Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Looking for Great Rugs?

There are some items that just seem to fit with online selling. Rugs are a great match. Shopping on the Internet for your carpet needs means that you have access to rugs from every corner of the world right at your fingertips. You also have access to a very competitive sales environment. Online rug vendors begin with prices that are often lower than those you can find locally because they are not maintaining a huge sales staff or a fancy storefront.

In addition, online vendors pay a fraction of the advertising costs that most businesses pay. Their staffing levels are even lower. All of these savings are passed on to you, the consumer. Without ever leaving your home, you can visit a vendor from Iran selling the finest Persian rugs in the world. Within minutes, you can also check out fine Native American Navajo carpets handmade by craftspersons who treasure three centuries of unique weaving skills.

Rugs Online

Whether you're looking for a shaggy accent rug in bright orange an Aubusson carpet for a formal dining room, you will see examples of what you want within minutes of entering a few keywords. Most rug manufacturers sell their products in "collections," a number of rugs made of similar patterns and colors in the same weave. Vendors then arrange to display the manufacturers' collections on their websites so that, if you have a good idea of what you want, looking at one rug online can lead you to the exact item in the collection that will fit your decor.

You will also find some great decorating ideas at online rug stores. There are tips about where to use an oval rug, for example, or how a round rug can be used on top of wall-to-wall carpeting to create a focal point or hide worn or stained areas. When you're shopping for rugs online, be sure to look for sites that offer to customize sizes and styles, and check for sales and free shipping,

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