Antique rugs are one of the most interesting and unique pieces of home decor. They are not only beautiful, but they also add a sense of history to any room. However, these rugs are not always as easy to buy as you might think. Many misconceptions about antique rugs can cause people to miss out on the benefits they offer or make poor purchasing decisions. In this article, we will debunk some common myths and misconceptions around antique rugs so that you can be more informed when shopping for one!
Antique Rugs Are Fragile And Don't Hold Up Well In Daily Life
Antique rugs are not fragile. They can be used in any house room, including high-traffic areas. If you have a lot of children or pets running around your home, an antique rug will be much more durable than any new rug you could buy. You can also bring it outside to your patio or other outdoor space and use it there—antique rugs are made to withstand all elements!
You can wash these rugs with mild soap and water when they get dirty (just like you would a regular carpet) without damaging them - no special cleaning methods are required! You can even vacuum over antique carpets with no problem at all; most antique carpets were made using wool (which has excellent resistance to dirt), so there is no danger of tearing up any fibers when vacuuming over them with a regular vacuum cleaner.
Antique Rugs Come In Standard Sizes
"Don't fall for it! Antique rugs are not standard sizes. The dimensions of an antique rug depend on where it was made and how it was used, as well as how its owners stored it over the years."
If you're thinking about buying a vintage Persian carpet, be sure to ask yourself: "How large does this rug need to be? Is there enough space in my house for this carpet?" You don't want to buy one that's way too small or too big.
Antique Rugs Are Always Expensive
Antique rugs can be expensive, but not always. There are many factors that affect the price of an antique rug: its age (sometimes older isn't better), its provenance and origin, whether it has a prestigious history or lineage, and whether it is in good condition. In addition to these considerations, you also have to factor in your tastes and preferences as well as your budget when considering what price range might be right for you.
If you see an antique rug that catches your eye but seems too expensive, do some research before making a decision. Compare similar pieces on other websites or at auctions or exhibitions; this will give you an idea of what other buyers are prepared to pay for similar items.
Antique Rugs Have To Stay Dirty
You don't have to be afraid of cleaning your rug. In fact, it's best to clean it regularly. The reason people are so hesitant is that they think rug cleaning will ruin the rug or make it fall apart. That's simply not true; antique rugs can be washed and cleaned professionally with a steam cleaner at least once a year without any problems (and often more frequently).
The Color Will Fade Over Time
This is a myth that can be difficult to combat because there are many factors at play here—soil and sunlight being two of the most important. However, it's not impossible to prevent fading or restore a rug's faded colors.
Rugs used indoors need to be cleaned regularly (every 6-12 months), so they don't accumulate dust and dirt that can make their fibers brittle, weak, and prone to fading. You should also avoid direct sunlight on your rugs; this includes placing them in windowsills and leaving them out on the patio during summer months if you're using outdoor space for entertaining or relaxing outside with friends!