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Not your typical Rug

Area rugs are not simple floor covers that you sweep dust under. No, they do much more than that. Their versatility allows them to create ambiances and with the right positioning they can even alter the entire appearance of a room. They offer both comfort and style, and with the wide range of sizes and variety of colors and patterns available, you can be certain you will find one that is perfectly suited to any room or living space in your home! However, there are a few things to consider when buying that perfect area rug.

  • Size

    Be sure to measure the space where your rug will be. This way you will avoid purchasing a rug that is either too big or too small. Rugs come in a plethora of sizes, so there is no use in falling in love with one that may not fit your room. When purchasing a rug for a large area a general rule of thumb is to choose a rug that is at least two feet shorter than the smallest wall in the room. Main hall rugs should be at least 3 feet from the door to ensure proper clearance and should be at least six inches from all walls. Rugs for the dining room should extend 18 inches beyond the edge of the table so that the chairs can fit on the rug as well. Large rugs can dominate a room so it is often a good idea to select the rug first and then the furniture and other features to match. Smaller rugs are less demanding, so they should be selected to match existing decor.

  • Style, Color, and Pattern

    Area rugs come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns. Traditional rugs, often mistaken for Oriental rugs, are probably the most common style of rug. They are most often rectangular in shape but can be found in ovals or octagons. Oriental and Persian rugs are great for formal areas. They have unique ornate patterns that can serve as a showpiece for any room. Contemporary rugs are much like traditional rugs but with a more modern color and design. Take into account the color and pattern of the rug. A room can seem more cozy or spacious depending on the shade of color. Be sure to select a rug that coordinates with the rest of your decor!

  • Traffic

    If you are looking for a rug to go in a high traffic area, then a rug with a detailed pattern offers lower maintenance. Depending on the traffic you may want a more synthetic fiber. However, some natural fibers such as cotton, sisal, and wool are great for high traffic areas while still providing that soft feel. Area rugs tend to be big investments, so it is important to take proper care of your rug to ensure a long life.

A Rug is a Rug, unless it's a Carpet!

If you need to cover a whole lot more than a simple area in your home, then carpet might do the trick. Yes, it does require a little bit more maintenance than say tile or laminate flooring, but you can't beat the soft, luxurious feeling of a good carpet under your feet. With a plethora of colors, materials, and even designs available, it can be rather hard to find the perfect carpet for your home. The first step is understanding your needs. Do you have kids? Maybe you have pets? You need to consider your lifestyle. Then you can decide what fiber will best suit you and your needs.

  • Fibers

    Like area rugs, carpets are made from either natural materials or synthetic materials.

    • Wool is naturally stain resistant. It is a natural fiber that is both durable and resilient and offers that deep, rich look and feel. However, it does tend to be more expensive than most synthetic fibers.
    • Nylon is the most common carpet fiber. It's a strong synthetic fiber that is highly durable and easy to clean and maintain. Making it great for high traffic areas. It is also soil and mildew resistant, as well as non-allergenic.
    • Polypropylene, more commonly known as Olefin, is a synthetic fiber that is both water and stain resistant. It is great for indoor/outdoor carpeting.
    • Polyester is another synthetic fiber that is also stain and soil resistant. Although not as resilient as nylon, it is great for bedrooms and playrooms and is also easy to care for.
  • Thickness and Carpet Padding

    The thickness and padding of a carpet is just as important as the carpet itself. A proper padding helps to cushion the feet, insulates from the cold, dampens sound, and can even increase the life of the carpet. Be sure that you don't go too thick with your padding. A floor that is too soft can be dangerous to some. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines when choosing a padding. Otherwise the carpet may not wear properly!

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