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Tips for purchasing a quality rug  

When shopping for your next rug, there are several things you will want to keep in mind. These tips assure that you are satisfied with your purchase and that the right rug will liven up your room for years to come!

1. Fall in Love

First and foremost, don't buy a rug until you fall in love. That's right, fall in love! Examine it carefully, keeping in mind that hand-made items inherently have inconsistencies. This is part of their charm. Make sure that the colors are balanced and that it is a good fit for your room setting.

2. Know how rugs are made

You'll notice that each rug has a direction due to its being woven on a vertical loom and the ends of each knot being pulled down while cutting the yarn. If you are standing at the top end, the rug will look lighter than looking at it from the bottom end. Do some online research on the history of rugs and techniques used to create them. This will help you when choosing your favorite rug.

3. Do Prep Work in your Room Setting

First, measure the area the rug will cover. Remember, you should probably have a border of flooring all the way around the rug. Allow for a range of sizes; the greater the range, the more choices you will have. Consider whether you prefer traditional rugs or those with contemporary designs. 

4. Check the Materials

Most of the oriental carpets generally are made from wool. Make sure you choose a material that is right for you.