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Handmade rugs have always contributed to enhancing the decor of any home where they get spread out on the floor. Woven from different materials such as New Zealand wool or hand-spun wool or combination of wool and silk or all silk, they come in various shapes, sizes and textures. Wool is a fabric we all feel comfortable with. Soft yet robust, lithe yet sturdy and comfortable yet thick are the most apt attributes to define wool. At the same time, there is no better refuge than wool during winter time. To have carpets made out of wool laid down on the floor of your house will create a different feeling altogether. Fine rugs keep the flooring warm, make the room look beautiful and has a soft sensation beneath your feet to ensure you are comfortable.
You need to be a bit careful while setting out to buy handmade rugs. Be clear about where the rug was made. Make sure when you buy it that you receive an certificate of authentication. This is a guarantee that it has come outsourced from a recognized weaving center. Handmade rugs woven from wool are durable and lasting. They last you for decades together, for the unwavering wool stands the test of time besides the countless stomps it has to endure day in and out. The costs of fine rugs may go a little overboard, but they are worth it.
Strong designs reflect original woven rugs where as faint designs are a strong sign of the carpet being fake or a phony one. While going to a store to buy handmade rugs, never be afraid of examining the colors from close quarters. Feel them closely before you buy. It may feel dry, and the colors too may not be that strong. In that case, it would be safe to assume that the wool from which it has been woven was taken from a dead sheep, instead of being sheared from a living animal. Remember, it is always best to choose handmade rugs made out of live wool rather than picking up ones made out of carcasses. The former lasts for a much longer time than the latter. You need to know for a reason the number of knots that make up a top class genuine woolen rug.
Some experts say the number should be around two hundred per square inch on handmade rugs. If the knots are lesser in number, the quality too should be taken for as passive. The number of knots has a bearing on the overall costs.
When going out to purchase a rug, it is wise to carry a few photographs of the room that the rug will be placed. This will help you see if the rug is a perfect fit for the room for which it is being picked. This also helps define the piece that suits your decor, making the room look sensational. Fine rugs look beautiful on hard wood, cork floors, travertine, stone and tile.
Get a few for your home and put them at every spot where you often have to place your feet. This will help you feel exceptionally comfortable, and give you the pleasure of a lifetime.
As an interior designer who has practiced for 15 years, I often have clients who need the perfect rug to complete their room. I never hesitate to call Moe Tavassoli, who can always help me find what I am looking for and in the process teaches me something about what we are looking at – be it the kind of yarn used, the region it was made or why the pattern is what it is. I also call him when I need to have rugs picked up for cleaning and repaired as I know they will come back beautiful. It is obvious to me that Moe takes great pride in his work and wants his clients to be pleased and to cherish the works of art that they walk on.
This is the place to go if you need your rugs cleaned. I had Moe clean 3 rugs–one very badly stained with a red dye mark from my son vomiting on it then dark black marks from some unknown things in the son’s room. Moe told me he had to clean the rug 3 times but he stuck with it, and was I ever shocked to see how clean he made this rug. Another Oriental rug made with vegetable dye and very high quality was cleaned in such a way that he brought out the color of the dye which had long been dormant.This guy is fair in his prices and does superb work on cleaning. Don’t allow yourself to be ripped off when you have your rugs cleaned: go to Moe! He IS the best and won’t try and overcharge you like the rest of the Oriental rug places do. I’ll be his lifetime customer from now on he did such wonderful work.