The main thing Mr. Ben “Behnam” Tavakolian wants for his customers is a pleasant visit while viewing the selection of fine handmade rugs available at Behnam Rugs. The next step is to help you find a Persian or Oriental rug you love and feel is a good investment.
We have listed some suggestions to help with the process of finding the rug you and your family will love for generations.That’s right- a fine, handmade rug can last hundreds of years with proper care and maintenance!
- Do you know the price range you are willing to invest in a fine rug?
Knowing the range you are willing to invest when rug buying will help you and the dealer find the perfect rug for you that much faster. Your rug dealer is in the business of selling rugs, but he’s also in the business of making customers happy and if he ends up selling you a rug that’s more than you can really afford, neither of you will be happy. Beware rug dealers who consistently try to sell you rugs out of your price range. A reputable dealer will stick to your budget.
- Do you know why different rugs of the same size are valued differently?
There’s absolutely no shame in not knowing why hand-knotted Persian and Oriental rugs are more expensive than carpet or why different material used in construction will change their value. Tell us why you value your pieces and we will show you our treasures during your visit also. It is possible for two rugs in the same size to be different prices. The reason may be a higher knot count, one rug is Persian and the other is not, or one rug is silk and the other is wool.
Persian and Oriental rug sellers almost always love to let their customers know about the history of these textile works of art, the stories behind their various designs and how to tell if a rug is made of natural fibers and truly a hand-knotted rug or not.
- What is a quick way to evaluate the quality of your possible rug purchase?
The design on the back of a hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug will look almost exactly the same as the design on the rug’s front. If the design can’t be seen on the rug’s back, that’s an indication that the rug is hand-tufted or machine-made.
Your rug seller is proud of his wares and he will be happy to show you the difference between a hand-knotted and a machine-made rug.
- Ask to try the rug in its new home before you buy!
Rug dealers know that choosing the perfect rug is very important and that many homeowners can’t “see” how the rug will look in their home until their rug is actually in their home.
That’s why it’s very common for potential buyers to take the rug they’re eyeing home for a few days to see how the rug looks and “works” in their home.
You will have to put a deposit on the rug, of course, and if you decide the rug’s not for you, return it to the showroom in the same condition as when you took it home.
Visit our showroom or call 972-733-0400 for more information.