How does Synthetic compare to Wool?
Synthetic area rugs generally resist staining and soiling better than wool area rugs, although wool provides excellent stain resistance if caught quickly. Wool fibers are available in hand and machine-made area rugs, but synthetic area rugs are usually more affordable. Wool tends to wear longer than synthetic fibers, because the natural tendency of wool fiber is to stretch rather than break. The protein core of a wool fiber absorbs dye well, which creates a softer appearance compared to synthetic fibers.
What is a hand-tufted area rug?
Hand-tufted area rugs are usually created by punching yarn in a cloth that is attached to a frameand then gluing the back with latex after hooking the yarn. The surface loop pile is then sheareto produce a flat surface. This process creates an area rug that is very plush, generally lesexpensive and easier to make than hand-knotted area rugs.
How long will my area rug last?
Area rug durability is generally determined by the material, construction, and amount of traffic in space. By carefully considering where the area rug will be placed and how it will be used, you can anticipate its longevity. View an expected longevity chart. Do some countries produce better area rugs than others? Every type of area rug from different countries has the potential for excellent quality as well as problems.
What area rug size do I need for my room?
There are no precise guidelines for selecting an area rug for a room, other than a dining area. good method to determine the right size is to spread bed linens as a substitute to approximate the size, take measurements, and choose the closest size available. In a dining area, measure the table and provide at least four additional feet to the length and width. In this manner, the chair legs remain on the area rug when pulled away from the table.
Will my area rug fade?
Synthetic dyes last longer than natural dyes. In areas with high sun exposure, some fading may occur, so consider the space in which you will place the area rug. Most area rugs will provide years of vibrant color that do not fade under normal light conditions.
Is an underlay (rug pad) necessary?
We strongly encourage the use of an area rug underlay to protect your area rug from abrasion, impact , and cleaning. A quality underlay can add years to the life of your area rug while providing additional safety and acoustic benefits.
My area rug just arrived, and it appears to be creased. Do I have a problem?
During shipping many area rugs develop creases or the pile gets compressed, which usually disappears within two weeks.