Area Rugs

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Adding an area rug can create warmth, anchor an arrangement, and really tie the room together.

ADD WARMTH AND COLOR

Find a rug that you love and use it as inspiration to decorate the space around it. Area rugs are easy to move from room to room. You can put rugs in different rooms of your home to create fresh looks.

An area rug can be the foundation of your room’s look. Even if your taste is traditional, a contemporary rug can add a nice contrast. In a modern room, a traditional or Oriental rug can soften the look.

Look for a common accent color in your room and find a rug with that color in it for additional emphasis. If your room is brightly colored, select a neutral colored rug. If your room is neutral, a vibrant rug will add a needed statement and focal point.

In general, dark colored rugs add warmth to a room while light colored rugs make a space appear larger. If you have pets or children, consider a dark or multi-colored rug to hide dirt.

DEFINING SPACES WITHIN A ROOM

You can create sitting area or a cozy space in front of a fireplace. If you are using a rug to define a space, leave no more than two feet of carpet past the edge of the furniture.

TIPS

Knot count refers to how many knots there are in a rug in a certain area–the higher the knot count, the longer it takes to weave the rug. However, that doesn’t make a difference in the actual quality of the rug. It will be strong either way, but it will be slightly stronger if it has a high knot count.

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flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design
flooring-area-rugs, Floortex Design

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Rugs are an easy, beautiful way to decorate your home and make the statement you want to make! Here are some tips and things to consider to make sure your rug lasts as long as possible:

A new rug may shed when vacuumed for the first few times. Wools especially do this, but some synthetic fibers also will. This is not a defect and is normal. Do not worry, your rug is not falling apart, it is simply the “extra”, loose fibers coming out. This will stop soon after a few vacuums.

“Sprouts” are a normal part of owning an area rug with loops. If long ends appear, do not pull them! This is not a defect in your rug, but a condition called “sprouting”. This condition is common with all rugs, especially hand-hooked and machine- hooked rugs. Simply use a pair of scissors to carefully cut the sprouts even with the surface of the rug.

TIPS

A rug cushion will help extend the life of your rug. Even if your rug is not sliding around, or has large furniture on it; a rug cushion helps. The rug cushion will absorb the steps and traffic, rather than the rug fibers themselves.

Care and cleaning will prolong the life of any rug. We recommend the following:

REGULAR VACUUMING

Not only keeps your rug clean, but pulls the fibers up to stand proud as the day you purchased your rug.

CLIP LONG ENDS

Longer fibers may work to the surface after use or
vacuuming. Never pull these ends out – clip them off even with the rug’s surface in order to not cause any damage to
the rug’s weave.

CLEAN SPILLS AND SPOTS IMMEDIATELY

Never rub a spill. Always blot to prevent fraying of the yarns. We recommend a very light solution (1-2 TB per gallon) of Woolite and warm water. NEVER use dish soap. Also, most carpet cleaner spotters will work. Using a wet/dry vacuum will give you the best results to remove all of the stain or soil in a spot. However, be sure to test cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous area to be sure the cleanser will not damage the fiber.

PROFESSIONALLY CLEAN PERIODICALLY

Remove deep-down dirt and grime.

ROTATE RUGS PERIODICALLY

Regular traffic will begin to show eventually, so be sure to rotate rugs in order to create even wear across the entire rug surface.

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