Rug Store in Sterling, Virginia. Here at Fine Rugs, we provide the very products that we named our business after. Our rug store, located in Sterling, Virginia, serves customers in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
None of our competitors can match the extent of our diverse selection, nor our extremely affordable discount prices of up to 70% off original the price. Most importantly, we provide only the most high-quality rugs in order to ensure your satisfaction.
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[09/19/13] One advantage of custom rugs is they give you the space to be creative and find a carpet specifically tailored to your home and decor. What will result is a beautiful addition to your home in the exact color and size you desire.
[09/17/13] The word carpet comes from the Italian word carpire, which means to pluck. Many people use carpet and rug interchangeably, even though they have different meanings. A carpet is designed to stretch from wall to wall and a rug is not.
[09/12/13] A well-made Persian rug, because of the tightness of the weave, is virtually maintenance. Use a carpet sweeper to clean dry materials. If something is spilled on it, blot it, and use a mild fabric detergent intended for delicate fabrics.
[09/10/13] Do you know the best way to determine how much carpet you're going to need for a particular area or room? It's generally recommended that you buy the measured square feet plus an extra 10 percent for any mishaps or irregularities.
[09/05/13] The most effective method of maintaining your new carpet is vacuuming with a good vacuum cleaner. Proper daily vacuuming will extend the life of your carpet, and help prevent the need for a complete restorative cleaning.
[09/03/13] Did you know that Chinese carpets and rugs were made exclusively for the internal use of the Chinese for many years? It was not until the first half of the 19th century that China began to export its carpets and rugs.
[08/29/13] Some of the most common types of carpets include woven, needlefelt, knotted, tufted, flat-weave, kilim, soumak, plain weave, and tapestry weave.
[08/27/13] Did you know that the well-known Berber carpet originated in Berber culture of North Africa? During the Paleolithic era, these people used natural fibers to create hand-spun cloth for cloaks, rugs, and other fabrics.
[08/20/13] So how long should a handmade Persian or Oriental Rug last? With proper care, it should last for generations. Keep this in mind when making your selection. Since it is an heirloom item, it should be a design that you like and will retain its appeal.
[08/15/13] Did you know that both the words "carpet" and "rug" originally meant any type of coarse, woven fabric? Their meanings changed to refer specifically to floor coverings in the 15th and 16th centuries, respectively.
[08/13/13] Whether you are looking for carpeting in your home or business, we can discuss the pros and cons of the many different carpet choices available so you can make the best choice for your personal situation.
[08/08/13] Did you know that carpet can increase thermal comfort by reducing heat loss through your feet and body heat loss through radiation? This makes it a perfect option if you live in colder climates.
[08/06/13] Do you know how wall to wall carpet is actually held in place? Your carpet installer will use tackless strips with projecting points that are nailed around the perimeter of the room. The sharp points stick to the carpet, holding it in place.
[08/01/13] If wrinkling occurs in your newly installed carpet, then it's important to contact a professional to remedy this. Often, what is needed is a professional re-stretching of the carpet itself.
[07/30/13] Not every rug or carpet is meant to be cleaned in the same manner. Some fabrics (such as wool) may not hold up well when using a beater bar vacuum cleaner. Each carpet you buy has specific cleaning instructions, and it is best to follow those. If you have questions, or customer service department will be happy to help.
[07/25/13] Rugs are great additions in high-traffic areas where potential dings, dents and spills on hardwood floors pose a significant risk. Rugs can offer beauty and protection.
[07/23/13] In order to avoid depressions or indentations in your new carpet caused by heavy pieces of furniture, it's recommended to use furniture glides or cups. If you notice any depressions, often you can remedy these by working the carpet pile back in place with your fingertips.
[07/18/13] One of the most technologically advanced and durable types of carpet is needlefelt carpet, which is produced by the electrostatic attraction of single synthetic fibers. These carpets are most common in high-traffic areas such as hotels.
[07/16/13] While carpeting can be manufactured from a number of different synthetic materials, nylon is the choice for about 90 percent of all homes, while olefin is the choice for about 60 percent of all commercial settings.
[07/11/13] Braided rugs with a cloth-braid construction symbolize a time when people cut outgrown clothing into strips and braided it into a floor covering. The main manufacturer of this type of construction is Thorndike Mills.
[07/09/13] Carpeting will allow you to use the heater less in the winter. That's because carpet offers thermal resistance, called R-value. You can actually choose carpeting with a greater R-value, knowing it will be a better choice in particularly cold climates.
[07/04/13] Before purchasing your custom designed carpet, it's recommended you take some time to visualize the desired look and feel of the room that you are going for. Do you want something monochromatic or colorful, dramatic or elegant, sleek or textured?
[07/02/13] Tufted carpet, which accounts for the bulk of carpets in today's market, uses the most common method of production. This involves injecting the carpet pile injected into a backing material, which is then bonded to a secondary backing to provide stability.
[06/27/13] Have you heard of the Carpet America Recovery Effort? Their goal is to recycle at least 40 percent of all carpeting that now goes to landfills by the year 2012.
[06/25/13] If your plush carpet seems to have changed colors in various areas of the room, rest assured that this is normal and not a defect in the carpet itself. Rather, this is caused by light being reflected in different ways as the pile fibers are bent.
[06/20/13] The average homeowner spends about 65 percent more to maintain hard floors than carpets, with cleaning supplies for hard floors costing seven times more than carpet cleaning items, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute.
[06/18/13] The carpet pad is a place to cut corners to keep costs down. Using an inexpensive floor pad can actually shorten the life of your carpet because it does not provide proper protection. When you speak with our representatives ask about which options are best.
[06/13/13] When vacuuming your carpets, play special attention to your entryways - they accumulate the most dirt. Think of it this way, what would a white towel look like after two days if you placed it just inside your front door? Keep this in mind when cleaning.
[06/11/13] Berber carpet, which is mostly found in offices, schools, and other high-traffic areas, is one of the most durable carpets, since it is stain-resistant and more affordable than thicker plush carpets.
[06/06/13] One of the greatest benefits offered by rugs is the assortment of designs and colors. We can help you choose a unique rug that will make a colorful statement in your home.
[06/04/13] For a Persian carpet to be genuine, it must be hand-made in Iran, using centuries old designs and dyeing processes, and superior materials. Carpets from other countries that incorporate these processes are considered Oriental carpets or rugs.
[05/30/13] Did you know that carpet typically has lower maintenance costs than hard floor coverings do? It can also save on fuel costs and sound-insulation materials because fabric is a natural insulator.
[05/28/13] Did you know that it's recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months? This should include a complete steam cleaning/hot water extraction, as well as rotary shampoo and dry foam powder.
[05/23/13] One of the greatest myths involving carpeting is that a carpet can trap dirt, dust and other allergens and make life horrible for someone with allergies. In fact, new carpet has one of the lowest rates of emission of volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs.
[05/21/13] Handmade Persians rugs are not cranked out like widgets. A small area rug may take several months to complete; a carpet of medium size may take a year, and large or silk carpets may take several years to produce.
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