Archive for May, 2009

Magical Flying Carpets – Tinker Bell Kids Rug

Tinkerbell Non Skid Area RugMany fairy tales include reference to the magical flying carpet that whisks the hero and heroine to safety.

Unfortunately, flying carpets do not exist, however, the magic of beautifully designed carpets does.

Add a magical look to your child’s room with rugs and carpets that depict magical fantasy scenes with dragons and Tinker Belland medieval scenes with knights jousting on horseback, elves and pixies sitting and playing on toadstools or attractive nymphs bathing amongst lily flowers.

With so many lovely rugs available today the fun is in the choosing.

The facing side of this fun Tinkerbell rug is made from 100% nylon and it has a non skid backing. This makes it easy to care for as you can machine wash the rug in cold water.

This lovely kids rug measures 40″ x 60″ (100cm x 150cm)

CLICK HERE To buy this bold and bright rug for your young girls room.

How to Look After Your Flokati Rug

flokati-rug-natural-white-runner Flokati Rugs traditionally come from Greece. They are generally woven from wool, making these rugs are the perfect addition to any home.

The best way to look after your Flokati rug is to shake it out regularly to free any dirt and to lift the wool pile.

Its best not to use a vacuum cleaner but if you do, use an attachment that is gentle on the rug or just the hose but make sure you vacuum carefully so as not to damage the rug..

Authentic wool Flokati rugs should  be washed by hand in warm water using a mild detergent. Although I have seen rugs that are machine washable on a gentle cycle in cold water. Just follow the manufacturers instructions on how to care for your particular rug.

Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry flat in a shady spot. DO NOT place your Flokati rug in the dryer.

If the rug is grubby you may prefer to have it cleaned professionaly.

STOPS Trivia Game Rug Helps Kids Learn about the US

Stops Trivia Game Kids RugWhy not dress up the kids room with a colorful rug featuring a map of the US.

The Rectangular STOPS Trivia Game Rug is based on the award winning geography trivia game STOPS© so not only will the room look great but it gives your kids the opportunity to  learn more about the United States.

They can answer answer questions from landmarks and state capitals to American History which will help them to remember facts about their country.

The American flag is displayed  along with numbers, state abbreviations, the country regions and surrounding oceans.


  • The rug has a Class I flammability rating.
  • Lifetime antistatic, antimicrobial, soil and stain protections
  • 100% high twist premium nylon
  • Tufted cut pile construction
  • High fiber density
  • 10 year wear warranty

The STOPS Trivia Game rug is available in the following sizes:

  • 54″ x 78″
  • 78″ x 109″

There is also a great looking 7’7″ round Stops Trivia Game kids rug available:

Stops Trivia Game Rug


Leather Rugs: A Surprisingly Stylish Trend – Leather Shag Rugs

leather-shag-rugSurprisingly, the use of  leather rugs has become quite common.

These beautiful rugs fit well into almost any type of home décor and come in all shapes and sizes. And often they do not even look like leather.

Leather rugs don’t have to be related to just sheepskin type rugs or the rustic look, they quite stylish nowadays.

One of the most common types of leather rugs is the shag rug. Leather strips are basically taken and made into a shag rug. Suede and other soft leather are usually used to create this great look.

There is nothing quite like sinking your feet into a soft leather shag rug when you get out of bed or off the couch.

Most people will not even realize that your shag rug is made from leather until they look really closely.

woven-leather-rugWoven leather rugs are another popular design and they provide a very durable carpet for just about anywhere else that you need a rug. The flat weave leather rugs can be dyed just about any color.

So if you are looking for something that will add texture and depth to your room, why not try a leather rug.

Many homeowners are surprised to find that a leather rug fits in with country style décor, modern décor, Victorian style décor, well any décor really. They are relatively affordable, from about $150 and up and you will have a rug that is very durable and feels great when you walk on it.

The only issue with this type of rug is that you can’t just pick it up and throw it in the washer and dryer. Leather rugs must be dry cleaned in a special manner so that they are cleaned properly and also stay together through the cleaning process. If you have a good leather dry cleaner in your area, then go for it, leather rugs will add that something special to your home that you have been looking for.