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Why are area rugs so expensive?!?

Why are area rugs so expensive?!?

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Hey minstine, I am a flooring associate from The Home Depot and selling rugs is part of my job, but not in this answer. If you're referring to to certain area rugs that are say oriental, large, or just have a lot of patterns in them, they can be pretty steep sometimes in price. The reasons vary a lot, but lets say you pick out a nice Persian rug thats 5' x 8', and you saw an almost similar one at another store, heck even almost exact. Upon actually seeing it or having a trained salesperson there, you can see it is way more money. If you actually feel the materials, colors, and patterns in them, you can see why the better time and features are put into the more expensive rug. Unless you are really actually there and feeling the rug, its hard to spend a lot of money on another rug thats cheaper you see online. Here is a list of reasons why rugs seem to be so darn pricey sometimes 1. Thread counts in the rug (1 million per sq. foot or higher means $$) 2. Type of material (wool are more expensive than say nylons) 3. Who made it (man-made is more expensive than a loom) 4. How and where it was shipped (imported or made locally) There are other factors as well, but those are the big ones I tell my customers about when they are shopping around for rugs. Hope this helps you out, aboveaveragejoe
Aug 23, 2017
They aren't all so expensive, it depends on what you get. Anything made of silk is obviously expensive because the fiber is made by worms with very fussy diets that require considerable care. Anything made of wool is expensive because it is a fiber harvested from an animal, and in most cases you want the animal to still be alive at the end of that process. For inexpensive area rugs check out olefin, a man made fiber that in the finer grades is considered a synthetic silk and used to make many styles of area rugs simulating wool rugs. If you need a really large room sized rug, you can economize by have a carpet remnant bound up for you at your local carpet dealer. Shop around, selection and prices vary considerably. For a bound rug expect to pay a $20-$40 squaring fee (to get the rem to the size or shape you want) plus a linear foot charge to bind the edge of $2.50 - $3.50 for tape binding (most common) and $6 or more per linear foot for serging. You can usually find decent in stock carpet for less than $2/square foot and rems as low as $1/sf. Look for good quality in a remnant, there are really good deals on them out there.
Aug 23, 2017
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