A variety of factors go into the cost of an area rug. These include the materials used, whether or not they are hand-crafted, the types of dyes, the country of origin, how finely woven or knotted, among others. Low--density polyester rugs from China will be at the lower end of the price range, while Persian and Turkish hand-knotted vegetable dyed wool and silk rugs will be on the higher end of the price range.
We recommend you use mild dish detergent and warm water on a clean cloth to blot a stain on the area rug (don't rub it), followed by warm water blotting. Repeat this process until you've removed most or all of the stain. Always use a dry towel to remove the last bit of moisture left from your cleaning. Hard to remove stains will require a professional cleaning service.
Our sizing guide is a great resource for picking an area rug size. If you sign up for our newsletter, you'll also receive an email with some sizing recommendations. Our staff is also always ready to answer your sizing questions over email, just reach out with your question, and some general size information. Our rule of thumb is: 8x10 and 9x12 fill out living rooms with sectionals, bedrooms with queen and king beds well, while smaller rugs are good as accent pieces, or where minimal coverage is required, and larger pieces for great rooms, or filling out your floor space to the max.
Since we are committed to quality hand-made rugs, we stock rugs with natural fibers like wool, silk, cotton, jute and sisal. They last longer than synthetic materials like polyester, acrylics, and nylon are easier to clean and repair. Most of our rugs will have a cotton foundation and a wool pile. Synthetic materials (polyester, polypropylene, etc.) can also be used to produce rugs, but they are not as durable and cannot be cleaned or repaired as easily as natural fibers. For these reasons, we avoid rugs with these materials.