“Every hard floor needs a nice area rug.” That’s our motto at Bond Products. Not every area rug is the same, though, and that’s a good thing! There are so many different kinds of area rugs that it can be a challenge to decide which kind is best. The answer to that is: The type of rug you need is the one that does what you need it to do. In this blog we will go through some of your rug possibilities.
When you go to choose an area rug, you should ask yourself a few questions, such as:
- Where will the rug go? What is the decor like?
- What is the environment like in terms of temperature and humidity?
- How much traffic will the rug get?
- Are there any allergies to consider?
- How much cushion do you need the rug to have?
The answer to these questions matter. No one uses an antique rug to decorate their patio, unless it’s for a photo shoot. Don’t select a light colored rug for a heavily trafficked area unless you have a crush on your local carpet cleaner and you need an excuse to see him quite a lot. It will get dirty. There’s a lot to consider. What the rug is made of will also affect its functionality and appearance.
What Are Area Rugs Made of?
Rugs are made of two types of materials: natural and synthetic. Natural rugs are made from natural fibers such as wool, cotton, jute, and sisal. Synthetic fibers are man made by chemists in a lab, often to create a fiber for a specific purpose. Some types of synthetic rug materials are nylon, rayon, polypropylene, and polyester. Both synthetic and natural fibers have advantages and disadvantages.
Synthetic fibers are often more stain resistant, mold resistant, and easier to clean. Nylon rugs maintain their color well over time even with exposure to sunlight and the elements. If you’re planning to add an area rug to a place in your home that might get wet, you’ll want one made of a synthetic material.
In contrast, natural fibers blend in nicely with other natural elements like wood and stone. They feel cozy and look elegant. Wool, being thick and dense, is very good at both muffling sound and insulating. This is why in many parts of the world, they hang wool rugs on their walls as a decoration.
When you’ve narrowed down what you need your rug to do, you can focus on how it looks and how it will complement the room you want to put it in. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of beautiful rugs on the market for nearly every purpose, so you have a lot of choice. You can also make an area rug from a remnant using Instabind if you want to save a little money and recycle a nice piece of carpet.
If you need supplies for rug making, Bond has them, and we are here to help answer your questions. Call us at 1-888-800-BOND to talk to one of our helpful customer service representatives.