The owners of an historic farmhouse in Doylestown, PA recently completed repairs and building code upgrades on several rooms in their home. As part of the renovation they elected to place a real hand-knotted oriental rug in the original room of the mid-1800s homestead, the kitchen, to protect the newly refinished heart-of-pine floors.
They chose Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - to assist them with finding a practical solution to their need: something to protect the floors; able to stand up to heavy traffic and daily use in the informal dining area of the home; and something that would look period appropriate without necessarily being a nineteenth century antique rug.
The rug Brandon helped the homeowners find is an India made reproduction of a Persian Ferrahan design. Made according to a 13/65 contract, it has over two hundred hand-tied knots per square inch; giving it beautiful detail, and enhanced wear characteristics that no machine-made or hand-tufted quality rugs can match.
While not essential to the ability of the rug to resist stains - which is a natural, built-in characteristic of hand-knotted wool pile oriental rugs - the owners and Brandon focused their rug search on a highly detailed, dark background rug, able to mask any marring from the daily meals being served and eaten atop it.
The rug chosen is a perfect fit that respects the history of the home; and is just perfect in achieving all that is expected of it for many years to come.