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Suitable rugs for underfloor heating

Friday, January 3, 2020 5:16:28 AM Europe/Paris

Winter is finally here: time to find that cozy spot on your felt ball rug and enjoy some hot chocolate while reading your favourite book! And there’s no need to worry about being close to the heater or fireplace. With the progress in technology, we are now able to enjoy incredible heating systems in our house where heating is now under our floors! However, you have some pressing questions that need answering: will your rug affect your underfloor heating? In today’s blog post, we will discuss if we can we put a felt ball rug on a floor with underfloor heating and what are the things to consider.

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Can felt ball rugs be used on underfloor heating?

The short answer to this question is yes – felt ball rugs are unlikely to affect your underfloor heating. However, it is important to understand why there would even be such a concern in the first place. Underfloor heating is a modern method of heating where electric cables or hot water pipes are placed under your flooring to heat your homes. This means you no longer require radiators. 

However, floors with underfloor heating should be allowed to “breathe” so that it does not overheat and cause damage to your floorings. Owning a rug implies creating another level of insulation on top of your floor. This means that it is important to determine whether that extra layer will affect your underfloor heating. For this reason, we believe that wool rugs are the perfect rugs for underfloor heating. And because our beautiful felt ball rugs are so popular, we want to assure you that they are great rugs for underfloor heating as well!

What are felt ball rugs and why are they safe for underfloor heating?

At Sukhi, our felt ball rugs are made of 100% pure wool from New Zealand. The wool is then shipped to Nepal where our amazing team carefully rolls it into felt balls by hand. The wool is rinsed and rolled into balls multiple times until it becomes the perfect felt ball shape. Our team rolls thousands of balls this way. Then, the balls are dried naturally in the sun before finally being sewed carefully into our collection of felt ball rugs. So, all our felt ball rugs are rugs from Nepal.

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The main reason why felt ball rugs are great for underfloor heating is because they are made of wool. Wool, as opposed to many synthetic materials, is heat resistant and durable. The wool fibres naturally conduct heat effectively and almost immediately release the heat out. This allows the heat to circulate easily from under the floors through the rugs and out in the room.

What precautions should you take with rugs on underfloor heating?

While we encourage to use felt ball rugs or any rugs made of wool on underfloor heating, there are also some things to consider so that you can have a stress-free experience.

Thickness

Although being about 2cm thick, felt ball rugs are quite light and they are two-sided, so they can be turned around regularly. This makes them very practical for families with kids! However, the reason why you should be mindful of the thickness of your rug is that very thick rugs make longer it will take for it to release the heat into the room. This means that you might find yourselves having to wait a bit longer for the temperature to rise. Fortunately, these issues do not arise with felt-ball rugs that you can easily flip over when needed.

Flooring

Since there is a risk of overheating, you need to be careful with the type of flooring that you have. Stone and tiles are good conductors and diffusers of heat and are probably the best to pair with rugs in the winter months. Wood floors, on the other hand, can get damaged from overheating if your rug is too thick or not the right material. Therefore, make sure that you are pairing the right rug size and thickness with the appropriate flooring.

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Size

When it comes to underfloor heating, size matters! Try your best to go for smaller rugs instead of big ones that will cover large surface areas. Small rugs that act more as accents than room insulators will ensure that the floors do not overheat and distribute the heat around the room freely. At Sukhi, you can also buy custom size rugs to make sure you have the right size for your room.

Great ways to decorate your place with felt ball rugs

Now that we have established that felt ball rugs are great rugs to use on underfloor heating, here are some tips and where and how to style your home with them. But, remember: the goal of having rugs in underfloor heated rooms is not to provide insulation from cold but more so to offer comfort and create accents in your living spaces. So, focus on how smaller sized rugs can really make a difference in your rooms in terms of style, aesthetic and mood.

Rugs in the living room

If you have more of an open living, dining and kitchen concept in your apartment, rugs can be used to stylishly define these different living spaces. Place a rectangle felt ball rug under your coffee table, to offer a softening tone to you living room and define the area. Sukhi’s felt ball rugs are the perfect living room rugs and marry well with wood or laminated floors.

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Rugs in the bedroom

The most important place you would want to place your rug would be the bedroom. Who would not enjoy waking up every morning and having their feet greeted by a soft and warm rug by their bedside? Having a light colored felt ball rug as your bedroom rug will not only enhance the room but also provide you with comfort and warmth.

Rugs in the nursery

Since Sukhi’s felt ball rugs are made of 100% pure wool, they are non-toxic and allergy free. This makes it the perfect rug for nurseries. Felt ball rugs are eye-catching and add a playful touch to your baby’s room while providing you and your toddler a safe and comfortable experience.

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Rugs in the kitchen

Felt ball rugs are a stylish addition to any kitchen.  They provide some extra conform from the traditional tiles feeling. Place one next to the sink so that you can appreciate its softness while you are doing the dishes – the ultimate therapeutic experience!

Rugs in the study

Finally, another room where a felt ball rug can find its place is the study. These rooms are made for work and focus so laying your bare feet on the soft felt balls can act as a great stress reliever for those tense times. Place the rug under your desk or next to your favorite armchair.

So, felt ball rugs are definitely unique in style and have become an effortless way to decorate any home. You can easily buy rugs online on our Sukhi website and find the perfect felt ball rug for you!

These rugs can act as a bold statement or soften the visual effect of any room in one easy placement. Do not hesitate to indulge in a beautiful felt ball rug during these winter months as they will not affect your underfloor heating.

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Felt ball rugs are unique, eye-catching and perfect for families with young children. They are available in different shades, colors and patterns to fit your preferences. The Sukhi team encourages you to have one - or even many - during these winter months.

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The ultimate pet-friendly rugs guide for dog-owners

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:34:40 PM Europe/Paris

We love our dogs to bits. They are part of the family. They are the spoilt babies we would do anything for. But, often, we find ourselves in this dilemma: is it worth buying that gorgeous living room rug when we have a pet? The answer is yes! Rugs are a great way to effortlessly style your living spaces, define areas in open spaces and add a bold statement in any room. That’s why we created this ultimate pet-friendly rug guide for dog-owners. 

Having a dog does not mean you no longer get to enjoy the beauty, cosiness and warmth of luxury rugs in your house. Instead, there are certain things to consider when being a pet-owner. Here is how to make your home and rugs as pet friendly as possible so you enjoy the best of both worlds!

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Common dog problems

Before we go in detail into how to pick your pet-friendly rug, we will first look at the most common issues dog-owners face when owning a rug. Common pet problems include chewing, vomiting, urine, shedding and smell. 

  • Chewing

Most common among puppies than adult dogs, chewing can be a real problem for pet owners. Chewing will severely damage your rug. In addition to that, swallowing certain rug material, fringes or rug backing can endanger you pet’s life.

  • Dirt

Your dog will be bringing dirt, mud and anything else caught in its paws into the house and risks trampling over your rugs that way. These adorable animals have no clue what harm they are doing to your rug but dealing with the consequences can be a real headache for you.

  • Vomit

It has happened to all of us, pet-owners. Our fur-baby ate something that did not go down well and now it is vomiting all over the carpet. Stains and bad odour from vomit and bile can be very tough to get rid of.

  • Urine

If not trained properly, your dog might be thinking that the carpet is the most enjoyable place to urinate. The real issue is once a dog feels comfortable urinating in a certain spot, it will most likely do it again and again! Other dogs sometimes feel like marking their territory that way.

  • Shedding

Some dog breeds shed more than others and it can become a real nightmare for a rug-owner. The amount a dog sheds really depends on its breed and health. However, generally, dogs shed based on seasons. They usually develop a thicker coat for the cold winter months and shed during spring. 

  • Smell

Finally, getting rid of that stubborn dog smell from your rug can prove to be a complicated task. Your fur-baby could be leaving its odour on your rug when it sleeps, sits and rolls over onto it. In winter, your dog probably enjoys the cosiness and warmth of your living room rug, lazing around all day and looking adorable.

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Things to consider when buying a pet-friendly rug

So now that we know what some common problems dog-owners are, let’s look at things to consider when buying the perfect pet-friendly rug. 

  • Material

Rugs are available in different materials, so it is important to choose wisely when you are a dog-owner. At Sukhi, we believe that wool is a great material for pet-owners as it is stain-resistant, durable, springy. This is because wool fibres are coated with lanolin which naturally protects the material from absorbing liquids, grease and dirt. This makes it easier for dog-owners to clean vomit, dirt and urine quickly. Wool rugs are also durable and springy: wool can return to its original shape even after when it is stretched upto 30%. So, you do not have to worry about your big dog spending too much time napping on your rug!

Truth be told, we believe that wool rugs are perfect for any home, but especially for pet-lovers!

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  • Color

Picking the right color for your rug when you are a dog-owner is crucial. Having rug colors that match the natural color of your dog will make it harder to see those stray hairs in between cleaning sessions. So, if you have a white puppy, like a Samoyed, go for a light-coloured rug. On the other hand, if you have a have a Rottweiler, consider a dark-coloured rug to hide those pesky hairs. 

Another thing to consider is absorbing colors. Absorbing colors are colors that do not reveal stains and dirt. Since stains and dirt will most likely be a daily problem in your home, having rugs with absorbing colors, like brown, maroon and dark blue, can really help not draw attention to unpleasant marks.

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  • Style

Two main things to think about, as a dog-owner, when purchasing your perfect pet-friendly rug are the patterns and structure of your wool rug. 

Although wool rugs are very effective when it comes to cleaning stains and dirt and will stand the test of time, the construction of the wool rug you choose could be risky. Wool rugs come in different shapes and forms: the choices are abundant. You might feel lured by modern styles like braided wool rugs, or a bedroom rug with nice fringes. However, these would not be the best choice if you have a pet. It might get its paw nails caught in the braids and chunky structure, making them uncomfortable and damaging your rug. Your dog might also chew on fringes which are a dangerous health hazard if it ends up swallowing them. Pick a rug that has a simple structure and is low pile, like a beautiful hand tufted oriental rug.

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Not only are these types of rugs flat and more durable around pets, they usually come in different colors and patterns. Patterns provide intricate details that mask hairs, stains and dirt. They are the perfect rug for the living room or other big living spaces.

  • Size

Although you might really want that extra-large Beni Ourain rug to put in your living room, it might be smarter to go with two smaller ones instead. On a practical level, smaller rugs are easier to maintain and clean. Also, if one of the smaller rugs is beyond repair, you will not feel like it’s such a big loss!

  • Backing

When dogs urinate on a rug, the liquid sinks to the bottom and is absorbed by the backing of the rug. For this reason, it is critical that you take into consideration the backing of your rug when you have pets. Rug backings you should avoid include rubber or latex. This is because these backings absorb liquids and stubbornly hold on to odours even after multiple washes! On top of that, the moisture and dampness can severely deteriorate the backing and damage your floors as well. Woven rugs are the best choice for pet-owners as their backings are usually made of cotton or polyester. These materials are easier to clean and do not hold on to bad smells.

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How to maintain your pet-friendly rug

The first tip we will give you when it comes to maintaining your rug is addressing the problem as soon as possible! When you dog vomits, stains or urinates on the rug, deal with it immediately. Don’t allow time to pass as the liquids will be absorbed into the rug and, potentially, reach deep into the rug and the backing which will make it even harder to clean.

Vacuum your rug to clear up the dog hairs. When using your vacuum, make sure to set the beater bar on high so that the vacuum does not pull on the rug fibres and damage it.

Spot treat your rug when you can by using special spot treatment cleaning products. If you want a more natural cleaner, try using baking soda or vinegar to get rid of urine stains and odours.

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What precautions dog-owners can take

  • Place a doormat at the main entrance

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. 

The easiest way to maintain your rug is to place a doormat by your entrance door. This way, your dog’s paws will be releasing all the dirt, mud, and outdoor debris at the entrance before entering the living area. Maybe you can even train your fur-baby to wipe its paws!

  • Consider getting a hypoallergenic dog 

If you already have a rug and are now considering getting a puppy, consider a breed that is hypoallergenic. These dogs do not shed which is save you time vacuuming. If that’s not an option for you, then consider brushing your dog regularly to get rid of any excess hair it might be carrying.

  • Train you dog

Make sure that your dog is properly potty trained, so it knows to urinate and poop outside of the house only. Start early and reward it for good behaviour. You can also train your dog not to go sit on expensive rugs by making it off-limits. Your dog will see the rug as a no-go zone and respect the limitation. 

  • Trim you animal’s nails 

Nails can often get caught up in rug material. This can be dangerous or, at least, quite uncomfortable for your pet when it is moving around in the house. To reduce wear and tear of your rugs and make your dog’s life easier, make sure to trim its nails often.

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So here you have it: the ultimate rug guide for dog-owners. We know that no rugs are completely pet resistant, but, hopefully, we showed you how to choose the perfect pet-friendly rug and maintain it by taking a few important steps. You can easily buy rugs online at Sukhi on our website and find your perfect pet-friendly rug! 

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10 reasons why you should choose a wool rug

Friday, November 29, 2019 10:26:34 AM Europe/Paris

Rugs are a perfect way to decorate a room effortlessly. They marry well with all types of flooring and can quickly change the entire look of a living space. The right rug can elevate your space, define different areas and set the tone you want in your house. So, it is important to make the right decision when it comes to colour, style and material. To make your life easier, we think you should make wool rugs your go-to!

Wool rugs have been the dominant rug of choice since ancient times. There are many reasons why rugs made of wool are preferred by rug-owners. If you are contemplating adding a new rug to your home, here are 10 reasons we think you should choose a wool rug!

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1. Wool is a natural material

Wool is a natural fibre produced by sheep. Sheep grow wool like we grow hair. You can’t get more natural than that! Once a year, shearers use special tools to remove the wool from the sheep. Don’t worry, this does not hurt. If anything, the sheep are happy to literally feel that weight lift off their shoulders! The sheep then grow their wool back until they are sheared again the following year. This wool is them used to make many wool products, including wool rugs. Happy sheep and happy rug-owners, what else could you ask for?! 

At Sukhi, we source most of our 100% pure wool from New Zealand (except our Beni Ourain collection wool which is sourced locally in Morocco). This high-quality wool is then thoroughly cleaned and processed. Then depending on the style of rug we are going for, we cut, dye, roll or spin our wool to produce our beautiful and unique rug collection. Our cut felt rug, a pure felted wool rug, has 3000 to 4000 motifs, creating a trendy piece of art!

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2. Wool rugs are durable

Wool rugs last a long time. The material is durable and sustainable. These rugs are truly heirloom pieces that you will be passing onto the next generation. It is not surprising that wool rugs date back to the ancient times when Persians would make it their material of choice when making the now famous Persian rugs. Wool rugs stand the test of time even in damp settings. This is because wool contains a natural protective barrier that stops water from penetrating its fibres. This means that wool rugs can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture and feel perfectly dry and comfortable!

3. Wool rugs are springy

On top of being durable, wool also returns to its natural shape even if it is stretched, crushed and stepped on. In fact, wool can be stretched more than 30% and will still go back to its natural form. This is because of the texture of wool itself. Wool is wavy. This natural crimp makes wool springy. So, there is no need to stress about furniture indentation or trampling when you own a wool rug!

4. Wool is hypoallergenic

It is hypoallergenic.  This means it is safe for you and your children. They are perfect in a nursery where you baby can crawl all over it stress-free. Often, people who suffer from allergies feel discouraged to buy a rug as they fear that this might cause more harm than good to their health. Choosing a wool rug relieves you from these worries and allows you to style your house the way you want to, without having to compromise!

5. Wool rugs is naturally so soft

Wool, quite simply, feel amazing! What else can we say? Stepping barefoot on a wool rug feel luxurious, that your feet have just been taken to the spa. This makes wool rugs the perfect addition to your bedside. We think the perfect bedroom rug is our Beni Ourain rug. This thick wool rug feels like you have just stepped on a cloud!

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6. Wool rugs are environment-friendly

Being a natural material, wool rugs are definitely the most environment-friendly rug you could own. Wool is renewable natural resource: sheep are sheared once a year allowing them time to regrow their wool without stressing them in any way. The wool replenishes itself without doing any harm to the environment. Therefore, choosing a wool rug is an ethical way of consuming and decorating your home.

7. Wool rugs are fire resistant

Did you know that wool is less likely to catch fire than other materials? It catches fire only at very high temperatures and will extinguish itself once you remove the source of the fire. This has been proven through much scientific research and laboratory tests. So, you don’t have to invest in flame-proofing chemicals and can enjoy your rug stress-free. 

8. Wool rugs are naturally resistant to liquids and dirt

Wool fibres naturally do not absorb dirt and stain as much as many other fibres. This is because of the coat of lanolin that exists on wool. This makes wool naturally resistant to liquids and dirt. The fibres hold on to dirt so that it is easy to vacuum away when the time comes. This is another reason why wool rugs are durable, sustainable and wear beautifully. In some cases, wool rugs even appreciate in value over time!

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9. Wool rugs are beautiful

Yes, wool rugs are just incredibly beautiful. But there is a valid reason for this. Wool actually hold on to colours better than other natural fibres. So you can expect vibrant, pastel and neutral dyes to hold on perfectly to wool fibres producing stunning rugs. At Sukhi, we make use of this great attribute to create wool rugs of a variety of patterns and styles. Our rugs are handmade and unique, flaunting different cultures around the world, including India, Nepal, Turkey and Morocco. We pay attention to detail and ensure that our products are of the highest quality. We even repurpose old rugs, add a modern twist and give them life again: our patchwork rug is a great example of this!

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10. Wool rugs are warm

This might be stating the obvious, but wool rugs are warm and cosy. They are amazing for winter seasons and will quickly warm up cold spaces. It is an excellent insulator to add to apartments or houses that usually run cold. At Sukhi, we think the best living room rug not only adds a touch of style and defines a living space, but also provides warmth, comfort and a sense of belonging to the room.

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So here you have it: 10 reasons why we think you should choose a wool rug. Wool rugs can tie a whole room together and elevate the style in any room in your house. It can be used in many ways and is definitely a staple in home décor. To make things even easier, you can now buy rugs online on our Sukhi website. Your perfect rug is only a few clicks away! What are you waiting for?

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You finally got the keys to your new rental apartment! Congratulations! Now it’s time to decorate your new place and make it feel more like home. We know you might sometimes feel a little limited by the amount you can change in your new apartment. However, personalising your rental apartment is not as difficult as you may have thought! Although there are some rules to renting that do not allow you to make huge alterations in your house, there are many hacks you can use to decorate it. From plants to rugs, here are 6 easy ways to decorate your rental apartment without breaking any rules.

Display art on the floor or furniture surfaces

If you are unsure about hanging art on the walls, use rental friendly adhesive tape. Or better yet, display art on the floor! Decorate your rental apartment by buying large canvases, or using your own art, and placing them directly on the floor leaning against a plain coloured wall. This adds a modern hipster touch to your bedroom and living room without you having to make much effort! You can even stack a smaller piece of art in front of a larger one to add a layering effect. If you are not that adventurous, place a large statement painting on top of an accent cabinet or bookshelf.

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Bring nature in with plants

Plants are one of the easiest ways to add life to a rental apartment. Bring nature in your place by adding different potted plants in any room of the house. Plants can go anywhere! 

Different size potted plants add a lovely green touch to your living room. Play with different size pots and texture leafy plants to make the room look more vibrant. A nice hack is to layer the plants by staking them on different heights tables or shelves. In the kitchen, you can have your own freshly grown herbs by the window: stylish and cost-saving! 

Decorate your rental apartment by adding a few succulents on your office desk or accent cabinet next to framed photos of your loved ones. The plants will add a stress-free factor to your office space for those days you are feeling overloaded with work. Add an oasis effect to your bathroom by hanging a long fern to it. And if you do not trust yourself to keep plants alive, you can always buy some nice fake ones that look identical!

Swap out your curtains

Just because you moved into a rental apartment that had its own curtains does not mean that you have to live with them your entire life. Pick up some nice luxurious ones at that home décor store you really like. Make sure to store the old ones properly so you can put them back ones you move out of the place. If you can, replace the pole ends with decorative finials that match your style. The best part is that you can bring all this with you to the next place!

Indulge in nice pillows and cushions

Nothing makes a home feel cosier than having pillows and cushions. Another easy way to decorate your rental apartment is to add extra pillows on your bed and some nice cushions on your sofas. Play around with different colour and texture combinations. For example, you can have some super soft velvety cushions mixed with shiny sequin ones to make your living room more fun. You can also add round tasseled cushions as extra seats in the living room area. This is perfect for a lazy Sunday in for board games and hot chocolate.

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Brighten up the room with mirrors

Just like art, you can also lean tall mirrors against the wall or furniture surfaces. This adds light and gives the illusion of bigger spaces in the apartment. Place you mirrors across a window, so they reflect the natural light into the room. Mirrors are practical and fashionable at the same time. 

If you believe in Feng Sui and want the positive energies to flow well in your apartment, consider placing a mirror in your living room. However, avoid having mirrors facing your office desk as this has the potential to create negativity and double your workload.

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Cosy up your floors with rugs

Rugs are a perfect way of adding a bold statement without damaging your apartment! Sukhi rugs are a great addition to the house, especially during the winter months to add warmth and cosiness. These fair-trade and handmade rugs are from in India, Morocco, Turkey and Nepal. 

They can quickly enhance your apartment’s floors and add style and texture. Depending on the type of flooring you have, rugs might soon become your holy grail when it comes to rental home décor must-haves. 

Neutral and light colours are beautiful on darker laminated floor. A thin pattern rug can also be used as a statement piece on a carpeted floor. Practical and soft, Sukhi rugs are an easy yet wonderful way to decorate your rental apartment. Here are some different ways you can use them.

Layer your rugs

Layering rugs has become very trendy these days. However, there are some rules by abide to so that your room does not end up looking like a colourful theme park. Try adding a small pattern rug on top of a plain softer one for a mixed visual and textural effect. Another interesting twist is to layer a smaller round rug on the side of a larger rectangular one. Take Sukhi’s felt ball rug for instance! That’s the perfect rug to layer over a more traditional oriental rug to make a bold statement in your room.

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Rugs in the living room

If you have more of an open living, dining and kitchen concept in your apartment, rugs can be used to stylishly define these different living spaces. Place a large chunky rug under your coffee table, making sure the front part of your sofa covers it, to add a soft cosy visual effect to your living room. Sukhi’s braided felt rug is the perfect living room rug and adds an interesting “twist” to any sterile living space. It is also a great tip to style white interiors. 

Rugs in the kitchen

Having rugs in the kitchen is becoming more and more popular. If you have a narrow kitchen, how about placing a runner heirloom rug to create a more luxurious effect on your kitchen flooring. Sukhi’s Beni Ourain rugs boast traditional Moroccan geometric designs which bring an exotic feel to your kitchen. Sukhi rugs are also customizable: this means you can decide how tall and wide you need them based on your room sizes!

Rugs on the staircase

Have you ever thought of placing a rug on your staircase? A cool way to glam up an ancient-looking staircase is by rolling down a runner rug. How about spicing things up with one of Sukhi’s patchwork rugs? These rugs are made from repurposing Turkish rugs and patching them together to give it a modern look. The patchwork adds a unique touch on the different stair levels. And since we are talking about staircases, you can easily customise most Sukhi rugs to make them fit the size that you need!

Rugs in the bedroom

The most important place you would want to place your rug would be the bedroom. Who would not enjoy waking up every morning and having their feet greeted by a soft and warm rug by their bedside? Layering rugs can also be done in the bedroom to add different textures. Our favourite bedroom rug is our Nepalese chunky wool rugs.

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So there you have it: 6 easy ways to decorate your rental apartment without breaking any rules! Have you found anything you can easily incorporate in your rental apartment to jazz it up? How about checking out Sukhi rugs collection for inspiration? We are sure that you will find a rug that will win you and your guests over!

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3 braided wool rugs that are perfect for winter

Monday, October 21, 2019 3:57:32 PM Europe/Paris

We know you still haven’t removed your Fall decorations, but winter will come before you’re even aware of it and you’ll want to prepare for it in time. As a matter of fact, now is the best time that you start thinking about how your winter home is going to look and start getting the best items in peace.

If you’re anything like us, you know that the coldest season of the year can’t go without something cozy and warm that’ll keep you feel comfortable and snuggly. And again, if you’re like us, you’ll pick the warmest rug possible. This year, we suggest you go for one of the Sukhi braided wool rugs.

Kalim

The white nuance of our Kalim wool rug reminds of snow, but the feeling you’re going to get when you step on this enchanting rug is quite the opposite. Putting your feet on this rug will make you feel like you soaked in the warmest cloud you could ever imagine.

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Make sure to put this rug somewhere near the bed, Christmas tree or window. That way, it’ll be bathed in natural light and brighten up space even more. Living rooms and bedrooms are perfect for this carpet.

Kayum

If you opt for Kayum, you’ll have a soft and durable rug that adds a touch of rustic to your home. This rug adapts to its surroundings like a chameleon, but still commands attention and becomes the center point of the room.

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It has a unique, greyish white color and is perfect for areas around the fireplace to enhance the warmth and space of the room. You can add faux or real plants around it or some pillows, throws and blankets to indulge yourself even more if you feel hedonistic.

Tahir

Slightly darker Tahir is often seen among our customers as a true symbol of Sukhi quality and some of them like to use it a stretching mat. We like to think of it as the perfect rug for winter and Christmas holidays because it goes so well under the Christmas tree or in the center of the room.

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This wool rug elevates the mood in any room you put it in and adds more depth to space, making it look brighter, more open and airy. If magic could be touched, it would look just like Tahir.

If you want a hygge rug, but prefer some other design and style, we invite you to look at our braided felt rugs or flat weave rugs. Something tells us you’ll find more than one option that’ll take your breath away.

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Sukhi stone rugs – When stones are made of wool

Monday, October 21, 2019 2:29:00 PM Europe/Paris

If we tell you that stones can be soft and warm, would you believe us? With Sukhi, everything is possible and creativity doesn’t have limits. That’s how we’ve come up with an idea to make woolen rugs that look like real pebbles but are actually incredibly cozy and beautiful to the eye.

Selection of stone rugs

Our unique stone rugs come in two shapes, either rectangular or round, so that you can pick a perfect fit for the area of your home that needs a touch of nature and some coastal vibe. You’ll find three available options – Ayaan, Dhruv and Ishaan.

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They all have a complex structure, but the differences are in their combination of colors. Tones of whites and greys mixed with browns and beiges will surely catch your eye and you should choose a rug that draws your attention first. It’s likely the one that matches your personality and that you’re instantly drawn to.

Which stone rug to choose

All of our stone rugs will remind you of rocky shores and ocean waves. You’ll love their softness and incredible warmth. They’ll all add one-of-a-kind depth and texture to your home and challenge your guests to touch them just to make sure that they’re real pebbles.

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However, when it comes to picking just one of them for your home, you’ll know the right option in your heart. Ayaan will draw the attention of fun-loving people since it looks like some abstract form of art that makes you feel like you want to jump and roll over it.

Dhruv is for romantic souls that like to daydream and have a great imagination. Last but not least, Ishaan is for hygge loving people who cherish peace and calm above all.

Making of stone rugs

Just like all the other Sukhi woolen rugs, stone rugs are also made by hand. The material from which they’re made is 100% highest-quality wool from New Zealand. This is exactly what makes them so soft and attractive to the eye.

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The first step in making wool rugs is rolling of wet wool into balls that are around the soapy surface until they start shrinking and taking the necessary shape. If you could see this process, you’ll be amazed at how interesting it looks.

Afterward, the wool is placed in cold water and rinsed a few times thoroughly. This creates the gorgeous stone shapes you’ll see in the final product. After drying them in the sun, our artisans sew the pebbles shapes on a woolen surface and make stunning works of art, also known as stone rugs.

Pick your pebbles today and bring into your home a unique rug that is the epitome of luxury and elegance.

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How would you look if you were a Sukhi rug

Monday, October 14, 2019 8:39:40 PM Europe/Paris

Autumn is here and it’s not planning to go anywhere any time soon. So, why wouldn’t you add some nice autumn touches that showcase your character to your home?

We suggest that this year, you opt for a rug that represents all the nuances of your personality and make it a part of your fall decor. At Sukhi, we believe that a rug can describe every person perfectly. And the best way you can pick such carpet is by creating your own custom rug, with patterns and colors you like the most and in sizes that fit your favorite corner in your home.

If you ever wondered how you’d look like if you were one of our Sukhi rugs, in the next few paragraphs, you’ll find out which type of custom rug fits your personality and then you can proceed with creating and purchasing that rug.

Custom cut felt rug

Custom cut felt rugs are for the ones brave in heart, yet soft and loving from the outside. They’re fluffy, warm and elegant, with a unique texture. If you feel like this is talking to you, then cut felt rug might be your spirit rug. Go ahead and pick your favorite color and either round or rectangular shape and give your custom cut felt rug a home.

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Custom Beni Ourain rug

Coming in five primary background colors and a lot of patterns, any of the custom Beni Ourain rugs is made for a person who knows what she wants and who is the epitome of sophistication and elegance. You can pick a rug with black, brown, grey, pink or white background, choose a custom pattern that tells your story and also the color of the pattern. Finally, if you’re feeling like a diva, you can also add fringes or keep it simple yet refined and go without them.

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Custom felt ball rug

Lavish and cheerful personality calls for a custom felt ball rug. People who prefer felt ball rugs are usually the ones who have a great sense of humor, love life and enlighten any room as soon as they show up. If this is you, you’ll find that a custom felt ball rug has your name written all over it. Round, rectangle or rectangle with patterns, play around with different options and make the rug of your dreams.

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Custom overdyed patchwork rug

We’ve come to the conclusion that strong characters and people who’re introverts feel most relaxed and cozy when surrounded by patchwork rugs. Patchwork rugs have a long tradition and beautiful stories behind them and the same is true for the people who pick custom patchwork rugs. You can choose from 13 colors and add as many of them as you wish to show many layers of your personality and character.

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That’s it, you now know how you would look like if you were one of our rugs. Have you found yourself in one of the descriptions? We can’t wait to see designs, patterns, colors and textures you’ve chosen, so let us know.

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Why your home needs Sukhi patchwork rug

Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:30:43 AM Europe/Paris

At Sukhi, we are known for our innovative designs and fine workmanship in the creation of beautiful, handmade rugs. Made with unique designs, our rugs tell a story of tradition, lifestyles, cultures and people.

Our handmade rugs have gained popularity for their longevity, strong colors and lavish textures. They are characterized by modern designs but feature old weaving techniques. We offer many styles, designs and colors.

Turkish rugs have been the gold standard in floor covering for thousands of years. At Sukhi, we create fascinating Turkish rugs, beautiful and built to last for generations. Our patchwork rugs are natural, durable and versatile and you’re going to fall in love with them at first sight.

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Ethical product

Sukhi is an online marketplace on a mission to create exceptional, high quality and ethically produced rugs. All our products are 100% hand-woven, unique and authentic. We are passionate about preserving cultures, as well as rediscovering threatened rug weaving traditions. For us, rug weaving is not just about the financial benefits, it's also an important craft that sustains the artistic expression of some of the richest cultures in the world while helping create customized spaces for homes.

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Our Turkish rugs will give a personalized environment you want in your home and add beauty to your life. You could also custom order a patchwork rug and our artisans will incorporate your colors of choice and optimal size. When you buy our rugs, you buy a story. A story that has been carefully crafted and passed down for many generations. This is what makes Sukhi handmade rugs priceless. We create something that you will treasure and be proud of.

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High-quality products, fair trade and integrity are at the core of our business model. Sukhi is a female name in Nepali which means happy and we strive to live up to our company's name meaning. We want our rugs to make you happy.

Entirely customizable 

If you would like to see a certain design in your house, we will help you create a unique rug that is perfectly tailored to your personal taste. Our skilled artisans will custom make a patchwork rug bespoke to your specific requirements. Whether you decide to customize one of our existing designs or let your creativity flow and come up with a new design, our expert artisans will guide you through every step. 

Lower prices

High prices are a great concern for many. At Sukhi, we believe you deserve that amazing handmade rug at an affordable price. To keep our prices low, we have cut all overhead costs. We work directly with the artisans who create our rugs and sell them to you directly, avoiding middlemen, physical stores and warehouses which usually push the price of rugs up.

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Only the highest quality

As advocates of exceptional quality, we provide textiles and finishes of the highest quality. Our artisans only use high-quality, allergy-free and non-toxic materials. Before shipping out any rug, we perform a detailed quality check. 

Good working conditions for our artisans

We encourage and foster a good working environment to inspire our talented artisans to take joy in their work and give their very best. Other than providing our employees with excellent working conditions, we also offer great pay. We believe in fair trade and want our customers to know that the artisan who created the lovely rug they are buying is happy and treated well.

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Our artisans work from the comfort of their homes. It's easier for them to have a balance between work and life that way. To sharpen our artisans' skills, we offer them comprehensive training. 

Enhance the overall look of your space with our handmade, patchwork rugs and add a touch of luxury to your home. Design your own personalized rug according to different patterns, sizes and materials and pick the most suitable rug for your home decor.

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5 benefits of having a round rug in your home

Monday, September 9, 2019 2:30:30 PM Europe/Paris

Refreshing your home and finding new ways to add interest and depth to it is extremely rewarding. If you’ve, however, run out of ideas on how to draw attention to different areas of your home or you simply like trying new ideas, think about the round rug.

Nowadays, round rugs are getting more attention than ever. Round felt ball rugs from Sukhi come in a lot of available sizes, rich colors and breathtaking patterns, plus you can entirely customize them. This means that no matter your design preference and style, you’re bound to find at least one that’ll look magical in your home.

Here are some of the benefits of owning a round rug:

1. Soften and deepen any area

We’re surrounded with rectangular objects, walls and furniture pieces in our homes, especially if your home is styled in a modern, industrial way. Such houses and apartments need something that’ll cleverly soften a space and make any area feel more intimate, deep and personal. That’s the job round rugs do amazingly well.

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2. Create cohesive look

No matter how many circular objects you have in the room, a round rug can connect all of them in such a unique way that you’ll be surprised how amazing space looks like without the overwhelm. The custom rug in fresh, bright colors is a real jackpot for such rooms and areas. It serves as a central point of the room that successfully connects all furniture pieces, lighting, shapes and overall architecture of the area.

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3. Make small rooms more open

Whatever color and pattern you choose, if you place a round rug in a small space, it’ll surely create the effect of a visually bigger area. These rugs will make the room more open, bright and airy while softening hard edges of your furniture. As an additional bonus, you and your kids will love laying on it the whole day.

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4. Add warmth and texture

Who doesn’t like it when their home looks dashing? Rich feelings of texture, depth and warmth aren’t always easy to create. That’s when a round rug steps in. Make sure to place it over your ceramic floors, tiles or carpets since that’s where it’ll truly shine.

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5. Draw attention to the desired area

Creating an intimate conversation area, round rugs can draw attention to any part of the room you like. That way, they become the focus, central point of the space and enhance the coziness of the whole room. This is something you’ll probably want to do in your living room and we’re sure your Sukhi rug will also soon become the central point of all your conversations.

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Are you convinced that round rugs can give your home a new shine? Give them and try and see how it goes. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Artistry behind Sukhi’s modern oriental rugs

Monday, August 26, 2019 5:21:23 PM Europe/Paris

The history of rugs dates back to 500 BC or at least that’s when the first rug was discovered. Sukhi rugs might not be that old, but the history, tradition and artistry behind our rugs are passed from generation to generation.

Made in four countries, our rugs bring timeless vintage vibe spiced up with modern flair into any home. They come in many colors, sizes, patterns and designs so, no matter your taste, you’re bound to find at least one rug that suits your taste.

In the next few paragraphs, we’ll show you the immense talent, love, energy and creativity that go into making a modern oriental Sukhi rug, so keep reading.

Hand knotted rugs

Quite new addition to our Sukhi family, modern oriental rugs are one of the most popular rugs out there. At Sukhi, you’ll find hand knotted and hand tufted oriental rugs and the amount of work that goes into making modern oriental rugs is impressive.

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Crafted with highest-quality bamboo silk and wool, hand knotted rugs are made slowly and carefully. After they place raw wool on a loom, our skillful artisans clean it and create a wonderful yarn which is then dyed. Those striking colors you see come into life at this point of the process.

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Weaving is the next step that requires incredible amount of talent and skill, no less than tying the knots by hand. Can you imagine tying thirty knots per minute or ten thousand of them per day? Well, our experienced artisans do this every day. Impressed? We surely are. The final step is washing the rug to remove any remain dirt and to let the rug truly shine.

Hand tufted rugs

Although they look equally stunning, the process of making hand tufted rugs is very different and much quicker. Firstly, the loops of wool get an imprint with the overall design, after which they get another foundation and the protective cloth on the back.

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Finally, our artisans cut out all the loops on top of the rug creating the pile. Skills of our artisans are unmatched, just as the beauty of our modern oriental rugs with 100 knots per square inch or 155,000 knots per square meter.

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Sukhi artisans are like no other and we greatly appreciate their hard word and the fact that they put their heart and soul into each rug they make. That’s why we provide them with fair wages and excellent working conditions. In return, they give us and the world unique, handmade rugs that tell the story of their tradition, culture and history. In other words, they give us true works of art.

Go ahead and pick one of either our hand knotted or hand tufted rugs. You can’t go wrong with whatever Sukhi rug you choose.

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