Posted by Babak Rezwani


The art of making carpets started when the nomad tribes wanted to protect themselves from cold weather and wanted easily handleable and transportable. The most ancient carpet is the Pazyryk carpet, founded in 1947 from excavations in Siberia. The carpet is around 2500 years old and is presently displayed at the hermitage museum in St.Petersburg, Russia.


It was winter in a cave somewhere in Europe. And a woman decided to lay skin on the bald cave floor to protect herself from the harsh cold. That is how a rug was invented. Rugs even existed before civilization. Afterwards, it became a story of technology, art, trade and agriculture. 


In our day-to-day lives, we use so many house decor and utility items without even knowing the function and purpose of that product. Rugs and carpets, nails and screws, wires and cable are few examples with various significance, which are considered the same but surprisingly are not. These are different words with variant meanings and characteristics. Rugs and Carpets are one of the examples which are often used interchangeably and tend to mislead people by assuming both to be one product.

It is a little tricky and complicated to understand the concept. In general notion carpets and rugs are prominently recognized as two unvaried choices regarding floor coverings. Yes, it is somewhat accurate as carpets, to a greater extent, are ideal for floor coverings. Although the purpose of rugs is also the same, a rug is not entirely identical to carpets. There is a valid reason why we cannot call carpets and rugs synonyms words and cannot use both of them interchangeably. Although the rug and carpet's feel and texture are the same, there is a lot of difference between the two. Knowing the difference in respect to pros and cons is essential when you want to decorate your home.

The major difference between carpets and rugs is their size. Rugs are used for partial coverings, whereas carpets majorly take up the entire space and are attached to the flooring. Most people do not know the difference between carpets and rugs, making the shopping process difficult. Let us guide you on the significant differences between a rug and carpet.


A rug will be a more sensible choice if you live in a home with a lot of dirt and grime. Carpets are not easy to wash. And an expensive cleaning machine is required, and professional cleaners add to your cost.


The installation plays a crucial role in determining the difference between a rug and a carpet. Carpets require professional removal and installation, which involves more cost. Instead, replacing a rug is a cheaper process as it is not fixed to the floor.


If you want your room to look great, choosing the right flooring plays a significant role. A wooden floor looks great with a rug rather than carpet as it can highlight and add a focal point to space. It provides an extra bold element that is appealing to the third person.

Carpets and rugs will surely elevate the look and add warmth if you want to decorate your home and enhance the room’s appearance.



Persian Carpets are considered to be the most evergreen and magnificent of all time. Finest in the quality due to high-quality craftsmanship, Persian carpets are a little costlier as compared to other carpets. Persian carpets are considered the most beautiful, giving an aesthetic appearance to the living room or a hall due to handcraft. If you are looking for affordable Persian carpets, Babak's Oriental Carpets is the best choice.


If you plan to renovate your house or a new home from scratch, oriental carpets will add warmth and sophistication to any room or living area. A piece of artwork that not only adds elegance but is durable as well.


Babak's Oriental Carpets has a fantastic collection of Persian and Oriental Carpets. We are located in Victoria, BC, Canada, and since 1994 we have been dedicated to displaying unique hand-knotted carpets to the people of Victoria. Knotted by Nomadic Tribes, all carpets are elegant and beautiful in their way. You will find different varieties from Silk Ghom, Isfahan, Tabriz, Nain, Senneh, Sarough, Yalameh, Balutch, Mussel, Bidjar, Bakhtiar, Ghashgai/Shiraz, Kashan, Ardebil, Abadeh, Gabbeh/Loribaft Gabbeh, Afghan Khal Mohammad, Afghan Chobi Ziegler, Afghan Kazak. Babak's Oriental Carpets is the best place for area carpets and rugs. If you are looking for the best carpet stores, look no further than Babak's Oriental Carpets. Shop beautiful carpets with Babak's Oriental Carpets at