Area rugs are a common staple of home decor. People love them for the added softness, comfort, and the extra touch of beauty that turns a room from drab to fab
Before buying Area rug consider both style and the purpose of your space. As a great rug adds more to a space than just color, pattern, or texture. Visually, it helps to ground furniture and define a space; functionally, it protects floors, absorbs noise, and provides plush padding underfoot.
Get the Right Size; The right size of your rug is determined by several factors; the overall dimensions of the room,furniture you 'll be placing init, the function of the space and the look you're trying to achieve.
2. Know your weaves The material you choose will determine the care and wear of your new area rug – so don’t just buy something because it looks good. You absolutely must consider that funny side effect called ownership. Ho-hum. Wool, silk, cotton and other natural yarns typically come with high-maintenance care routines. I can’t speak to these as I don’t have any real experience with them. What I do know, however, is that synthetics are incredible.
Machine-made rugs, Since these looms are computer-driven, machine-made rugs can offer a low price point, elaborate patterns, and consistent quality. Because most are made with synthetic fibers, they typically offer great stain resistance.To prevent crushing the pile, use machine-made rugs under dining tables, in bedrooms, or in other areas of the home with low foot traffic.
3. Take Crea if your Area Rug Regardless of the type of rug you decide on, following a few important care guidelines will ensure your purchase lasts.
Rotate It; Once a year, turn your rug 180 degrees. This will help prevent certain spots from fading or wearing more than others.
Vacuum with Care; Today’s powerful vacuums will easily remove dirt and dust from a rug, but they can just as easily loosen or tear rug fibers. To preserve your area rug, use vacuum attachments, which are gentler, especially around the binding or surging at the rug's outer edges.
Read the Label; refer to the care instructions on the label.
Spot Clean the Right Way
Use a Rug Pad; Not only will a rug pad provide extra padding and prevent slips, it can also help extend the life of your rug. By keeping the rug in one place, the pad reduces friction between the bottom of the rug and the floor.
Allergy Proof Tips;
Pollen Filtration. Placing a small rug near your door and window helps catch pollen particles as they float in through your window. In wool especially, particles that would normally float around freely are trapped by the rug fibers. All that's left for you is to vacuum up those pesky allergens. To maximize the benefits of your new area rug, choose a vacuum that utilizes a filter.
Allergen repellent. Rather than trap them, natural fibers such as Jute, Sisal, and Sea grass neutralize floating allergens. These fibers are also mold and mildew resistant. Polypropylene, the most popular synthetic rug choice, is another great option for mold resistance.
Movability. While it might seem like a great idea to cover your floors from end to end with wall to wall carpeting, there is one very important difference that makes area rugs the better choice for your protective needs: area rugs can be removed regularly for cleaning. Of course, you can still steam clean your carpets, but the slight dampness left over after cleaning is more than enough to jump start mold growth.