4 Myths about Oriental Rug Values

You probably don’t shop for a new Oriental rug every day. This means you don’t know much about the industry or the history of these amazing pieces. We want you to feel confident as your shop for a new area, not fall prey to believing myths and misconceptions. Here at Serafian’s, we don’t just sell Oriental rugs. We take pride in also educating our shoppers. We are here to tell you what you need to know so you can feel a peace of mind that you’re buying a high quality Oriental rug in Albuquerque. This is why we are the go-to Oriental rug experts in the area!

Myths about Oriental Rug Values

There’s a lot about hand-made, Oriental rugs that is confusing and can be misunderstood. This, understandably, makes the average rug shopper less than confident about making a rug purchase. Let’s bust these myths about Oriental rug value right now!

Myth #1 All Oriental rugs appreciate in value.

It isn’t fair to say “all” Oriental rugs do anything at all. We encourage you to buy a new Oriental rug because you appreciate the craftsmanship and love the way it looks, not because you’re planning on selling it for a profit in a few year’s time. 

Myth #2 Oriental rugs aren’t worth the price.

Nothing could be further from the truth! Oriental rugs can last more than 100 years. The secret to their durability is in the materials that are used and the way that they are handmade. The highest-quality Oriental rugs can last for generations, even if they are placed in high-traffic areas of your home. This means that while they may be costly up front, you could end up saving money in the long run because you aren’t replacing it every few years.

Myth #3 Old Oriental rugs are worth more than new ones.

This myth is somewhat the same as myth number one, and so a myth just the same. The condition is most important when determining value, not when it was made. An old Oriental rug in poor condition is just an old rug. An old Oriental rug in good condition may be quite valuable if it is one of high-quality that has been well cared for over the years. The key here is to care for your Oriental rug, meaning regular spot cleaning and vacuuming, plus professional cleaning every two years.

Myth #4 A rug pad does nothing for your value.

A rug pad is not a waste of money, because it provides a protective layer between the rug and the floor. This means a rug pad helps minimize slippage, increases the life of your Oriental rug, makes the rug feel thicker and more luxurious, smoothes out bumps in the floor, as well as absorbs noise. 

Buy in Oriental Rug in Albuquerque

You want the best rug for your home, which means buying an Oriental rug. Hopefully, armed with this new information you are ready to buy a new Oriental rug with confidence. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out and ask us!

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