HGTV on Oriental Rugs

Every once in a while, it’s wise to look to the gurus of style for some advice. This recent piece on HGTV’s website pretty much says it all: it’s a handy guide to sourcing, choosing and ultimately buying the perfect Oriental rug for your home.

The article is full of savvy advice about sizing and décor, but our favorite passage comes at the beginning, this paean to the advantages of seeking quality:

You should buy the best rug you can afford, even it means living with bare floors while you save up your pennies. Look for good quality natural materials such as wool and silk. A high-quality wool rug will wear well and even look better over time, says Kurtz. “Wool has the capacity to develop its own patina through exposure to light and air and feet walking on it. It’s like having a wonderful piece of wood furniture and rubbing your hand over it every day.”

Furniture is an apt comparison: these rugs are meant to stand as fixtures in your home. And wool and silk are precisely the materials that go into all of our handmade rugs. At Catalina Rug, we are proud to offer a selection whose beauty is matched only by its strength. You may pay a bit more for a genuine Oriental rug than you will for a composite Ikea throw, but what you get in return is a bona fide heirloom meant to last your family for more than a hundred years.

Looking to cover your own chilly hardwood floors this holiday season? Check out all the nation’s best imported and contemporary rugs right here.