Rugs come in all types of materials. Here at Rockridge Furniture & Design, we always get asked by our customers which material is the right choice for their home. You’re in luck! We listed the 5 most popular rug materials and their benefits.
For an elegant look and a sophisticated feel, silk rugs are your best choice. They bring on a stylish and dramatic design to any room. We suggest placing a silk rug in a low traffic area to avoid any spills or shoe tracks on the delicate material and because they require a professional clean only.
You can buy a rug that looks and feels like silk, without putting a dent in your wallet. Viscose mimics silk’s sleek shine and lavish style, creating a luxurious space. To keep the quality of the viscose rug, you should also keep it in a low traffic area to preserve their shiny fibers and soft touch.
Wool rugs are great if you have kids, pets, parties, or all of the above.
Well-made wool rugs have a natural ability to resist staining and soiling. The sheep’s natural oils repel water, dust, and dirt. Plus they are soft and cushy to the touch, so please barefoot only!
For a more affordable alternative to a wool rug, a polypropylene rug is your next best choice. It’s durable and easy to clean. They can also be used outdoors!
In a casual, laid-back room, a cotton rug is a great piece because they are budget-friendly, reliable, and most are reversible. If you’re going for a natural and bohemian look, a cotton rug will work well in the space. Don’t forget to add a rug pad underneath to insure that it stays in its’ place.