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What are you looking for? Do you have a color scheme in mind? What size carpet do you need? How much foot traffic and wear will the carpet be exposed to? Are you looking for a “practical” carpet or one that will be handed down for many generations? Are you looking for a carpet from a particular region of the world? It is helpful to think about such questions before you purchase your carpet.
At Al-Shahzadi HK, we will help you find a carpet that best suits your individual needs. At Al-Shahzadi HK, we understand the choices are numerous, and we want you to be satisfied with your decision.
Whether you are buying a carpet that will be passed down through your family for generations, or a carpet that is purchased for a temporary living situation, know at Al-Shahzadi HK you are getting good quality for your money. Al-Shahzadi HK has been successfully serving clients in Hong Kong for over fifty years.
One of the most common ways to classify a carpet is from its country of origin. Below is a map of the major carpet producing countries.
Our carpets are made with either vegetable or chemical (synthetic) dyes. It is a common misconception that one is better than the other. At Al-Shahzadi HK, we believe both types of carpets are valuable. One advantage of vegetable dyed carpets is they tend to fade with age, which some people find desirable and give a look called “abrash”.
The three materials most commonly used in the manufacturing of carpets include wool, silk and cotton. At Al-Shahzadi HK, we carry a large selection of carpets using these various materials.
Carpets come in many shapes and sizes, and our inventory ranges from carpets as small as 3′ x 2′, ranging up to 20′ X 14′. Our small, medium and large sized carpets are available in different shapes including rectangular, round, square, and runners.
We stock a wide variety of colors of carpets.
Knot density (knots per square inch) is one way to determine quality of a carpet. It is calculated from looking at the back of the carpet, and by counting the number of knots per inch along the length of the carpet and the number of knots per inch across the width of the carpet, and multiplying to get the number of knots per square inch (KPSI)
The age attribute specifies how old a carpet is. There are three major timelines: antique (75 years and older), semi-antique (25-75 years) and new (less than 20 years old).
Handmade carpets are classified according to their overall condition and may be considered fine, average or worn.
Hand-made rugs should be vacuumed regularly to prevent dirt from settling into the pile of the carpet. Avoid vacuuming the tassels or fringes as they may get damaged. We recommend having your carpet professionally cleaned every 5 to 10 years depending on use. Never steam-clean, or wet-vacuum your carpet. Always have your carpet cleaned by someone specializing in hand-woven carpets. We offer professional carpet cleaning at Al-Shahzadi HK.
Hand-made carpets are durable so don’t worry if you get a stain on your carpet. Most stains can be cleaned successfully. Blot carefully, do not scrub. Excessive scrubbing can damage the carpet and can set the stain further into the carpet. With liquid spills, always remove as much of the spill as possible with a clean rag or towel. To clean a stain, use cold water. If something stronger is needed, we recommend a mild detergent diluted with cold water, or soda water.
Some stains are better handled by professional carpet cleaners. Examples include pet accidents, red wine, and coffee.
Appropriate padding prevents a rug from slipping or buckling. We offer padding in various sizes for your carpet.