Before you successfully find the ideal carpet, you should therefore consider the following points:
Budget, current design market, size, quality, longevity, and conditions are several categories to consider.
1. Budget –
The prices of all new and old carpets are very different. There are many reasons for price changes. Some of the reasons are:
The current design market patterns, colors, trends, and appearance will determine whether a particular carpet is essential in the current market. Of course, everyone has different tastes, and the final decision is a very personal one. All markets are different. For example, the American market focuses on decorative arts. We are a beautiful society. We choose based on colors and patterns. Selection in other markets is based on quality. Take the European market as an example. Europeans will pay higher prices for antique carpets based on quality. Antique carpets such as the price of Oushak carpets are also strongly influenced by the carpet pattern and, for example, fully designed carpets and medallion carpets. Compared to carpets with a central design, fully designed carpets are at least 30% more expensive. Everything has to be centralized in the American market. We tend to choose carpets with a central design and try to align the carpets in the room perfectly with other furniture.
b. First, measure the space to size and determine the size of the carpet required.
There are no set rules for placing carpets in the room. Some people like to put a small rug in a large room. Some people like to see the exact size of the rug that will fit in the room. People usually compromise on size first. If they find antique rugs that they like based on color, design, price, or style, they will be very happy to compromise on size. The price of the new carpet is calculated based on square meters. The bigger the carpet, the higher the price.
For example, an antique rug (5’x8 ‘) price is ten million$ in London.
C. Quality –
If the new carpet has more knots per square inch, the weaving age will be longer. The same rules apply to antique carpets. After comparing the quality of these two works, they must have the same origin and be produced simultaneously.
d. Times –
The most expensive antique carpets date back to the 18th century.
e. Condition –
The general and logical rule is that the better the antique carpet condition, the higher the cost. Antique carpets will someday need to be restored.
2. Appearance –
Most high-end decorators believe that the carpet should be the most expensive piece in the room. However, it makes the most sense to start purchasing antique rugs and then purchasing the remaining furniture. It is not easy to find a carpet that you like. This takes a lot of time and energy. By first looking at what’s on the market, you can compare the rug to your specific taste.
There are many options online.
The Internet is also the best way to choose the carpet of your dreams, as you can compare all available carpets. Nazmiyal Collection is a very good website. You can browse the entire collection for hours and days. The website has one of the most extensive collections, such as antique carpets and Moroccan antique carpets, and it is the largest online resource of great art and information. There are also many local carpet dealers nearby. This is another great way to feel the different designs, colors, types, and price ranges.
Once the rug’s size, budget, and style have been determined, you can purchase antique rugs. Make sure to pick the reputation and choose the best distributor. Find an established dealer that has been in business for a long time, rather than a smaller dealer that usually only costs one or two dollars. Larger distributors have renowned collections. If you are looking for quality carpets, ask friends, family, and colleagues for references.
Compare prices after you narrow down the options. Before purchasing carpets, visit several dealers and search the Internet to understand all aspects fully. After you place it in the room, you know the correct item has been selected. If you choose a local dealer, they will be happy to bring the rug to your home so you can put the rug in the room and know you have the perfect rug. Some well-known online resellers will do the same for you. They pay for the goods that are delivered to your home. It’s important to read or inquire about the dealer’s guaranteed shipping and return policy.
You must be confident in your choice. Distributors charge different prices for similar products. Ask the dealer to provide written information about the condition, price, description, and carpet life. Some high-end dealers will even allow you to return the carpet in exchange for a different size or see if you have not been damaged. Dealers usually support the price and sale of carpets.
If you choose a high-end carpet before completing the sale, you want an independent assessor to assess the carpet. Since this is a huge investment, make sure you are getting the best price. Never ask a carpet dealer to review your carpet, as most people are unfair to you. Choose Christie or Sotheby’s. They are all famous auction houses. You should ask them to recommend an independent reviewer. If the dealer is an honest person, he will have no problem with your evaluation requirements. If you think the dealer is not an honest person, and he is dissatisfied with the idea that you want to evaluate the carpet or that it is causing you trouble, then you better stop selling.
Watch out for business exports. They are often misleading. Another reason not to buy carpets from closed stores is that you cannot return or replace the carpets once the business closes. Since antique carpets have a certain market and value, there is no reason to sell carpets.
Buying from dealers and buying at auctions: In the world, knowledge is power. If you know what to buy and are familiar with market prices, you can find good deals.
Following are the benefits of buying from a dealer rather than through auctions:
1. Dealer works
The dealer works according to your schedule; you can choose to try on the carpet in the room before buying.
2. Delivery –
this is a great advantage. If you buy carpets through a local dealer, he will come to your house to put the carpets down. At the same time, they will move any furniture needed to try on the carpet and return the furniture when finished.
3. Cushion –
When purchasing antique rugs, some dealers may not charge you the necessary cost for the cushion. They pay for themselves, saving you money in the long run.
4. Restoration –
A reputable dealer will repair or clean the carpet before it is delivered to you instead of buying it at auction (you will have to pay for the carpet restoration yourself).