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Best Area Rug Fiber Materials

Area rugs are an ideal way to enhance the beauty of almost any room in your home.  Not only do they provide uniqueness, but they also add comfort, “softness” and acoustical value to large expanses of tile or wood floors.

There are endless patterns, colors, and fibers to explore.  Fiber selection is important; so consider location and use when selecting fiber.

High traffic entryways and kitchen call for sturdy, easy to clean fibers like woven polypropylene. Designs and patterns have come a long way in recent years in this category that give many design opportunities. These materials are very low pile that are easy to clean. Patterns and designs are limitless, especially for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

Wool is a natural fiber that is renewable and is the best-wearing and most resilient fiber. Generally wool holds its value much longer compared to synthetic fiber. Also, wool does not burn, so that is a great safety feature for a home. Often a small percentage of another fiber is added to wool for optimum patterns and styles, but the rug will keep the attributes of 100% wool. 

Other area rug fibers are tencel, viscose and polyester/polypropylene. Tencel and viscose are made from plant fiber and create beautiful, colorful rugs with a silky sheen. They are more delicate fibers and are recommended for areas that get minimal kid and pet use! Polypropylenes and polyesters are making a comeback with colorful patterns and designs. With woven construction, these rugs are quite durable and stain-resistant but have a higher amount of sheen.

The sky is the limit when it comes to custom area rugs. Let us help you find the perfect area rug for your home that fits your budget and adds joy to the space!