Silk Carpets are known for their exclusivity and uniqueness. Such carpets are handcrafted using the finest material and each piece is “One of a Kind”. A lot of times, people overthink before buying a silk carpet which is basically due to a number of reasons. Sometimes, people think that it’s too expensive or it might not last a long time. On the other hand, a lot of times people are of the notion that Silk Rugs are not conducive for high traffic areas. So combat all these myths, read our expert views about all things Silk Carpets.
Silk Carpets are made in different designs like Kashan, Nain, Qum, Hamadan etc. and the same can be made in either Silk on Silk (Base and top both are Pure Silk) or in Silk on Cotton (Base is cotton and Top is Pure Silk). Both types of carpets are highly durable, provided if they are used in the right manner since such carpets are delicate and require more care and maintenance than regular wool carpets.
2) Cost of Silk Carpets
Yes, Silk carpets are not inexpensive, but the price also depends on a number of factors like knots per square inch, design, color combination, intricacy and craftsmanship etc. Silk on Silk Carpets are more expensive than Silk on Cotton for obvious reasons. For instance, if a 4×6 feet silk on cotton rug costs around $1500, a Silk on Silk rug would easily cost around $3000.
If silk carpets are easily maintained and cleaned on a regular basis using a vacuum (in the direction of the pile of the rug) or by a professional carpet cleaner, the longevity of the carpet increases. On the other hand, if a Silk carpet is not used in the right manner, then instead of the same lasting for 20 years, the life of the carpet decreases. Hence, the durability of the carpet depends on the usability of the carpet.
A lot of stores will promise and perhaps lie about the number of knots per square inch in a silk carpet which urges them to increase the price of the carpet. However, Yak Carpet is one such authentic carpet establishment which has been in the business for more than 42 years and is known to customers worldwide, and is a reliable source for authentic carpets. They also provide certification stating all details of the silk carpet. Hence, always choose a reliable store to buy authentic carpets.
Silk rugs are exclusive and what better way to decorate a place than the classic Silk Carpets. If you are buying a handmade silk carpet online, make sure to read reviews online and also call the store to ask any questions, you might have.
Hence, all the aforementioned factors like usability, durability, price etc. depends on a lot of factors above. On the whole, while choosing your perfect silk carpet, ensure to take all these factors into account.