Wards Rug service and Gallery

Wards Rug service and Gallery Ward's Oriental Rug Service & Gallery is the Lehigh Valley's only full service oriental rug shop for sales and service. Welcome to Ward’s Oriental Rug Service & Gallery.
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We have the largest selection of hand knotted rugs in the Lehigh Valley in both traditional and contemporary designs. With over 1,000 pieces in our inventory in all sizes, we can surely satisfy your decorating needs. If your carpets are in need of cleaning or repairing we are the Lehigh Valley experts. Our weavers can repair or restore any damage your carpet has sustained. Our certified appraisers (we have 3 on staff) are always happy to give you an honest assessment on whether or not it makes sense to make a major or minor repair on your carpets and can always offer alternatives to the hand repairing of your piece.

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10/30/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The floral designs known as palmettes on oriental carpets are mostly derived from the lotus or peony. In regions of the world where water was a precious commodity, it is perhaps not surprising that flowers and fauna were the symbol of paradise

10/23/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Oriental carpets first became highly prized possessions in Europe during the Middle Ages when the crusaders likely returned home with them. The influence was very unilateral, with Europe hardly influencing the design of Oriental carpets.

10/16/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

To remove gum from carpet, try pressing ice cubes against the gum until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Then use a spot remover to get rid of the remnants.

10/09/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Red carpets traditionally marked the ceremonial and formal routes of leaders and politicians. The first reference to a “red carpet” is Agamemnon (458 B.C.) by Aeschylus.

10/02/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The American floor covering industry argues that the difference between a “rug” (related to the words “rag” and rough”) and a “carpet” is strictly a matter of size. Any piece smaller than 40 square feet is considered a rug while anything larger is a carpet. According to the American carpet industry, then, the “flying carpet” or “magic carpet” is technically a rug.

Antique rugs require special care. Owner, Kevin Ward, is hard at work restoring this truly unique 140 year old Persian r...
09/25/2020

Antique rugs require special care. Owner, Kevin Ward, is hard at work restoring this truly unique 140 year old Persian rug.
#trustyourtreasurestoWards#rugrepair #handrepair #persianrugs

09/25/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Club soda is effective in getting up fresh stains in carpet. Just pour some on the spot, let it set for a few seconds, and then sponge it up.

09/18/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Early Hoover vacuum cleaners were hard to sell because potential customers refused to believe (and were even insulted by the suggestion) that they could have that much dirt in their carpets.

09/11/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

When properly cleaned and maintained, carpeting may improve the quality of air through trapping allergy-inducing dust and allergens. Most people, however, do not clean their carpets correctly, which can actually exacerbate allergies.

09/04/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The term “carpet” derives from the Latin carpere, “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, literally “pluck/seize the day.”

08/28/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

All carpet should be professionally cleaned a minimum of every 12 to 18 months. Give us a call to schedule your cleaning today!

08/21/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

In the Middle Ages, floors were covered with rushes, which acted like a disposable carpet. If it got dirty, it was thrown away. Today, carpets are more permanent and vacuums often miss much of the dirt—and the germs.

08/14/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

To make a carpet brighter, sprinkle salt onto the carpet and let it stand for an hour before vacuuming it up. Salt is also effective in removing muddy footprints.

08/07/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Some modern carpets are made from artificial plastic fiber, but other carpets are made from knotted wool, which can house beetle grubs or “woolly bears.” Special chemicals in their stomachs convert wool into sugar so they will munch through carpet like cotton candy.

07/31/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Naphthalene is commonly found in carpet cleaners. In concentrated form, it is dangerous to breath and can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and urinary irritation. It is a suspected carcinogen and can be toxic to children, infants, and pets. Yuck! Be careful what you put on your carpet and rugs! Have questions? Give us a call.

07/24/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Wall-to-wall carpeting is less healthy than smaller rugs because wall-to-wall carpets tend to be more permanent and harder-to-clean endpoints for moisture, chemicals, liquids, crumbs, and other spills that provide molds, mildew, yeasts, and bacteria (such as e-coli) with a rich and nearly continuous supply of nutrients.

07/17/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Scientists believe that more than 43 million tons of dust falls over the U.S. every year. Indoor air usually contains about twice as much dust as the air outside. That’s a million microscopic particles in a cubic inch of air. About 2,000 dust mites can live happily on one ounce of carpet dust.

07/10/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

A person sheds about 1.5 million skin flakes an hour, most of which becomes embedded in our carpets.

Layers upon layers of beauty! We just can't get enough 🥰
07/07/2020

Layers upon layers of beauty! We just can't get enough 🥰

07/03/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

To remove candle wax from a carpet, place a brown paper bag over the spot and put a hot iron over it. The wax will be absorbed into the bag.

We love the combination of the turkish and jute rugs in this neutral palette living room. What are your thoughts about t...
07/02/2020

We love the combination of the turkish and jute rugs in this neutral palette living room. What are your thoughts about this look?

Love traditional interior design? So do we.Tip: Start by clearing out furnishings that have no defined period style or o...
06/30/2020

Love traditional interior design? So do we.
Tip: Start by clearing out furnishings that have no defined period style or ornamentation, and rid your home of overly minimal modern pieces that are simple in silhouette. Swap these out with period pieces that you find captivating and unique quirk and design around those while highlighting architectural elements like molding and fixtures. Complete the look with a lively mix of compatible finds from other periods and Voila - you have a gorgeous traditional design space!

Abstract Appeal:How pretty is this dinning room? The vintage blush chairs and blue-toned rug pop against the grisaille w...
06/27/2020

Abstract Appeal:

How pretty is this dinning room? The vintage blush chairs and blue-toned rug pop against the grisaille walls.

06/26/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The phrase “to sweep under the carpet” in its figurative sense was first recorded in 1963.

Bold and beautiful!
06/23/2020

Bold and beautiful!

Beautiful post Kevin Ward
06/23/2020

Beautiful post Kevin Ward

When vintage meets class

When vintage meets class
06/22/2020

When vintage meets class

Rugs are one of the best and easiest ways to add a rich dose of style to a room, regardless of aesthetic. We know they l...
06/20/2020

Rugs are one of the best and easiest ways to add a rich dose of style to a room, regardless of aesthetic. We know they look fantastic on wood, concrete and tile flooring but what about carpet? Add interest to a basic jute rug by pairing it with a vibrantly patterned piece, preferably one that comes smaller in size. Take a style cue from this beautiful living room design and couple the basic with a patterned cowhide. Perfection!

The warm yet bold colors of this contemporary area rug really make a statement! Paired with the neutral furnishings make...
06/19/2020

The warm yet bold colors of this contemporary area rug really make a statement! Paired with the neutral furnishings makes this design a winner!

06/19/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The oldest surviving carpet is the celebrated Pazyryk carpet, which is over 2,000 years old. It was found in the 1940s in a Scythian tomb in southern Siberia.

We love the natural look and this simple yet beautiful tufted rug fits this space perfectly!
06/18/2020

We love the natural look and this simple yet beautiful tufted rug fits this space perfectly!

Oh-la-la! The rug maketh the bathroom! It's no surprise that vintage rugs are so popular - they're oh so beautiful, very...
06/17/2020

Oh-la-la! The rug maketh the bathroom! It's no surprise that vintage rugs are so popular - they're oh so beautiful, very versatile, kid-friendly and built to last. And luckily for us, we got lots of vintage rugs in stock. Come check out our beautiful selection!

Wards Rug service and Gallery
06/16/2020

Wards Rug service and Gallery

Rugs are works of art and this tufted geode rug is truly one of a kind. Designed by Australian artist Tammy Kanat, this piece is sure to add some flare to any room in your home!

Rugs are works of art and this tufted geode rug is truly one of a kind. Designed by Australian artist Tammy Kanat, this ...
06/15/2020

Rugs are works of art and this tufted geode rug is truly one of a kind. Designed by Australian artist Tammy Kanat, this piece is sure to add some flare to any room in your home!

The over-sized flowers in this black wool rug really stand out and blend seamlessly with the green and pastel furnishing...
06/15/2020

The over-sized flowers in this black wool rug really stand out and blend seamlessly with the green and pastel furnishings and accent pieces. What a stunning space!

Address

333 West Union Street
Allentown, PA
18102

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(610) 432-1995

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These folks did a gorgeous job with my beautiful oriental rug. I played on this as a child and it looks as good now as it did then! They even got the fringe clean!!! Well priced, friendly people and great work! Thank you!!
Thank You So Much For The Awesome Job You Did Reparing and Cleaning Our Rug ! Your Guys Were Super Sweet and Patient With Delivery !