Eleonore Simonin Area Rugs January 01, 2018 18:24:38
Laying and protecting your area rug. All area rugs that are placed on hardwood floors or laminate floors should be laid over top of a good non-slip underlayment which can prevent accidents. Having that extra underlayment under the carpet will also help in the protection of the underside of the area rug from the day to day wear and tare and will help to make it more soft and resilient. If you have a light area rug you can secure it by means of a special mesh backing or with the use of bonding strips. Another benefit of the area rug underlayment pad is it is useful if you are placing the area rug over an existing carpet. This will stop the area rug from creeping and wrinkling and it will also give you protection for the carpet if the area rug is prone not to be colorfast. Cleaning your area rugs should be done especially antique and Oriental with special care by laying an nylon screen over the rug and weighing down the screen so as to protect the rug from the vacuum. If you have high traffic then you should have the rug professionally cleaned. Rotating your area rugs will allow even wear. If there is a direct sunlight exposure then you should consider the proper window treatment that will protect the area rug from the harsh UV rays and the fading that can happen to your rugs.
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.
To find a modern area rugs craft organizations that are promoting new designs and industry crafts people are a great place to start looking if your need is for that one of a kind original area rug. Otherwise you can turn to retailers or online area rug stores who have the accessibility of a wide range of area rugs of all styles and types with both traditional and contemporary area rugs. Your selection of the basic stock area rugs and machine-made replicas would be the Oriental traditional Persian and Turkish area rugs as well as the genuine articles. Natural fiber flooring area rugs can also be found in the form of rugs runners or full room sized rugs which can be found at retailers or online stores that sell the wall-to-wall natural flooring. Purchasing Oriental area rugs antique or new machine made or a beautiful hand knotted still requires a degree of knowledge and awareness on the person that is purchasing the area rug. If you plan on buying a high-quality rug for a serious investment you should first study the type of area rug you are looking for in great detail and what is available from different retail sources before you make a final decision on a rug. True quality is usually apparent more or it might be less self-evident. A fine area rug will contain a particular luminous look and the design should have a crisp and clear look and not have a blurred appearance. The rugs color will be rich and vibrant and will not be muddy and dull in appearance.
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.
Tips for Using Vacuum Tools - If you choose to use a vacuum tool attachment in lieu of the actual vacuum cleaner itself take care not to use excessive suction. Many vacuum cleaners allow you to control the amount of suction that is used in such situations; set yours so that its not sucking too hard on your area rug.
Choosing a Rug for Living Rooms. Among the rooms within your house the living room is perhaps the most common area where you can throw in an area rug. Your choice rug does not only cover the floor it also makes the space seem brighter and wider. The colors and patterns of the rug are capable of providing different effects within your house. You can make your living room look more formal or more cheerful depending on the design or tones of the area rugs. If you want to make this part of your house seem bigger refrain from buying rugs that have huge patterns. On the other hand do not put in a rug with small patterns to your huge living room. This will only make the area seem cluttered. If the lighting of this area is dark make it bright and sunny with colorful rug colors like yellow and orange.