October 3, 2008

Rugs A Bound Updates

If you haven't seen us lately, Rugs A Bound has made a late of updates recently. Including new rug companies, hundreds of new rugs, and more information about our custom rug options. We've added a page linking to some of the fine carpets that we use in making our beautiful custom rugs. If you'd like some more information, contact us.

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September 17, 2008


Rugs A Bound attempts to get the closeouts on our site as soon as possible, so you can get yours before they're sold out. We've added hundreds of rugs to our closeout section over the past few weeks, so you can save even more on these beautiful name brand rugs!

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July 1, 2008

Welcome to The Rugs A Bound Blog

We hope the information in our blog is helpful and interesting. If you haven't already, click here to visit RugsABound.com. If you have any questions or comments, please visit our Contact Us page.

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June 30, 2008

New Couristan Rug will be Introduced This Summer

There are several huge rug shows this month, and with these shows the companies bring out all of their new work. Couristan like the other companies has several new lines of rugs coming soon.

"Couristan is upping its style ante this summer with a host of new area rug introductions. The new Pavé Collection is a jewel-toned transitional series of five textured designs in a contemporary color palette, which are power-loomed of
a poly-chenille-viscose blend. Couristan’s fourth all-weather area rug collection, Sunscape, showcases a plush cut-and-loop pile made of heat-set Courtron™ polypropylene. Also ask about new designs in the Chobi, Dynasty, Pokhara, Visionnaire and Zen Garden collections."

Source: Rug Insider

June 9, 2008

Persian Rug sells for record $4.45 million!

Persian rug sells for record $4.45 million at auction - Yahoo! News

"PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A silk Persian rug dating from the 16th century or 17th century has sold for a record $4.45 million at auction, or about $729.87 per square inch.

The rug was sold by Christie's auction house Tuesday on behalf of the Newport Restoration Foundation. It had been expected to fetch up to $1.5 million. The rug, which measures 7 feet, 7 inches by 5 feet, 7 inches, had been purchased by the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke in 1990. She left it to the foundation when she died.

Elisabeth Parker, head of Christie's rugs and carpets department, says there are only two other known rugs like it. She calls it an "amazing work of art" and says it has an intricate floral design and an unusually large number of colors, at 17. Christie's says the buyer prefers to remain anonymous."

June 2, 2008

Allara Area Rugs

Rugs A Bound now features Allara Area Rugs. These beautiful collections of rugs are hand crafted from the finest hand spun wool. As always, Rugs A Bound trys to offer our loyal customers and first time visitors the best area rugs avaible at the lowest prices possible.

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May 16, 2008

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers at Rugs A Bound

Rugs A Bound is adding Sphinx by Oriental Weavers beautiful rugs to our website. These rugs are designed around today's lifestyles, Sphinx area rugs are the perfect marriage of form and function. From the finest materials to the most trend-setting styles, the Sphinx name has come to be synonymous with quality, value, and style. Sphinx rugs can be kept and enjoyed for years, but are affordable enough to change as often as you redecorate. We have what you're searching for in style, color, quality, and selection.

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April 11, 2008

Capel Rugs Added Daily

We've started the process of adding yet another wonderful rug company to the Rugs A Bound family. Since 1917, Capel has brought to life America's best-loved floor coverings. From original Capel braids to the finest hand knotted selections, they are continuing a tradition of offering the most unique, most diverse area rug collection in the world.

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April 8, 2008

Check Out Our Featured Collections

Crinkle Collection
From: $48.00
This is Surya's first value price shag collection...

Pera Collection
From: $39.00
The beauty oftraditional Persian rugs...

Wiluna Collection
From: $57.00
Live in the lap of luxurywith the exquisite with...

Yalova Collection
From: $62.00
Long-treasured Persianand Indian motifs rise...

April 1, 2008

MasterCard Gift Card Savings Extended

We've extended our MasterCard Gift Card Giveway with quailfying purcahse through the month of April. This offers is availble with purchases of Surya and Momeni rugs, and over the qualifying amounts.

March 20, 2008

March Madness at Rugs A Bound

Rugs A Bound's MasterCard® Gift Card March Madness
Rugs A Bound is always trying to find ways to reward it customers. This March we are offering a great way for you to save!

As a way of sayning thank you for each qualifying online purchase made, you will receive a FREE money back MasterCard® Gift Card March Madness from Rugs A Bound worth up to $100! This offer may not be combined with other specials.

  • Total purchase of $249 up to $498, you will receive a $25 Gift Card.
  • Total purchase of $499 up to $998, you will receive a $50 Gift Card.
  • Total purchase of $999 or more, you will receive a $100 Gift Card.
Your MasterCard® Gift Card can be used at any business establishment the MasterCard® brand is accepted. The offer expiration date for your gift card will expire one year from the date you receive it.

For more information visit Rugs A Bound and see the MasterCard® Gift Card March Madness page.

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March 12, 2008

Rugs A Bound Billboard Coming Soon

In the near future, our new billboard should be popping up in Valdosta, GA! The billboard will be located near our Connell Road location, on Ashley Street. It should look something like the picture below.

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March 3, 2008

Do You Have a Squeaking Rocker?

If you have hard wood floors and a rocking chair, you might have noticed some squeaks over the life of your chair. There is an easy solution to this problem.

"Rocking chairs always make less noise when they're used on soft surfaces,
as opposed to hardwood floors. An area rug, for example, will serve as a
buffer between the wooden surfaces." - Martha Stewart
Source: detnews.com

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February 27, 2008

Couristan Now Online

Rugs A Bound is currently adding the beautiful designs of Couristan to our collection of top quality area rugs. For 80 years Couristan, Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry. Owned by the Couri family for two generations and operated today by brothers George G. Couri, Chairman and Ron J. Couri, CEO and President, the company prides itself on having the most exquisite handmade and power-loomed floor-coverings available from anywhere around the world. You can orders your Couristan area rug from Rugs A Bound today!

February 22, 2008

February 21, 2008

Rugs A Bound is now featured on Facebook

If you are a part of the ever growing community of Facebook, you can now visit Rugs A Bound at Facebook. Rugs A Bound is always looking for new ways to connect to our customers. If you're familiar with the Facebook terminology, we invite you to like our page.

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Do you have a pet friendly rug?

Pets play an increasingly important in the lives of many Americans, and these pet owners need to consider how pet-friendly an area rug is when making a decision. A rug that is easily washed would drastically cut down down on pet odors. A nice rug will also give your four legged friend a nice place to lay instead of on the bare floor.

Many people choose a darker colored rug so the stains that pets and children might make won't be as noticable. Another good idea is to place a smaller rug in the doorways to catch some of the mud and dirt that your pets might have on their paws when they come back into your home from the outside.

If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them here on the blog or contact us at Rugs A Bound.com.

February 19, 2008

Do People Gravitate to Your Rugs?

Source: Rugs - Southern Living

Southern Living has recently posted an article about how to create a feeling of being at home with the prefect area rug for the feel that you want to showcase and will cause your guests to gravitate towards. The following quotes are from the interior designer Southern Living interviewed. Rugs A Bound features many shapes, sizes, colors and styles than can help you create the perfect space for your home.

Tie a Room Together
Whether the flooring in a room is hardwood, tile, or carpeting, adding an
area rug brings warmth, texture, and interest to almost any setting. Because
floors and their coverings are such strong components of an overall room, it
makes sense to gather as much information as we can on this topic.

Abundant Benefits
Most floor coverings are multifunctional, serving to designate a specific
space or grouping, infuse personality with color and pattern, and bring warmth
and cushion to hard-surfaced floors. Often, a rug can be the impetus for the
color scheme and overall design of a room. As opposed to carpeting, one benefit
of area rugs is their portability. They can also be used to cover floor damage.
"When working with homeowners on selecting an area rug for a specific room, I
establish the feel and color scheme first with fabric swatches, find a rug, and
then refine the color scheme around the rug," says Miami-based interior designer
James Murphy. Design perspectives vary on how to place a rug in a room and just
how dramatic or subdued it should be. The solutions are specific to your room
and your situation.

Center Stage
"I start by defining areas within a room," explains designer Penny Francis
of New Orleans. "Separating one group seating area from a small reading nook can
be achieved by using two different but complementary area rugs. Also, finding
the room's focal point helps determine the center of the space and where to
group furnishings. A fireplace is a good example of a detail that usually
centers the room."

Subtle Contributor
Other elements in a room are often selected with the rug in mind.
Birmingham decorator Richard Tubb believes that a rug should not be the first
thing noticed; rather, it should underscore the other elements in a room. "I
don't think the rug should be the center of attention," he notes, "but it should
entice the senses and call attention to the entire room."

February 18, 2008

Happy President's Day

Today the United States of America honors two of our country's great leaders, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Across the nation, many will have a day off from work and school. Enjoy your day away from the common place, and since you have a little more time today, why not take a look for a new area rug.

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February 11, 2008

Updated and Expanded Help Features

Rugs A Bound has updated and expanded the help features. Rugs 101 now features a more in depth explanation of the different styles of weaves. Also Choosing a Rug Size now features a few more tips to help you choose the perfect rug for your needs.

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February 8, 2008

The Color Purple

Source: 2008 Style and Color Trend Seminar from Michelle Lamb - Rug News

We're just over a month into 2008, but the trend watchers can already tell you what next year's popular colors are projected to be.

"Purple will be the color of the year for 2009, according to a
trend-watcher Michelle Lamb. Speaking to attendees at the recent Las Vegas World
Market, Lamb described hot 2009 colors ranging from lilac mauve to cool
olive, and patterns varying from groovy psychedelic to crisp country. Metallics
and neutrals will still be in, but soft contemporary is out, and pink as well as
purple will be new banner colors. " More

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February 7, 2008

Quality Counts in Area Rugs

Source: Buy Smart - Area Rugs - Goodhousekeeping.com

Good House Keeping, in the featured article, relates several things to keep in mind when looking for an area rug. One feature to consider is the quality of the rug. Many of the terms that describe a quality area rug are basically jargin. The following portion of the article helps to decifer some of the rug terminology. You can also go to our Rugs 101 section for more help in understand some of the materials and weaving techniques used in today's area rugs.
"Quality Counts
Hand-knotted rugs are the gold standard — they’re the most durable, have the finest details, and should survive generations. And though the hand-knotted technique is ancient, originating in Persia, it’s still used on contemporary rugs. The more knots per square inch, the better (they can vary from 40 to 1,200). Next best thing? Hand-tufted rugs; they’re half man-made, half machine-made. (You’ll see the term “handmade,” but it’s essentially meaningless.) Check the underside of the rug — if you see the pattern in reverse, it’s a hand-knotted piece; if you see a backing, it’s
hand-tufted. And on any hand-knotted or hand-tufted rug, look for the RugMark
label, which means it was made without child labor. Machine-made rugs generally
cost less than a third of the price of hand-knotted versions, and range from loose shag to thick pile."

February 6, 2008

Valentine's is Just Around the Corner

If you haven't found a perfect gift for your Valentine yet, perhaps one of our fine area rugs would be perfect this year. Rugs A Bound offers heirloom quality rugs that can last a lifetime and even for generations to come.

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February 5, 2008

HGTV Tips for New Rugs

Source: Decorating : Rugs/Carpets : Area Rugs : Home & Garden Television

HGTV gives six decorating tips for when you are purchasing a new rug. I have chosen two of them to list here. For the entire list, click on link above.

  • Turn a rug every six months if it's in direct sunlight to get an even amount
    of exposure.
  • Finally, if a rug sheds when you get it home, don't panic. A lot of
    high-quality rugs will shed for a month or so.
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  • February 4, 2008

    Do You Want to Makeover Your Foyer?

    Source: One-Day Home Makeover: Foyer

    If you think, the entryway to home needs to be more inviting and functional. Oprah's website offers these four ideas on "How to Redecoratg Your Foyer":
  • Move existing furniture to create space to add seating.
  • Add a beautiful area rug to soften your floors, add color and collect any unwanted
  • Add table or floor lamps so the room doesn't depend on harsh
    overhead lighting.
  • Use accents like bowls, vases and flowers to add your personal touch to any area."
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    February 1, 2008

    Don't Think Too Small

    Source: Decorating Dos and Don'ts - Good House Keeping
    The "flying carpet" look of an area rug that "floats" in a room with its edges
    far from the furniture is definitely not decor magic. Steer clear of floor
    coverings that are too small to extend under both sides of a seating
    arrangement, or beneath opposing or adjoining pieces of furniture.

    Choosing the right size is important. If you need assitance, contact us.
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    January 31, 2008

    Rugs A Bound Blog News

    We just wanted to share a few new items with the Blogosphere. Today at 7:30 PM EST there will be an outage here at our blog. The site will be shut down for routine maintenance, but the outage should not last very long. The store will not be affected. We just want to keep your informed.

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    January 30, 2008

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    Rugs A Bound has been updated and is ready to serve you. Our showroom and our website have been renovated. We have stream lined some of our navigation to better serve you, and we are continuing our tradition of adding new features to our site.

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    January 29, 2008

    Rug Care Ideas from marthastewart.com

    Rug Care with Philip -MarthaStewart.com:

    If you already own an area rug or if you're interested in purchasing one, Philip over at Martha Stewart.com has some good advice on preserving your investment.

    "Most rug problems can be avoided with a few preventative measures. Most important is to place the rug on top of the proper padding. The rule is: thin rug, thin pad; thick rug, thick pad. (A thick pad under a thin rug will increase the load the rug bears when stepped on.) The material from which a pad is made is as important as its thickness. Oriental rugs, which are made of natural fiber, need to breathe. Crosshatched pads made of rubber and reinforced wire give them air.

    Rugs in constant use should be rotated every year, so they wear more evenly. A rug whose end is near a door can be turned around so that the other end gets the wear from heavy traffic. This will keep a path from being worn in the rug and evens out the section exposed to sunlight. Indentations left by furniture legs can be fluffed up with several firm strokes against the pile with a damp nylon nail brush.

    Vacuuming rugs should be a weekly ritual—sand and grit wear down the woolen fibers. For durable rugs, use a vacuum with a rotary brush; but for delicate rugs, a suction attachment or carpet sweeper work best. Rugs should also be washed at least every two years. Do not send a fine Oriental rug to the cleaners: The heat and chemicals used can break down its fibers and dyes. Most rugs can be washed at home in the backyard, using a solution of Woolite or baby shampoo and ice-cold water. (Check first on a corner to see if the colors run. Also be sure the rug dries completely before laying it in the house again.) Experts generally discourage the use of aerosol carpet shampoos. “They just rearrange the dirt," says Costikyan.

    To deal with spills and pet stains, always keep a bottle of club soda on hand. Pour the club soda on the stain, and blot the area; the salt in club soda neutralizes the stain agent, while the water dilutes the stain. more

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    January 28, 2008

    MD Suggests Area Rugs in a Child's Room

    Neil Schachter, MD, medical director, respiratory care, Mount Sinai, New York City; has this to say about area rugs in a child's room.

    "Children's rooms should have small area rugs that that are washed
    weekly—especially during cold and flu season," Schachter says. Flu season spans
    from November through March, while cold season runs from about September until
    March or April. "Never use wall-to-wall carpet as this is hard to clean and
    carpets can harbor tremendous amount of germs and allergens."

    Source: Oprah.com

    January 25, 2008

    Today's Shows: Top 10 Decorating Mistakes

    Source: How to fix the top 10 decorating mistakes - Home & Garden - MSNBC.com

    The Today Show's top 10 decorating mistakes featured "Rug too small for the room" as number 3 on the list.
    "Mistake: Nothing adds more comfort and warmth, or defines a space, quite like a rug, and rugs are a great opportunity to bring in a strong decorative element, like pattern or color. However, a rug that is too small does just the opposite — it calls
    attention to the fact that your floors are mostly bare and cold, and appears like a small raft in the middle of a pool A small rug leaves one yearning for more and ends up looking skimpy, like a skirt that is too short.
    Solution: Rugs should be large enough that either all of the furniture should sit on top of the rug, or all of the furniture should frame the rug and sit just off of it. Before buying a rug, measure the dimensions of your room and make sure that the rug is large enough that your furniture arrangement can fit easily (without crowding) on top or frame the rug graciously"
    While choosing your rug, remember that size is one of the most important factors to consider. We have included a Choosing Rug Size section at our site, if you need additionally resources.

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    January 24, 2008

    What Does Your Office Say About You?

    According to a recent FOX News artilce many office spaces have become increasing personalized. The following is a portion of the article entitled "Nesting at Work: What Does Your Office Say About You?" by Leigh Buchanan.

    Another common approach to personalization is what I call the Mary Tyler
    Moore office, because it conveys the warm, cozy atmosphere of the fictional
    Mary Richards's apartment. The women who occupy these offices (as far as I can
    tell they are all women) brighten their workspaces with area rugs, framed
    pictures, and soft lighting. The flowers are often fresh. The candy jar is always full. ...Personalizing one's office is a sign of nesting: It suggests the intention of long hours and the expectation of permanence.

    We have a wide selection of area rugs for home or office.
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    January 22, 2008

    January 21, 2008

    FREE Shipping with Each Order

    Each of our orders has a nice little bonus. FREE shipping for all of our valued Rugs A Bound coustomers. I just wanted to remind every that this valuable service is and always has been availble at Rugs A Bound.

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    January 18, 2008

    New Additions from Surya

    We've added a lot of Surya rugs the last few days with plenty more to come. If you'd like to check out these fine area rugs, click here.

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    January 17, 2008

    Rug Pads Can Help Seniors

    Business Week reported last year (Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet) that one way to help prevent Seniors from falling is to use nonskid rug pads with your area rugs. Not only can they prevent falls, they also extend the life of the rug and protect floors & carpeting. Rug Pads can also help with vacuuming by adding air flow.

    You'll get one of these vaulble additions to your rugs for FREE with each purchase from Rugs A Bound.

    What's Your Style?

    What style are you looking for to complment your home decor? Rugs A Bound has many different style availble, but one of the most popular is of course the "Traditional Style" area rugs.

    These rugs are often based on authentic Persian or other Oriental Rug patterns. These rugs can be hand hooked, hand tufted or even machine made.

    If traditional isn't your style, you can Browse By Style and see all the others that Rugs A Bound has to offer.

    January 16, 2008

    Have you seen our Momeni rugs?

    Browse of Momeni Area Rugs
    Rugs A Bound features hundreds of styles and thousands of sizes. Our largest collection at this point is from Momeni. We are currently featuring their rugs on our homepage. If you'd like to learn more about their beautiful rugs, just click on the image on the right.

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    January 15, 2008

    Do you google?

    If you use google's varitey of services like blogger, you can suscribe to us by clicking on the link above. Rugs A Bound has created a Suscribed Link with google. Also, you may have noticed that Rugs A Bound has also created a Rugs A Bound search on the right side of our page.

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    January 14, 2008

    How Did You Find Us?

    We here at Rugs A Bound are curious. We would you mind leaving a comment on this post as to how you found us: google, yahoo, a certain site, a link, a friend, etc.

    Thanks so much!
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    January 11, 2008

    How Can We Help?

    If you are looking for area rug, we'd like to know what we can do to better serve you. Rugs A Bound has added RUGS 101. We hope these help. Leave a comment here or send us an email to let us know what you think.

    thanks for visiting,
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    Surya Rugs Now Available

    Rugs A Bound selection of fine area rugs is continuing to grow. We are proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Surya to add their top quality area rugs to our growing website. Be sure to check out the latest additions: Click Here for Surya Rugs.

    thanks for visiting,
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    January 2, 2008

    Making Your Home Look Great in 2008!

    We at Rugs A Bound just want to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope to able to help you make you home look great in 2008. Let us know if we can help.

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