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Product Highlight: Educational Rugs

Educational Rugs promote learning.  Some of the topics covered include: shapes, colors, letters, numbers, music, languages, emotions, time, history, and fantasy.  The rugs are made with easy-to-clean materials and built tough to handle the rigors of institutions while still providing the fun detail for home use.

CoastalRugs.com offers many Educational Rugs from a few different manufacturers (Flagship, Joy Carpets, Kid's World).  These rugs ostensibly work well in classrooms and teaching facilities.  However, they also work well for any situation that wants to promote learning by the young and old alike; places like libraries, youth centers, classrooms, and household rec-rooms.  The rugs are offered as premade area rugs.  But, many of the patterns also come as wall-to-wall broadloom for use in typical carpet installations.


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Product Highlight: Black Light Rugs

Under Normal LightUnder Black LightBlack Light Rugs, and black light items in general, react to the ultraviolet light from the sun or from an artificial black lamp.  This is achieved by a dye with special chemical properties.  The dye has one appearance in normal, visible light, and typically a more vibrant version of a similar color when viewed under black light. 

This may be referred to as 'fluorescent' on our site - we make clear in the product description that products react with black light.  For instance, take a look at the two photos, one under normal light, and the other under black light.

Black light rugs provide fun patterns and styles for everyday use even if they never encounter UV light.  But, they really come alive in game rooms, exercise rooms, man caves, arcades, movie theaters bowling alleys, night clubs, and anywhere else that can handle the extra kick provided by the fluorescent effect


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Product Highlight: Stair Rods

Stair Rods, aka Carpet Rods, are decorative hardware for the stair case.  They are installed at the base of the riser, at the rear of each tread.  Each stair rod consists of a pair of brackets affixed to the staircase adjacent the edges of the runner, with a connecting rod between the brackets, under which the runner passes.  Variations on the design provide the same overall function, but may hold the runner via clamps just along the edges or fasten the rod along the width of the runner and not use end brackets at all.

Stair Rods were originally used to hold carpet runners on stairs.  Today, they are mainly an atheistic touch to add some class and style and/or to match hardware styles elsewhere in the room.  They still serve the purpose of filling the sharp corner at the rear of the tread, perhaps concealing the runner's installation or seams as the staircase make a turn.

Stair Rods come in many materials and finishes, with solid or hollow tubes.  Brass as a base material and as a final finish has provided benefits of lower costs, high appeal, and relatively low maintenance.  Most Stair Rods need only a wipe with a dry cloth to keep looking great.

There are design options available for any decor style, from casual to sophisticated.  CoastalRugs.com offers a selection of patterns and styles suited for a broad audience.  However, we cannot show all the possibilities via our online catalog.  We encourage you to make contact with us if there is something in particular that desire that we do not display in our catalog.

Check out some of these great styles of stair rods


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 Home Dynamix product line refreshed this winter

This winter, we refreshed the catalog from Home Dynamix (HD); adding new products and revamping the details of existing items.

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Price changes for Colonial Mills braided rugs

A necessary price change was made to the collections from Colonial Mills Inc (cmi).

See the Colonial Mills - cmi

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