Alyshaan Fine Rugs shares excerpts from the best fine area rugs Buying Guide (2016 edition), available as a free service to all our customers and those interested in learning from the experts. We have included advice and insight from our area rug experts and professionals to guide you when you are choosing area rugs for your home.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT RUG STORE:
Choosing the right store is the single most important factor in your rug buying decision. No matter how much you know about rugs, you have to depend on the dealer you choose for information, advice, and guarantees. You should get a feeling of honesty, integrity, experience, and excellent customer service. We are confident that at Alyshaan Fine Rugs, you will have a tremendous buying experience and will also see the appreciation that we have for the products we specialize in. Deal only with a store that you “FEEL” comfortable with.
GIMMICKS – PRICES:
Most rug stores will have a “perpetual” sale on every rug, every day of 50% to even 80% off. Don’t fall for these gimmicks. At Alyshaan Fine Rugs WE WILL NEVER insult your intelligence with such gimmicks. We quote you our price which is always our price and that saves all of us the hassle of haggling. A great feature of handcrafted rugs is that you can find a rug to fit almost any budget. Even a large room size rug, made entirely by our weavers on our own looms with natural fibers like wool or cotton, can be acquired from Alyshaan for a very reasonable price. We also have palace size masterpieces. No matter what your budget, Alyshaan has the right rug to fit you.
This should be a very significant aspect in choosing a rug store. If the store does not have a knowledgeable staff, and are unwilling to convey enough information about the rugs, like their fiber content, country of origin, quality, and clear comparisons between different types, then you don’t want to deal with them. Alyshaan has a very friendly, experienced staff that is tremendous at explaining different rugs and helping you make an informed decision. One visit to Alyshaan and you will feel very well informed on the subject of handcrafted rugs, no matter where you make your final purchase.
The Family room, living room, bedrooms, entry way and kitchen are all easier to work with than the hallways and dining rooms. Just make sure that there is a nice border around the rug of the floor that the rug is placed on rather than having a rug go from wall to wall. The feet placement on the rug, while walking or sitting, should be “entirely on or off” the rug rather than partially on. For example if the rug is in a walkway, you would rather place it to where you would walk entirely on the rug, or totally off the rug, and never one foot on and one off, or partial foot on. In case of a rug near a couch or chair, the rug should either end more than a foot away so that the feet can be entirely off the rug, or the rug should come to the couch / chair or under them so that the feet are entirely on the rug.