The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Oriental Rugs
Is size important when choosing a rug?
There is no one-size-fits-all rug for each room of the house, as rooms can be any number of sizes. The size of the rug you select largely depends on what you're using it for. If you want the rug to be placed in the center of your living room to serve as the centerpiece for your furniture, make sure that the rug is in the center of the space, preferably positioned just below the coffee table. Kitchen rugs are usually placed just in front of the sink, which means that it should be a few square feet. Most of these rugs come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to select the one that you prefer.
What are some shapes that Oriental rugs come in?
The vast majority of these rugs come in a rectangular shape, which is commonly used due to the versatility that it provides. Rectangular shapes can be used in front of the sink in your bathroom, under the coffee table in your living room, and in the kitchen. If you have a round or oval coffee table, many of these rugs can be selected in rounded shapes. A small number of these rugs come in a uniform square shape where the size is the same on all sides.
How do I clean a spill on an Oriental rug?
If you've spilled your drink or some other substance on the rug, the first thing you want to do is quickly absorb as much of the spill as you can before it sets in by blotting the liquid with a dry cloth. Do this until the rug is barely damp. It's important that you never brush or scrub the carpet, as this can cause the fraying of fabric and even cause a change in the texture of the carpet.
How much do Oriental rugs usually cost?
These rugs are typically priced at an average of $25-70 with $100 being close to the high end. Some of the thicker rugs can cost as much as $150. If you are searching for sets of these rugs when you want to purchase two or more for your home, the price of the set should be around the average price of these single rugs multiplied by the number of rugs in the set. In most cases, there will also be a small discount due to buying several of these rugs in one set.