Now that you have made a decision to change your flooring from wall to wall carpet to hard flooring you might find that you need an area rug to add colour, warmth and protection to your new floors. Area rugs are more than just a flooring, they are works of art and the right rug can transform your room from nice to fabulous.
With so many choices of area rugs how do you decide which one will work for you? This short article will give you the knowledge to choose the right one for each and every room at home.
You first need to decide on the size of carpet you need. If you need it to cover a lot of the room good guideline is 2 feet from all walls, that way the rug isn’t under a lot of furniture and you may still see a few of your beautiful flooring. Most rugs come in the general 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 usually 30 inches wide and in varying lengths. Always measure the space before going rug shopping to make sure it will easily fit into the room.
Another important factor whenever choosing a rug may be the thickness. If the rug is too thick you might not be able to open the door to an area or closet. Measure the space between your floor and bottom of the entranceway before going shopping. If you work with pad under your rugs element in the thickness of the pad and rug together when it is near a door.
Next step is to decide on the kind of rug that will work best for every room in your house. Wool is always the best choice, but there are also several types of wool rugs to choose from. If you have children and pets you will require one that can endure many wear and spills. Synthetics such as for example olefin, polypropylene, nylon rug work best and clean up great.
Any area rug where you could see the same pattern front and back is definitely best. Not all are created to withstand daily use, spills, and pet accidents. Take into consideration what room it will be in. A rug that works in the bed room may not be in a position to handle the daily routine of a full time income room.
Here are various kinds of rugs and where they will work best at home. This is my professional opinion and isn’t written in stone, but from a cleaners point of view 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, in front of 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 get it professionally cleaned at the least twice a year since they get all of the dirt and debris from outside. Wool rugs may be used in a kitchen, however they can stain easily with drink and food spills, having a multi coloured pattern does hide many spills though.
Carpets remnants converted into rugs can be utilized in any room, but you will need to have pad to help keep them from scratching your floor and keep it set up. Synthetic carpet leftovers work ideal for play rooms and basement. It is easy to 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 if they get too dirty. These add a nice country/rustic feel to any room.
Wool Felt Shag are excellent for adding texture to a room, but don’t stand up to many use because the fibers mushroom out and pill. They are difficult to vacuum and tough to get all the loose dirt and debris from underneath of the fibers. Best for a bedroom.
Viscose, Rayon, Art Silk and Cotton are excellent for low use areas like bedrooms. These can fade easily and absorb spills and stain easily. Floor mats They can also be converted into wall hangings.
Hand tufted/designer work best in low use areas. These kind of rugs have been known to shed, could have an odour from the latex glue, stain easily, are not environmentally friendly.
Shags are very fashionable and nostalgic. They’re great for bedrooms and pets love them too, mostly for an inside bathroom. Shags ought to be vacuumed and cleaned more often and trap a great deal of dirt and debris in the fibers. It can be difficult to keep them looking fresh and clean.
Silks are a great luxury to have in a bedroom or home office and so 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 each room of your house saves your money and headaches. If you have questions in what rug works best call your professional area rug cleaners and some trusted rug galleries to get their opinions.