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Stair Runners and Hallway Runners – Ten Things You Might Not Know

Posted on August 18, 2014
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  1. Carpet Runners make your stairs and halls safer by giving you more traction than solid, potentially slippery surfaces such as wood, marble and tile.  Rug Runners can also help prevent your pets from slipping.
  2. Runners with thick pile and high quality pads are easier on your feet than solid surfaces. People with lower back problems might also get some relief from walking on runners instead of wood, marble or tile surfaces.
  3. In addition to adding color and flair to your home décor, hall and stair runners are also a good investment. They protect your floors and steps from wear and tear; saving you money you’d spend on painting or replacing them.
  4. Stair and hall runners can improve your chances of selling your house or condo. First impressions are especially important when you invite prospective buyers to your home. One of the first things people notice are your hallways and stairs. If you cover your stairs and hallways with attractive runners, you’re adding a touch of warmth and comfort to your home that visitors will quickly notice.
  5. Stair and hall runners help reduce the noise in your household. In addition to absorbing some of the ambient sound from electronic devices and appliances, stair and hall runners muffle the sound of your footsteps.
  6. Runners are among the most customizable home accents. At online stores such as you can select a runner by brand, color, width, length, price, style and material.
  7. Some online stores will allow you to preview runner samples at no charge. For example, here at you may select as many as four sample runners that will be shipped to you free of charge; you can keep the samples up to 7 days. If you select one of the samples from, you’ll be provided with a return label that you can use to ship it back free of charge.
  8. Standard vacuum cleaners are not recommended for runners. Instead, you are better served to invest in a handheld vacuuming device. Hand held vacuums with brush and hose attachments work best. You can use the brush to loosen dirt and dust that’s near the top of the runner’s pile; the hose attachment enables you to get at some material that’s imbedded in the pile. When vacuuming stair runners, start from the top and work your way down.
  9. Using a stiff bristled broom is one of the most effective ways to get rid of the dust and dirt on your runners. It’s a good idea to sweep up the dirt and dust, then vacuum it with your handheld device.
  10. You can steam clean your runners, but you’ll need a lightweight steamer.

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If you are looking for rug runners, you’ll find the best selection at You can choose runners from elite brands such as Rug One Imports, Shaw and Stanton. You can visit or call toll-free at 866-784-7123 to speak with a customer service specialist.

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Surya Rug Buying Guide

Posted on July 14, 2014
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Surya Rugs are one the world’s most prestigious manufacturers of fine area rugs and home accessories, Surya has become one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Providing services to more than 6,000 retail, e-commerce and design accounts, Surya Rugs offers a diverse product line consisting of more than 30,000 products. Surya boasts eclectic collections of Surya coordinating rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, lighting and accent furniture designed to fit virtually every lifestyle and aesthetic taste. With its elite group of world-class designers, Surya rugs and accessories are noted for the innovative use of color and design. You can find a large inventory of Surya’s top quality rugs at the lowest prices anywhere at, including:

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An extraordinarily affordable entry from the Surya Market Place Collection, the MKP-1002 area rug is just one example of the daring design elements incorporated into every Surya product. Inspired by celebrated designer Candice Olson, these hand-woven flatweave rugs provide a modern look to the traditional flatweave construction. Made in India, these 100% flatweave hand-woven wool rugs are extremely durable and are sure to last for years to come. The Market Place Collection rugs feature a pile height of  1/8 – 1/4″. We recommend that you vacuum this rug regularly to retain its vibrant colors for many years to come. Spot clean with a mild soap. This rug can be professionally cleaned. The use of a rug pad is recommended.

Luminous Collection by Surya

The popular Luminous area rug collection by Surya features cool transitional patterns complemented with gray neutral color tones. Made in India and hand knotted with 100% semi-worsted New Zealand wool, these deeply discounted rugs are an exceptional value and they are extremely durable. Great for any casual or modern living area, these rugs would be perfect for any home. Please note that wool rugs will shed, especially during the first few months of use. This is a normal process for wool rugs. It’s recommended that you use a vacuum cleaner that does not have an agitation bar, which can potentially damage the rug’s pile. Direct sunlight will cause your rug’s colors to fade. Creases in the rug will usually disappear in a week; you can speed up the process by reverse rolling.

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Surya Slice of Nature SLI-6404 Area Rug is another contemporary Candice Olsen creation. The Slice of Nature collection features neutral tones that give the rugs a rustic, weathered stone look.  These versatile rugs are equally at home in a modern or rustic décor. Made of hand-knotted material consisting of 90% wool and 10% viscose. You’ll love the luxurious 5/8” pile height. Please take extra care when vacuuming; use a vacuum cleaner that does not have an agitation bar. This rug can be professionally cleaned. Keep it out of direct sunlight, as the colors will fade.

Please visit for great buys on high quality rugs by Surya and many other top manufacturers. Free shipping is available for all orders of more than $50. You can also call directly at 866-784-7123 (toll-free) to speak with a customer service specialist.

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Purchasing Rugs for a Corporation or Small Business

Posted on July 3, 2014
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If you’re responsible for purchasing area rugs for a corporate division or a small business, you can avoid the stress and trouble of shopping at brick & mortar stores by making your purchases online. Secure online destinations such as offer excellent selections of rugs. Reputable online rug merchants often feature free shipping deals.

Small office shag rugs ideas Purchasing Rugs for a Corporation or Small Business

14 Helpful Tips for Buying Rugs for the Office
1. Check online for seasonal sales, clearance specials and free shipping deals. Payless Rugs offers free shipping on orders of more than $50.

2. Although many offices have wall-to-wall carpeting, you might consider shopping for area rugs for individual offices. The ideal area rug for the office will add vitality to the surroundings and enhance the room’s decor. Online stores such as feature large inventories of area rugs by top designers and manufacturers.

3.  Make sure you purchase rug pads for each area rug you buy. Rug pads extend the life of the rug and prevent slippage.

4. Measure the area where you will place the rug before browsing for your purchase.

5. Brainstorm with colleagues and coworkers about rug colors, designers, and area rug shapes. Ask a trusted assistant or colleague to browse the retail rug seller’s site with you.

6. Make sure the rugs you purchase are durable and easy to maintain because most rugs for the office will be placed in high traffic areas.

7. If you are purchasing rugs for a company executive, the exec will want to have input into the decision, especially company officers who are at the CEO, CFO and Vice Presidential levels.

8. Ask your customer service rep about volume discounts

9. Don’t go for splashy, off-the-wall designs and colors unless your company wants to make a bold, brash statement.

10. If your office has a cleaning service, make sure that they are adept at cleaning the types of rugs you purchase.

11. Check to see if the online rug seller has an online chat feature. Online customer service specialists can provide excellent suggestions as you navigate the web site. They can also let you know about discounts and specials you might have missed while you were browsing the site.

12. Don’t deviate from your budget. If the rugs you like cost more than you anticipated, look for better values. At you’ll find high quality rugs at deeply discounted prices from top manufacturers including Capel Rugs, Dalyn Rug Company, Jaipur Rugs, Nourison, and many more. You can stay within your budget yet have enough wiggle room to purchase a great rug from a world-class manufacturer if you shop carefully.

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Momeni Area Rugs New Arrivals : Caravan | Platinium | Boho Collections

Posted on June 25, 2014
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New arrivals are here from Momeni Rug Company. We really like these new styles that we think will appeal to a wide variety of consumers. Stock is ready to ship, so place your order today! Over $50 its free shipping.

Caravan Collection:  This vibrant collection of rugs is hand made in India of 100% pure wool. Drawing influences from tribal themes and traditional kilim patterns, the Caravan collection from Momeni will appeal to both casual and traditional spaces. Room size rugs are priced moderately at $399. Tell us what you think…

MOMENI CARAVAN Momeni Area Rugs New Arrivals : Caravan | Platinium | Boho CollectionsBoho Collection : Inspired by the colors of the world renowned Indian Spice Markets, the Boho Collection by Momeni is warm, yet youthful in its presentation. Made of a perfectly combined blend of wool and viscose giving durable yet soft silky hand to each Boho Rug.

BOHO Momeni Area Rugs New Arrivals : Caravan | Platinium | Boho Collections

Platinum Collection:  Made to mimic the high end silver washed antiqued rugs of centuries ago, the Platinum by Momeni Rug Company is a traditional synthetic rug crafted in Egypt. Priced very attractively at $299 for a 5 x 8 and $139 for a hall runner, the Platinum Collection offer sophistication and elegance for much less then its hand made wool cousins.

PLATNUMUN Momeni Area Rugs New Arrivals : Caravan | Platinium | Boho Collections

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July 4th Area Rug Sale – 50% Off Nourison | 35% Off Jaipur Rugs | 25% Off Stair Runners

Posted on June 25, 2014
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After this past winter’s debilitating effects on the lion-share of the population and after hearing the term “polar vortex” enough times to make your head quake, the onset of July 4th is probably more welcome than ever. Here at we share the same sentiment. So in response to this huge anticipation for the truly quintessential American holiday we are blowing out our inventory with some of the biggest savings of 2014!  Here is a sampling:

1. 50% Off Select Nourison Rugs! somerset 150x150 July 4th Area Rug Sale   50% Off Nourison | 35% Off Jaipur Rugs | 25% Off Stair Runners

If you know rugs, then your well aware of the premium brand Nourison. For decades Nourison Area Rugs have been a leader in design, quality and luxury when it comes to area rugs. For the July 4th Holiday we have selected some of the best selling collection from Nourison and slashed prices by 50%. So collections like, Somerset Area Rugs, Contours Collection, The best selling shag collection, Amore and more are all 50% off their regular prices. Hurry, these steals wont last for long.

2. 25% Off Kaleen Brand Rugs!            kaleen rugs 150x150 July 4th Area Rug Sale   50% Off Nourison | 35% Off Jaipur Rugs | 25% Off Stair Runners

For a limited time we are offering our shoppers an extra 25% off all Kaleen Brand rugs.  For those of you not familiar with Kaleen let me indulge you for a bit. Kaleen is a major manufacture and importer of handmade wool rugs from India. Some of Kaleen’s flagship collections include; Khazanna , Soho, Regency & Home & Porch. No matter what collection you choose from Kaleen Rug Company, the one thing you can be certain of is that quality is paramount.

3.  25% Off Custom Hall & Stair Runner!      custom runner 150x150 July 4th Area Rug Sale   50% Off Nourison | 35% Off Jaipur Rugs | 25% Off Stair Runners

You would be amazed how a newly installed custom runner can really set off a dull staircase or hallway. What you will be even more amazed with is the vast selection available at In fact, we offer probably the largest selection of custom hall and stair runners online.

This is just an overview of our 4th of July sale, essentially almost ALL of our items are on sale and of course as always we offer free shipping over $50 and if you happen to find a lower price ( which we highly doubt ) we offer price matching guarantee. So enjoy the sun, enjoy your freedom, relax and by god, save some money at

Happy Fourth Everyone!

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Custom Area Rugs By Dalyn – Any Size, Any Shape, 100% Unique

Posted on June 12, 2014
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Here is the dilemma ; your shopping for a new rug. You’ve selected the color you want, you know the style you like and you have done all the measuring. The problem? You need a size that seems virtually nonexistent. In the past you had to bite the bullet and “settle” for the closest size you could get. Good news, those days are gone. With the help of Dalyn Rug Company we are now able to offer an exclusive collection of wool area rugs that come in 8 fashion forward colorways, 4 shapes and a multitude of trendy patterns. The better news? You pick whatever size you need! Need a 13′x8′ rug for a narrow elongated room? We got you covered!
Your next question maybe, what quality rugs will these be? As we stated before we have partnered with Dalyn Rug Company which happens to be one of the most respected and sought after brands in the area rug industry today. With that said the Troy Custom Collection is 100% wool with a soft but durable pile that is mean to last longer then cheaper synthetic rugs.
Whats probably the most attractive feature beyond the mere customization of the product is the fact that unlike mostly all custom products, these custom Dalyn Rugs are fully returnable! So the fear of blindly buying your custom rug is taken off the table with the Troy Collection.
Lastly, while many other custom wool rugs are handmade overseas and thus require about 6-9 months of production time, our custom Dalyn Area Rugs will be made to order right here in the USA in 3-4 weeks. So what are you waiting for? The endless possibilities of having a truly unique rug that can only be found in your home is awaiting you, click here to start your journey, when you reach the finish line we promise your reward will be worth every penny!

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Sport Doormats | What You Might Not Know

Posted on June 9, 2014
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Doormats. They’re an overlooked yet important part of your home. One of the first things a guest or resident encounters when they reach your door, a doormat can set the tone for what someone will encounter inside. Whether written or presumed, a doormat carries with it a message, the most common, of course, being a hearty “WELCOME;” a warm invitation to proceed inside where you’ll receive a friendly greeting. In fact, doormats are commonly known as welcome mats. Like all things — even extraordinarily simple things — doormats get worn or discolored over time and must be replaced.

Well, it’s Just a Doormat – just Buy Another One…you might say
Not so fast, as we discovered after reading a brief article in the March 13, 2014 edition of the New York Times titled, “No Footprints to Follow.” The article notes that doormats can serve an important function in an icy, snowy winter beyond merely keeping your floors free from muck and dampness. According to the Times, interior designer Gary McBournie, with offices in Boston, Palm Beach, and Nantucket, uses doormats both outside and inside, making it possible for people to bring their shoes inside, rather than keeping them outside.

“Any amount of dirt or dust on a floor makes me crazy,” McBournie told the Times.

With that information mind, when it’s time to shop for new doormats, why not buy them in pairs; one for outside the door and another for the inside, placing the second mat right in front of the door. For your convenience, it’s easy to find door mats in an incredible variety of sizes, designs and colors with just a little bit of browsing on line at retail sites such as

Sports Themed Doormats – MLB Rugs, NFL Rugs, NHL Rugs
If your family shares a love for sports and pledges its allegiance to a special team such as the Boston Red Sox, why not purchase a couple of 100% durable vinyl Boston Red Sox Door Mats? Highlighted by the distinctive logos of your favorite teams, these rugged, attractive doormats boast special ribs that make it easier to scrape shoes clean.  Plus, the 3-D logo is really cool! Suppose your family has some conflicting opinions about sports teams, you can order the New York Yankees or Chicago Cubs doormat. National Football League team doormats are also available. You can also purchase support grip rug pads to add extra durability to your mat while preventing folks from slipping (even Yankees fans).

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At, affordably priced doormats come in seasonal and holiday themes. All are available at the best values anywhere.

Remember, a doormat serves more than one function.  Doormats welcome everyone who arrives at your door while protecting your home from water, dirt and mud. And it’s a good idea to purchase more than one per entry door, especially if you live in a temperamental climate.

At, you will also find a huge selection of affordable rugs, rug sets, runners, stair treads, stair rods, home accents and area rug pads.

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Children’s Area Rugs | Buying Guide

Posted on June 4, 2014
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Shopping online for area rugs for a child’s room?  Following are some tips on how to buy the best and most practical rug that you and your child will enjoy:

  1. Look for an area rug with a lower pile, as opposed to the thick, plush rugs you might have in other rooms.  Rugs with lower piles have a flatter surface than thick rugs, which makes them easier for a child to play on. And a rug with a low pile is much easier to clean by simply vacuuming than a thick pile rug because the dirt is less likely to sink deep within the surface. As you know, kids do track in plenty of dirt! Look for pile heights that are less than 1/3”.

  2. Choose rugs that are stain resistant. Synthetic fibers are more stain resistant than natural fibers.

  3. Make sure the rug you select is durable. Kids can be rough on rugs. A rug made of nylon might be your best choice because it will be resilient.

  4. Consider what size you need. Do you want a rug that will cover the entire room or are you looking for one that will cover a specific area? Measure the dimensions of the room so you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for when you place your order.

  5. Make sure you purchase a pad for your rug. Rug pads minimize the risk of slipping, a consideration that is especially important when you’re shopping for rugs for your child’s room.

  6. Let your child help you pick out the rug’s design. A rug in a kid’s room should be lively and fun and not necessarily like anything you’d use in an adult’s room. Be aware that if you pick out a rug that has a design that’s suitable for tots, that same rug may not be appropriate when your child gets a little bit older. A rug with silly designs may appeal to a four year old but won’t be as appealing when the child is 7 or 8.

With these tips in mind, it should be easy for you to select a durable, high-quality area rug with an attractive design that you and your children will love.  For example, at, you’ll discover a large selection of great rugs by Central Oriental specially designed for children’s rooms, such as the Colorful Blocks 3662.91.54 Multi Area Rug By Kids Carved Acrylic. With its vibrant, multi-colored design, the Colorful Blocks rug will appeal to tots and even teenagers. Machine made of 100% polyacrylic, . each rug is detailed with carvings to add depth and texture. And you can’t beat the price!

While you’re visiting be sure to check out the exciting new Funky Bubbles 3667.99.54 Cocoa/Aqua Area Rug By Kids Carved Acrylic, also be Central Oriental. This fun kids collection from Central Oriental features a durable, easy-to-maintain machine made polyacrylic construction. And everyone in the family will love its fun, innovative patterns and colors.  Value priced to fit your budget.

For the best selection of affordably priced rugs, runners, stair rods, home accents, area rug pads and more visit

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Hand Braided Rugs and their History in America

Posted on June 2, 2014
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Hand braided rugs have been popular in America since the early 17th Century at around the same time that New England became a thriving center for mills that produced woolen fabrics. Native Americans had been making hand-braided rugs for many years, and their colorful and practical rugs caught  the attention of the early European settlers who began copying the inventive styles of the indigenous American people.

myhands Hand Braided Rugs and their History in America

Prior to the advent of the woolen fabric mills the colonists had often used decorative mats made of braided straw to cover their wooden floors. Some created colorful rugs out of rags torn from old clothing. However, when the New England mills began producing a steady stream of woolen fabric, Americans swapped their fragile straw mats and rag rugs for the more attractive and durable braided wool rugs. Braided rug making soon became a popular craft practiced by Americans who would pass their knowledge of hand-braided rug making to generation after generation. As the craft evolved , hand braided rugs were used to add decorative touches to the home and not just for practical purposes Making hand braided rugs for decorative and functional use remains popular today.

How Hand Braided Rugs are Made
When braided rugs first became popular, they were crafted of braided fabric strips that were sewed into an oval shape, then laced together into whatever shape the rug maker saw fit. Some of the more enterprising rug makers would create braids that interlocked with stitches, a much more intricate and difficult process. These methods are still practiced by people who make hand-braided rugs. Today’s hand braided rugs are generally made of wool, cotton, silk and synthetic fibers. Braided rugs are also manufactured, the first of which were produced by Sears.

The Versatility of Braided Rugs
Whether they are made by hand or by machine, braided rugs are extremely versatile. Because they are flat and have no pile, many are created with designs on both sides, making them reversible; it’s like having two rugs in one!  Because of their durability, heavy-duty braided rugs are ideal for high-traffic areas such as the den, kitchen, living room or recreational areas. Braided rugs are, however, not the easiest to clean and maintain. When delicate material such as silk is used in their construction, the fabric can tear apart during cleaning.

For a great selection of affordable hand braided rugs, please visit where you will find exquisite rugs created by the finest brands such as Homespice, Jute Earth Rugs, Colonial Mills, Capel, Rhody, Nourison and many more.

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Rug Runner and Stair Runner Buying Guide

Posted on June 2, 2014
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Rug and Stair runners add color and elegance to the home. And if you treasure peace and quiet, you’ll soon appreciate the way they muffle the sound of footsteps. You can find elegant, high-quality stair runners to fit any décor at your convenience by shopping at online retail sites. Following are just a few of the styles, colors and designs among the huge inventory of rug and stair runners you can find on secure sites such as

Kathy Ireland Home Gallery Quilted Comfort 07440 Multi Custom Runner. This elegant series features a variety of beautiful primary colors including cream, gold, teal, purple, rust, burgundy, brown, light green, forest green and black. With an approximate pile height of 1/2 inch, the Kathy Ireland Home Gallery Quilted Comfort Multi Custom Runner offers comfort and durability. Made of 100% Olefin, this runner has a great life rating, which means it will retain its beauty for many years.

Nourison 2000 2022 Lacquer Traditional Custom Runner Collection: This stylish collection combines Old World design elements with extraordinary durability. Gorgeous lacquer primary colors include beige, mauve, sage, sea foam and light green. The Nourison 2000 2002 Lacquer Traditional Custom Runner Collection features a comfortable 1 inch pile height and an excellent life rating. Made of wool with silk highlights.

Pure Beige Runner with Rubber Backing: Made of 100% Polypropylene, the Pure collection offers extraordinary value in a solid design that lends itself to most contemporary settings. Its subdued beige primary color will add warm, earth tones to your home décor. The Pure Beige Runner with Rubber Backing features ¼ inch to 1/3 inch pile height and a durable construction for a good life rating. Perfect for anyone looking for extraordinary value and high quality.

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Tips for Selecting Your Stair Runner*Select your desired width. Carpet runners come in a variety of widths so be sure to measure your steps before ordering. . The runner should be approximately 6 inches narrower than the staircase measured between a baluster and the skirt board.

*Select your finishing options. Finishing options may include serging ends, which is a basic form of finishing in which the ends of the runner are bound to prevent unraveling. Or you might have the option to select end capping, which fully frames the side border of the runner.

*Select pads for your stair runner.  Pads placed beneath the stair runner will reduce wear and tear while adding a plush, luxurious feel. Be sure to use a firm pad constructed of synthetic or natural fibers.  The pad should be at least ¼ inch thick and weigh at least 32 ounces a yard. Payless Rugs highly recommends that the stair tread and nose of the step be padded with a quality pad like our Dura Grip Plus Stair Tread Pad, to avoid premature wear.

*Warning!  Do not use stair rods to hold stair runners in place. Stair rods are for decorative use only and are not effective in holding your stair runner in place.

Please visit for a complete selection of rug and stair runners, stair rods, area rugs, rug pads and much more.  Or call 866-784-7123 to order directly from a customer service representative.

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