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The Ultimate Guide : How to Choose a Rug

The Ultimate Guide: How to Choose a Rug A rug is a rug? Not quite! Not all rugs are woven the same. The chosen style and technique determine not only the appearance but also the texture, quality, and price of the finished product. The variations of price are largely due to the time and labor involved in the weaving process. eWeaning Styles FLAT WEAVE HAND TUFTED / HAND HOOKED typically constructed from wool or cotton and lack a pile a tufting gun punches individual strands of yarn into a backing fabric to form cut or looped piles lightweight and easy to move, but often require a rug pad to stay in place exceptionally durable, perfect in entryways, living rooms, and other high-traffic areas reversible since they have no backing easy to produce, making redecoration cheaper HAND KNOTTED MACHINE MADE most labor intensive: each rug is made of individual knots tied by hand woven using a power loom: produced faster and have uniform rug designs the number of knots determines the quality can last 20 years or longer if well maintained unique and long-lasting, often passed down as heirlooms for generations price points vary depending on rug density and materials used HAND LOOMED INDOOR OUTDOOR typically constructed from wool or cotton and lack a pile well against dn made with materials that will hold heavy traffic lightweight and easy to move, but often require a rug pad to stay in place dries easily, resistant to mold and mildew, minimal to low shedding reversible since they have no backing constructed with synthetic material such as scrubbable polypropylene and eco-friendly PET price point dependent on construction type and materials used Materials Popular choice due to its tried-and-true adaptability and durability Popular plant-fiber option for rugs WOOL JUTE Natural beige and golden color variations Easy to clean, hides dirt well Holds dyes well, allows endless color options Exudes intrinsic, natural beauty and rustic charm in any room Heavy shedding for the first few months Sustainable and biodegradable, often hand woven WOVEN COTTON SISAL Soft but sturdy, comfortable for bare feet and afternoon lounging Stronger and more durable than other natural fibers Easy to clean, hypoallergenic Great for high-traffic areas Suitable for areas like Sustainable, eco-friendly. low-maintenance kitchens, playrooms, bedrooms, and living Coarse and marginally scratchy rooms Must be kept out of direct sunlight and avoid spills SILK Elegant, offers a unique luster other materials lack POLYESTER Provides beautifully vivid color variations POLYPROPYLENE Soft but sturdy, ideal for playrooms and nurseries Cost-effective, durable, Delicate, requires particular skill and care when woven Resists fading and staining repels moisture Takes dye well Expensive, often woven with other materials, such as wool Popular fiber used for outdoor rugs SYNTHETIC NYLON Cheap, durable, customizable Affordable and more durable Often made by machine than polypropylene Holds color dyes well but is Common synthetic materials used: polypropylene, nylon, and polyester prone to fading Rug Sizing and layout When it comes to picking the right rug for your living area, sizing is key. The room's layout, furniture, and space come into play. RECTANGULAR RUGS SQUARE OR ROUND RUGS RUNNERS 12' x 15' 10' x 14' 9'x 12' 5' to 10' width 2'6" x 8' 6' x 9' 3' x 5' 8'x 10' 5'x 8' or diameter 2'6" x 12' 2'x 3' Best living Room layouts The best rug for your living room will depend on the shape of the room, furnishings, and aesthetic value. In many instances, this means placing one large rug at the center. Small rooms tend to look better with a little rug just under the coffee table. When the furniture is against one or more walls, consider placing the front legs of each piece on the rug, while the back legs remain on the floor. Best Bedroom Ruglayouts The bed is center stage in a bedroom, which means that your rug-placement choices should be designed around it. All bed and nightstand legs on the rug. The rug should extend 18'+ beyond the bed edges. Place runners on either side of the bed. Rugs should be wider than the nightstands and end with or before the end of the bed. For ample walking space around the bed: rug placed under the bed and nightstands. To help fill in the remaining space without overpowering it: one runner or small rug on the outside if one side of the bed is against the wall. Rug layouts for Your Dining Room While you can use a combination of rugs in other rooms, the dining room requires one large rug. When chairs are pulled away from the table, all legs should still sit comfortably on the rug. Measure your dining table carefully. Then add 2' of clearance space on every side to determine the minimum rug size for your dining room. COTTAGE & BUNGALOW ESCAPE TO YOUR HOME"™ www.CottageandBungalow.com photo credit: Surya and Dash & Albert EA

The Ultimate Guide : How to Choose a Rug

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When it comes to designing your home, even the smallest detail shouldn't go unnoticed, like let's say, rugs. So, if you're not sure how to choose the best one for your home, make sure to check out thi...

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