FAQ

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How often should I have my rugs professionally cleaned?

Cleaning should be done whenever there is a need. On average about once every five years is recommended. In high traffic or dirt intensive areas, cleaning should be more frequent. Spills or pet accidents should be cleaned as quickly as possible. Cleaning should be done by a professional, familiar with the special needs of a hand-woven oriental rug. Adib’s has complete facilities for traditional handwashing that preserves the natural oils of the wool.

Can you remove pet odors from my rugs?

Immediate and careful professional cleaning will usually remove pet odors from a rug.

Can you remove stains from my rugs?

Depending on the source of the stain, immediate and careful professional cleaning can remove most stains. There are additional corrective alternatives in dealing with permanent stains.

Do you pick up and deliver rugs for cleaning?

We provide local pickup and delivery for rug cleaning. We also can make arrangements for shipment for our more distant customers.

 

Why is a handmade oriental carpet the best floor covering?

Oriental rugs are artistic and at the same time, practical. Rugs become the artwork for your floors. Each handmade Oriental rug can have ten to twenty different colors, therefore easy to incorporate into your decorating plans. Hand-woven oriental rugs are often known to wear for a hundred plus years. Most importantly, a hand-woven rug is a beautiful work combining taste and talent that will be pleasing to the touch and the eye.

Why is wool the best material for a rug?

A good quality wool pile is more durable and cleans better than any other fiber.

What makes one rug more valuable than another?

The factors that affect the value of a rug include the amount of labor required to produce it, the quality of the workmanship, the uniqueness of design, the geographical origin, the materials used, its age, its condition, the appeal of the pattern and the current demand in today’s market.

If I want more than one rug, should they match?

The majority of rugs are unique artistic creations. It would be unusual to find identical matching rugs. It is much more desirable to choose rugs that will complement each other and expand you design possibilities.

What is the source of the very best rugs?

The matter of source should come only after you have seen and experienced the types and styles of rugs that are available from the various geographical weaving areas. Based on your preference in style, materials and pattern, you will then be able to readily identify the best possible source for your space with the help of our staff.

What pattern or style should I choose?

With the availability of a nearly unlimited number of patterns and styles, the most satisfying choice is the rug that pleases you. In general, tribal pieces work well for casual areas and city pieces for more formal areas. Our staff is responsive to your style and artistic preferences.

How important is the knots-per-square-inch count?

Generally the higher the knot count the more dense the rug is. Higher density rugs are known for the detail in their patterns and the interaction with light production a pleasant sheen. The denser a rug is, the more resistant it is to dirt. Knot count comparisons are most significant when made on rugs from a particular village or geographical source.

What about silk rugs?

Silk rugs are delicate works of art. Because of the expense of silk and the fact that it is not as durable as wool, silk rugs should be used primarily in lower traffic areas, or for decorative purposes such as wall hangings.

What about rug sales at auctions and hotels?

Personal taste and preference in rugs are so much a factor in choosing your hand-woven piece that a brief encounter at a hotel will not provide enough time to get to know all about the materials use, the workmanship of the piece, its history and the meaning of the artist’s patterns. Our staff is knowledgeable and always available to answer your questions.

How difficult is it to care for a handmade oriental rug?

Hand-woven oriental rugs are famous for their durability and resistance to dirt. Routine vacuuming and an occasional thorough professional cleaning will preserve the beauty and value of your rug.

What about handmade oriental rugs as an investment?

A carefully selected quality rug that is cared for over the years can prove to not only hold its value, but also have the potential to appreciate in value over the coming years.

Do you have a catalog that you can send me?

A sampling of our inventory is available on our web site here at www.Adibs.com. We can provide color prints of any particular rug that interests you by mail or email. Due to the unique nature of each rug and our extensive inventory, we do not print a catalogue.

Do you have pictures of all your rugs listed on the website?

We prepare pictures at the request of our customers and the pictures can usually be available to send by mail or email in just a few days.

Do you charge for sending pictures of your rugs through the mail or email?

The service is provided at no cost to our clients.

What sizes of rugs do you carry?

In general terms, Adib’s has all sizes available from the very small to palace sized rugs. The most popular sizes are 2’ x 3’, 2’ x 4’, 3’ x 5’, 4’ x 6’, 5’ x 7’, 6’ x 9’, 8’ x 10’, 9’ x 12’, and 10’ x 14’. Oversized rugs (anything over 10’ x 14’), start at 12’ x 15’ and go up. Some rugs are over 40 feet long.

Do you offer only old or antique rugs?

We carry rugs of all age classifications. The generally accepted age classifications are: Antique, over 80 years of age, Semi-Antique, between 60 and 80 years of age, and New, less than 60 years of age.

What countries do your rugs come from?

Our rugs originate from all the traditional and modern major production areas in the world including but not limited to, Iran, Pakistan, India, China, Afghanistan and Turkey. Adib’s is particularly known for the extensive selection of antique and semi-antique Persian rugs. We also have a growing collection of Native American antique Navajo rugs, we are increasingly hard to find.

Do you offer custom-made or machine-made rugs?

Our specialty is hand-woven rugs. While we do take orders for hand-woven rugs to meet your specifications, we do not carry “Machine-Made” or “Hand-Tufted” rugs.

Is it possible to receive rugs on an approval basis?

Arrangements can be made for you to view rugs in your home, office or commercial space on an approval basis.

Do you accept rugs in trade?

Our expert staff will be happy to appraise you rug as a trade towards the purchase of one of our rugs.

How may I pay for my purchases?

We accept most major credit cards, checks and cash.

How do you ship rugs for either approval or delivery?

We arrange shipping by reliable carriers.

Can I return or exchange my rug if I decide that it is not right?

Our staff will work with you prior to your purchase to achieve the highest possible level of satisfaction. We will continue to work with you after you purchase to maintain that satisfaction, including the unlikely circumstance of returning your rug in good condition for credit.

Should I purchase a pad for my rug?

The conservation of your rug can be greatly enhanced by placing it over proper padding or underlayment. Our staff can help you select the best form of padding for hard surface floors and carpet-over-carpet situations.

 

Do you accept carpets on consignment?Yes. Please contact us for details.

Do you buy from private parties?

Yes. Please contact us for details.

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