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Stop rugs from slipping

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


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?

Before and after














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