If you are considering buying an Oriental carpet, here are four valuable tips from Paige Albright Orientals:
1. Measure the room where the rug is to be used from wall to wall. Rugs are priced according to size, age, and condition.
2. Check the knotting on the back of the rug and the consistency of the rug’s pattern and color.
3. Think about the traffic the rug will receive in your home. Different weaves will vary in showing wear in the carpet.
4. Buy the best you can afford. A handmade rug is usually more valuable and can last 50 to 100 years.