Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug Shopping Abroad can be Challenging

Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug Shopping Abroad can be Challenging

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

North Dallas’ Premier Emporium of Fine Handmade Rugs to Launch Seminar Series and Appraisal Events

Behnam Rugs to initiate a series of seminar brunches intended to educate customers about the ins and outs of fine rugs. In a relaxed setting, guests will have the opportunity to bring in a rug for a free written appraisal. *

 

Dallas, TX – February 21, 2019: Shopping for rugs in a foreign country can be challenging and the risks of being taken advantage of are high for the average tourist. On Saturday, March 16, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Behnam Rugs will open the doors of its grand showroom to answer questions on the subject and equip guests with everything they need to know to buy fine handmade rugs with confidence when they travel. Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian will share his lifelong passion for the art and culture of fine rugs and Persian carpets with both longtime customers and new friends alike.   

In addition to the opportunity to learn in a casual, fun environment, guests are encouraged to bring their own treasured rugs to the showroom for professional appraisal by Behnam’s team of experts. “These seminars are meant to educate the community and create a forum for people who appreciate this art form to come together,” says company founder Ben Tavakolian.

 

Other subjects that will be discussed include:

  • Learn what to buy and what not to buy
  • Learn how to buy quality handmade rugs in different countries you are visiting
  • Learn how to recognize real silk from viscose rayon silk  
  • Learn how to negotiate for a better rug price
  • Learn the art and culture of rugs
  • Bring your treasured rugs for a free written evaluation/appraisal
  • Share your rug buying experience at our event
  • Learn what is U.S. Custom department rules & regulations on bringing handmade rugs to the USA.

 

About Behnam Rugs:

Since 1978, Behnam Rugs of Dallas has been in the business of selling fine handmade rugs and providing expert oriental rug cleaning Dallas, pet stain removal, Persian rug wash services. In 1999, Behnam “Ben” Tavakolian moved the company to its present location on Preston Road, where he designed and built a distinctive Mediterranean-style showroom and service center from the ground up. The showroom was designed to utilize as much natural light as possible, as it showcased beautiful antique and new rugs from around the world. It is a source to interior designers, architects, and homeowners who have come to appreciate the unparalleled selection. Adjacent to the showroom is the Behnam Rugs state of the art, hand-wash silk rug cleaning, rug care services-repair, and rug restoration center.  

 

Contact:

Rassin Roshan

Behnam Rugs

P:972.733.0400

A:18000 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

W: www.behnamrugs.com

E: behnam@behnamrugs.com

 


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Limit one (1) rug per family

Things to Consider When Installing an Area Rug in a Cavity Floor

Installing Rug in Floor Cavity by Behnam Rugs in Dallas

Installing Rugs in Floor Cavity is a service by Behnam Rugs in Dallas. Can you install a rug into a cavity floor? Sure! Any handmade rug can be altered to fit into a cavity floor. Do we recommend installing a rug in a cavity floor? At Behnam Rugs, we strongly suggest looking into other installation options. As nice as a handmade rug may look when installed in a cavity floor, the maintenance issues can outweigh the aesthetics in the long run. Read on to learn more about these issues.

Hand-Knotted Rugs During Installation

Handmade rugs, whether they are hand-knotted, hand-woven, or hand-tufted, have unique structures. Due to the nature of these structures, the foundations of handmade rugs shift over time as a result of tensions from the various types of pressure put on them. These types of pressure can be anything from furniture placed on top of a rug to simply walking on a rug day after day. The foundation of a handmade rug shifting is completely normal, and this shifting can also be minimized with the use of a rug pad. While the shifting of a rug’s foundation is generally not an issue when you simply have a rug on a pad on a floor, even the tiniest changes become apparent when a rug is placed in a cavity floor. The rug’s foundation shifting will result in small gaps between the edge of the rug and the edge of the cavity floor. Always get your rugs serviced before installing them.

Rug Installation Challenges

Another challenge you will come across when installing a rug in a cavity floor is the rug padding. An improper pad will not prevent a rug’s foundation from shifting, and when a rug’s foundation shifts, you will begin to see uneven edges and surface rippling. The quality, material, and thickness of the pad you select will dictate how the rug will conform to the cavity and how structurally intact it will remain over time.

Next, a rug must remain secure in the cavity. To secure a rug’s movement in a cavity floor, the rug installer you pick will likely opt to treat the handmade rug like a carpet. They will install tack strips to the edges of the cavity, forcing the rug to remain secure in the cavity, more so than with just a pad. As the rug is used and put under the pressures of walking traffic, it may become stretched out, making the rug larger than the cavity when removed from the installation for maintenance repairs and washes. The most common solution to this problem is to alter the rug, cutting it once again to fit the cavity.

Installed rugs also have the opposite problem: shrinkage. A maintenance rug washing might cause slight shrinkage in the installed rug depending on the construction and material of the rug. A rug might also shrink if it is present during a flood. Although this shrinkage is unnoticeable in normal situations, when a rug is installed in a cavity floor, even a tiny size difference is noticeable and apparent. This shrinkage, usually ranging from under half an inch up to several inches, can also be uneven. Different sides of your rug may shrink different. Again, in normal situations, this is almost always unnoticeable. This is due to things like your rug stretching naturally when being walked on over time. Unfortunately, installed rugs are stretched out unnaturally while also enduring the normal amount of traffic. These unnatural stress on a rug’s construction cause it to weaken over time. One remedy to shrinkage is to add additional pieces of flooring to the cavity. Alternatively, you or your installer may opt to add a matching carpet, metal, tile, or wood border in the cavity over the rug to offset the shrinkage. Another option is to install flute edge molding around all four sides of the cavity. When the new rug is installed, it will allow for shrinkage in the future.

Rug Padding

Depending on what kind of rug you will be placing on what type of floor, you must choose the right rug padding to prevent slipping and movement. It is advised to use rug pads under all rugs. Safety should be your number one concern. At Behnam Rugs we explain the type of rug pads and suggest which will be best for your floor type. We also suggest you get your rug washed through organic rug cleaning, before using it at your home. Rugs are perfect for collecting dust and pollen. It is advised to rug washing every 3 to 5 years. If your rug is placed at a high traffic area, you might want to get your rug washed sooner. We use traditional hand-washing methods on your fine oriental silk rugs and use organic shampoos and city water. We also use our special organic shampoos for animal soils and repair. Call us for your free rug pick-up and delivery within the DFW area! If you have other concerns, please click here. Call us at 972-733-0400 for a free, no-obligation quote.

Oriental Rug Education Dallas

Behnam Rugs for Oriental Rug Education

by Rassin R. | January 19, 2019

Are you seeking Oriental Rug education?

Behnam Rugs of Dallas is the number one place to gain rug education and rug solutions. We welcome our community to drop by and ask questions. We are here to educate and help people with their rug challenges. Since 1978, Behnam Rugs has been a trusted household name in Persian and Oriental rug cleaning in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  We promote education and professionalism in our community. We are your source of rug boutique and the go-to design showroom with thousands of handmade oriental rugs at your disposal.

Behnam Rugs Events

Over the past forty years, proprietor Ben Tavakolian’s pioneering family business has become well known for its dynamic, ever-expanding inventory.  We host a series of rug events at our showroom to educate the next generation of designers and our community about our product and how people can make educated decisions not only to buy rugs and design their homes, but also how to recognize and provide correct rug care for their priceless rugs, and to understand how to tell a pure silk from a viscose rayon silk rugs or synthetic silk rug apart.  We also explain the rug washing, rug restoration, rug appraisals, pet damage, pet odor removal process. Watch out for our announcements on WRR

Also visit our online Press Release about our upcoming event on March 16, 2019, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at our showroom on 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252.

Behnam Rugs has a state of art rug washing and rug restoration center at Behnam Rugs building makes Behnam one of the largest facilities in the USA. Every year we settle hundreds of insurance claims for water and flood damage & fire damage in Dallas, Fort Worth area. Also for more information on our Rug Care Essentials, please visit our page. 

Please visit our site BehnamRugs.com or stop by our showroom map at 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252, or simply give us a call at (972) 733-0400.