If you’re shopping for the first time to find a high quality rug for your home, you’ll want to know more about Persian rugs. These are by far the highest quality rug you’ll buy and hold up for years thanks to being mostly durable. While ones knotted on a machine can cost you less, one that’s hand-knotted can cost up to several thousand dollars.
Despite the quality, you still want to make sure you’re getting a Persian rug that works for your room. You also have some more things to scope out to assure you’re getting quality and that the rug’s condition is as good as the price you’re paying.
Finding a Persian Rug Appropriate for a Room
It’s always recommended that you take pictures of your room with you when shopping for a Persian rug so you can match size and color appropriately. In some cases, you might be able to take a sample of a Persian rug home with you so you can match the color with your surroundings.
Many people use Persian rugs in a room where guests first arrive. Persian rugs give off a sense of quality that immediately impresses. Even so, the size has to be right when placed around furniture. You don’t want to have chairs right up against the rug’s edge or your Persian rug may feel a bit obtrusive.
Having one in an open entryway is a good way to make a statement without having it get in the way. Because they hold up well with foot traffic, you can count on the rug lasting you as an entryway rug for many years.
Looking at the Weaves
While checking if a Persian rug is hand-knotted can tell you a lot, so too can the number of weaves. This Old House says that tightness and regularity of the weaves is going to be important, though the quality of the wool will determine how long your rug is really going to last. The quality of the dyes will also determine how it’s going to hold up under all the foot traffic.
Determining the Country Where it Was Made
It used to be that a Persian rug straight out of Iran (which used to be Persia) would determine its legitimacy and highest quality. Now other countries are making them at the same quality rate, which makes where they’re made less important now. Now it’s all about design that determines how much you’ll be paying for a Persian rug. The price will also matter based on one that’s used.
Should You Buy a Used Persian Rug?
Many classic Persian rugs that were well cared for will retain their value and still cost just as much as they did originally. You shouldn’t hesitate to buy one that’s used if it’s in perfect condition. Even if you decide to trade or sell yours, if it hasn’t been washed and has stains, it’s going to be worth a fraction of what you originally paid for it.
You’re much better off buying a Persian rug from a store that specializes in them so you can get real experts to help you. It also helps if you find a store that has restorative services so you can have your rug maintained through the dealer to assure it keeps its value.