How much is my rug worth? Your personal Rug Appraisal Tool
New to Oriental Rugs?
Purchasing an oriental Rugs online can be a hit or a miss. Purchasing at a local Rug outlet you can see the item first hand. Unless you know what to look for online.... In any instance, it never hurts to start out by looking first for small rugs. By purchasing a scatter rug, you can really get a sense of the art and craftsmanship of a true hand knotted rug.
One of the worst rug burns online are the "No Reserve" auctions. Many of these sellers use misleading information on age, dating, condition, and in some cases even marker the rugs with permanent marker, painted and or chalked to avoid costly repairs and cover up heavily worn areas. There is little consolation when soon after opening your rug, you realize the wrapping it arrived in was practically keeping it together in one piece!
We estimate approximately 40% of no reserve items sold on online auction sites are un-washable due to damage, practices such as painting, markering, chalking and inferior tea washing methods. Many, if not all, of the listed "fixes" can result in significant changes to your rugs appearance when it comes in contact with water: even a regular spot cleaning may cause colors to run!
With that being said, we believe we've developed a fun, interactive way to assess your present and future carpets in home.
We walk you through step by step as to how you may assess your own rug. Although at the end of the appraisal a final estimated value is produced, the most important take away is the understanding of what makes an Oriental Rug valuable.
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Great Oriental Rug Website
- Spongo Bongo
This website serves as an excellent start for researching specific styles of Oriental Rugs as well as historical prices for carpets sold at auction.
- Flying Carpets
Flying carpets warehouse outlet for outlet prices on Oriental rugs and hand knotted area rugs. Rugs on sale at bargain discount prices.
- KARASTAN RUGS
We scoured the internet to find this collection of inexpensive Karastan 700 series. These are some of the best quality machine made rugs on the market made of 100% worsted New Zealand Wool.
- JBOC Lenses on Oriental Rugs
Barry O'Connell is the author of SpongoBongo.com, PersianCarpetGuide.com and many, many more... Now including Squidoo Lenses!
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