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Am I able to send rugs through a courier such as yours?

Yes, but ...

At the time of writing we don't have rugs listed specifically in our prohibited items manifest, however, if you are looking at sending an antique, highly valuable rug then we have been able to deliver them on a non-compensation basis. Even with a traditional rug there are important factors consider:

* The size of your rug. Obviously most rugs are delivered or dispatched rolled up, but even then the actual length of the packaged rug is till important due to the length restrictions often placed on customers by the courier companies. A tip would be to make sure that you roll along the shortest side of a rug rather than the longest.

If your rug was particularly heavy or large then most often DX Freight would be the most suitable service for you. The largest Austin Indian rug, for example, would measure 150cm along its shortest side. Rolled up it may weight 8kg and cost about £36.69+vat to send. Whilst if you wanted to send a smaller version of the rug, the one that is 90cm x 150cm we would expect this to only cost £12.49+vat by DX Freight.

* How quickly you want it to get there? For the heavier, larger rugs the only option might be DX Freight, but for smaller rugs you may have an option of timed deliveries or a Saturday delivery. It is important to consider that when we return a list of options following you imputing the details of your rug in that you ensure you chose the most relevant to your needs.

* Packaging - rugs are lovely things. Often they're the focal-point of a room, and we would hate for your rug to arrive at its destination in a worse state than it was dispatched. We, therefore, suggest you ensure great care is taken when packing your rug. We suggest you use bubble-wrap around a rolled, not folded rug. This will give it extra protection through the system. We also advise using purpose-made packing paper with copious amounts of tape. You could use bin bags but make sure there are no parts flapping around and which could get caught.

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