Braided Rugs: Few Tips for Choosing One for Your House

Origins dated back to Colonial America, braided rugs ( ) are convenient for adding charm and style to any room in your home. Braiding is a versatile yet very old technique that has been modernized in recent times for displaying its charm and appeal. Today, the rugs are machine-made using flat or tubular braid technique.  As these rugs are available in various colors, shapes, and sizes, it is easy to find the perfect one that will fit nicely into your house. We have shared some tips to choose the perfect braided rug for your house.

Material – Whenever you are buying a rug, never overlook the material. It is the most important thing. Wool is the most cleanable and durable material, therefore it is best for trafficked areas like family rooms and entrances. Wool rugs must be used in bathrooms and bedrooms. Another material polypropylene which is synthetic works both indoors and outdoors will not mold or stain and can be hosed off. Both polypropylene and cotton are also available in chenille (a texture that makes a rug fuzzy).

Shape – The most popular braided rug ( ) is the oval shape and eighty-five percent of this shape is sold which is the most traditional shape. Round shaped rugs are also popular, squares and rectangles are the new entrants in the market that offers an updated version on the old look making them work well in contemporary spaces. If a room has many linear pieces, adding a curve will look nice.

Size – You know why customer return their rugs because they have received very small sizes. Before ordering or visiting a store, take sheets, newspaper or cardboard for making a template of the size of the rug on the floor. Measuring the floor with tape is not a reliable option. When you are choosing a rug that you want to put underneath a table, add a minimum of two feet on all sides of the table for providing the chairs pull-out room. In living areas, either place all furniture rugs on the rug or nothing (No legs on the rug looks much better).

Color – Do not hesitate to ask for a sample before finalizing your dream rug. Majority of the rug mills manufacture rugs to order. There will be no extra rugs available in warehouses so that you can come at any time and check. Therefore, if there is a color mismatch you have to pay fees for return shipping plus restocking. Some people order a rug in custom colors but when they received the fiber samples the colors are not at all good. So take help from a professional to get the right color combination. It is better to discuss with the mill guys who have a trained eye and will guide which color works best for each room.

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