Home Consultation

DSC_0624After visiting us, if you are unsure about which rug you’d like to purchase, or simply don’t have the time to spend working with us in our showroom, we also offer in-home consultations. Apadana will come to your home, observe the rooms in which you would like to place a rug, and make recommendations about the appropriate size, design, and color. Once we have made recommendations, we can bring rugs into your home so you can see how they will look in your space.

Apadana Fine Rugs works with you to the best rug to suit your needs and your taste. Once you find a rug that you love, we recommend that you try it in your home before you make your final decision. So whether you come to us, we come to you, or you are working with an interior designer, Apadana Fine Rugs is the premier destination for your oriental or designer hand-made wool rugs from around the world.

Visit or call our showroom today and experience all the pleasures that a quality hand-made wool rug has to offer.

Custom Rugs

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Apadana offers clients looking for custom rugs a unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Internationally recognized as one of the elite dealers in antique and vintage carpets, Apadana also offers a wide variety of new designer carpets and rugs. Clients can choose colors and/or modify design elements to suit aesthetic preference. When designing a custom area rug, the client has complete freedom to personalize color, size, shape, design, material, or weaving technique. We have an extensive selection of designs available for customization. We work with our clients every step of the way, from creating color-matching dyes to producing samples of the designs.

Cleaning & Protection Services

Apadana is proud to announce our specialty rug cleaning and protection services. These services are provided to customers who buy our rugs, hospitality organizations and businesses, and customers who simply want their rugs cleaned and protected.

The beauty and effectiveness of the cleaning and protection process is in its simplicity: The simplicity of pure, clean water. The simplicity of dye-free, perfume-free soaps. The simplicity of quick, efficient drying. Our process was developed over decades, and is designed to focus on quality, clean, and environmentally-sound, home-friendly practices. Every rug goes through our unique 5 step process:

Step 1Step 1: Inspection

  • Each rug is closely inspected and evaluated according to its cleaning needs
  • Any special requests by the customer are noted
  • Rug is photographed in detail with a high-resolution camera
  • Rug Fibers are inspected with a digital microscope to ensure their health and identify pollutants

 

Step 2Step 2: Cleansing

  • Proprietary dust removal process begins to clean and remove debris
  • Water is micro-filtered to laboratory standards before it touches the rug
  • Precise pressure is applied by soft, circular brushes across the rug
  • Fringe is hand washed, ensuring a perfect, delicate cleaning

 

Step 3

Step 3: Drying

  • 90% of water removed in minutes, minimizing water exposure
  • Rug is brushed in one direction, precisely restoring luster
  • Final drying process in custom-engineered 60-foot drying rooms
  • Specialized panels eradicate mold and repel dust

 

Step 4Step 4: Restoration

  • Fringes are re-checked to ensure a thorough clean
  • Any secondary measures are taken to ensure cleanliness
  • When necessary, rug moves to expert repair department for evaluation

 

Step 5

Step 5: Final Inspection

  • Final quality control inspection begins
  • Precision-controlled brushes give the surface a final reconditioning
  • Packed by white-glove delivery team, the refreshed rug heads home

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Stain Protection

  • Shield bonding nanowhisker treatment
  • Liquid repellent & stain proof fabric
  • Maintains fabric’s breathability
  • Non-toxic, safe and effective, eco-friendly

Specialty Coating

  • Natural nano-shield against harmful bacteria
  • Repels dust mites, mold, and other one-cell organisms
  • Prevents allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases

Fire Protection

  • Flame retardant treatment for fabrics
  • European technology adjusted to USA standards
  • Ideal for restaurants, hotels, and malls

Contact Apadana Fine Rugs at (203) 299-1760 or email mike@apadanafinerugs.com for more information!

Rugs 101

History

Our artisans use hand-knotting methods that were invented more than ten thousand years ago.  Carpet production originated in Near East countries during the dawn of the Neolithic Age. Ancient carpets were employed for both practical and aesthetic purposes, and their designs represented a part of the cultures of Middle Eastern peoples.

As centuries passed, carpets spread through nearby regions. Indian, Chinese, and Persian cultures soon adopted carpet knotting as a pastime. These regions became well known for carpet production and are part of the Oriental Carpet Belt that drives the industry today.

For more information on the history of carpet production. 

Weaves

All of our rugs are hand-knotted and curated directly from the Oriental Carpet Belt.  Rugs are rated and valued differently based upon the regions they originated in. This is due in large part to the differences between production techniques, design, and weave. Here are a few examples of rug styles we carry:

weaveKilim – A Turkish flat-weave antique rug style. These pieces are generally long and narrow, featuring geometric tribal patterns. Kilim rugs often boast rich and bold colors.

Piled – Indicated by the raised height of the rug.  The two main types of knot are symmetrical (from Turkey) and asymmetrical (from Persia).  Piled rugs commonly incorporate intricate patterns and stylized floral motifs.

Tapestry – These rugs are displayed ornamentally and are generally hung on walls.  Tapestry pieces are revered for their complex and aesthetically appealing design.

Size and Fitting Guide

Choosing the Right Size Rug:

living_area_1Step 1: First, you’ll want to decide which area of the room you want to emphasize: the rug itself, a specific item, or a location. Take into consideration the colors, patterns, and styles of the room and any furnishings or home decor to help coordinate your selection. If the room is large, you may want to use different patterns and sizes to help tie the room together.

Step 2: To help visualize how a rug would fit, use masking tape to create a border on the floor where the rug will lie. Generally, it is a good idea to leave an approximate 2-inch margin of error. You don’t want the rug to be too big or too small for the intended area. Once you have the tape placed exactly where you want the rug, you can measure the length and the width and use that measurement to determine which size rug you’ll need.

Step 3: When measuring for furniture, it’s best to leave an even space on each side of the rug. For example, if you want to place a rug beneath a dining set, the legs of the table and chairs should not extend beyond the rug’s edges. For the center of a living room set, the rug should be about the size of the area where the furniture sits. Leave an equal amount of bare flooring between your furniture and each edge of the rug, so it doesn’t appear off-center. For most coffee tables, a 4-foot by 6-foot rug or a 6-foot by 9-foot rug is recommended.

Step 4: Place the rug in a way that suits the room’s architecture and orientation. Not every room will have one rug right in the middle of the floor. For example, in a bedroom, you could place a rug at the foot or sides of the bed, or if there are two beds, you could place a rug in the middle.

Step 5: Leave some room around the rug. When you place a room-sized or oversized rug, leave at least 8 to 12 inches between the edges of the rug and the walls for the best effect. Likewise, runner rugs should be a few inches narrower and shorter than the hallway.

Recommended Rug Sizes by Room Size:

Room Size

Rug size

4′ x 6′ to 5′ x 7′

3′ x 5′

6′ x 9′ to 7′ x 10′

5′ x 8′

9′ x 11′ to 10′ x 12′

8′ x 10′

10′ x 13′ to 11′ x 14′

9′ x 12′

11′ x 16′ to 12′ x 17′

10′ x 15′

 

Cleaning & Care Tips

Cleaning

Your rug will look like new after we finish cleaning it! Our area rug cleaning service offers exceptional results at a reasonable price.

care-471653722We are one of the only rug cleaning companies that have the capability to custom-treat your fine, hand knotted, oriental carpets and power-loomed area rugs. Our stain removing expertise can help to restore the original look of your area rug. Our wool nourishing lanolin and our homemade natural formula is second to none.

We highly recommend that all fine area rugs be hand washed professionally every 1-3 years depending on the usage to minimize wear and preserve the rug. We offer several rug cleaning methods depending on the type of stain, rug material, rug age, rug knots, and rug colors.

We’ll determine the best way to clean your luxury rugs. Our services for local clients start with our professional rug inspection in the comfort of your home or office. Our service includes pick up & delivery, as well as furniture organization during the pick up, delivery, and installation process.

If we notice that any of your rugs are in need of repairs, we will provide you with various options. We will also advise you whether your padding needs replacing, and will recommend the right type of padding for your rugs. We have the tools and knowledge to restore your rug to its original beauty.

Repairing

repair-178152753Restore your rug to its original beauty!

The main purpose of repairing an antique rug is to preserve the beautiful antique work of art as well as the value of your rug.

We have an in-house staff of experts, re-weavers, and restoration specialists. Every rug that comes in for repair and restoration is well inspected by a specially trained staff member who has the skill and knowledge to preserve the color, design, and composition of your vintage or luxury rug.

Rugs are mainly susceptible to the following issues:

Wear – due  to foot traffic and / or rough vacuuming
Damage – due to moths and other insects
Stains – from food or beverages
Burns – from smoking or fireplaces
Damage leaks from plumbing / potted plants

Care

How to minimize the risks of damaging to your rug:

Watch Out for Moths – Clothes moths present a threat to your luxury or vintage rugs, as they feast upon protein fibers like wool, silk, and specialty hair fibers (though they can and do consume synthetic fibers as well). The best way to protect your rugs from these pests is to keep your rooms and rugs clean. Check the underside of your rug periodically to look for evidence of moths, especially the white silky cobwebs of the larvae. Some residences tend to have moths. If you fall into this category use moth spray periodically, even on the reverse side of rugs in active use.

Storing Your Rugs – If you store rugs folded or rolled, use mothballs or cedar shavings and check the rugs every month or two. Make sure to have them fully wrapped and sealed so that water and humidity can’t enter. It might be wise to not have the rug sitting directly on the floor of your storage facility. If a leak does occur, it might be days before you find out and you surely would not want your rug sitting in water for the entire time.

Burns – Make sure to have something placed under a candle or incense. This way, the hot wax and ash won’t fall directly onto the carpet’s surface.

Flower Pots – Make sure you have something under flower pots where the water can pool. As long as the area rug remains dry, you will not see any issues.

Minimize Foot Traffic – Even the finest rug will wear down if subjected to repeated traffic.

Rotate the Rug – It is important to rotate the rug every two years so that traffic is spread evenly over the piece.

Vacuum Your Carpet – Frequent vacuuming is essential to removing dust and grit that is ground into the pile under foot traffic. Use only ordinary suction vacuuming.

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