Points that help to choose a right carpet
Like anything else that is expensive, the primary issue with buying a carpet is the cost factor. Not only it comes with a high price tag but also confuses the first-time buyers with a vast number of other relevant parameters for example origins( Modern carpet, Oriental carpet, Afghan carpet, Moroccan carpet, Turkish carpets, Kashmir carpet and Turkmenistan carpet etc) styles (round, square etc) and colours to choose from. As we can talk about carpets in a detailed way regarding material, colour, designs, patterns, cost and life of the carpets, we can also say that the business of carpets in Bangkok, Thailand have changed rapidly over the past 30 years. Now, we have online carpet stores and shops as well which never existed a few years ago. In addition to all this, another factor that confuses the buyer is manufacturing style and the material used for example carpets available in the market are such as hand-made, contemporary, woollen, fibre as well as machine made rugs to just begin with. Moreover, the sales people generally tend to confuse the buyers with statements like carpets made with machines are less expensive, solid and last longer. Whereas the truth is, the handmade carpets are a luxury, a statement of royalty, something exclusive to have in your room. Comparing machine made carpet with handmade carpet is same as comparing antique piece and its replica made with a machine. Undoubtedly, hand woven carpets come with the heavy price tags and why not? The amount of authenticity and hard work that gets into making these carpets is incredible, which implicitly adds to the value of the rug.
Quick method to verify a handmade carpet
Having said that, there are still some carpet-lovers who have an excellent sense of buying carpets and rugs as per their choice which gives them a great edge, hence let them come home with a suitable carpet. A quick way to spot a hand knotted rug is by turning the back side of the carpet and look through the weaves and thread pattern. Another efficient way to spot a genuine handmade carpet is to check it’s both sides as it would always have a darker and lighter side to it.To sum it all up, We would like to suggest that stay knowledgeable and focused, don’t fall for marketing traps, do your extensive research before buying a carpet as exclusive carpets come with dear price tagsA write-up submitted with www.carpetthailand.com
Written by Manav Inder
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