Looking for a new rug?

Looking for a New Rug?....,

Buying a new rug is a simple way to transform your room. There are many designs to choose from modern ie a pared-back grey rug, to a bold floral design, or even a shaggy rug. We have a huge selection of style and sizes ....But depending on the room, size and overall theme you want to create, there are many options you need to consider before buying a rug.

We home visit and advise on styling and sizing and help make the choice for you.

Different rugs suit different areas. For example, hallways and kitchens tend to have more footfall than that of a bedroom or living room, therefore, it is best to choose a rug that is hardwearing and easy to clean. A slightly darker shade or patterned rug will make a good choice as they are less likely to show footprints in between cleaning.

Measure your space and decide from there what dimensions will fit best.

Avoid 'the floating rug' look in which you have a small rug in the middle of the room touching no furniture. A good purpose for your rug as well as adding colour or pattern, is to create an area which brings all of your furniture together, meaning you should try to get a bigger size so that it is touching or goes under furniture.

Remember, the larger the rug, the more dominating the colour/pattern will be in the room.

Different materials are appropriate for different areas in your home

  • Acrylic

A hard wearing and easy to clean, acrylic can be tufted and woven to replicate wool. It is usually a cheaper alternative to wool with the benefit of less shedding (fluff) and easier maintenance.

  • Polypropylene

A synthetic fibre which is hardwearing, easy to maintain and good for high traffic areas. Can be made in flat weave or shaggy designs where developed fibres can now be made to feel very soft.

  • Viscose

A less durable fibre usually used to add a luxe/sheen finish to the overall look of the rug. Usually blended with wool for a high-quality result but not recommended for high traffic areas as it tends to be more delicate.

  • Cotton

Usually made in a flat weave design, it is less durable fibre compared to that of other flat weave fibres such as sisal, jute or polypropylene, however, it makes up for it in the softness.

  • Wool

Extremely soft underfoot, wool is a very durable natural fibre which is easy to clean and also heat resistant making it the most preferred rug fibre for near fireplaces. Look for wool coming from high altitude areas as this can make the fibres even more durable.

  • Jute

A natural fibre, jute is extremely durable and suitable for high traffic areas. It comes in a variety of weave patterns and has similar characteristics to sisal.

  • Sisal

Very hardwearing (even more so than jute) and perfect for high traffic areas where you need a strong fibre. Sisal can be more coarse underfoot than that of other flat weave fibres such as jute, polypropylene and cotton. Although the fibre is hardwearing, when cleaning this must not get wet as it can stain and expand the fibres – special dry cleaning kits can be purchased for cleaning sisal rugs and carpets.

Remember, we are here to help, so if you aren't sure what to go for, pop in with a photo of your room and a few measurements and we can help you find the perfect rug for your area. HERE are a few options but there's lots more in our brochure in store

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