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What to look for?

Few items in a home possess the ability to effortlessly unify a room’s look as effectively as a rug. Whether it serves as the inspiration for the entire space or adds a final, finishing touch, it can really make or break the look and feel of your room.

What do I need to consider?

  • From dimensions and materials to style and craftsmanship, numerous factors must be carefully considered when choosing your rug. Such as where it will be placed and what purpose is it meant to serve, for example is it a statement piece or a functional one that prevents slips.
  • Next, you’ll want to consider size, shape, style, material, and pile.


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What Ar My Options?

  • Carved: Typically start as patterned or plain rugs, with intricate elements hand-carved for added dimension. Hand-tufted in India or China using wool or acrylic, or machine-made Wiltons with post-production hand or machine carving.
  • Natural look and flat weave: Often flat-woven Wiltons with minimalist designs, highly durable and stain-resistant. Kilim rugs, flat hand or machine-woven, resemble heavy blankets in traditional styles.
  • Hall runners: Long, narrow rugs woven to fit hallways, kitchens, and other elongated spaces.
  • Velvet: Feature a short, tightly woven pile surface, resembling velvet.
  • Striped: Showcased linear patterns, a blend of modern and traditional designs originating over a thousand years ago.
  • Traditional: Bold, centuries-old patterns with medallions and motifs, influenced by Persian, Turkish, and 17th-century French design elements like fleur-de-lis, flora, borders, and medallions.
  • Round: Ideal for adding a unique touch to any room, fitting awkward spaces.
  • Modern: Offer limitless design possibilities, from abstract to coherent, showcasing contemporary creativity.
  • Persian and oriental: Hand-knotted by artisans over months, featuring various styles, finishes, and materials, like wool or silk, with rich cultural histories.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various types, each offering its own distinctive charm and appeal. The primary categories include Oriental rugs, known for their intricate handmade designs and patterns, and Modern rugs, which showcase contemporary designs and colour schemes.

Rug quality is assessed through various factors, such as knot count (higher counts often denote superior quality), the materials utilized (like wool, silk, or synthetic fibers), the rug’s age, and the complexity of its design. Handmade rugs, particularly those boasting a high knot count and crafted from natural fibers, are typically regarded as of superior quality.

When selecting a rug, it’s essential that it accommodates the size of your seating area rather than the entire room. Ideally, all the furniture within the seating area should fit comfortably on the rug. If that’s not feasible, at the very least, the front legs of larger furniture pieces should rest on the rug. In a dining area, ensure the rug is sufficiently large to accommodate the chairs, even when pulled out from the table.

While traditional wall-to-wall carpeting may not be the most practical choice for dog owners due to its susceptibility to stains and odours. Rugs can be a food alternative. More information can be found in our dog friendly flooring blog 

Creating an inviting entryway with stair runners is a great way to enhance the look and functionality of your home, Need help choosing the perfect runner more information can be found in our blog

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