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The Difference Between Machine-Woven, Hand-Tufted, & Hand-Knotted Rugs

When shopping for a rug, many newcomers are often perplexed or indifferent to the many types of rugs they encounter.  A rug is a rug, right?  The answer is, not really.  When choosing your rug, it's actually very important to know a little about what you're getting into.  It could save a an immense about of time and money. Machine-Woven Machine-woven rugs are generally the thinnest rugs, at about 1/3 of an inch thick.  Some great things about them; they're durable, colorfast, and easy to clean. Many machine-woven rugs are made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon, olefin, and polyprophelyn, and they come in all kinds of styles.  They are also offered in wool.  Because these are made on machines, each...

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How To Remove Fingernail Polish From Carpet

Nothing is worse than having your beautiful, spotless rug ruined by fingernail polish. It stands out like a sore thumb, and is seemingly impossible to remove. If you've ever found yourself in this predicament, here is the solution. What you will need Acetone (fingernail polish remover will work, as it has acetone in it) A few clean, dry towels Spotter (spot remover) 1.  Saturate a clean, dry towel with acetone.2.  Pat the stain with an acetone saturated towel to apply the acetone.  Be sure to work from the outside of the stain towards the middle.  By starting the cleaning process at the edge the stain, you will prevent making the stain any bigger than it already is.  Also, do not pour the...

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How to Choose the Appropriate Rug Size

If you've ever found yourself wondering why your living room doesn't look nearly as good as the ones in "Elle" magazine, one reason may be due to rug size.  Acess what you're doing wrong with your space in order to transform your ordinary room into a thing of beauty. First, the size of the rug should relate to the furniture grouping, so keep in mind if your sofa is 72 inches or 84 inches, that you find a rug that fits the size of your largest piece of furniture (generally your sofa or sectional).  The rule I really want you to remember is that the furniture needs to be on the rug. In a perfect situation, all the furniture would be on the...

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Mixing Patterned Rugs and Fabrics

Often times, Do-It-Yourself interior decorators find themselves in boring, redundant quarters because they feel that every aspect of their design must be exactly coordinated. Here you will see how to tie in drapery, rugs, designs, etc. to each other while breaking the monotony of duplicate patterns by relying on color to bring it all together.   As a designer, I am not afraid of the prospect of mixing a patterned rug, with patterned furniture, and even patterned drapery. I welcome that because of the complexity and the texture that you can weave into the room. The opportunity is much greater if there's that bravery in making selections.Create Links Through ColorTo drive that point home further, is the beauty of strong color,...

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Hand Tufted Verses Hand-Knotted Rugs

If you are considering buying a traditional style hand-made rug you should definitely pay attention to today's featured video in which you will learn why you might want to stay away from hand-tufted rugs and instead opt for a hand-knotted rug.  After watching this video I think you'll have a better direction in which way to go. Rug Buyers Guide - Tufted Rugs and Their Problems Hi I am Chris Klinges. I am the co-owner of Brandon Oriental Rugs here in Furlong Pennsylvania which is located in Buckingham Township Bucks County. I welcome you to the first of what I hope will be several videos which will be instructive to you as a rug owner or potential rug buyer concerning...

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