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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Rugs
What types of rugs are available for inside and outside the home?
You can find indoor ones made from soft materials such as microfiber or velvet, and some also are made of a conditioned polyester that acts as a cushion to your bare feet or back. An outdoor small carpet or doormat usually comes in coarse materials and short yarn strands for catching dirt off the bottom of shoes. However, you also can find carpeting with shorter yarn strands that could be placed in a high-traffic hallway, dining area, or living room that serve as a mud mat. In addition, you might find outdoor ones that resemble real grass, and some indoor and outdoor types are woven by hand or machine and made of wool.
What styles of are available?
You can choose from light, bright, or dark color schemes that compliment your walls, furniture, curtains, décor, and trims. Some come in solid colors, but many of them have floral, Aztec, Persian, striped, or geometric designs on them. They also come in different shapes such as square, oval, or rectangle with solid-colored or fringed borders. Here are a few styles of floor coverings you could place in your home:
- Runners -- These oftentimes will have a geometric or floral pattern and run the length of a hallway.
- Floor mats -- Different sizes of floormats fit in front of a kitchen sink, at the top of porch steps, or by the back patio door. You can wipe your feet on them, and they can also catch drops of water near where you stand.
- Area rugs -- They usually sit in the middle of the room or will cover a hard floor surface off to the side. They serve two purposes, one of which would be to add to your room decoration scheme, and the other would be to serve as a dirt shield without covering your entire floor.
What special carpeting features are there?
Many of them have come coated with a treatment that makes them easy to spot clean with a damp cloth. When in stock, you also could select a fabric with an antibacterial layer for extra protection against germs. Additionally, some types of floor coverings have non-skid pads to keep them in place when frequently walked on by your household and visitors.
How do I decide which styles, colors or size of carpeting sections to choose for my home?
Look at room displays and pay attention to dimensions to ensure proper fit. Using a color wheel could also help you coordinate colors and patterns. Consider other factors such as ease of maintenance. Asking others for feedback could also help you choose the right carpeting for your home.