Placing a high-quality area rug in your home or business can help take the room’s décor to an entirely new level. However, choosing the right rug style, texture, and even size can be challenging. At the Rug Gallery, we’re committed to helping you choose rugs that are as unique as you are for every space.
10 Reasons to Buy an Area Rug from the Rug Gallery
1. Comprehensive Inspection
The Rug Gallery inspects EVERY rug we sell for damage, tears and even the smallest imperfections. We can also judge the overall quality of the rug by the way it looks when it arrives in our store. Excessive shedding or dust can indicate a breakdown of the backing and a rug that is defective or of poor quality. We also ensure the rugs are not warped or stretched. We will only sell or ship rugs that meet our strict standards. The rest are returned to the manufacturer. Whether you purchase from our store or online, we guarantee the quality of your rug.
2. We Offer the Best Delivery
If you purchase directly from our showroom, we offer free delivery for purchases over $2,500 within greater Cincinnati, and we will deliver and place your rug exactly where you want it. For online purchases, we offer standard shipping or delivery. Please call or email us for a quote.
3. No Commitment
For purchases from our showroom, we offer the seven-day “Try It Before Your Buy It” replacement guarantee. For online purchases, we offer a 30-day return policy for rugs returned to us in like-new condition.
4. Custom Fit Padding
We know rugs and padding. We will recommend the best pad and custom cut it to fit your rug.
5. Expert Guidance
We are the experts at helping you find your perfect rug. If you’re shopping our showroom, you won’t find better service, anywhere. If you’re shopping online, feel free to call or email us – we’re here to help! For some rugs, we can offer swatches at a modest price to help take the guesswork out of online ordering.
6. Rug Sizing
Let us help you choose the correct rug size for your room -- just bring in the measurements and we’ll take it from there.
7. Stain and UV Protection
We offer UV and stain protection for all our rugs at only $.75/square foot.
8. Know What You’re Buying
We fully disclose the content of every rug we sell. Not all wool is the same quality, and the same applies to silk, too. You’ll know the exact fiber content before you buy.
9. Over 40 Years of Experience
There is only one award-winning Rug Gallery, and we’ve been in business for over 40 years. We started as a local business and have been distinguished as “The Best Specialty Rug Retailer in America” by the Atlanta Floor Covering Market.
10. The Rug Gallery Guarantee.
We guarantee any rug bearing this tag is priced at the lowest advertised price anywhere in the U.S. If, within 30 days after purchase, you find a lower advertised price, we will refund the difference plus 10%, up to $100. Competitor’s pricing is subject to verification.
Area Rug Materials
There are many different materials used to make rugs today. Knowing the differences between each will help you make the right decision when choosing a rug.
Machine-made – these rugs are made with three types of materials. What they share is that they are all tufted or woven by machine.
Polypropylene – the most reasonable cost-wise. Good stain protection if you have pets or messy people, big or small.
Nylon – more expensive than polypropylene; but it will look better with time and after cleaning.
Wool – the best material by far. More expensive than either synthetic. BUT, don’t be fooled into believing all wool is created equal. Lower quality wool (not long-staple wool fiber) will cause the rug to shed quite a lot. All wool rugs shed; but high quality wool will shed much less.
Tufted – these rugs are not knotted. Some people market them as handmade, as they are made by hand, using a punch tool to push the yarn through the back of the rug through to the front.
You can always tell a tufted rug when you see one – there is a cloth backing on the rug. The yarn is held in place with latex and a backing is added to protect the glue (latex) and yarn. The lifespan of a tufted rug is usually no more than three to five years. Latex comes in many qualities and is often cut with other materials. No matter the quality, it will eventually dry out. When that happens, you will either find dust under your rug or it will crack when you try to roll it or bend it. If you are looking at a tufted rug to purchase, walk away if it isn’t pliable or if there is a fine dust under it.
Hand-knotted – the most expensive of all the types of rugs available. Each knot is done by hand, sometimes 300 knots in a square inch! They take a long time to make and are very costly. Not all hand-knotted rugs are created equal, however. The quality of the wool or silk used is one of the biggest factors in determining quality. Also, a lot of faux silk (bamboo silk, viscose, etc.) is used in hand-knotted rugs. Faux silk does not clean or wear well.
If you keep rug materials in mind when looking at rugs, you won’t be unpleasantly surprised by what you take home.
Rug In-Home Trials
Take advantage of our oriental rug in-home trials to be sure you are choosing the perfect area rug for your room and your décor! Receive assistance from our sales associates, or choose your oriental rug yourself. Our in-home trials are free if you take the oriental rug with you or we'll deliver the rug to your home for a nominal fee that will be credited toward your final purchase. Seeing the actual oriental rugs in your home before you decide can make a huge difference between being happy or disappointed with your area rug purchase, and it’s a big reason why buying from The Rug Gallery is a safer choice than making an oriental rug purchase online or at another retailer.
Free Rug Delivery
Enjoy the convenience of free area rug delivery in the Cincinnati, Ohio area! When you purchase over $2,500 in beautiful Rug Gallery products, we'll deliver them to your home or business absolutely free of charge. Unlike our competitors’ area rug delivery service, which may consist of simply dropping off the rug at your home, our oriental rug delivery service will include delivery, placing of your new pad and rug, as well as replacement of most furniture. We can also help advise you on the best way to position your rug and furniture to fit your room, and give you other helpful maintenance and care advice to keep your oriental rug looking great for years to come.
If you want a wide variety of options and exceptional service when shopping for a rug, choose The Rug Gallery. With over 40 years of experience, we can help you find an area rug that is affordable, functional, and beautiful.