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What’s the difference between hand tufted and machine manufactured rugs?

There are three major ways to produce a rug. The first is the hand-knotted rug, a technique used for centuries. It uses a special loom and all knots are hand tied. It's more of an art form today. The second is the hand tufted technique. This type of crafting is considered...

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What identifies a good quality rug

There are several things to bear in mind when purchasing a new rug and quality is definitely one of the most important ones. Obviously you will have a budget in mind and you might think that a cheap rug makes good financial sense at this point but wait until...

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How do I know which size rug will best fit in my space?

Buying a new rug can be a costly investment for many people and if you make a mistake and purchase one that doesn’t quite fit your space or suit your décor, then you would be forgiven for not being...

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How long can I expect my rug to last?

A rug can be a large investment for many people and so how long it might be going to last is a very relevant question. Most homes these days have several rugs in various rooms and these can be of very different types. When looking at...

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Why should I buy a rug online from Terrys Fabrics?

We love that question at Terrys Fabrics because it gives us a chance to boast a bit without sounding braggadocios. The first reason is our helpful staff. They're ready to answer any questions whether they're by phone or on the internet. Most of the easier to answer general questions can be found in...

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Why should I buy a rug online rather than going into a store

Buying a new rug can be a very expensive investment and so it makes sense to be completely sure about what you want before you commit to a purchase. A good way to do this is to do a great deal of research before hand about what you like, need or want....

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Considering price: how much should you spend for a quality rug?

It's difficult to arbitrarily set a price for a quality rug. There are far to many factors to consider. Rugs come in all sizes, materials and quality of craftsmanship. You should be looking for the rug that has the superior craftsmanship and design in the size you chose, which...

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Glossary of rug related phrases

When buying a rug you may find that you come across words and terms you don't understand or have never heard of before. This glossary provides a break-down of jargon and terminology, so that you know exactly the type of rug you're looking at and buying...

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My current rug is a bit dishevelled, is it time to replace it?

When a rug shows noticeable signs of wear and tear, you'll be able to tell immediately that it's time for a new one. Of course, at our low prices, getting a brand new rug is often less expensive than you might think and can change the appearance of your room tremendously...

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The importance of anti-slip padding on smooth flooring

Finding the best rug for your room involves many different factors. You first want one that goes elegantly with your décor and in many cases, one that will go with a number of decorating changes. It should have a high quality feel and appearance and be as durable as...

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Are rug designs timeless or do they follow certain trends

The answer to this is a little complicated because both things are true. Just browse around any high street store or take a glance at some online shops and you will see that there are a huge variety of rugs to choose from...

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Can I get matching rugs in different sizes

The easy answer to this is a resounding ‘yes’. Of course it will depend on the type of rug you are purchasing. Some rugs, for example handmade rugs, are all unique and individual because of the way that they are made so if this is what you are looking to buy then although you will...

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Choosing a rug for a hallway a great way to make an entrance

Have you ever walked into a friends hallway and thought how warm and welcoming it felt or perhaps just the opposite, the feeling you got was cold and uninviting. Well believe it or not the very same hallway can...

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Everything you need to know about anti-slip matting

Anti-slip matting is designed to be used wherever the possibility of slipping creates a health and safety issue and this can be virtually anywhere in your home or workplace. You probably walk on anti-slip matting several times every day and don’t even notice...

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I've seen a rug I like but I'm not sure where to put it in my home

Ah it happens doesn’t it? You’re browsing online and there it is, that gorgeous rug that calls to you. You can’t resist it but where will it fit in your home? The answer is very dependent on what you have in your home already and...

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My sofa is one colour is it OK to have a rug that doesn't match

The answer to this question depends a lot on what you consider a ‘match’. Some people would consider a match to mean identical not only in colour but tone, and pattern, whereas others would consider a match to be just a complimentary nod at the ‘sameness’...

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Rug types the difference between hand-knotted tufted hooked and flatweave

There are many different types of rugs to be found on the high street or online and the variations can be intimidating for the buyer so it is wise to be armed with a little knowledge before you start your search. Firstly consider how much you want to spend on your rug as some hand made rugs come with...

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Rugs and direct sun light the do's and dont's

When you consider that the purchase of a good quality rug can be quite an expensive investment then you need to think about how to look after your rug and keep it in top condition for the longest time. One of the worst things that will damage your rug and shorten its life span is direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can...

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Should I match my rug to my room colour and design?

The easy answer to this is yes if that is what you want to do, a nice homely feel can be attained by matching your rugs to your décor and the right choice of rug can be the finishing touch need in a room. It only takes a moment to look online to see the huge variety of...

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Everything you need to know about bathmats

Generally when we talk about bath mats we mean the sort that you might place alongside your bath or shower for that warm snugly feeling when you step out onto them. But there are two types of bath mat to be considered and they...

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Everything you need to know about doormats

Anyone who has children, pets, a garden or just ventures outside every once in a while should have at least one doormat. The doormat is the barrier that keeps all the dirt, dust, moisture and mud out of your home. Doormats come in a huge array of sizes, shapes and colours to fit every location...

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How to finish of your home décor using statement rugs

Quite often your statement rug is a bit of an afterthought, just something that you rush out and buy to give a finishing touch to your room. Before you do this consider that the statement rug is quite often the starting point for an...

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Rugs and hard wood flooring, the perfect combination

The rise in popularity of the hard wood floor or laminate floor in recent times has given a new life to the humble rug. Many modern homes have opted for a hard wood floor as it has many benefits. As well as being aesthetically pleasing...

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Why should I buy a rug for my home?

The rug has come a long way from the first hand woven matting that was made to keep sheep herders warm on winter nights, although the traditional ways of weaving rugs is still virtually the same as it was all those...

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