Frequently asked questions
What Are Classic/Traditional Rugs?
A classic/traditional rug is normally structured with symmetrical designs. Each area of the rug is therefore significant and differs from some asymmetrical modern and contemporary rugs. Classic/traditional rugs are usually woven with detailed floral or geometric designs and have a rich colour and texture.
Why Are Classic/Traditional Rugs So Popular?
Rugs are the ultimate accessory to your home. They immediately change the look and feel of your room and are a long-term investment because of their durability, quality and timeless appeal. Classic/traditional rug designs can date back many centuries and are hand woven by skilled artisans.
They are a great way to add texture and colour to a room, whether in a traditional or contemporary setting. Classic/traditional rugs are also considered a timeless piece of art that show the long history of weaving traditions across the world through their construction and unique designs.
Rugs play an important part in interior design by providing a soft, warm surface underfoot and enhancing the appearance of the room they are placed in.
Classic/traditional rugs have a timeless quality and can complement almost any interior. The key is to find the right rug for the right space. They immediately change the look and feel of your room and the many designs and sizes of these rugs give an almost limitless choice no matter what the aesthetic. Classic/traditional rugs’ ancient heritage is what make these pieces highly desirable to this day by invoking a feeling of sophistication and elegance.
Classic/traditional rugs often feature floral and geometric patterns and this adds to their design versatility. When you’re furnishing your space with rugs, take time to think about how they will work in tandem with the room’s colours, furniture and accessories.
A classic or traditional rug can not only be used for decoration but functionality as well. The fun part is determining which type of rug will look best in your home or space. Houses are our biggest investments and what better way to improve your home than with beautiful rugs. Their colour and texture adds warmth to a building and gives your living space that extra touch of personality.
When someone says or hears the word ‘rug’, they often think about classic or traditional rugs. Most people can imagine handmade rugs decorated with beautiful floral and geometric patterns and vibrant colours. If you are planning to buy a rug, an understanding of what classic and traditional rugs are will definitely help with your search. They can be found in various sizes and a great variety of colours across the spectrum. Natural fibres are carefully chosen and the finest craftsmanship is used throughout construction of classic and traditional rugs. Their designs have been treasured since they were first woven by nomadic tribes.
We carry an extensive selection of classic/traditional rugs. Whether you are looking for small hearth rugs or extra-large statement pieces, London House has exactly what you need.
We are proud to provide our clients with exceptional quality rugs for any room in the home or workplace. Not only do we only offer beautiful classic and traditional rugs, but a wide variety of other rug types as well.
Our range of classic/traditional rugs is carefully selected and crafted, with each rug’s design unique to each individual piece. They are woven with the best yarns available to ensure durability and superb colour combinations. Our rugs offer long term value for money, with excellent quality standards at the heart of everything we do.
What Types of Classic/Traditional Rugs Are Available?
Like their antique counterparts, the designs for classic/traditional rugs today have been around for centuries. Classic rugs have been made for hundreds of years and as such, there are a myriad of types available such as Tabriz, Ziegler, Feraghan and Heriz to name but a few. There are so many types of classic and traditional rugs, sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. But the more you see, the more possibilities open up!
Vintage & Antique Rugs
Vintage and antique rugs are made of high-quality natural materials and represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship. They are very durable and are naturally dyed which is why they are still in such high demand today.
Vintage and antique rugs are unique works of art and are traditionally made from wool and/or silk. Their patterns and designs symbolise the life of their weavers and are an important cultural reference. Rugs that are older than 90 years old are considered to be antique and such pieces are among the most prized collectibles in the world marketplace.
The appeal of Persian rugs is universal. Their intricate patterns and borders, vibrant colours and soft textures are sought after by design connoisseurs and trend setters across the world. Beautiful Persian rugs are one of the finest options when decorating a home or workplace. Thousands of years of weaving tradition have produced some of the most intricate and strongest designs. Currently we offer Persian rugs in styles from Kerman, Isfahan, Tabriz, Qum, Mashad and Sarouk…among many others.
Persian rugs are in fact as much about art, history and culture as they are about the age-old craft of weaving. They are known the world over for their exquisite beauty and quality. Persian rugs are recognized as an investment that can offer significant appreciation over time, making them an attractive investment opportunity for people across the world.
Oriental rugs are one of the rarest treasures that people can own. Their naturally vibrant colours give way to subtle tones with age and their designs are crafted from wool and silk. The term ‘Oriental Rugs’ is also used as a collective noun for rugs originating from the Middle East and Asia.
London House offers a vast range of oriental rugs from around the world such as Aubusson, Bakhtiar, Nain, Kerman, Khorasan and Kilim…there are simply too many to list. These eye-catching, heirloom pieces define any room they are placed in.
Our hall runners are the perfect way to add some elegance and character to any home or workplace. Available in a variety of colours and sizes, these rugs are sure to make any space complete.
Strategically placing a hall runner can make all the difference when it comes to reducing drafts and preventing heat loss during the cold months, especially on stone or hard wood floors. Hall runners are often the first thing guests see when they enter a home and they can add a splash of colour to areas that traditionally have less natural lighting.
A Large rug can make a powerful statement, creating the perfect setting for everyday living. They add warmth, softness and colour, creating a decorative focal point in a room. Sometimes large rugs are used as indoor wall tapestries because of the intricacies and detailing within their design. Pure silk rugs are regularly used for such decoration. Every large rug is handmade using centuries-old knotting techniques with some pieces taking over 2 years to make.
At London House Rugs, we take pride in offering you only the finest handmade classic and traditional rugs available. No two rugs are exactly alike and each piece is crafted using a traditional hand knotting method.
Material, Quality & Weaving
For centuries, the finest rugs in the world have been woven using a labour-intensive, intricate, hand knotting weaving process. These techniques were developed across the Middle East and Asia and were passed on through generations of skilled artisans.
Only the finest materials are used for our rugs including 100% pure wool and natural dyes. Beautifully detailed ornamental designs and classic colours are hallmarks of classic and traditional rugs that can complement any space whether traditional or contemporary.
Are Classic/Traditional Rugs A Good Investment?
A good quality rug is an investment that will last for years. This is especially true of classic/traditional rugs. While you may ultimately look to review your décor as fashions change, with the right care, a quality wool or silk rug can really stand the test of time both aesthetically and literally!
Classic/traditional rugs are made to last a lifetime, so they are the perfect long-term investment. A well-placed rug can completely transform the appearance of your home or workplace. They can also be passed down from generation to generation, bringing enjoyment to each new family over the decades…or even centuries.
Why choose London House Rugs?
When you buy a London House rug, you’re investing in quality that will last you and your family for years to come. They are carefully crafted by master weavers with the highest quality materials and centuries-old techniques. Each rug is woven from premium wool and/or silk with an exquisite combination of colours and fine yarns.
Whether you’re looking for something traditional or you want to add some retro style to your space, you’ll find what you’re looking for at London House Rugs.