a high quality Oriental rug can take up to two years from start to finish. However, it doesn’t take long to damage your rug with excessive foot traffic dirt, a spill, pet urine or even moths. Although this may seem […]

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 […]

Best of the Beach Winner 2012! – Best Place to Buy a Rug in Virginia Beach

Posted: May 5, 2012

Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore Wins Best of the Beach 2012! Best Place to Buy a Rug in Virginia Beach! Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore is Hampton Roads’ oldest and largest decorative and Oriental rug and carpet showroom. We carry the most extensive collection of one of a kind handmade rugs in Virginia, […]

Carpet Cleaning – A Green Solution

Posted: March 3, 2012

If you are environmentally minded, you no doubt are looking for ways to green your home. Perhaps you have installed low-flow, water saving fixtures in your bathroom, and you have energy efficient light bulbs in all your lamps. Acting eco-friendly, too, might encourage you to refrain from employing certain services like carpet cleaning, but it […]