Buying Oriental Rugs
Oriental rugs can be purchased from dealers or at auctions. The quality and price of an oriental rug is determined by factors like the fiber used, the dyes used, the design, the number of knots per square inch, and the country of origin and the age of the rug.
Select color and design which blend with the existing décor of your room, before going to a dealer. Taking a photo of the room may be quite useful. Many internet sites provide free buyers guide, which contains information about the quality of the rugs, styles, color, design and selecting tips.
There are many online sites that offer Oriental rugs at cheap and discounted rates. Many companies offer free shipping and almost all have money back guarantees. When purchasing online go though the rules and regulations carefully. Avoid companies that have restocking charges or any other unusual charges.
Before buying, learn more about styles and qualities available in the market. Look for stores that specialize in oriental rugs and have a wide range of sizes and designs. Select companies which rely on repeat business for their success. Also inquire about the after sale services such as cleaning and restoration services.
Deal only with reputable dealers. Most of them will allow you to take rugs to your home for a trial run, usually for 2 weeks. Reputable dealers disclose their terms and conditions before sale. They generally have a trade-in policy on the rugs they sell. All reputed dealers will have membership of the ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailer Association).
Before you purchase a rug at an auction check the rug? S condition, then place a bid. It is good to avoid buy-now approaches. Do not give much consideration to advertisements that include words such as liquidation, remodeling, and going out of business, closing forever, lost lease, bankruptcy and moving sale. Never buy rugs which have moth damage, holes, rips, spots, stains and missing ends and edges.