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.

Rugs A Bound

January 30, 2008

Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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

Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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.
Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound

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!
Rugs A Bound

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,
Rugs A Bound

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,
Rugs A Bound

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.

Rugs A Bound