What Are the Best Quality Rugs Made Of?

What Are the Best Quality Rugs Made Of?


What Are the Best Quality Rugs Made Of?


If you’ve ever owned a rug, you know that just how they come in different shapes and sizes, they also come in different materials. If you haven’t, then that is exactly what this blog will help you with. The material with which a rug is crafted can determine various different elements such as the durability, visual appeal, and the maintenance required for a particular rug. These elements are extremely important to analyse when you are looking for a perfect rug for your home. 

Rugs should not be used to simply fill a space. They should elevate the design of a room and help give a space meaning and purpose. When it comes down to it, the process of selecting a rug for your space should be no different from selecting a work of art. You want to select a rug that speaks to you, and ensure that rug is made from the highest quality materials.

Let us take you through these different types of materials one by one, so that when you purchase a rug from Rugs and Home Furnishings you exactly know what you will be stepping on.


1. Pure Wool Rugs:

Wool has been a staple in rug making for centuries and for good reason. Wool’s enduring popularity stems from its durability and versatility. Of course, not all wool is created equal. For example, wool that is lanolin-rich will produce the most durable and vibrant rugs. Really, there are many factors that affect the quality of wool, including the sheep’s habitat and how the wool was processed.

In addition, wool rugs also tend to reduce a little bit of your work when it comes to stains, dust and water damage resistance. They also tend to be fame resistant due to their insulating properties. Another reason for this type of material to be largely preferred by consumers and brands alike is that it can be easily dyed. So if, after a certain period of time you get bored of your rug, you can dye it and easily give your rug and your home an eclectic makeover.



 2. Pure Silk Rugs:

 Silk unquestionably is a superior quality material. It has an incomparable sheen, and has a remarkable colour absorbance- a property which further enhances its elegance. Silk rugs can easily endure complex design schemes, and can be easily mixed with different types of materials. Therefore, the adaptable nature of the material makes it easier for rug makers to experiment with different design elements.

While these rugs do have an extremely unique and luxurious essence compared to any other material, their maintenance is just as elaborate. Therefore, it is often advised to place a silk rug in low foot traffic areas, and get them cleaned professionally every few weeks in case of any spillage or stains to keep its sheen alive for a long time. If you are someone who likes to vacuum their rugs regularly, it is best to set the vacuum cleaner at the lowest setting to protect it from any damage



3. Viscose Rugs:

 Viscose is a semi-synthetic fibre which is commonly used in different types of rugs. The answer to whether or not one should get a viscose rug for their home is- it depends. As a homeowner, when it comes to buying a viscose rug you should ask yourself a few questions.

A) Are you looking for something that looks great in your home and has a versatile design scheme? If so, then a viscose rug is definitely the material for you. Viscose rugs are known for their extremely adaptable nature and their lustrous finish. So in terms of design and aestheticism, you have nothing to worry about.

B) Are you looking for something that is pocket friendly? If affordability is an important criterion for you, then viscose rugs easily fit this requirement. They are available in a wide range of designs, textures, and are comparably more inexpensive than silk and wool rugs.

C) Are you looking for a rug that can endure a high foot traffic area and is durable? If durability is something you place a premium on, we suggest that you skip viscose, and consider wool or silk rugs. Viscose is a synthetic material, and can get frayed, stained, or unbounded quicker than other types of rug materials. Therefore, it is best to place a viscose rug where the foot traffic is not high, and furniture placement is not too heavy.


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