If you own a fine rug, the best thing you can do for it (besides regular professional cleaning) is to get it appraised. Behnam Rugs deals with antique, vintage, and coveted Persian and Oriental rugs on a daily basis, so we can easily determine the current value of your rug. The value of your rug is influenced by age, color, condition, current rug trends, designs, size, technical features, and much more. All verbal appraisals are free, and we invite you to set up an appraisal appointment to learn how much your rug is worth. We are open Monday through Saturday, from 9AM to 5:30PM. You can give us a call, email us, or use our contact form to set up an appraisal appointment. We recommend having your rug appraised on a frequent basis, about every three years or so.
The rug market is dynamic and influenced by specific types of rugs, and these categories vary frequently. Rugs trends, like fashion trends, come and go, and the value of your rug may change depending on how in-demand it is. There are certain rugs that are always in style, specifically Persian and Oriental antiques, which tend to hold higher value with less variation due to current trends.
If you require an appraisal for insurance purposes, ask us about our written appraisals. These appraisals are official and detail both the market value and the replacement value of your rug. Many insurance companies will not honor written appraisals over three years old, so make sure your papers are up to date. Rug appraisals provide peace of mind and prepare you for the worst in the case of flooding, theft, damage, or natural disasters.