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Know Your Area Rugs

Posted on: April 20, 2009

Area rugs are most often made out of silk and wool, cotton, jute or bamboo.  I am ignoring the synthetics, since they are not friendly to the environment. So what kind should you choose for your home?

Silk and wool rugs (the Persians and Oriental carpets)while made all over the world, most often come from Persia, India, Iran, China and Turkey. They can me handmade, hand-knotted, hand-tufted, hand-hooked, flat-woven, or Aubusson.

They don’t belong in areas where there is a lot of traffic, since they are costly, need to be dry-cleaned, and stain easily.  You can, however, spot clean them for small stains. They are best used under a glass table, in a conversation grouping, or in a bedroom.

Chenille rugs are usually made from cotton.  In the 50s, chenille was very popular for bathroom rugs and for bedspreads, but is enjoying new popularity as clothing,  area rugs and throw rugs. You might find them  braided or thickly woven in bright stripes or cheerful florals.

Because they can be thrown in the washer, they can be used anywhere, including kitchens, bathrooms and children’s rooms. If the rug you buy has no non-skid backing, put some non-slip sheeting under your new purchase. They show dirt easily, though, so I wouldn’t use them as a runner in a hallway.

Bamboo area rugs and mats are sturdy, and can be used both indoors and out.  They are versatile and come both patterned and solid-colored.  They are not expensive, and can be rolled up and easily moved from one spot to another.

Because they are all natural, strong, and easily wiped off, they can be used in all the places cotton can, with the addition of hallway runners, entryways, and patios. Bamboo regenerates quickly in the wild, making it very environmentally friendly.


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