Rug Buying Guide

Things to consider while buying a rug

There are lots of things you should consider for buying a rug. Basically, a rug is a perfect addition that can bring a room together or makes a statement. The choice of colour to design or pattern and of course the durability.

When you buy a handmade and ethical rug made of real wool and acrylic is fairly an important investment, so you should make sure the one you are going to buy serves its purpose for many years to come.

Our range of rugs is made of latest designs using different skilled techniques. Rugs with rich fibres brought from various part of the world comes in an array of colours. This buying guide aims at helping you pick the best rug for your beautiful home.

 

Which rug is right for your home?

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Wool

(Natural Fibre)

Cosy under foot, wool rugs are strong, excellent insulators and have good stain and water repellency.

They are long lasting and retain vibrancy of colour and pattern over time.

As a natural fibre, some shedding may occur but this should lesson over time.

Any living area

(Living rooms, dining rooms, high traffic areas …)

Take Special Care

May be carefully cleaned with a hand brush or nozzle attachment on your vacuum. Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/wool-rugs

Polyester & Acrylic (Synthetic/Man-made)

Easy to clean, highly durable and well suited to high traffic areas in the home.

Acrylic blended rugs have a different feel than natural fibres - still soft but less dense.

Polyester shaggy rugs can flatten over time.

All rooms

Easy care

Can be brushed or vacuumed.  Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/acrylic-rugs

 

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/polyester-rugs

 

Viscose (Semi-Synthetic)

Super soft with a beautiful sheen and a silk-like feel.

Susceptible to water/moisture damage so not suitable in high traffic areas.

Living rooms and bedrooms

Take Special Care

May be carefully cleaned with a hand brush or nozzle attachment on your vacuum. Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/viscose-rugs

 

Nylon (Synthetic/Man-made)

Very durable, easy to clean and often with a latex non-slip backing.

Feels more lightweight than natural materials.

Ideal for bedrooms and playrooms

Easy care

Can be brushed or vacuumed.  Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/nylon-rugs

Polypropylene

(Synthetic/Man-made)

Hardwearing, practical with minimal shedding and the most stain resistant material.

May not be the preferred choice of choice if you prefer natural fibres.

Ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and hallways

Easy care

Can be brushed or vacuumed.  Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/polypropylene-rugs

Natural Fibres (jute, sisal, seagrass, kanaf)

Strong and durable, natural fibres are made from eco-friendly plants and grasses

Feels harder and flatter than a rug with a deeper pile

Suitable for kitchens, dining rooms, hallways and conservatories

Easy care

Can be brushed or vacuumed.  Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/sisal-rugs

Chenille

(Can be made from cotton or synthetic fibres)

 

Designed to mimic silk, chenille rugs have a luxurious pile with a soft scrumptious feel

Due to the softness of chenille, it’s not suitable for high traffic areas.

Ideal for living rooms and bedrooms

Take Special Care

May be carefully cleaned with a hand brush or nozzle attachment on your vacuum. Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=chenille

Cotton

Frequently used to make flat weave rugs, cotton rugs are usually thinner in appearance but soft to touch and don’t shed as much as other materials

Not as longlasting  than other materials, meant to be replaced from time to time

Kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms

Easy care

Can be brushed or vacuumed.  Visit … to find out more

https://e-rugs.co.uk/rugs-by-material/cotton-rugs

 

Material

  1. Wool:

The most common type of material used for making rugs is wool. It is durable and soft too. Other features are:

  • Strong, stain free and water repellent, cozy underfoot and excellent insulating benefits
  • With a tight woven pile, our most wool rugs are either hand tufted or woven
  • Wool can add that extra warmth because it is a natural product
  • Our wool rugs are suitable for your living area
  • Initially they may shed as they are made of natural fibre source
  • Our wool rugs ranges are Sherwood, Illusion, Botanical and many more

 

  1. Jute & Natural Fibre

Jute and natural fibre are basically plants and grasses like jute and seagrass.

  • They are hard under your foot still strong and durable
  • It provides an organic look and feel to your room
  • They are the best choice for hallways and kitchens
  • Easy to clean by brushing or vacuum it
  • Our natural fibre rugs include Natural living and Retreat

 

  1. Polyester and Acrylic

Polyester and acrylic range of rugs comes in a variety of pile heights. Some are hand-carved to give a 3D effect to them.

  • Polyester and acrylic yarns offer warmth and softness to handle
  • They come in rich and vibrant colours with intricate design which make them the style statement piece of rugs for your living space.
  • Durable and ideal for high-traffic areas of your house
  • In our range of polyester rugs range from Infinite to Verge, Pearl and Grande vista

 

  1. Polypropylene

Polypropylene is actually a synthetic fibre made by man. It is hardwearing, durable and practical made of modern technology is extremely soft and gives a warm feeling.

  • Machine loomed rugs are made by skilled machine handlers
  • The fibres used are renowned to shed minimal that make it ideal for those of high traffic areas
  • Such rugs come in ranges of dense pile or soft shaggy pile
  • Excellent and vibrant colour combination with intricate design
  • Its edges are thread bound means whipping means create a neat finishing to the design
  • Durability makes it an ideal choice for any location

 

  1. Nylon

Nylon is called manufactured fibre, which can transform into a variety of colour combinations.

  • Nylons rugs are non-slippery and washable
  • Such rugs are said to be the best in durability
  • Easy to care, wiping and wash clean
  • Lightweight and fashionable material rugs come in brightly printed and no shedding
  • Ideal choice for playrooms, kitchen conservatories and heavy traffic area of your house

Room Type

A rug for a living room, for example, will differ from one for a kitchen. Both need to be hard wearing, but in different materials to suit the living style. Our shaggy range offers deep pile rugs that add softness to a room and dampens sound. Our plain range contains beautiful wool rugs for warmth and style. Kitchens favour a flat woven rug for simplicity in being easy to clean. This is the reason flat-woven also work for home offices wheeled chairs can easily move over their smooth surfaces. Flatweave designs give strength and durability and can be wiped clean easily.

Size

Do you want to fill the floor or define or zone a space within it? For example, a hallway can look smaller if the rug within it pushes right out to the skirting boards. Meanwhile, an open-plan living room/playroom/ dining room setup can be subtly subdivided with three different designs or textures of rug. These should tone in with or compliment one another so they don’t battle for attention.

This chart shows the most popular sizes that we sell:

 

Design

The design of the rug you choose is of course entirely up to you. We offer everything from plains to Handcarved florals, shaggy warmth to hardwearing polypropylene and durable flatweave designs. It is worth considering other pattern and colour within the room’s decor before you make your selection. If your pictures or textiles are busy, a neutrally- patterned or block coloured rug will sit better among them. For rooms that are minimalistic in look, or plainer and more pared back in their design details, texture, pattern and a mixed palette can add interest.

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