When it comes to deciding a rug for your room there may be a lot of things to consider. Aside from color and design to coincide with your room, there are other factors to consider when knowing what kind of hand knotted rug to buy.
One of the most important things to consider when buying a hand knotted rug is the price. Much like shopping for a diamond ring – wherein the more carats there are, the more expensive the ring is – a hand knotted rug is the same way. The price depends on the number of knots, or the knot count, in the rug. The higher the number of knots, the higher the price.
Another tip is to take a ruler, flip the carpet onto its back and measure the knot count. Most Persian rugs fall on the 16/18 count and are of the highest quality and, therefore, the most expensive. Rugs that are tightly knotted will look similar, front and back. Rugs that form on the 5/5 count are of the lowest quality and are not as tightly knotted.
When it comes to buying a rug, color and design are not the only things to consider when buying a rug. The quality and price of the rug largely depends on the knot count. The tighter the knots and the greater the number of knots, the higher the price will be.
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