Nichole Potier Area Rugs February 06, 2018 17:27:24
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are wondering where you can find a good wool area rug there are plenty of places on the internet that will help you find a rug that meets your selection criteria. It is suggested that you look online for a good area rugs and compare the prices of the best rugs that you found online to rugs that you found at interior-décor and home-interior stores. You will likely find that the prices are relatively comparable between sites that sell rugs and stores. Stores are a great place to find wool-area rugs because you dont need to pay for shipping and you can get a close-up view of the texture and rug styles. No matter if you shop at a rug-store or on the internet you can find a wool area rug that helps bring more life to your house!
If you are placing a rug in your Family Room Great Room or any large area using one large area rug might just be what you might need. The only alternative is if in a very large room you might have several distinct seating areas. In this type of decorating you would use several smaller rugs to tie in your area. If the area rug is thick you should place a felt carpet pad under it to give a softer feel on the hardwood floor and protect it from foot impact that happens every time you step on the rug as well as hardwood floor damage from the weight of heavy furniture.