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    Area Rug Buying Guide

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    Rugs Offer Benefits Beyond Style

    Area rugs can be that finishing touch for a room’s design and style. The perfect rug can tie the room together, bringing together all of the furniture and decor, while also making subtle colors of your room pop. But area rugs serve more purposes than just style: they can define separate spaces in your home, protect your glamorous wood floors and provide some sound absorption. And who doesn’t love sinking their toes into a plush rug? What does all of this amount to? A more comfortable, stylish, and personalized home.

    Factors to Consider When Shopping for Rugs

    • What room is the rug for?
    • Is it a high traffic area?
    • Do you have pets or children in this area?
    • Will you be eating in this area?
    • Do you have furniture picked out for this area?
    • We reccomend measuring both your room and furniture before deciding what size rugs best suits your space.

    Tips for Caring for Your Rug

    • Rotate your rug once a year.
    • Vacuum your rug with care, make sure your vacuum is set to the right height.
    • Use a rug pad to help with durability.

    Common Rug Layouts

    The Living Room

    All Legs On
    All Legs on Rug

    For this look we recommend either a 9' x 12' or a 11' x 14' rug.

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    Two On, Two Off
    Two Legs On Rug

    For this look we suggest a 6' x 9' or 8' x 10' rug.

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    All Legs Off
    All Legs Off the Rug

    This look typically works best with a 4' x 6' or 5' x 7' rug.

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    The Bedroom

    Rug at Foot of Bed

    For a bedroom with a Queen Bed we suggest a 8' x 10' rug while a King Bed likely requires a 9' x 12' rug.

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    The Dining Room

    Rug in Dining Space

    An 8' x 10' or 9' x 12' rug normally works best for this look though table leaves should also be considered.

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    Entryways and Hallways

    entryway layout with rug runner

    Rug runners are perfect for entryways and hallways. We also recommend considering rugs for any seating areas.

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    Common Rug Shapes

    Runner Rug
    • Perfect for entryways or hallways due to length
    • Brings personality and floor protection to hallways
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    Rectangle Rug
    • Good for Living Rooms or Family Rooms
    • Good for Dining Rooms if you have a rectangle table
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    Square Rug
    • Good for Living Rooms or Family Rooms
    • Good for Dining Rooms if you have a square table
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    Oval Shaped Rug
    • Can work in dining room with a rectangle or oval table
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    Round Rug
    • Good for entryways or hallways
    • Good for seating areas
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    Octagon Shaped Rug with Traditional Design
    • Can work well in dining room with a round or octagonal dining table
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    Types of Rug Construction

    Woven Rugs

    Flat Weave Rug
    • Available in a variety of materials
    • Durable and good for high traffic areas
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    Braided Rug Construction
    • Mat-like without pile
    • No-backing making it reversible
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    Knotted Rug
    • Higher quality and higher pricepoint
    • Heirloom quality durability
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    Other Rug Types

    Loom Used to Construct Rugs
    • Lower price point with consistent quality
    • Can feature elaborate patterns
    • Most made with synthetic fibers so they're stain resistent
    • Great for low traffic areas
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    • Nubby, textured feel
    • Less prone to shedding
    • Good quality and durability
    Browse Hooked Rugs
    Tufted Rug
    • Created by cutting off tops of loops of yarn to create a flat, plush surface and attached to latex backing
    • Budget-friendly and available in a variety of styles
    • Prone to shedding and may require regular vacuuming
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    Rug Materials

    Wool Rug
    • Both durable and affordable
    • Naturally stain resistent
    • Good insulator for cold floors and has soft feel
    • Can be prone to shedding
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    Natural Fibers
    Natural Fiber Rug
    • Made from jute, sisal, bamboo, or sea grass
    • Used for flatweave or braided rugs
    • Eco-friendly and often more affordable rugs
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    Leather Rug
    • Smooth and durable with cool underfoot feel
    • Stain resistant and can be easy to clean
    • Provides a rustic, western vibe to your home
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    Synthetic Material
    • Sylish and low cost alternative to materials like silk
    • Easy to care for and won't fade
    • Not as luxurious as natural fiber
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    Silk Material
    • Luxurious feel, but also expensive
    • Sheen and softness perfect for bedroom
    • Sensitive to moisture
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    Cotton Rug
    • Low maintenance, easy to clean, and less likely to shed
    • Works in any room
    • Can be easily dyed
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