Nichole Potier Area Rugs January 11, 2018 18:24:42
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.
Beater Brush Height Adjustment - Most modern vacuums include a feature that lets you adjust the height of the beater brush which is the brush that spins around on the bottom of the vacuum. An area rug tends to be a lot more fragile than everyday carpeting; therefore its essential to adjust the height of your vacuum cleaners beater brush so that it doesnt give your rug a literal beating! The best rule of thumb is to adjust the brush so that it just skims over the surface of the rug. While vacuuming you should be able to move the vacuum cleaner with ease; if you cant the beater brush is probably set too low.
Now that youve decided what look you want you must decide on the fabric that suits the use of the room. Wool rugs are hugely attractive but can be difficult to clean if used in extremely high traffic areas. They are long-wearing lush and command respect and admiration so should be chosen for those areas where people sit and relax and in dining areas that are of a more formal nature. Spills on wool rugs are not a problem if they are blotted up quickly; wool rugs repel dirt and liquids not allowing them to absorb quickly into the fibers. The scales of the fibers make wool fibers resilient soft to the touch and tough. Wool rugs also dye easier and richer making them a striking focal point. Another natural fiber is cotton that makes a longwearing rug much like wool but of a lighter weight.
One last note a little off the immediate subject. Area rugs can be used over wall to wall installed carpet for decorative effect. The carpet acts as your pad. If it happens to move around place the hook side of Velcro on the back of the area rug and the carpet acts as the soft side. The carpet shouldnt move around and is easily removed with no damage to either carpet.
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.