DESIGNING WITH RUGS

When decorating your home, think of your floors as the foundation for your design scheme. An area rug can visually integrate or harmonize eclectic elements in any décor or can revitalize a room.

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SELECTING A RUG FOR YOUR HOME

FIBERS WITHIN YOUR RUG

When it comes to choosing an area rug, the fiber content of an area rug’s pile could play a major role in your decision-making. Choosing either a natural or synthetic fiber depends on a number of factors; the style of the area rug you are desiring, traffic within the setting you are purchasing for and overall cost. Within our extensive assortment we offer a number of natural and synthetic fibers within our area rugs, here are their benefits and points to consider.

  • FIBER NATURAL/
    SYNTHETIC
    BENEFITS AND CONSIDERATIONS
    Wool Natural
    • Durable, sturdy pile
    • Repels water and stains
    • Feels luxurious
    • Flame resistant
    • Resists static electricity
    • May shed initially
    Cotton Natural
    • Strong and stable
    • Soft and generally inexpensive
    • Durable for high-traffic areas
    • Washable perfect for kitchens
    • Tends to attract dirt easily
    Viscose Derived from a natural fiber
    • Soft and comfortable
    • Easily dyed in vivid colors
    • Strong and durable
    • Abrasion resistant
    Jute Natural
    • Coarse, silky luster
    • High tensile strength and flexibility
    • Resistant to heat and fire
    • Suited for low traffic areas
    • Do not place in high-moisture areas
    Bamboo Natural
    • Durable
    • Pliable
    • Biodegradable
    • Like wool, a smart choice for allergy sufferers
    • When hand-spun it is soft and durable
    • Can be difficult to clean
    Courtron™ polypropylene Synthetic
    • Resists moisture and mildew
    • Soft, luxurious feel
    • Resists wear and permanent stains
    • Value-oriented fiber
    • Maybe used for outdoors
    Polyester Synthetic
    • Provides a soft, thick feel
    • Easy to clean
    • Strong color retention
    • Ideal for rooms meant to be lived in
    Linen Natural
    • Durable and strong
    • Cool and smooth feel, natural luster
    • Resists dirt and stains
    • Has a no pilling tendency