Maintaining Oriental Rug

Use the correct underlay

You should never put an oriental rug directly on an uncarpeted floor because, over time, the wool will become damaged from being pressed between two hard surfaces. An underlay protects the rug from this damage. The two best materials for an underlay are solid sponge rubber or one made from a combination of animal hair and jute (a type of vegetable fiber) with rubber coating on both sides.

Regular cleaning

Oriental rugs should be cleaned regularly and slowly. Use a carpet sweeper or a vacuum cleaner with beater bars. Vacuum the back of the rug first to loosen any of the dirt that is in the pile. Then, gently vacuum the face of the rug. Very … Read the rest

Metallic Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide rugs are available in a variety of styles. Metallic rugs are a stylish way to add some sparkle to any decor. Decorators encourage the mixing of materials in a home decor. These types of floor coverings are astoundingly compatible with any other material choices you make. You can achieve a decor theme of rustic glam when you place a metallic cowhide rug under a wood dining table or drape it across a wooden trunk that you’re using as a coffee table or accent piece. If you’re striving to create an earthy decor, a metallic cowhide would be the ideal anchor for a collection of textured metals and furnishings or accessories in copper, gold or silver.

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Sheepskin Rugs

Baby Rugs made from sheepskin

Sheepskin can successfully be used for the newborns and their mothers. You may not have known that rugs made from sheepskin are hypoallergenic. It simply means that dust won’t get accumulated on such rugs, thus keeping at bay the sneezing and coughing of babies. Such rugs can also be used on car seats or strollers for the added warmth and comfort of your baby.

Medical rugs made using sheepskin

In the field of health, sheepskin rugs have also proven to be beneficial. They provide extra comfort when incorporated in the wheelchairs and beds of patients. The CSIRO Textile and Fiber Technology Leather Research Centre, as well as the Royal Melbourne Hospital conducted tests before confirming … Read the rest

History of Egyptian Rugs

Each year there are only a few rugs and carpets that make it over to the American Oriental rug market featuring the traditional Egyptian style. For this reason, Egypt is unfortunately not described as a rug and carpet producer.

Despite the low quantity of rugs produced, they are viewed as some of the most intricately designed and highest quality rugs on the market.

Ancient Egypt artifact recovery digs have found hand looms that date back to 2400 B.C. However, contemporary Egypt weaving styles stem from a much more recent design era.

The most recent style of Cairo rug weaving actually dates back to the 16th century. The rugs woven in Cairo provide beautiful, entrancing color palettes in addition to their … Read the rest

Cowhide Rugs

Many Different Decorating Uses

Cowhides have a variety of uses in the home. A large rug can be used as an interesting and eye-catching area rug that feels extremely pleasant to walk on. Cow rugs also make a great focal point when they are put on a wall as a wall hanging. Smaller cowhides create cozy and warm throws that add a country air to a room.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Since cowhide rugs are made of leather, they are extremely durable and tough. The rugs do not easily tear, and the hairs do not shed. Cowhides are designed by nature to protect cows from tough weather and outdoors conditions, so children and dogs cannot destroy it. With proper care, a … Read the rest

Properly Store An Oriental Rug

  • Make sure your rug is clean
    You can clean your oriental rug yourself (and you should be cleaning it regularly), but before storage it is best to get it cleaned professionally. Washing removes any bugs, dirt, and contaminates that have accumulated over the years. A professional cleaner will be able to clean the rug much more thoroughly, and will spray it with an insecticide that is safe to use on wool. A professional will also ensure that the rug is completely dry before it is stored. Storing a damp rug will cause mold.
  • Roll your rug
    You can fold an oriental rug for storage, but that can create permanent creases and can damage the foundation. Roll the rug around a
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Luxurious & Natural Rug

The Luxury of Cowhide

When you think of luxurious materials to incorporate into your home décor, cowhide may not be at the top of the list. This is a material that is easy to overlook, yet it may have a place in your home as a luxurious element that adds beauty and individuality to your home. Natural animal skin rugs of all kinds are high-end elements because of their uniqueness, and cowhide provides the rustic charm that will tone down your décor while still incorporating the luxury of animal skin in your home. This unique combination of benefits may make it ideal for your home décor.

The Intense Natural Appeal

A cowhide rug is a material that has intense natural … Read the rest