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.
Overdyed rugs are intensely colorful and can brighten up any room in your home. Here’s how you can give your home a pop of color with an overdyed rug.
Vintage rugs have become extremely popular, but it’s important that you understand the difference between used rugs and true vintage rugs so you know what you’re purchasing.
Sam Presnell from the Rug Gallery discusses what accent rugs are and how to use accent rugs in your home to get the look and feel you desire from your flooring.
Sam Presnell from the Rug Gallery discusses how to use dark carpet colors in the home without overwhelming the space and instead defining it and pulling the look of a room together.
Learn how to shop smart and save big by getting the best carpet prices available depending on when you shop and where you shop.
Because of their length, shag rugs can often be difficult to clean. Whether you’re cleaning normal wear and tear or a spill or stain, learn these tricks to keep your shag rugs clean so they last longer.
Sam Presnell of the Rug Gallery discusses different types of carpet texture and how you can choose the best type of carpet texture for your unique needs.