Archive for October, 2010

Rugs tailored to you

Friday, October 29th, 2010

There are a lot of boring rugs on the market these days, flat, square, with no texture… At rug designer we can make rugs interesting. We can cut into you rug, circles, squares, whatever or say you want a bold shaped rug, we can make it happen.

We currently have bespoke rugs in store at Selfridges, one of the biggest department stores in London. We are creating rugs for everyones need and everyones budgets.

Rugs can be a way of injecting life and colour into a room, if you want a special colour that matches your curtains or wallpaper, send us a sample or a pantone reference and we can create a unique colour just for you. This will make your rug truely original, a one of a kind.

We also have a new section on our website that is dedicated to designers who have created pieces of art that you can have for yourself and at any size.

Here at rug designer we are dedicated to making rugs that will last, thats why all of our rugs  are made from 100% wool.

Woollen rugs and their appeal

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

When you start your search for a new rug to place in your home, you find that there are a number of different choices. One choice is to go for wool rugs. Some people believe that wool rugs are old fashioned, that the new materials are better for their homes. This is not necessarily the case. There are many reasons why a person should think about getting rugs that are made from wool.

Wool rugs are the type of rugs that have been used for thousands of years, To start with, wool is one of the most durable types of fibres on the planet. Wool will repel water and hold dye, it has unique properties that make it very popular and highly sought after.

The fact they are very dense is a good thing, this is what makes them easy to clean. If you were to take a rug that is made from wool and to put it onto a sandy surface, it would fill with sand. Pile it on and then shake off the rug. If you shake it out, you’ll find quickly that a good majority of the sand will quickly come off and the rug will require very little cleaning. Due to the fact wool rugs are often much more heavy than there modern rivals, they will suit wooden floors far better.

Wool rugs have been used throughout history because they are the best. Persian rug makers have been making rugs out of wool  since they know how amazing wool is for making rugs. There used to be wool rugs on the floors of nomadic tents not only because they were the most comfortable but because they were durable. People who lived in nomadic tents didn’t have the time or luxury to be able to constantly replace items. They needed to have furniture and items that were able to stand up to the rigors of their lifestyle. This type of rug was able to not only last for a long time but was also easily cleaned as well. Another reason why these people opted to use wool rugs was because they actually absorbed humidity. This means that the rooms that they were in can be much cooler and more comfortable.

What’s great about modern rug manufacturers is that they can make rugs from a large number of materials, mixing wool with other man made fibres making for some extraordinary designs. They’re also able to make wool rugs look any way that you want them to look, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, which means that you can now get a rug that is made from wool in a variety of patterns and colours that will suit everyone’s taste. Rugs that not only last for a long time, but also look wonderful.

Rugs and things

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The main reason area rugs are so popular is the immense amount of styles, colors, sizes, shapes and materials available. In addition, redecorating a room with a new area rug is far easier and definitely a more economical way then painting, re-wallpapering, buying new furniture or even replacing the window treatments.

But some people want to go even further in their quest to put their own personal stamp on their homes. It is for these people that the world of “made to measure” rugs exists!

For economic reasons most large retailers can’t offer their customers a product of which only one exists in the entire world. A big-box retailer or chain functions in the realm of mass merchandising. They buy vast quantities of items, which are then mass produced, and sell them at the lowest margin possible. Profits are only possible when selling in volume. This is as true for area rugs at these stores as it is for toothpaste. Although shouldn’t an item like a wool rug be a one of a kind, because each house is created a home by becoming personalised to the family that lives there.

Rug envy

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I always get jealous of the customers buying our rugs. I look at the designs, shapes and colours and just know they are going to love the rug that they end up with…

Our rugs are all one hundred percent wool and you can tell, the texture and voluptuousness of the wool is too hard to miss. I would love to have then in all of my rooms, all different colours and shapes. The fact that I don’t have them in every room is rather depressing.

I think a rug makes a room what it is, generally rooms without rugs are cold or tiny. Especially beige and magnolia rooms with no colour, the room is like a fridge, cold and isolated.

In years to come when I own a house and do what I want this it I will decorate it with vibrant colours art and rugs but for now I have a shared rented accommodation which I can’t do anything to even to improve it.

Wool rugs

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Hand tufting is by far the quickest method of producing a rug and is commonly used for modern and contemporary styles including shaggy rugs. The method doesn’t use a conventional warp and weft; instead a hand held gun that shoots yarn into the primary backing of the rug to create various designs and textures. Once the design is complete the rug will have secondary jute backing attached with glue. Finally the rug will then be hand carved and given an additional dimension.

The main production centres for hand-tufted rugs are in India and China. Although hand tufted rugs can be produced with literally any fibre meaning that anywhere can produce them, due to the local resources viscose rugs are produced in India and brighter acrylic and viscose fibres are produced in China.