Blogs

Rug with a slice of citrus
Contemporary Trends We have just received a large shipment of rugs and want to show them off. Some are old favorites. Some are new to Addison/Dicus.
Poms to choose rug colors from
Design Your Own Custom Hand-knotted Rug

In spite of the availability of tens of thousands of hand-knotted rugs, designers and their clients sometimes require a custom designed rug. The reasons are varied.

Polyurethaned floor
Polyurethane or Oil for your Wood Floor?

Polyurethane is a protective coating that covers and seals the wooden floor underneath. It imparts a shiny, gymnasium-like floor. It can and does look great.

Wide plank wooden floor in light oak
Aria Wood Flooring

Although the area of the floor is relative small compared with the walls and the ceiling, it's a room's most important surface.

Washing a new rug
India, Nepal and the Future of Fine Hand-knotted Rugs For thousands of years the peoples India and surrounding countries have produced the world's great textiles. They continue to do so today.
Living room with a wood floor
Install a Rug in my Photo Pictures can really make things easier. For three decades we have shown rugs in homes for designers and their clients. Now to make the interior designer's job a little easier, we will install rugs in pictures of rooms.
Rug in sari silk
Sari Rugs For about a year I've been fascinated by the sari rug. These are made from silk recovered from old saris. As you know saris are the beautiful and stunningly colorful gown-wraps worn by women in India. Certainly their appearance almost everywhere you turn there is a major source of the color explosion that India is famous for.
Glass of red wind tipping over
Red Wine and Your Rug If you've not seen it happen, you've imagined it happening. You are sitting with good company enjoying a glass of delicious red wine. On the floor is a beautiful hand-dyed, hand-knotted wool rug. "I sure wouldn't want to spill wine on that rug," you say to yourself. Then it happens.
Still of folding a rug video
How to Fold a Rug Did you ever need to fold a rug for shipping? Here's Mike Bailey of our Tampa office to show you how.
Mahal rug in ivory and red
Mahals The Mahal style gets its name from a village in Western Iran. It's in the Arak district, famous for weaving rugs for centuries. Although Mahal designs come in many different configurations, the most characteristic Mahal is probably going to have an all-over pattern in the rug's field. Medallions are rare.