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The Oddest Place you will find yourself Carpet & Rug Shopping

Woman Shopping for Carpet in Bathrobe

   The oddest place you will find yourself carpet and rug shopping is in your bathrobe sipping coffee, or on the sofa having a glass if wine, or even while you take a break from cooking.  And where do you shop?   Well on your computer of course!

Carpet & Rug Shopping

   All the Carpet and Rug manufacturers have wonderful websites with beautiful images of their carpet styles. So now you are thinking that you can’t see the colors in the carpet image well, and style might work, but you just don’t know if that carpet will work in your home.  

The solution is to get a carpet sample swatch  All the major mills send samples for no charge.  

  Even when our customers come into our store, I always get carpet samples sent to their homes of the carpet styles they are interested in, so they can see the colors and style in their own homes, under different lighting.

   I have had many customers say that they were glad that they got the sample as the color looked good in our store, but not in their homes. So it is always a good idea to always get a carpet sample in your home.

   You can search on all of the carpet manufacturers websites, for color and style to make the selections easier.

   So which carpet manufacturers should you look?  Here are some suggestions below, depending on what you are looking for.

Carpet & Rug Shopping

WOOL CARPET

Axminster Carpets
Bellbridge
Bloomsburg
Concepts International
Couristan
Design Materials
Glen Eden
Radici
Robertex
Rosecore 

Helios
Langhorne
Louis de Poortere
Missoni
Prestige Mills
Stanton Carpet
Royal Dutch
Silver Creek

STAIR RUNNERS

Couristan
Kane Carpet
Louis de Poortere
Stanton Carpet

Note:  We can make a stair runner from most any broadloom carpet.  
See How to Measure for a Stair Runner

SISAL, SEAGRASS, AND NATURAL CARPETS

Design Materials
Fibreworks
Stanton Carpet 

STAIR RODS

Zoroufy Stair Rods

PLUSH CARPETS, BERBERS, COMMERCIAL 

Shaw Carpet
Mohawk Carpet
Southwind Carpet  (See our Article on our favorite Southwind styles)

ANIMAL PRINT CARPETS

Bellbridge
Bloomsburg
Concepts International
Couristan
Glen Eden
Helios
Kane Carpet
Prestige Mills
Silver Creek
Stanton Carpet

See our article on Antelope Carpets and Rugs


Email us your carpet selections and address.  We will send you a carpet store in your mailbox!

Contact Rug Rats for a free quote and/or information on Custom Rugs, Logo Rugs or any carpet style that you have seen here.  We can make a custom rug from any pattern you choose, in any size and any shape.

 

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About Sandy Henderson

Sandy Henderson is owner of Rug Rats Fine Carpet and Rugs, a small town business with a national presence. Sandy was drawn to materials and design and wanted to explore how we can take charge of the beauty and happiness of our own homes. She earned a degree in Clothing and Textiles, from historic Longwood College (founded over two hundred years ago as a teachers’ college in Farmville, Virginia). Sandy now draws on her 30 years in the custom rug business to help clients all over the US with their custom & logo rug decisions.

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