Rug quality is based on a few factors. To truly determine the quality of a rug, you must feel it. Sam Presnell, owner of The Rug Gallery, offers a variety of tips for rug buyers to learn before making a big purchase. Listen or read more to find out how to tell what rug quality you're buying.
When choosing a bedroom rug, keep in mind what you want to feel on your feet in the morning, your furniture placement, and your décor. Sam Presnell, owner of The Rug Gallery, discusses how to choose the best rug for your bedroom. Listen or read more to find out about bedroom rug options.
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses what rug colors and styles work best with dark hardwood.
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses rug protectors, including the usefulness (or not) of those plastic or rubber pieces that go under your furniture legs, as well as stain guard sprays and treatments for the rug itself.
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses oriental rug maintenance, and how to prevent wear and tear on your rug, including sweeping your rug, the correct procedure for vacuuming your rug, rotating, rug pads, and more.
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses how to clean rug and carpet stains caused by pets, including a new three-step process and cleaning recipe for tackling stubborn stains.
Creating rugs is an art as old as time. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery talks about how rug looms are used to create unique and beautiful designs either by hand or by machine. Listen or read more to find out about the different types of rug looms.
Whether a rug is in adequate or worn condition, it can be repaired. The value of a rug is dependent upon its condition. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses how to determine the condition of a rug. Listen or read more to find out how to maintain or repair your rugs.
It's not easy to determine the age of a rug. The best way to learn how is to get out there and experience as many rugs as possible to learn to spot the differences. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery talks about how to determine a rug's age. Listen or read more to find out how experts age a rug.
How often your rug is cleaned depends on how well it's taken care of. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses how to know when it's time to get your rug professionally cleaned. Listen or read more to find out if your rug is due for a cleaning.
Bamboo rugs are incredibly soft and are a beautiful addition to any home. But beware: bamboo rugs stain very easily and cannot be cleaned. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses the upsides and downsides to owning a bamboo rug. Listen or read more to find out if a bamboo rug is right for your home.
Rugs placed in a heavily used living room must be durable to withstand the day-to-day foot traffic from the family, visitors and even pets. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses how to choose the best rug for your home and lifestyle. Sam also dives into how to properly size a rug for your space, considering many manufacturers make rugs that are actually smaller than advertised. Listen or read more to find out about living room rugs.
Oriental rugs, especially those made of wool, are perfect for high-traffic kitchen areas. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses how to choose the best rug and rug pad for your kitchen. Listen or read more to find out if an Oriental rug is right for your kitchen.
DIY carpet installation may not be the best way to save money. So many factors need to be taken into account in order to properly install a carpet in a large room, stairway or other unusual area of the home. Sam Presnell from The Rug Gallery discusses the risks and benefits of DIY carpet installation. Listen or read more to find out if you could install your own carpet.
Some of the most unique and valuable hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs come from one of the three major rug weaving centers in India. Sam Presnell, owner of the Rug Gallery, visited India this year to survey the newest trends in rugs. Listen or read more about Sam's 2017 rug buying trip!
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses the benefits of in-home rug delivery verses transporting your rug yourself, including sizes and weights of rugs, the benefits of delivery, and the personal touch of offering design and decorating ideas to customers.
Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery talks about how to order custom rugs, the situations where someone might want to order a custom rug, and the options, timeframe, and cost.
Sam Presnell explains what the suzani needle-work technique is and how it’s used in rug making to make a Suzani rug.
If your rug is dirty and needs cleaning, or you have an old rug that you think might have some value, find out more about how the Rug Gallery makes house calls to evaluate rugs for cleaning, pick them up, and also to appraise a rug’s value.
Sam Presnell of the Rug Gallery discusses his recent rug buying trips to India and Turkey, the process of purchasing rugs from the rug makers in those countries, and some of the most interesting new styles of rugs, including oxidized rugs, one of Sam's new favorites.
Tibetan rugs are unique and made in a way that no other rug is made. Learn more about what Tibetan rugs are and how to display them from Sam Presnell, owner of the Rug Gallery.
Sam Presnell of the Rug Gallery in Cincinnati discusses what Sari silk rugs are and how you can display these beautiful masterpieces in your home for a look that is truly your own.
Sam Presnell from the Rug Gallery discusses what an Ikat rug is and how it can be used in the home as a stunning and unique design element.
Moroccan rugs are a unique and beautiful type of rug that can add style to any room in your home. Learn more about their history in this podcast with Sam Presnell of the Rug Gallery.