Nichole Potier Area Rugs October 15, 2017 15:22:38
The Modern Designs of Area Rugs. Nowadays the most sought-after area rugs are those that have modern designs. Whether the homeowner has a limited or huge budget for the rugs he or she would want to shop for rugs that have striking designs and patterns or colorful colors. Modern designs of rugs include flowers bold and cheerful colors stripes or anything that will definitely make an area of the home stand out. In general a modern piece is geometric and minimalist in design. Over the years modern rugs are generating more sales than other style. Because of this manufacturers are making sure that they are able to comply with every consumers demand. In the current market there are many designs that top the sales. These include wool felt and leather rugs that have botanical patterns exquisite wool rug designs and hand-knotted rugs that are designed with flowers.
Consumers using silk rugs have a tendency to place them areas of high traffic and soil buildup. Unlike most area rugs silk rugs cannot be steam cleaned because of the delicate silk. The texture can become distorted and the fiber water damaged from the cleaning. They can only be cleaned with a special dry cleaning solvent by hand. This process will not remove the heavy soils and stains that occur in a high traffic or soil area. After a relatively short period of time you will have a very expensive area rug that will not look very good. If you still want to place a silk rug in these areas it is recommended that it be solvent cleaned every 3 months and to turn it to change the traffic pattern. This will expand the pretty part of its life. NEVER place it by your front door. The rain or snow moisture will permanently damage the silk. Wherever you place it a thin gripping pad under it will keep it from sliding and help slow down the wearing of the silk.
Some Bedrooms also have hardwood floors. If you want to use area rugs in bedrooms here are a few suggestions. In an average size bedroom a smaller area rug can be placed on either side of the bed and possibly at the foot of the bed depending on the layout of your other furniture. If you have a large heirloom area rug that Grandma gave you it can be equally spaced under the bed and extend out on all three exposed sides of the bed again depending on the size of the room and placement of your other furniture. The type of pad you use for Grandmas rug depends on the rugs thickness and its condition.
The first thing you need to do is determine which pad if any you need to use. Pads for area rugs comes in many types and have many uses. Some of the available pads are gripping pads that dont let the rug skid felt for extra softness (in some areas felt can make a rug slide or move around unless you have a heavy piece of furniture on it) polyurethane or sponge rubber. Polyurethane and sponge rubber are the least used. Sponge rubber can leave marks on the hardwood floor and polyurethane can decrease the airflow under the floor causing possible damage to the hardwood floor. Each of these pads has a use and reason for this use.
Ideas for Your Kids Room. When it comes to your kids room the best rug is one that has pastel or bright colors. You should also opt for simple designs and materials that are easy to care for. The best example of this type of fabric or material is polypropylene which is relatively easy to wash and clean. The area rug should also be resistant to stains. Or else you can treat it with stain resistant products. Your child will not remain a kid forever so refrain from buying rugs that have cartoon character designs. Instead go for lively patterns with bright colors.
Rotate Your Rugs. Its a good idea to get into the habit of rotating the rugs in your home from place to place. This serves many purposes. First it spreads the wear and tear a lot more thinly. When one rug is kept in an especially high-traffic area its a lot more likely to wear out fast. By rotating your rugs you can spread out the effects of footsteps so that they all keep looking incredible. Furthermore sunlight can fade the colors of a rug. By rotating your rugs you can reduce the risk of noticeable sun damage. For best results rotate your rugs once every one or two years.