Rug Guide

Rugs 101
Designing With Rugs
Selecting A Rug
Sizing a Rug
Knowing Your Rug

Knowing Your Area Rug Construction

THE QUALITY OF YOUR AREA RUG AND THE WAY IT LOOKS AND FEELS
FIBER, TEXTURE, COLOR + CONSTRUCTION

Outdoor/Indoor

Woven using 100% polypropylene or
PET (High Content Recycled Materials)
and designed specifically to withstand
outdoor elements. UV stabilized to ensure your area rug retains its color due to sun exposure and other weather conditions, as well as mold and mildew resistant.

Shop now

Machine Made

An area rug made by large power-looms.
A power-loom is electrically automated
and controlled by computers. Machine
made area rugs can be made quickly and
can be offered at a lower price compared
to handmade area rugs.

Shop now

Handmade

Area rugs in this category can be hand-knotted, hand-tufted, hand-loomed or hand-hooked. Hand-tufted area rugs are created in a very similar fashion to hand-hooked area rugs. The major difference is that after the loop pile is created, it is usually sheared to produce a flat pile surface. As the name implies, this type of area rug is produced by craftsmen who draw the design on a canvas which will become the area rug’s anchor backing.

Shop now

Outdoor Living Six Point

Performance Testing

Pattern and color

Got a small space?

Pattern and Color

Too large of a space?

Area Rug Care and Maintenance

VACUUMING, SPOT CLEANING + TREATMENTS

In addition to proper padding it is important to rotate your area rug periodically. Over time, set traffic paths in your home and/or sunlight patterns can cause fading or uneven wear to an area rug that is not occasionally rotated.

Vacuuming

Spot Cleaning

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.

TIPS FOR

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

HOW TO SIZE A RUG FOR YOUR HOME

We’re getting back to the basics – starting from the ground up. More and more of us are choosing hard flooring for our homes – from slate tiles to wood finishes. The breadth of style and colors offered in our wide assortment of area rugs has been selected to complement these organic looks.

How to Buy an Area Rug

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE, MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION FOR YOUR SPACE

PATTERN AND COLOR

Got a small space?

Shop More

PATTERN AND COLOR

Too large of a space?

Shop More

THE PERFECT RUG FOR YOUR ROOM OF CHOICE

What shape will look best? What size should I get? Sometimes you need a little guidance when choosing a size for the area rugs in your home. We’ve come up with some helpful tips to make the process a little easier for you.

General Guidelines

GUIDELINES BY ROOM

DINING ROOM

BEDROOM

LIVING/FAMILY ROOM

ENTRYWAYS

KNOWING YOUR RUG CONSTRUCTION

The quality of your area rug and the way it looks and feels is not only determined by its fiber, texture and color, but also depends on how your area rug is constructed. Performance value and cost can be determined on whether your area rug is machine-made or handmade. Machine-made area rugs are available in both natural and synthetic fibers while their counterparts handmade area rugs are constructed from using natural materials. Here is a quick overview.

FLATWEAVE

HAND-HOOKED

HAND-TUFTED

HAND-WOVEN

HAND-KNOTTED

MACHINE-MADE