Area Rugs Basics


Whether you’re looking for a new focal point in your living space or need a new neutral base, an area rug is a great place to start!  If you’ve recently installed new hardwood floors, tile or laminate flooring, an area rug is the perfect way to help protect those new floors.  When purchasing your area rug, we highly suggest adding a rug pad underneath your rug to increase safety, extend the life of your rug and to protect that new flooring underneath your area rug.

Before buying an area rug, think about your style goals. An area rug can add an extra cozy feel to your room and is also an easy way to define a living space; especially in a larger room or in an open concept designed home.  An area rug can also infuse warmth, texture and style into your design.  You can even have fun with rugs by layering different rug patterns, colors and sizes to create contrast and excitement.

When selecting an area rug, factoring in the material is key.  There are many options from Polyester, Silk, Synthetic, Triexta, Wool, Leather, Jute, Polypropylene and more!  Take into consideration of where you rug is will be placed in your home.  Is it in a high traffic area? Do you have kids?  Are you looking for something that is stain resistant and a little more durable?  Or something that gives off a beautiful sheen, like Silk?

One last thing to consider is the construction of the area rug. This refers to how the rug is made, which can make all of the difference.  The construction determines the look, quality, texture and the life of your rug.

You can choose from Flat-Weaves, Hand Hooked, Hand Knotted, Hand Tufted, Handmade, Machine Made, Printed and more at Rugs.Shop.

Area rugs can also act as a great defense against allergens.

Here are a few benefits:

  • When you choose a rug with natural fibers, such as Jute or Sisal or a synthetic rug choice like Polpropylene are great options to resist mold and mildew.
  • Can easily be removed from your living space for regular cleaning
  • Helps trap pollen particles from the air that can be then vacuumed up

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We can help you understand more about Area Rugs when you come into the store and talk to our flooring experts.

Some of our brands we love

At Macco's Floor Covering Center, we want to ensure that you're getting the highest quality flooring! See our Featured Area Rug Brands and Manufacturers below!

karastan | Macco's Floor Covering Center
liora Manne logo | Macco's Floor Covering Center
Nourison logo | Macco's Floor Covering Center
Braclay | Macco's Floor Covering Center