Oriental rugs are beautiful additions to a home décor, but they
can also become a great investment. Use this guide for help
determining the value of your Oriental rug:
Look into the Knots Per Square Inch
The most valuable rugs have the most knots per square inch. You can fold
over one side of the rug and use a ruler to count the amount of knots
on your rug. If the number is on the lower end of the scale, around 35
or 50, it is probably not as valuable. If it has more than a few hundred
knots, though, it will have a higher value.
Examine the Colors
Rugs created with natural dyes tend to have a higher value than those that
have synthetic colors. If the colors on your rug are a little understated,
the weaver might have used vegetable or other natural dyes to create them,
which could mean that your rug has a higher value.
Check on the Condition of the Rug
Rugs that are in the
best condition will have the highest value. If you notice any fading or other imperfections
on your rug, you might want to look into Persian rug repair services.
With a professional touch, you can restore the original condition of your
rug and increase its value.
Take It in for an Appraisal
Unless you are a rug expert, you will probably not be able to determine
the actual value of your rug unless you get it appraised. Your Oriental
rug cleaning company should offer appraising services that allow you to
figure out exactly how much your rug is worth.
Whether you need your rug cleaned, repaired, or appraised, the experts at
East Bay Oriental Rug Cleaning are here to help. Since 1983, we have offered some of the best rug services
in the entire Bay Area. To learn more about the company and what we do,
visit us online or call (925) 231-0918.