Tallis Simon Area Rugs February 11, 2018 20:03:24
When buying a wool area rug you often get what you pay for; if the rug is handmade you will definitely be shelling out more money than you would for a contemporary wool rug that was made in a factory. If you dont have issues with the pricing of wool-rugs then it would be wise to select a handmade rug for your house. If you want to get a good looking wool area rug and save money you should get a machine-made area rug.
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.
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.
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!
Gripping pads are popular for many reasons. They are very thin and give no additional cushioning to the area rug. The rug should be very dense to make up for this type of pad. The pad has a waffle pattern with lots of holes. The surface of this pad has a lot of grip and will keep area rugs in place. In low traffic areas this pad is very useful for a thin silk or similar area rug since a thicker pad would cause the rug to move around and present a tripping hazard as well as not allow the thin rug to lie properly on the hardwood floor.
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.