Many homeowners choose to purchase area rugs for their home. Area rugs can add comfort and style to your home. If you have never purchased an area rug before you may not know what all of your options are. Carpet Care 2000 wants you to pick an area rug that you will be happy with for years to come. Today we will go over some things that you will want to consider as you are making your selection.
Area Rug Material
You will want to consider what type of material you will want your rug to be. There are tons of different choices for you to consider! Wool is one of the most common materials used for rugs. Wool is an excellent choice because it is durable, repels stains well, and is a great insulator. Silk rugs are known for their luxurious feel. They are soft and beautiful! Silk is not durable like wool but it can have some beautiful patterns in it. Silk rugs require professional cleaning. Cotton rugs are very popular. They are less expensive than wool or silk. They are easy to clean but despite consistent cleaning cotton rugs do not always hold up well over time. Some rugs are made of durable grasses and fibers. Sisal, jute, and sea grass are used to make rugs. They are strong and more organic but they are coarse and difficult to clean. Synthetic materials are frequently used to make rugs. Viscose, nylon, and polypropylene are regularly used to make rugs. They are affordable, easy to clean, family friendly, and can be used outdoors. They do not feel as luxurious as other materials. Many times your budget will help you decide what type of material you choose for your area rug. Some materials just cost more to make so they are more expensive to purchase.
Area Rug Shapes & Sizes
The next thing that you need to think about is what size and shape of rug you want to purchase. You can purchase rectangle, square, circle, and oval rugs. You will want to carefully consider the room that you are putting the rug in. You will need to keep in mind what furniture you will have in the room as well as the purpose of the rug. There are a few rules of thumb that seem to be fairly standard for certain rooms. For example if you are buying a rug to go under your dining room table it is recommended that your rug is at least 18 inches longer than your table. Many people cannot decide if they want their rug to go under their couch or in front of their couch. Designers agree that this is just a personal preference; either option is considered an acceptable design choice. Keep in mind that the larger the rug, the higher the cost.
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After you know what material and size of rug you want to purchase you can start shopping. There are many different places that you can purchase rugs from. You can purchase rugs at high end stores, low end stores, garage sales, online stores, and thrift stores. Before you make a purchase look at all of your options. Once you purchase your area rug you will want to make sure that you keep it clean. Carpet Care 2000 recommends regularly having your area rugs professionally cleaned so that they will last as long as possible.