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Fixing a Worn Oriental Area Rug

The Rug - Before

The world of rug repair and restoration is full of challenges, as different rugs age differently and come to our doorstep with a variety of issues. This unique oval circa 1940 Art Deco rug originates in China  and was designed with bubble gum color combinations. It is made of wool and has arrived to the […]

Decorating Your House With Area Rugs

Area Rugs | Flat Rate Carpet Blog

There are many ways to prepare your home for the winter. We trade in tank tops for sweaters, and brink out warmer blankets, but what about the floor? No one wants to wake up in the morning and have their feet frozen! Keep your feet cozy and warm this winter with an area rug. Area […]

Is Your Rug Antique?

Antique Rugs | Flat Rate Carpet Blog

Area rugs fall into many different categories, most of which refer to where the rug was woven. A Persian rug comes from Iran, whereas an Oriental rug categorizes any rug from the East. No matter where in the world your rug was made, antique rugs are a special category. Antique rugs are area rugs that […]

How to Weave a Rag Rug

Turn your old t-shirts into a area rug treasure.

The Origins of Natural Dyes

Ever wonder where that beautiful red in your rug comes from? Learn the secrets behind naturally beautiful colors.