Best designs in Kashmir Silk Carpet Online

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Kashmir silk carpets and rugs are very traditional carpets which are made of in finest quality of silk material. Kashmir carpet is usually handmade and hand-knotted which gives uniqueness and originality to every piece. Kashmir carpets also know for the beautifully intricate design a wide range of color combination. Kashmir silk carpet is a “One of a kind” handmade carpet. These are very suitable for decorating your floor as well as your wall.

History of Kashmir Carpets:

These carpets are started when Mughal emperors came to Kashmir. Kashmir place is famous for the cold winter. So they were trying to find a way to make them more comfortable. Kashmir carpet is the substitute of Persian carpet because Kashmir carpet production originated in the hands of Persian carpet makers, most designs are distinctly Persian with some local variations.

Kashmir carpet is handmade and hand-knotted carpet.These take many months to complete a single carpet. These are made in silk on silk, silk on cotton and sometimes silk on wool.

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Best Quality handmade carpet

Types of Kashmir silk carpets:

There are mainly two types of Kashmir silk.

  • Silk on cotton
  • Silk on Silk
  • Silk on Cotton: As we know that Kashmir silk carpets are handmade woven on a loom with the help of warp and weft. In silk on the cotton carpet, the warp is in cotton and weft of pure silk. The number of knots is 324/sqr inch.
  • Silk on Silk: These are most of the luxurious carpets. Silk on silk hand-knotted carpets is expensive as compared to another handmade carpet. In these carpets, the warp in silk and weft also in silk. The number of knots 576/ sqr inch.

Kashmir silk carpets are available online in regular size such as 2’ x 3’ , 3’x5’, 6’x4′, 7’x5′, 10’x8′, 12’x9′ and 14’x10. If you have any special size then you can customize your rug online.

Best design of Kashmir silk carpet online: 

Today’s, there are so many carpets available in online websites. You can find carpet online according to your designs, color combinations, and size. Kashmir silk carpets always contain a theme. Here I am going to describe some popular designs which are really suitable for decorating a traditional type home interior.

  • Floral Design Kashmir silk carpet: This design mainly contains beautiful art of nature including flowers, branches, small flower plants, leaves etc. This design is very popular due to intricate and tiny motifs of the flowers. When you place floral design carpet in your room then you will feel like you are sitting or lying in a beautiful garden.
  • Kashan Design:  This is the oldest design in Kashmir silk carpet. Kashan is located in the center of Iran in the Isfahan province and is one of Iran’s oldest cities. This design is originated from this place. Kashan design rug has been crafted in the 17th It contains dome type design in the center and fills with small and tiny motifs with beautiful rectangle border.

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    Kashan Design Carpet

  • Hamadan Design: This design is originated from the Hamadan city which is situated in Iran. These are specially recognized by pattern. The patterns are very varying and the medallion, as well as carpets with repeated patterns, occurs.

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    Beautiful Hamadan Design Carpet

  • Tree of life Design:  This design contains chinar tree with beautiful birds, plants, leaves, animals etc. This design is specially related to wildlife and nature.

How to find a local carpet dealer or shop

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Handmade Carpets and rugs are expensive things so you cannot buy these from just anywhere. The best way is to find a local shop and you can search the same online on the web. You will find a list of best carpet dealers and Carpet manufacturers. But the main problem is that how does one identify that which one is the best and most reliable amongst all. For this problem, you have to visit their website or personally call them. You have to take some points into consideration when you are going to pick carpet shops.

You should know about Company: 

Before going to the shop you have to know all details about the company such as-

1)    When the company was established?

2)    How big their carpet collection is?

3)    Are they also a manufacturer or not?

4)    What experience they do have in carpet industry etc.

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Carpet Company should have products directly from the source:

If a store company owner is manufacturing its carpets or getting them directly from the source then they must have fine quality rugs and good collection of carpets. Moreover, they can also take customized order for rug if they are manufacturers or direct suppliers. There are so many carpet stores available in the market but sometimes people sell artificial material and charge as pure material. So you have to be careful about it. 99% carpet suppliers sell pure material and original hand weaved carpets. So always prefer to shop that is a direct supplier also. You can also search best shops through the carpet directory.

Choose a trustworthy company: 

Before buying a handmade carpet online from any place, you should also find out the prices at the other shops. If you think that prices are okay, it means you are buying a carpet from the right shop.  You can also ask for an exchange offer if they provide this facility. It also represents that they are honest and loyal.

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Check delivery options:

You can check delivery options such as if they are using Fed Ex, DHL and other trustworthy delivery partners for sending carpets. If they are using these partners it means they also have good delivery services because these courier companies are providing very prompt services and providing fast delivery delivered of carpet worldwide.

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Customer support services:

If you are searching for retail carpet stores or local carpet company, do not hesitate to get in touch with them to ensure that they are prompt in replying. If you get frequent support such as suggestions for the best material carpet, size, color combination etc. then it means the company is good enough and you can shop from there.

Customer support services

Carpet Cleaning Services:

A company should also provide carpet cleaning services because if they are providing these services, it means they have good knowledge about carpet cleaning and also can tell you that how can you use carpet. Carpets need professional cleaning every year. So when you buy a carpet, in the future you need a professional carpet cleaner. So you can send your carpets to them and they can wash it professionally if required in the future.

Carpet Cleaning Services

To slip or not to slip? Is your flooring safe enough?

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Flooring is one of the first things we need to choose when decorating a living or business area. It could change the place so much that all the other elements of the interior design should match perfectly. But it is not all about how beautiful the floor looks, we need to consider if it will be safe enough for a long time. The progress in the construction business lately is bringing us a wonderful idea – to use safety flooring wherever it is needed.

Wet floors:

It doesn’t matter if it is the bathroom, the swimming-pool or the kitchen, we all know that the wet floor is very dangerous and we used to put all kinds of coverings down to make sure no one fell down. With non-slip flooring you will never need to think about this again as it comes with a special surface that is invented exactly for this purpose. Now you could walk or run on the wet floor and never worry again that someone will get hurt.

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A Wet Room

High foot traffic:

When organizing the decoration of a place we need to know how often and for what purpose the rooms will be used. The high foot traffic areas will need your special attention as this is a challenge for every material. With time, the non-slip flooring will prove that it is the best decision for these areas, as the material lasts for years keeping its qualities. Once you put down the non-slip flooring, you could forget about changing it year after year regardless of the number of people walking on it every day.

Clinical environments:

It doesn’t matter if we mean hospitals, schools, malls or other places that need to be cleaned often, the non-slip flooring is what will be the best for them. Safety of the people is extremely important and on the other hand, the floor is being cleaned often with strong detergents that might compromise the surface. This is the reason why the non-slip floorings are created to bear the usage of cleaning chemicals and machines without any damage. All the needed tests are made with the flooring in order to ensure the long-lasting quality of the surface, which makes it suitable for public and commercial buildings of any kind.

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Example of Perfect Tiles

You can also make your home more appealing by placing one or more Best quality Rugs or Carpets. It gives a perfection to all your decoration. The “caution wet floor” labels are no longer relevant with the high-speed society that we all live in today, no one has the time to wait for the floor to get dry and who wants to change it each year just because the surface is not able to maintain the foot traffic. We really needed to come up with a good idea how to cut down the number of injured people due to bad floor conditions. That’s why when decorating a place, we need to find the best option for the floor regarding its safety and quality. The non-slip floorings are exactly what we have been looking for a long time and now this beautiful floor that you are proud of will be also safe and long-lasting.

DO YOU HAVE AN OLD STAIN ON YOUR CARPET? LET’S SEE HOW TO CLEAN IT

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If you have dealt with the same old blemishes on your favorite handmade carpet for months, it is time to get rid of them. Even just a small amount of coffee could leave long-term dark brown spots on your carpet. Some wines will leave a very dark stain that can be difficult to eliminate. Alternatively, perhaps a child dropped some food or juice into your carpet that seems to spread even as you brushed hard to get rid of it? Stains can appear to have disappeared only to resurface months later on. Stains are mainly of two types:

1- Water Based Stains:

They include alcohol, blood, fruit juices, and others that dissolve in water.

2- Oil Based Stains:

 These usually comprise of butter, cooking oil, chocolate and other oil-dissolving stains. They are more challenging to get rid of, in comparison to water based stains. Whatever may be the type of stain, always remember to blot and not rub stains away.

Detergent Solution Preparation:

The detergent solution can be made by adding one teaspoon of detergent to 0.3 liters warm water, make two batches and then add one teaspoon of white vinegar to one batch for a vinegar solution. The ammonia solution is made of 1 teaspoon of ammonia to one cup warm water. While these are common cleaning supplies, they still need to be tested on your carpet in an inconspicuous area before you treat your stains.

Do not apply the cleaning solution directly to the carpet, use the absorbent cloth to remove the stain. Work from outside of the stain moving to its center, this will help avoid spreading. Use a hairdryer on a low setting to help dry the carpet. You want to keep the carpet as dry as possible while removing the stain.

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Liquid Stains:

If the stain is a liquid such as coffee, tea, and others blot up the excess before using the detergent vinegar solution. Move from the outside to the center and blot the stain frequently with dry clothes.

Food And Other Stains:

If the stain is food, eggs, vomit, blood, glue or ice cream you need to scrape it up first. You can use a blunt knife with gentle pressure. Use the detergent solution to remove the stain and blot dry. Follow the stain removal with the ammonia solution, then blog dry and rinse.

Solids And Fat Stains:

If the stain is an oil, fat, shoe polish, tar or chewing gum, scrape the excess with a blunt knife and clean with the dry cleaning solution by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Follow the cleaning with the vinegar solution, blot the stain dry and rinse.

Other Stains:

You don’t always know the source of the stain on your carpet. For unknown stains, scrape up any solids and blot any liquids. Then use a dry cleaning solution, follow this with lukewarm water. Blot the stain dry and rinse.

The Rinsing Procedure:

You want to rinse after each removal process. Mix four parts water with one part white vinegar. Put this solution into a spray bottle. Spray the area of the stain. When the area is damp, use a clean, absorbent white cloth to blot the area. After blotting, cover the area with a clean white cloth, place a weight on top and leave it overnight.

If the stain still proves stubborn even after the cleaning process, you can try best carpet cleaner or contact a professional carpet cleaner.

How to Find an Exemplary Carpet for Your Home, Sweet Home

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Most of the people focus on the four walls of their home. The beautiful walls are covered with a perfect wallpaper, and further adorned with exquisite paintings, photo frames and what not! Ceiling and floor are the most ignored member of the house. Well, ceiling decoration is the talk for some other time, let us discuss the floorings. You have many options for floorings but our vote goes to one and only Mr. Carpet. A Quality Carpet and textile come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and material. Some are bulky and tough while some are light and soft. You cannot decorate your whole house with a single type of carpet. Every room has different requirements and one carpet cannot cater the need of every room. For example, you cannot use soft cushiony nylon carpet in the basement, but they are great for dining rooms.

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A Quality Carpet

If you think that buying a carpet for your home is easy, wait until you step into a shop. It is as complicated as deciding the right foundation shade for your skin in the mall lights. You understand the pain ladies, right? Anyhow…there is no need to say that you have to be vigilant while shopping for a carpet because there is a lot that can go wrong while doing so. You want a carpet that not only adds charms to your house, but also lasts long. Let us skip the science behind the carpet and centuries-old history, and firstly know some terms that are often associated with it. After all, no one wants to look stupid in front of the salesman when he is all babbling about how great the carpet is, and you are unable to understand a single word of it. So, let us start.

Important Terms that Describes a Carpet:

  1. Pile: It is the upper surface of the carpet, often known as the ‘face’ which is visible and it consists of yarn tufts. They are of two types: cut pile and loop pile. Cut piles are the straight cut fibres such that one end of fibre is woven and one is loose which makes the carpet soft. On the other hand, as the name suggests, in loop piles, the fibre is woven back in, making a loop. Pattern carpets are the combination of cut and loop fibres.
  2. Fiber: Not all the carpets are equal and fibres play a significant role in that. Nylon is soft and durable but vulnerable to stain. PET fibres are recycled plastics that are tough and stain resistance. Triexta fibres are soft, easily cleanable and durable. Polypropylene fibres lose shape with time. For a luxurious feel, wool carpets are the best.
  3. Padding: It is the back portion of the carpet (means the pad that is laid down on the floor before carpet) and the deciding factor of the durability. You can also get some options in that like ‘felt’ padding is made up of jute and they are expensive. ‘Foam’ padding are very common and they come in different densities. Some ‘rebond’ padding are the recycled ones that go well with every carpet.

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A perfect Carpet

Ask Yourself these Questions before buying a carpet:

  1. For which room you are buying the carpet? Does it require the looks or toughness?
  2. Does the color of the carpet matter?
  3. What is the size of the room? Do you need to make it look larger?
  4. How does the room look in lightnings? Can the carpet do justice with the room?
  5. Is redecorating a need or a choice?
  6. What is the warranty on the carpet? What things are covered in it?
  7. What does carpet provide except being a flooring?

Some Important considerations that you have to keep in mind while going for a carpet search

  1. Based on the area of your room, you need to seam carpets to cover the whole room. Generally, carpets come in 15 feet. Make sure that the carpet does not give away the seams which look awkward.
  2. While using the carpets for stairs make sure that the padding is not visible from the side of the stairs. Make sure to hide them such that the looks of your carpet is not ruined.
  3. Another thing to keep in mind is to judge whether the carpet sheds or not. Some shedding is bound to happen, but cheap carpets shed a lot while cleaning which makes them useless within a short period of time.
  4. The softness and color of the carpet also matter. Not all the colors suit every room. If you are color coding your carpet with the room, it is essential to judge whether the color would make the carpet look dull within a few days or maybe it attracts more dust and dirt.
  5. A general reminder; carpets should be stain proof and supported by a good padding.
  6. Watch the cost per square foot of the carpet and the warranty that is offered.

Let’s Begin Carpeting:

Carpets for Dining Room:

Here, in addition to the stain proof feature, you also need anti-microbial properties. Triexta and PET are good, or you can also go for dyed nylon carpets. These carpets are treated such that they protect the dining room against germs and bacteria’s. All the plain, patterned and loop pile carpets go well with the dining area.

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Carpet For Dining Room

Carpets for your Master Bedroom:

The type of carpet to be used depends on the type of the room. Master bedrooms are more of a private place and not many people enter there. So, the main requirements of this room flooring are- good looks and soft touch. The stain resilience and toughness are not the primary concern. You just want to feel the warmth when you step down from bed. Soft fibres like nylon, triexta and PET makes a very good choice. If you are on a budget, you can also go for polyester carpets. Solid color lightweight carpets are the best suitable choice.

Carpets for Living room:

The living room needs a carpet which is stain resistance as well as tough to bear all the traffic. It is the most important part of the house that you want to look the best and showcase for the guests. For the softness and durability, use cut pile carpets or to be specific; use velvet cut pile carpets. Again textured designs are perfect as they shadow the dust, dirt, and stains efficiently.

Carpets for Basements:

You do not want a great look for basements, but toughness is a must. Polypropylene carpets with loop piles are a great choice. Use a good padding underneath to increase the life expectancy of the carpets at the basement.

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Carpet For Basement

Carpets for Children’s room:

This room is prone to a lot of stains, wear and tear and spills. The soft carpets do not make the cut here, you need stain resistant carpets. Polyester carpets are stain resistance and they are the best choice for kid’s room. Some stain resilient version of nylon carpet is available in the market. The carpets here should be patterned one such that it does not give away the dirt easily.

Carpets for Stairs:

If you want to carpet your whole house, why leave stairs? The stairs need dense carpets with toughness. Loop pile carpets or textured ones are undoubtedly the best. Experiment with colors and patterns here, some people also use wool carpets on stairs and hallways.

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Carpet For Stairs

Carpets vs. Rugs:

Rugs can be folded and taken with you anywhere. The rug of one room can be used in another room. So, some of you people must have a question as why use the carpets which are expensive and less versatile as compared to the rugs? Here is the answer. Carpets offer more comfort and safety than the regular rugs. They are soft and tough (due to underlying padding) at the same time. The floor condition does not matter, as far as you are using a good quality padding. Some carpets also offer stain resistance and bacteria resistance. While area rugs are not as adhering as carpets, there is a chance that you trip or slip over it.

Seeing on the other side, rugs are easier to clean. You can lift them and clean outside. The same cannot be done in the case of wall-to-wall carpets. They need to be cleaned right there. If you cannot keep your carpet clean or you are allergic to dust, carpets are not the best choice for you.

Carpets are the best friend for your floor. They give you comfort, style, safety and great looks. They also provide warmth and insulates the indoor environment. A walk on the carpet is like a walk in the garden. It feels great! Not to mention, it saves you from the hard falls. The only thing that you have to do is keep this carpet healthy. When you keep it healthy, you save yourself from allergens. As a shocking fact; carpets are actually cost effective and you have to spend less over the time as compared to the floor repairs.

So, yes to the first warm feeling that you feel while stepping down from the bed in the morning and say yes to the carpets.

Author’s Bio:

The author of this post is a passionate researcher, writer, and presenter. She likes to be updated with the latest trends in the home decor and enjoy even more in helping people with that. She keeps in touch with many interior designers and know everything about what she is writing. She is a huge supporter of Indian carpetandtextile, and love trying out handmade products.

Inexpensive Ideas to Decorate your Home

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Decorating your home can be an expensive process involving a lot of time, money and effort. It is important to pick and choose the right stuff to decorate your home and bring out the best in interior design. Revamping a home doesn’t have to be cumbersome. It should be reflective of ones personal experiences and journey. It should exude a vibe of finesse and should be clutter free.

Many designers will recommend home accessories that are expensive and over the top. However, the key is to be smart and make your own choices to revamp your home decor. So how does one go about it?

1- Use of Mirrors:

Decorative mirrors provide magnifying illusion to the interiors of a space. By using inexpensive mirrors, the area appears to be larger than it already is. Mirrors can be placed above consoles or can be accompanied by a variety of art pieces placed in unison.

Mirror for decoration

Mirror for decoration


2- Paint the Walls:

Painting a featured wall exudes vibrancy to the overall look of the interiors of a space. It also gives a unique look and makes the room look more decorative and appealing. One can also have a featured wall and have statement pieces hung on it so that it stands out and adds that sense of design to the entire look of the space.

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Paint the walls


3- Paintings:

Art is always a good idea and hanging paintings that match with the interiors of a space will add vibrancy and makes the space look more chic and contemporary. However, it is important to note that if a space is more towards the traditional side, one should hang paintings accordingly. Adding art pieces that are contemporary would be most ideal in a space with modern interiors.

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Paintings


4- Inexpensive Rug:

By cutting down on budget and not placing a rug makes no sense. It is better to place a decent quality rug in your living space than leaving the floor empty or bare and giving it an incomplete look. A rug adds that’s complete look even when one might have the best of Italian or wooden flooring. A good quality rug depends on a number of factors like knots, weave, color, design, origin, pattern etc. However, one can also go for a handmade durry or kilim, which are flat, weave rugs and are inexpensive.

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A Best Quality Handmade Rug


5- De-clutter the Space:

One might have the best of home accessories, but till the space is not free from clutter the whole space will look untidy and will defeat the purpose of having a space with nice interiors. So it is important to remove all the unwanted stuff and have a clutter free space.

                                                             Hence, by following the aforementioned tips and tricks, one can surely have a home, which is beautiful, and be decorated in the most inexpensive manner. One doesn’t have to burn a hole in the pocket and spend a bomb for the same. It is important to pick and choose the right kind of home accessories in order to re-furbish your space.

Top 3 Rug Cleaning Hacks and Tips

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Now that you have made a significant investment in purchasing that rug you have always wanted, it is important to educate yourself on the cleaning, care and maintenance of the same. The fact of the matter is that intensive rug cleaning should be done atleast once in a year to get rid of bacteria, dirt and bugs. Although it is recommended to give your rug to professional rug cleaners, these DIY tips could be useful in order to maintain your expensive carpet.

1. Vacuuming:

It is important to know as to how to vacuum one’s product. It should be noted that a rug should always be vacuumed in the direction of the pile of the rug and not against it. If vacuumed against it, it will ruin the carpet and decrease its longevity. Also, it is recommended to use gentle suction and vacuum the rug from both sides. Lastly, make sure that vacuuming is not done very powerfully since the fur of the rugs or threads might wear or tear.

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Vacuuming


2. Stain Removal:

Imagine if a guest spills red wine on your most favorite rug or your little pet dirties the carpet. Fret not. It is easy to get rid of these stubborn stains if done in a timely manner to ensure the stains don’t sit around for too long. Wool on its own is stain resistant, however cotton on the other hand absorbs stain fast. It is recommended to take a damp cloth and immediately wipe off stains. Mild shampoos and eco-friendly products like baking soda and vinegar can be used to wipe off small stains. For major stains, it would be wise to give your stained rug to a professional dry cleaning rug specialist.

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Stain Removal


3. Rug Grooming:

Grooming a rug is just as important as cleaning a rug. It is advised to take a brush with dense bristles to fluff the fur and straighten the fringes of your carpet or rug. It would also be nice if one could lay down the rug in natural sunlight once in a while to prevent accumulation of dirt. Another quick way to groom your rug is to keep using the rug and not just keep it in storage. In this case, once the rug is used, it is easier to maintain and clean the same.

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Rug Grooming

With the above mentioned tips and tricks once can easily maintain an expensive rug and ensure that the investment in it is worth it. It is easier to buy a carpet but it can be a cumbersome process to maintain the same.

Enter The Magical World of Handmade Rugs and Carpets

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They say a beautiful handmade carpet is perfectly synonymous with an intricately crafted piece of art. The history of making handmade carpets is an ancient technique which has been mastered by expert weavers over a period of time. Each hand-knotted rug is uniquely woven with precision and takes approximately 4-5 months to weave depending upon type, knots, design, quality and other variables.

Handmade Wool Rug

Once a person decides to make that big purchase, he is often lured by marketing gimmicks and can easily be duped by rug dealers. The key is to learn by educating oneself on the art of carpet making and knowing about the technical know-how and the intricacy involved in each rug.

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A good quality rug usually is of 3 types in terms of design pattern, namely traditional, transitional and contemporary. Each rug differs by thread count and the type of weave. The weave of a rug can be classified as hand knotted, hand-tufted, hand-loomed and machine made. The most superior of them is hand-knotted which on an average easily takes about 4-5 months for a standard sized rug with 2 weavers working on it at the same time. The types of rugs can be stratified into various categories like silk, woolen, afghan, Persian, kilims, modern or contemporary rugs to name a few.

Wool Round Rug

The most superior form of rugs is pure silk that are intricately woven and usually have a curvilinear pattern. Each traditional rug whether its in wool or silk or a combination of both is inspired by Persian motifs. The designs originate from various provinces in Iran and some of the common ones are Hamadan, Kashan, Qum, Bokhara etc. to name a few. On the other hand, contemporary rugs draw inspiration of today’s modern interior décor and strive to complement the rest of the décor with geometrical or subtle patterns.

Wool Rug for Bedroom

A good quality hand woven rug is defined by various characteristics like weave, knots, design, pattern, color combinations etc. Any living space without a rug is like a wall without a painting. An intricately woven rug not only enhances the beauty of a space but also adds extra warmth and comfort to the area. If one invests in a good quality carpet, it can easily be passed on from generations to come altogether. To conclude, Yak Carpet experts highly recommend vacuuming your precious rug on an everyday basis but in the direction of the pile of the rug. If one accidently spills liquid or has pet stains, it is recommended to use a damp cloth to wipe the stains inside out and provide ample sunshine to the rug prior to giving it to a rug cleaning expert.