If you’re in the market for large rugs for your home or business there are quite a few things you’ll want to consider before rushing out and making a purchase at Land of Rugs. To start with it is important to look at the area where you’re going to place the rug. Getting the right size and style is quite possibly the most important step in the process because without getting these things right, your rugs won’t ever look the way you had hoped.
Many people mistakenly believe that there are only a few different sizes for large rugs, and that they can just choose one that they think will fit in the room. The fact is, however, that you can obtain them in just about any size you can imagine, for any type of room. Some people want a long rug for their hallway, and others are looking for an extra large area rug for a formal living room. The best way to pick out the size is to first measure the room you’re planning to place it in. With that you can decide how close you want it to be from the edges of the walls.
In many cases people prefer about a foot to eighteen inches of empty space between the edge of the rug and the wall, though that can change based on the size of the room and the desired style. In many cases it is smarter to try to go with a percentage of the room as empty space rather than a set amount of space. This way you’re getting a properly proportioned layout to the room.
This is where finding the right rugs for sale can become very interesting. For some people, selecting the style of rug will be the most enjoyable, for others it is something they feel hesitant about. The fact is, however, the larger the rugs you are choosing, the more options you’ll have to choose from. The following are just some of the many different options to look through:
- How it’s made – Part of the style will include how the rug is made. This can be either handmade or machine made.
- Design – There are thousands of different options when it comes to the design of your rug. For example, you can place the emphasis on an Oriental option, a solid colour, or a more modern look. But remember to make sure that the colour scheme you choose will go well with the room furnishings and decoration.
- Material – You can select rugs made from wool, acrylic, polypropylene, polyester, viscose, as well as a range of other materials too. In addition to the longevity of the rug, the pile will also affect how it looks and feels, so make sure to take your time and get the rug pile that you absolutely love the best.
Caring for Your Rug
Once you’ve purchased your rug and have it in place you will need to take good care of it. This should start from the first day you have it as much of the task involved in caring for it is going to be preventative in nature. That way, you will save money in the long run as the rug will stay looking great for much longer.
When you do have to clean your rug you’re clearly not going to be able to just throw it in a washing machine, and you may, in some instances, need to take it to specialist cleaners. The best way to clean larger rugs at home is with a carpet cleaning machine. While this equipment is simple to use, you’ll want to make sure to pick out the right cleaning chemicals based on the type of materials used in your rug or it could cause damage. However, some rug yarns are extremely sensitive to chemicals so before you attempt to clean them, it is advisable to read our rug care guide or to contact us direct for guidance.