What is the Best Rug Fabric for your Home?

Choosing between rug fabrics is a crucial stage in the rug-buying process. Rug fabrics affect the way a rug looks and feels, as well as defining how durable it is. Having lots of rug materials available to you doesn’t make the process any easier, and so this guide should help you to decipher which fabric is most suitable to your needs.

Wool Rugs

Wool is one of the most frequently-used materials for a rug. Here are some characteristics of a woollen rug to help you in finding out whether it’s the best material for your perfect rug.

What makes them so good:

•Resilient wool fibres make a woollen rug perfect for standing up to areas of high foot traffic. This durability means that you’re investing in a rug which will maintain its look and feel for a long time.

•Wool naturally repels water and stains, meaning that a spilt drink won’t cost you a new rug. This is good for peace of mind and means that you don’t have to be too delicate with the rug.

•This fabric produces a rug that is soft and cozy underfoot, as every rug should feel!

Downfalls:

•The only downside is that woollen rugs can fade in the sun and is known to absorb moisture, so best not to place in a damp space.

We recommend placing a woollen rug in dining rooms, living rooms, and other high-traffic areas – such as hallways. Woollen rugs can be seen in both modern and traditional-style rugs, as this fabric is very versatile.

Sheepskin Rugs

A sheepskin rug is great for creating a stylish statement in a space that is lovely to look at and comfortable to walk on.

What makes them so good:

•This material is extremely soft underfoot and is the epitome of comfort.

•These rugs can actually be cleaned quite easily, and so they will continue to look as luxurious as when you first purchased the rug.

Downfalls:

•Although sheepskin rugs are durably, they are better for low-traffic areas.

•A sheepskin rug shouldn’t be placed in an area that is damp or humid, as this affects the texture of the rug.

Sheepskin rugs are great for adding some luxury to your bedroom, a statement in your office, or other low-traffic areas. Due to the nature of these rugs, we don’t recommend putting them in a child’s bedroom or an area of the house that is accessible to household pets. A sheepskin rug is more of a decorative feature to look at than a rug to be constantly walked on.

Polypropylene Rugs

Synthetic rugs have developed greatly over the years, and are now able to possess the characteristics of rugs made from natural fibres.

What makes them so good:

•Polypropylene rugs are extremely easy to clean and are treated so that they repel stains and water. This makes them extremely child-friendly and low-maintenance.

•This fabric is extremely durable and therefore great for areas of high foot traffic.

•Unlike other rug fabrics, a polypropylene rug can withstand sun exposure and moisture, meaning that they can be placed pretty much anywhere!

Downfalls:

•They are soft and comfortable to walk on, but can often still feel artificial.

A polypropylene rug is great for hallways and rooms that are sunny and have high-traffic. Additionally, a polypropylene rug is great in a house that has children or pets as they can withstand spilt food and muddy paws.

The best material for a rug depends entirely on where the rug is intended to be placed, and how must foot traffic it needs to endure. Knowing the characteristics explained in this post should help you to narrow down your search.

If you require any assistance on choosing a rug, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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