How a Health Clinic Designed and Built a Modern Workspace

Choosing an installation method for your new rug can be an important process, especially if you want your home or office to look fashionable. Enter insert rugs, a fairly new method of rug installation in which the rug is installed flush with the floor by creating a depression in it. That way your rug is not a tripping hazard and aligns perfectly with the floor for a seamless transition.

Recently, Behnam Rugs completed a project for the Cooper Clinic using the insert rug style. Behnam trimmed three area rugs for an exact fit within the 1-inch depression created in the floor. Their skilled master weavers did this all by hand by using perfect measurement and pattern-making of the cavity to alter a larger rug to fit the space within 1/16th of an inch. It is imperative that the rug fits the depression in the floor exactly for aesthetics.

The finished project.

Cooper Clinic was very happy with how their installation turned out thanks to Tufenkian Rugs, Debbie Bagley, and Behnam Rugs.

Cooper Clinic is a health and wellness organization that gives patients an in-depth, personalized look at their health using specialized tests in less than a day. They offer preventive medicine and fitness tests that were groundbreaking when the clinic opened in 1970. Since then, the Cooper Clinic has become the world’s biggest source of fitness data as it pertains to health. Cooper Clinic recently expanded their location and needed rugs installed in a way that would match their modern taste in decor.

Technicians work on the insert installation to ensure an exact fit.

The installation was completed by Behnam Rugs July 26th, 2019.

Debbie Bagley and Furstenwerth & Bagley Design were also responsible for designing the custom designer rugs used in the insert installation. The firm is known for their full-service interior design experience.

A project like this one often involves multiple design specialists coming together to create something stunning.

The Luxury Rug Offerings at Behnam Rugs

Behnam Rugs’ Luxury Boutique

Not all rugs are created equally, and the same goes for rug services. At Behnam Rugs, we take great pride in offering the very best of anything and everything related to rugs. Behnam Rugs is your luxury boutique rug retailer. After buying your rug, we suggest washing your rug before taking it home. Rug washing is a vital aspect of rug health. Rug health is rug washing!

Our Rug Selection

When you walk into Behnam Rugs, you won’t just be walking into your average rug showroom. You will be entering a whole new world of rugs. We carry the finest hand-knotted selections in a number of styles. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Tabriz, an antique tribal rug, a finely made contemporary rug, or a transitional rug that has elements of both traditional and modern styles, Behnam Rugs has it all.

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Every rug in our showroom is a hand-knotted work of art. We know our customers prefer the finer things in life, and so do we. Our rugs are made from fine materials, such as wool, silk, and fine man-made materials such as viscose. We also believe that rugs should be made the traditional way, hand-knotted, whether the style is old or new. A hand-knotted rug is a premium product that will stay beautiful for decades, unlike tufted or machine-made rugs which begin to fall apart after a couple of years.

If we do not have your dream rug in our showroom, we will work with you to find it. Behnam Rugs has access to the warehouses of many rug designers and their selection one-of-a-kind rugs. We also work with a number of rug manufacturers, too. We know that the decor you choose to decorate your home with is important to you, and that a rug is not simply just a rug. At Behnam Rugs, we won’t settle for “close enough”. We will help you find your dream rug- not just something similar to it.

Our Rug Services

At Behnam Rugs, we understand that fine rugs must be treated as such. Chemical cleaning agents, machine washes, and hang drying are absolutely not the proper way to wash fine rugs. We wash rugs using organic cleaning agents, and we wash all rugs by hand- the good, old fashioned way. We then dry the rugs flat, as hanging a wet rug puts a considerable amount of pressure on the fibers. Many rug cleaners choose to use the machine cleaning option due to its lower cost and ease, but at Behnam Rugs, we do not believe in cutting corners. After all, aren’t these rugs worth going the extra mile for?

If your rug has been damaged considerably, there is no need to fret. Behnam Rugs offers a number of repair services, all done in-house. Our repair technicians have over two decades of experience repairing fine rugs, whether your rug simply needs binding repairs or if you need a large portion reweaved, we can handle it all. No task is too large or too small for Behnam Rugs.

One factor that separates us from the rest is our honesty. We are up front with all costs, and we will not perform any additional services on your rug without consulting you first. Additionally, if the cost of cleaning or repairing your rug is higher than the value of your rug, we will tell you. We simply do not believe that it is honest to charge a customer for cleaning and repair services without letting them know that the service cost exceeds the rug’s value.

Behnam Rugs has been selling and servicing fine rugs since 1978. With over forty years of experience, we are a trusted name in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Rug Fringe Repair

The Fringe Benefits of Proper Fringe Repair: Why Proper Fringe Maintenance Matters

First we have to know how fine rugs are made.

Fine rugs are made on a loom.

Warps: are the parallel vertical yarns running the length of the rug “interlaced” with the

Wefts: horizontal yarns through the warps of the rug.

The Warp makes up the backbone of your rug and is what all the wool, silk or cotton pile is constructed on.

If you look at the shorter end of a real handmade rug you will see this off-white stringy material hanging off the end of the rug this is the fringe. The fringe is knotted at the base to close off the weaving of the rug and secure the rest of the rug from untying. If all of the fringe and knots are cut off or removed the rest of the rug will start to unravel- that is why we say do not remove the fringe yourself.

If you must remove the fringe have an expert do it that knows how to secure your rug by rebinding the ends correctly and in a way that maintains the rug value. Rug experts will help you decide what type of repair needed like to add new fringe, reweave new fringe, or make fringe out of the rug itself. The rug expert will also look at the type of rug, age, condition and material of the fringe: cotton, wool, silk synthetic or man-made to pick the right fringe to match the age of the rug.

We have seen and re-repaired so many unprofessional repairs on antique rugs through the years in order for rug owners to again enhance the value and beauty and art of their hand made rug.

Missing Fringe Repair
Missing Fringe Repair

If the wrong fringe is put on your antique rug

it will look the same as a bad wig on a human!

Why is fringe so important, and how does it work? Fringe of a rug acts like a hem of clothing that both finishes off the textile and keeps it from unraveling. This is why we stress not to vacuum the fringe of your rug and only broom it.

If you have a machine made rug in most cases the fringe has been added after the rug was completed. This fringe can be removed by an expert and the ends re-worked so you can continue to enjoy your rug.

The fringe of a rug tells many different things like how old the rug is and how dirty it is.  Rug washing is an art and making sure the fringe of your rug comes out nice and white without using harsh chemicals is key to a long life for your rugs. If you have had your rugs washed by a non rug care professional the fringe could start falling out and turning yellow.  If you need fringe repair or are looking to remove all the fringe please call Behnam Rugs to do it right to maintain the value of all your rugs.

Contact us today to set up a time for  Behnam Rugs to review your rugs.

18000 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252/ 972-733-0400

Is a Persian or Oriental Rug a Good Financial Investment?

We’ll be frank: if you’re looking to purchase an Oriental or Persian rug because it will appreciate in value a great deal in a couple of decades, don’t buy the rug.

However, if you appreciate the exceedingly high craftsmanship that goes into making one of these exquisite pieces of “working” art (working in that you can use it in your home or office), then we encourage to purchase a fine rug and appreciate its beauty.

In other words, it’s best to purchase a rug first for its craftsmanship and beauty and second as a financial investment.

Will your rug go up in value as the years go on? It depends.

It depends on how well-made the rug is to begin with and how well you take care of the rug over the years also is a large factor in how much the rug is worth. A rug’s value on the open market also depends on the value of rugs in that market at the time you sell it.

In general, Oriental and Persian rugs do tend to hold their value (as compared to other types of rugs and furnishings that lose value quickly), although it can be a very long time until you recoup the purchase price.

If the rug is of exceptional quality but has obvious wear, a quality restoration will increase its value, but you’ll need to weigh the cost of that restoration (considerable) against any price you could realistically receive for it on the market when you decide to sell it.

Is it worth it if you need to invest $2,000 in repairs on a $2,000 or even $3,000 rug? It’s very hard to say, especially if you may not sell the rug for several years.

In other words, it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to ascertain a rug’s value in the market 5, 10, or even 25 years from the time you purchase it or restore it.

That’s why, as we said above, we highly recommend that you purchase a rug because you love it, you enjoy its beauty, and you want something that will bring you pleasure for years or even decades to come.

Yes, a fine Persian or Oriental rug is a good financial investment! It will appreciate in value and leave your family an heirloom. Call Behnam Rugs in Dallas at 972-733-0400.