Area rugs are versatile. They can create cozy conversation areas, allow you to embrace a bold print or provide a neutral anchor to a room.
With all the styles and colours available, choosing an area rug that integrates with your decor isn't hard if you consider the following factors!
Originally, area rugs were made from wool or cotton. Today, there are several natural and synthetic fibres available. Check out the different options here:
Synthetic fibre that is highly resistant to sunlight, stains and mildew.Shop Acrylic Rugs
Natural fibre that is versatile, durable and soft. Easy to clean, with many being machine washable.Shop Cotton Rugs
Synthetic fibre that is versatile and durable. Easy to clean, and great for areas with heavy foot traffic.Shop Nylon Rugs
The most stain-resistant synthetic fibre. Less expensive than other fibres, it can repel water and is impervious to most stains.Shop Polypropylene Rugs
Natural, durable, soft, and repels water. Wool is prone to shedding and colour fading, making it easy to clean. A good tip is to rotate regularly for even wear and tear.Shop Wool Rugs
For rugs placed over carpet, choose a pad of thin polyester fabric coated with adhesive. This type of pad prevents dark rug colour from bleeding through on a light carpet. A pad made from slightly heavier polyester scrim coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) holds a rug firmly on wood or other smooth-surfaced floors.Shop Rug Pads
Here are some terms to eliminate confusion from your shopping trip, so you can focus on what's pretty.