Trying to evaluate the huge amount of rug types on the market can feel overwhelming. It is easy to be misled when comparing hand-made rugs to machine-made rugs and washable rugs to non machine washable rugs. What you need to take into account when buying a quality rug are the identifiable signs of quality:
Craftsmanship: A variety of methods are used to craft rugs, and quality varies within each category. To determine the best, consider the expertise of the weaver along with the fibre type, pile density and height, finishing treatments, and artistic quality.
Materials: For good looks that last, it is best to choose wool rugs. This luxurious fibre is the standard by which all other fibbers are measured. Although it is typically more expensive than man-made fibers, it is well worth the price.
Artistic Quality: The more skilled the artisan, the better the rug - regardless of the weaving method. Whether hand-knotted, flat-woven or machine-made, quality and price are directly related to the time and talent of the weaver.
Pile Density: Density refers to the amount of pile yarn used in the rug and the closeness of the weave. In general, the denser the pile, the better the performance of the rug. Take your fingers and try to wiggle them into the pile. The more difficult it is to get to the bottom, the denser the rug. Keep in mind, density alone is not a good measure of performance quality; fibre type and pile height need to be considered as well.
Finishes: External finishes are often applied to enhance a rug's features. If you are buying a wool rug, especially one that is hand-made, you want to make sure it has been permanently mothproofed. Since wool is naturally soil resistant, it doesn't require further treatments.
KIDS AND PETS
Since pets, like children, are prone to accidents, you'll want to make sure your area rug is easy to clean. The best, most natural, choice for combating everyday mishaps is wool. Wool rugs are naturally superior because they have built-in stain resistant features. The scaly structure of the wool fibbers holds dirt high on the pile, making vacuuming more efficient and effective.
In addition to fibre type, colour choice can make a difference as well. Multi-colour patterned rugs are an excellent option if you have pets or small children because they mask spills as well as everyday wear and tear. If you're looking for solid-colour carpet, remember that light coloured rugs show dirt the most, while dark shades show more lint, dust and pet hair. In fact, if you have a shedding pet, you may want to match your pet's hair to the carpet colour. Although it sounds ridiculous it can help make you home feel a little cleaner.
Noise is another factor to consider when you have kids and pets. Expanses of hard surface flooring can reverberate household noise. Using plush textiles along with fabric upholstery and window coverings can help absorb sound waves and make your home a more peaceful and relaxing place.
Take a moment to check out our rugs for sale and filter through our range to find your perfect rug. We have a collection of sizes, styles and colours for you to choose from ranging from coloured large rugs to small runner rugs.