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Spectrum rugs are bright and colourful

Samba design from the Spectrum rugs range

Samba design from the Spectrum rugs rangeIf it’s colourful modern rugs that you’re looking for then you needn’t look any further. The Spectrum rugs have colour in abundance. There’s nothing subtle about the Spectrum rugs. It’s either go bright or go home! Each of the designs has a little something different to offer your home.

Each of the Spectrum rugs has been made using a super soft Polypropylene. Not only does this material ensure a soft underfoot feeling, it also makes the Spectrum rugs extremely hard wearing. You can use a Spectrum rug in any room of your house and marvel at the beauty for years to come.

Available in store, the Spectrum rugs are competitively priced. With prices starting as low as £40, you really can get value for money with these rugs.

Spectrum rugs come in a variety of designs.

Waltz

The Waltz design has a very basic squared pattern which is accentuated with a symphony of colour. The hand carved squares are only half of the design with the colours making up the other half.

Limbo

Multicolour uniformed reoccuring shapes sit on a white background. The white coloured background, combined with the hand carved textures really come together to bring out the beauty of the Limbo Spectrum rug.

Samba

A neat and uniformed pattern, the Samba uses multicoloured triangle shapes to grab your attention. But it’s the detail of the Samba rug that you should notice, the hand carving of the triangles helps to make them stand out.

Bolero

Varying between zig zags of white and zig zags of colour, the Bolero Spectrum rug is an eye catching addition to any room.

Tango

Sometimes you can’t beat the basics! Simple horizontal stripes adorn the pile of the Tango Spectrum rug. Each stripe a different colour. Therefore, you can’t go wrong with something this simple, yet this stunning.

Rhumba

An optical illusion and a dazzling one at that. This rug will make you feel like your rug is melting into the foor. The multicoloured rhomboids will only make you believe it more!

Mambo

The Mambo is a geometric rainbow. Perfectly placed colours make this rug a sight to behold. You’ll always have a talking point with this rug in your home.

Jive

The design of the Jive Spectrum rug is reminiscent of the scales on a fish, except way more colourful!


Oriental rug in a modern room

Oriental rug in a modern room - Persian Gabbeh

An oriental rug in a modern room can be just as eye catching as any other style of rug – if not more! Have you ever considered placing an oriental rug as a focal point in your living room? It might just be worth thinking about. The vivid colours and unique designs accentuate each other to make the perfect finishing touch to your room.

Oriental rug in a modern room – two perfect examples.

Oriental rug in a modern room - Persian SaroukTake for example, the Persian Sarouk. It has a cream coloured background in the centre that is strewn with a colourful floral pattern. The border uses a mix of red, blue and cream with a simple floral design. This combination of colours and patterns lends itself to the room. If you removed the oriental rug from the room, what would you replace it with? It would probably be something modern. This couple went with their instincts with the Persian Sarouk and it certainly paid off. This is the perfect example of what an oriental rug in a modern room can achieve.

 

Oriental rug in a modern room - Persian GabbehThe next example for you to see is the Persian Gabbeh. Both the striking orange colouring and the oriental geometric style pattern work well in this room. The colour makes the rug feel like it’s jumping up from the floor.

So there you have it. Two perfect examples of an oriental rug in a modern room. So, what do you think, fancy having a try for yourself? We have a wide selection of oriental rugs for you to choose from. Each of which, you can take home and try in your room before you buy! This service really helps when it comes to choosing an oriental rug in a modern room. You get to have a feel for how the pattern and the colours work in your room without the initial outlay. If you then feel that you like the rug, you can always call and pay over the phone. If not, bring it back. It really is that simple.

 


Jacaranda rugs made in store

Jacaranda Simla

Have you ever heard of Jacaranda rugs?

No? Well, let me enlighten you a little. We all know about Rolls Royce – they’re the cream of the crop. The gold standard in luxury. Jacaranda rugs are to the rug industry as Rolls Royce are to cars. They’re the forefront in luxurious rugs. You can’t think about designer rugs without thinking of the name “Jacaranda”.Jacaranda rugs available to order

So why are Jacaranda rugs so great?

Because they’re only made from the very best of materials. From the moment they’re produced they’re only produced with quality in mind. You run your hand over a Jacaranda Simla rug, you’re in heaven. You step on a Heavy Velvet rug, your toes are consumed by the density and the softness of the Wool. Not only can you feel the quality of the Jacaranda rugs when you touch them and step on them – you can really feel it when you try and lift them too!

Here at Fringes of Plymouth we stock a wide range of Jacaranda products. When we buy our Jacaranda stock, we buy in bulk. This helps us to achieve a price that is very competitive. We can custom make all Jacaranda products to make a Jacaranda rug that is completely your own.

Some examples of the Jacaranda rugs that we have made to order can be seen at the bottom of this post (click on the image to view the larger size). These have been made to the exact measurements that our customers have requested. Once cut to size, we set about making it into a rug in our workshop. Our workshop and machine is one of very few that can handle the thickness and strength of Jacaranda.

If there are any particular Jacaranda rugs that you’re looking for and we don’t have them available (highly unlikely!) then we have the Jacaranda display stand that can be ordered from.

 


Custom Made Boat Carpets for Michael Fesler

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It’s no secret that we make custom made boat carpets here at Fringes.

Michael Fesler contacted us about a set of replacement carpets for his boat – a beautiful Humber 448 named Azzurra. Michael was looking for a carpet that matched the colour of the vinyl covering on his walls.

We gave Michael several different options to choose from. After choosing the colour, we provided a quote for both the binding and the carpets. To which, Michael was more than happy with. Once we had the templates and the new carpet in the workshop, we set about cutting the carpet to his specifications.

As you can see from the below testimonial, Michael loves his new custom made boat carpets. It’s no surprise – they look fantastic! We look forward to seeing Michael back at Fringes of Plymouth for the remaining rooms.

Michaels testimonial:

“When I decided upon a new carpet for Azzurra, I really had no idea what to do. The help and advice I got from Fringes of Plymouth was brilliant, left to my own devices I would have purchased the wrong type of carpet. Once I had decided to go for a fairly good quality carpet, I was worried about Fringe’s ability to cut and bind it correctly. I was worried about nothing, the accuracy of the cutting from the cut-out holes to the edges was spot on and the binding of a much better quality than the old carpet it replaced.  I was very pleasantly surprised at the cost of the binding, it was a lot lower than I had anticipated, so that freed upon a bit of cash to go for the best quality carpet I could afford. Thanks Fringes, there’s another couple of rooms to do yet, so I will be in touch next time I am in Plymouth.”

Custom made boat carpets for “Azzurra”

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Comparison of the replacement boat carpets     Custom made boat carpets to fit the exact area     Michael Fesler's carpet choice

 

 


Extended Opening Times

Fringes opening times have been extended, but why?

Well, do you find that there is never enough time in the day to get everything done? Are you one of those people that work 9am to 5pm and rarely get a day off? Need to bring that piece of carpet in to be edged but can’t find the time? Well don’t worry, Fringes of Plymouth have the solution!

Fringes of Plymouth are now open Mondays and Thursdays from 9am – 7pm. Giving you plenty of time to bring in that piece of carpet after you finish work. You can even use the time to browse through our massive selection of rugs.

 


Hoarders SOS

Oriental silk rug

A few months ago Fringes of Plymouth were contacted by Channel 4 to do a valuation on a rug that was found whilst filming an episode of Hoarders SOS. We were told to keep this under wraps until the episode was released. We’ve just been itching to tell everyone!

So what is Hoarders SOS?

Oriental silk rug“In this brand new series, experts Curtis Dowling, Joanna Riley and Marianne Cammack help two households drowning in clutter to clear out and make some money” (quote from Channel 4 website)

Fringes of Plymouth appear in Episode 12 upon the discovery of a unique rug that they knew absolutely nothing about. But that’s where our expertise come into play. Curtis Dowling brought the rug into our showroom where Andy Reeves, our resident oriental rug specialist gave  some insight into what it was that made this rug so unique.

A beautiful hand made oriental silk rug that we just couldn’t resist but to make an offer on. The rug can now be found in our showroom, almost as a reminder “of that time we were on TV”.

Would you like to catch up on the episode? Find the link below.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hoarder-sos/on-demand/62289-014


Fringes of Plymouth Revamp

After the revamp

For years, Fringes of Plymouth has always had the same look. Workshop tucked in at the back, whilst the showroom was laid out as best as possible with the space available. Though not the best looking showroom in the world, it was at least practical. After spending a few hours clearing out some old stock, Tony decided that actually, the showroom could be given a more practical layout that would also look better than ever.

The start…

Showroom before revamAs you can see from the picture on the right, it was all a little cramped. There was enough room to walk around and look at the rugs, but it just wasn’t enough space. You couldn’t roll a big rug out and take in the size of the rug, or the designs, there simply wasn’t the space.

Then there was the walkway into the Oriental section of the showroom. If you look right down the middle of the image on the right, you can see that there was around a metre of space to walk through.

All in all, though it was practical enough for the purpose, it just wasn’t quite good enough. So, what did we do? We set about taking it all apart.

The seemingly endless task…

When we first started, we estimated around a week for everything to be back to a state whereby we could serve customers, show them rugs and be back in full swing. How wrong we were! First of all, we had to move the workshop bench into it’s new home. This meant taking down the rugs and stands in the oriental section and disassembling most of the workshop. With the bench moved, the shelves and the yarns were relocated along with the binding collection rack.

The finish line!

Now here we are, all finished and able to bask in the glory of our achievement. We’d taken Fringes of Plymouth to a whole new level. From a previously dark and cramped showroom to a gloriously light and spacious open plan showroom with a view of the workshop. As you can see from the picture, it looks much much better.

After the revamp

 


Stop rugs from slipping

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So you’re finally fed up, you want to stop rugs from slipping all over the place. After a while it can become endearing. That door mat is no longer by the door, it’s like it has a mind of it’s own. But don’t worry, we have a solution to stop rugs from slipping… Check out the video below if you don’t believe it!

How to stop rugs from slippingI bet you’re excited now, aren’t you? But alas, you’ve already bought plenty of different “solutions” to stop them from moving. I guess they didn’t work. You wouldn’t be reading up on how to stop rugs from slipping otherwise, would you? We have the answer for you.

No fancy sales gimmicks here. If it doesn’t work, bring it back and get your money back. That’s how much faith we have in this product. Guess how many people have brought it back to us? You’d be wrong. Thus far, zero. Nil. Nobody has brought it back to date – touch wood.

So how does it work?

First of all, we cut the rug antislip to a size that covers the majority of your mat. It simply will not work if you want to put a strip at each end or around the border. The parts that are covered will stay where they are, but the section that isn’t covered will “ruck up” and eventually damage your mat. Therefore, we highly recommend that the majority of the mat is well covered. Take for example a mat 30″ long x 18″ wide, we would recommend for 27″ x 15″ of the area to be covered. We will happily cut it to your size if it helps.

Peel off the protective plastic layer. This is crucial – your rug will slip if you don’t remove the plastic.

If you want to stop rugs from slipping on your smooth floor, lie the rug antislip black side up and place the rug on top. Don’t worry it works on carpet too. Instead of the black side up, it goes grey side up.

That’s it. It really is that simple.

Demonstration on how to stop rugs from slipping:


Afghan Aqcha rug – new in stock

Afghan Aqcha rug

Afghan Aqcha rugThis wonderful Afghan Aqcha rug has just arrived into our showroom. It’s so beautiful that we just couldn’t help ourselves, so we thought we’d share it with you.

Named after the province in which it’s made, the Afghan Aqcha features the classic “elephant foot” design. As with most Afghan rugs, the black design sits on a deep red background. For a more detailed view of the rug, click on the image. You will be able to see just how deep the colour of this rug really is.

Below are a few details about the Afghan Aqcha rug.

Afghan Aqcha rug

  • Hand-knotted in Afghanistan
  • 100% Wool
  • Free of illegal child labour
  • Classic “elephant foot” design
  • 2m wide x 2.8m long
  • RRP £1199.99

AR Quality Oriental rugs only hold the highest quality oriental rugs in stock. This Afghan Aqcha rug is the perfect example to showcase the quality of our rugs. This is a rug that you’d be happy to have in your home. Used as focal point in a room, this Afghan Aqcha rug would certainly not disappoint. If you would like to know more about this rug, or to arrange to view it, please contact us. We are more than happy to bring this rug to your home, along with a few others, so that you can see what they look like in your desired location.

 


New look Fringes of Plymouth

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As many of you may have noticed recently, our building has been undergoing some maintenance work. We have had calls from a lot of our customers worrying that we’re closing down. This is simply not the case.

The exterior of the building was looking dated and the paint was becoming tatty and, quite frankly, an eyesore. So the only way forward was to give the whole exterior a facelift. (Before and after pictures at the bottom)

What have we had done then?

We had the whole of the building jet washed to remove old and bedded in dirt. This straight away made us realise just how much dirt over time can make the magnolia paint look old and tired. It was then onto the cladding. All of the red cladding had to be removed to make way for the new.

But first, a lick of paint. A nice modern grey was the chosen colour. You could watch the building become more modernised with every stroke of the brush. The painting was a slow process to make sure that every nook and cranny had been covered.

Now that the paint had been finished and left to harden for a couple of days, it was time to replace the old red cladding with new blue cladding. This process really transformed the building. The blue and grey combination works well to bring the exterior of the building up to date.

Once the cladding had been completed it was time to put up the signs. The blue writing matches perfect with the blue cladding, whilst the white background makes the blue writing stand out. The perfect contrast.

We couldn’t stop at just the signs on the cladding though. Each member of staff was given a sheet of paper to design their own window signs. The best ideas from each design were put together and sent to print. Within a few hours the windows were sign written.

A much more professional look for a professional business. What do you think?

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