4 Simple Tips For Selecting The Perfect Area Rug

4 Simple Tips For Selecting The Perfect Area Rug

The style of a room has many facets: the furniture, the décor pieces, the wall color, and the art are all important. But have you spent enough time considering what is below your feet?

Flooring solutions range from carpets and hardwood flooring to luxury vinyl planks and ceramic tiles. Regardless of the type of floor you have, the area rug that you choose will also play a big role in the aesthetic appeal of your room. What makes a quality rug? And, perhaps more importantly, what is the right area rug for your room?

1. Consider The Fiber Of The Rug
Very little has changed in the way rugs are made. It all boils down to the rug's fiber:

i. Wool
Wool has been the fiber of choice for rug makers for centuries because it is soft and comfortable. It is also thick and durable, giving it the ability to withstand heavy foot traffic.

ii. Natural Fibers
Rugs made from natural fibers such as sea grass are not only durable (like wool), but they are also hypoallergenic and more easily maintained.

iii. Polypropylene
Polypropylene rugs are also a great choice. Not only are they stain and water resistant, but there are lots of color and pattern options to choose from. Polypropylene rugs are a great option for outdoor rugs.

2. The Weave
The weave sets the rug both in style and in durability. Flat weave rugs are the most common type of weave. These rugs are constructed without knots or piles. If you are looking for something more authentic, then a hand-knotted rug is a good choice.

3. The Size
The furniture configuration of your room is the key. A small rug can leave the room feeling empty or unfinished.

4. Positioning
If you have furniture that is placed against a wall, it is good to have the front legs on top of the rug. If your couch is away from the wall with a space between the wall and the rug, it is best to have all four legs on the rug, with two feet of flooring exposed between the edge of the rug and the wall.

California Designs, Inc. offers an extensive range of area rugs. Our collection of carpets includes both wools (such as the New Zealand brands) and synthetics (such as nylon). Colors, patterns, and designs are virtually unlimited. Contact us for hardwood rugs, carpets, and area rugs in North Palm Beach today.