From now through November 11th, 2013, Karastan is offering special prices on their carpets and area rugs. This is a great deal for anyone looking for a quality rug. Shopping always brings a tension between buying the best and getting the best price. This sale is a chance to get both at once – an opportunity that only comes twice a year. At Area Rugs Club during National Karastan Month Sale you also get free shipping in continental USA as well as free padding for all Karastan orders.
Attend to stains in your wool rug immediately. However, do not use soap and water with a scrub brush – rubbing to hard with coarse brushes or cloth will destroy the wool fibers. The fibers of wool rugs also cannot tolerate many of the ingredients in standard carpet shampoos (which are designed for synthetic carpets). The best way to remove stains from a wool rug is to absorb as much of the stain as possible with a clean, white cloth through pressing on it (not scrubbing).
There are two main reasons area rugs (and wall-to-wall carpets) shed. The first and more important reason is the quality of the fiber used. This issue is not only related to wool fibers but also to synthetic fibers such as polypropylene and nylon as well. The second aspect of the rug which contributes to shedding is the construction of the pile such as hand-knotted vs hand-tufted.
The area rug industry is dominated by women workers. As men work outdoors to earn money and support the families, the women weave carpets sitting back at theire houses thus providing an additional income to the family. Girls in many countries from the age of ten to twelve years start working in the carpet industry, thus supporting their families.
There is one practical consideration to take note of while choosing between wall to wall carpets and area rugs, which has little to do with decoration. Area rugs are yours to keep once you buy them, unlike wall to wall carpeting. You can take them with you if you move.