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Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs

Carpeting your rooms give it a cozy finish and might be exactly what you need to finally make it feel like home. Online shopping for rugs have made the purchase easier and this basic guide can help you navigate the marketing jargon so you don’t end up paying over your head for that fake flying carpet.

  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
  • Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs
Tips for Choosing and Buying Rugs

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    Types of Rug


    Oriental


    Unlike fakes, the real Oriental rugs are usually handwoven, being one of the expensive designer items. It is best suited for attractive artistic designs and should be used in rooms with little traffic. This is because it’s delicate and vulnerable to premature fading.

     

    Persian


    One of the most artistically intricate, Persian rugs can be long lasting if cared for just as meticulously as when it was being made. The trademark of authenticity is high-quality hand woven fabric, which the cheaper machine-made blunders fail to deliver in build quality. The medallion is a very common pattern and traditional artworks are also used heavily.

     

    Build Types


    There are three primary build types which define the texture and feel of the rug. Hand hooked rugs are made by yam bored through a canvas cloth to create the design. Woven and flat woven rugs are made in computer-controlled looms and can be designed to mathematical perfection. Bamboo rugs are the most durable and can be used for the hall, kitchen, and bathroom, which are all high in footfalls. Wool rug is also popular to add elegance to bedrooms.

     

    Here are a few tips to choose the perfect rug: 


    Room size 

     

     

    For any room, leave a border of 1.5 to 3 feet when choosing carpet measurements. This is to ensure you don’t end up having to cut away part of the design. For stair runners and hallway rugs, the breadth should be 4 inches narrower, and about 2 feet longer than the full length of the space needed so you don’t end up falling short.

     

    Colors and Their Effects

     

    Single colors are best for corridors and stair runners, while multi-color options, which include designs, are best for rooms. Designs and multi colors tend to look flashy and draw a lot of attention which can be difficult to compliment in a cozily furnished room. Light colors tend to go well with everything but are difficult to clean, and darker colors seem to compress space and make things cozier.

     

    Heavy Duty

    Some rugs are well suited for rough use, like in the bathroom, and kitchen. These rugs should have some special features like easy stain removal and okay with being wet. You should avoid designer rugs for these spaces. Bamboo and wicker are good options, although there are specifically built rugs to handle kitchen and bathroom duties.

     

    Online shopping for Rugs

     

     

    The main debate in online rug shopping is Discounts vs. test drive. You don’t get to touch and feel the quality of the rug you buy and you start to expect problems in defective items. In case you don’t like it, returns, refunds, and exchanges are offered for your convenience. You can also buy Persian carpets and other types of carpets to install in your room.

     

    Problems to Consider

    Most common problems with buying rugs include usually revolve around bad judgment for room size, and matching colors. In case you end up buying a rug you don’t like, make sure to check on conditions for returns and exchange before purchase.

     

    Maintenance and Durability


     

    Proper maintenance is what keeps your carpet no matter what you buy. Taking care of spills, stains, tears and rips, dust, and fading colors are the most common ailments. Regular cleaning with a vacuum and avoiding the use of chemicals and soaps on designer rugs should do the trick. Professional cleaning is always a sound option.

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