How to Buy the Best Rugs for the Home

Now you have decided to change your flooring from wall to wall carpet to hard flooring you might find that you need a location rug to add colour, warmth and protection to your new floors. Area rugs are more than just a floor covering, they are artwork and the proper rug can transform your room from nice to fabulous.

With so many choices of area rugs how does one decide which one is wonderful for you? This article will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right one for each and every room in your home.

You first need to select the size of carpet you need. If you would like it to cover a lot of the room good rule of thumb is 2 feet from all walls, that way the rug isn’t under plenty of furniture and you may still see a few of your beautiful flooring. Most rugs can be found in the overall sizes of 2×4, 3×5, 4×6, 5×7, 5×8, 6×8, 6×9, 7×10, 8×11, 9×12, 10×13, 12×14 and runners are often 30 inches wide and in varying lengths. Always gauge the space prior to going rug shopping to ensure it will easily fit into the room.

Another important factor when choosing a rug may be the thickness. If the rug is too thick you might not be able to open the entranceway to an area or closet. Gauge the space between your floor and bottom of the door before going shopping. If you work with pad under your rugs factor in the thickness of the pad and rug together when it’s near a door.

Next step would be to decide on the kind of rug which will work best for every room in your house. Wool is always the best choice, but additionally, there are several types of wool rugs from which to choose. Once you have children and pets you will require one that can endure plenty of wear and spills. Synthetics such as olefin, polypropylene, nylon rug work best and tidy up great.

Any area rug where one can start to see the same pattern front and back is definitely best. Not all are made to withstand daily use, spills, and pet accidents. Take into consideration what room it’ll be in. A rug that works in the bedroom may not be able to handle the daily routine of a living room.

Here are several types of rugs and where they will work best at home. This is my professional opinion and isn’t written in stone, but from the cleaners viewpoint from what I see everyday.

Synthetics made with olefin, polypropylene fibers. These rugs endure heavy use, clean easily and can be used in any room of your property.

Hand Knotted Wool rugs are best for bedrooms, before wood burning fireplaces, family/living rooms, and entrances. When used in an entrance make certain the dyes are stable, that you vacuum at least once weekly front and back and obtain it professionally cleaned a minimum of twice a year since they get all the dirt and debris from outside. Wool rugs can be used in a kitchen, however they can stain easily with drink and food spills, having a multi coloured pattern does hide a great deal of spills though.

Carpets remnants turned into rugs can be utilized in any room, but you will have to have pad to keep them from scratching your floor and keep it in place. Ultimate Mats work ideal for play rooms and basement. You can easily edge your left over carpet into scatter mats for entrances and mud rooms.

Flat weave (dhurries and kilim’s), braided,and rag rugs can work in a bedroom, a kitchen (can stain easily) sunrooms, and home offices. Flat woven rugs tend to like to stay grey looking when they get too dirty. These add a nice country/rustic feel to any room.

Wool Felt Shag are great for adding texture to a room, but don’t endure a lot of use as the fibers mushroom out and pill. They’re difficult to vacuum and tough to get all the loose dirt and debris from the bottom of the fibers. Good for a bedroom.

Viscose, Rayon, Art Silk and Cotton are great for low use areas like bedrooms. These can fade easily and absorb spills and stain easily. They are able to also be converted into wall hangings.

Hand tufted/designer work best in low use areas. These types of rugs have been known to shed, could have an odour from the latex glue, stain easily, aren’t environmentally friendly.

Shags are very fashionable and nostalgic. They’re ideal for bedrooms and pets love them too, mostly for an inside bathroom. Shags should be vacuumed and cleaned more often and trap a lot of dirt and debris in the fibers. It can be difficult to help keep them looking fresh and clean.

Silks are a great luxury to have in a bedroom or home office and are perfect as wall hangings. Silk rugs are renowned for impeccable workmanship and beauty. They’re not recommended for use as an entrance rug or in a dining room.

Knowing what type of rug works best for every room of your home saves you money and headaches. If you have questions about what rug works best call your professional area rug cleaners and a few trusted rug galleries to obtain their opinions.

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