How to Buy the Best Rugs for Your Home

Now that you have decided to change your flooring from wall to wall carpet to hard flooring you may find that you need an area rug to add colour, warmth and protection to your new floors. Visit 0nline for more details, Area rugs are more than just a floor covering, 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 article will give you the knowledge to choose the right one for every room in your home.

You first need to decide on the size of area rug you need. If you want it to cover most of the room good rule of thumb is 2 feet from all walls, that way the rug isn’t under a lot of furniture and you can still see some 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 fit in the room.

Another important factor when choosing a rug is the thickness. If the rug is too thick you may not be able to open the door to a room or closet. Measure the space between the floor and bottom of the door before going shopping. If you are using pad under your rugs factor in the thickness of the pad and rug together when it is near a door.

Next step is to decide on the type of rug that will work best for each room in your home. Wool is always the best choice, but there are also different types of wool rugs to choose from. When you have children and pets you will need one that can stand up to a lot of wear and spills. Synthetics such as olefin, polypropylene, nylon rug work best and clean up great.

Any area rug where you can see the same pattern front and back is always best. Not all are made to withstand daily use, spills, and pet accidents. Take into consideration what room it will be in. A rug that works in the bedroom may not be able to handle the daily routine of a living room.

Here are different types of rugs and where they will work best in your home. This is my professional opinion and is not written in stone, but from a cleaners point of view from what I see everyday.

Synthetics made with olefin, polypropylene fibers. These rugs stand up to heavy use, clean easily and can be used in any room of your house.

Hand Knotted Wool rugs are good for bedrooms, in front of wood burning fireplaces, family/living rooms, and entrances. When used in an entrance make sure the dyes are stable, that you vacuum at least once a week front and back and get it professionally cleaned a minimum of twice a year since they get all the dirt and debris from outside. Wool rugs can be used in a kitchen, but they can stain easily with food and drink spills, having a multi coloured pattern does hide a lot of spills though.