The oriental Chinese rugs are unique to find, durable and expensive. The majority of the designs of the Chinese antique rugs reflect the culture of the ancient people of China. They are highly sought out which makes them investment because you can sell them in the future. You can use these guidelines when you need to buy an antique Chinese rug.
Measure your space and bring a diagram of the room with you to the shop. The appropriate size of the rug should be the size of the room less than two or three inches from both sides. After getting the right size you should look at the price ranges of the rug from different sellers since the balance of colors and design determine the price of the rug.
Buy a rug because you love its appearance. A new rug, unlike antique one, is not a money-making investment because there will probably be another one of the same types in the future. You are investing in the antique rug; therefore, it should have a decorative value that last long if you need to sell it in the future. The ends of the rug should be smooth, and it should have bright colors that blend and balance for it to stand out.
A high-quality antique rug will last for more than seventy years thus their high costs as it ages and became rare. You may not be able to tell the difference between a counterfeit and the original antique rug. Establish the rug has been repaired by checking for patches at the back of the rug. If the repairs have been done by an expert, it will be difficult to determine patches.
Evaluate how fine and dense the knots of the rug are. The more the density of the knots the more durable the rug is, and you can find out the density of the rug by pushing your fingers down to the base of the pile. Find out the bumps at the back of the carpet because small knots allow curves that are well defined with lines in a pattern.
You should try out the rug at home before you purchase it. An appropriate seller should give you a day or two to take the rug to your place for you to ascertain if you are satisfied with it before you make payment. Observe the appearance of the rug both in the day and night because some of them change color with lighting.
Buy from a store that has been in the market for a long time. The business that has been in operation in the area for a long time is trustworthy. Their experience in business will help them to guide you through for you to choose that you will be satisfied with. You should be careful with businesses that close and open up at different locations after years because there may be a reason it had to shut down that you should know.