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Diagram showing how Janka scale is determined
Four Facts Every Designer Should Know About Wood Floors Here are four wood flooring topics that can gobble up a lot of your time, but can be tamed with these facts.
Sandstone handknotted rug
CloseOuts! A New Opportunity for Designers at ADB

Gary Dicus who founded our company and who had an outsized love for rugs said many times that a rug sometimes has to hang in the showroom for a while, but sooner or later someone will come in and l

A rug with the Buddha
My Take on the Atlanta Rug Show

Weekend before last, I bundled up and hit the Atlanta Rug Show, part of the Atlanta Market. Several vendors that we like were going to be there.

Winding staircase backed by flooring on the wall
Flooring on Walls (and Ceilings?) Looking for a unique way to treat a wall? Cover it with flooring. Here are some examples of how others have done it.
Rug in mysterious night colors
Holiday Decorating with Rugs Area rugs get attention and are a great way to bring a festive Holiday spirit to a room. Here are some ideas that we like.
Pastel abstract rug in blue and pink
Highlights of the New York Rug Show Because of Hurricane Irma, I was not able to go the the New York Rug Show. Some of our vendors were kind enough to send pictures of rugs that did well for them at the show. Here are some selected rugs from those pictures
Carpet remnants
We Have to Empty our Warehouse Immediately Warehouse landlord surprises us by declining to renew the lease.
Master Bedroom with carpet
Which Carpet Should I Use? We know. Sometimes color has to be your number one priority. But for long term satisfaction you almost always will be better off starting...
Nepalese sheep with a red pom
How Rugs Are Made in Nepal Last month we hosted a presentation from rugmaker Tamarian on how rugs are made and how they can be customized in Nepal. I liked it so much that I'm summarizing the manufacturing portion this month in our newsletter. Special thanks to Chris Saliga and Geoff Duckworth for their presentation and making the images available to us!
Colorful custom made rug in elevator lobby
Have Lunch with Us - And Custom Hand Knotted Rugs

Lately we have talked a lot about customization.