Guide To Rugs
Can't decide which rug to get? Not sure how to care for it? We're here to help you, check out this guide for commonly asked questions and concerns.
Unroll your rug and allow it to air out. Lay flat and the wrinkles will disappear in a few days
- Regular vacuuming is recommended, especially for rugs prone to shedding
- Blot spills with water and a clean towel, don't rub
- Prolong your rug's life by using one of rug pads
Occasionally you may need to have your rug cleaned by a professional. Make sure your rug cleaning professional knows the construction of your rug and its fiber content.
My rug is shedding a heavy amount, is this normal?
Shedding occurs when small pieces of fiber come loose from the rug, eventually falling off. It may seem like your rug is shedding too much, but this is completely normal for a new rug and should subside within a couple of months.
How should I store my area rug?
If you are going to store your rug away for any length of time we HIGHLY recommend that you ROLL your rug. In no case should you fold the rug because this causes creases and damage to the rug. wrap it in plastic with moth flakes, then seal the package with tape. Lastly, Poke a couple of holes in the plastic so your can breathe.
Why might my rug smell. Is this normal?
In some cases, your rug might have a distinct smell. This smell is non-toxic and will dissipate after you keeping the rug out in the air. Your Rug needs time to air out and the smell will fade in a matter or days or weeks.
Do I need a rug pad?
We highly recommend investing in a pad under every rug. This keeps your rug in place and helps it lay flat.
How To Measure and Place Your Rug
Arrange your furniture so that it all rests on the rug, or place your outer pieces so they rest half on the rug and half off. Allow around 18 inches of space between your sofa and coffee table. Always be sure to size up; a larger rug makes a room feel open and less cluttered.
For a queen bed, choose a standard size 8’ x 10‘ rug, or flank your bed with two smaller rugs. Be sure to leave 8-10 inches of breathing room between your rug and your nightstand. For two twin beds choose an 8’ x 10’ or place a smaller rug in between.
8' X 10' RUG WITH TWIN BEDS 8' X 10' RUG WITH QUEEN BED
3' X 5' RUG BETWEEN TWO TWIN BEDS 3' X 5' RUGS FLANKING QUEEN BED
Allow for at least 2 feet of extra space on all sides, so guests can pull back chairs without tripping over the edge of the rug.
In a long galley style kitchen or one with an island, opt for a runner rug for depth and perspective. For an L-shaped kitchen, chose a smaller 3’ x 5‘ or 5’ x 8’ rug.
RUNNER IN A GALLERY KITCHEN 3' X 5' IN A KITCHEN DESIGNED WITH AN L SHAPE
Place a runner in front of a double vanity or choose a small 2’ x 3’ rug for in front of the sink. Be careful not to allow your rug to sit in standing water.
RUNNER FOR A DOUBLE VANITY SMALL 2' X 3' OR 3' X 5' RUG IN FRONT OF A SINK
Add visual interest and perspective to a hallway with a long runner. When measuring, allow no more than 5 inches and no less than 3 inches from the walls.
LONG HALLWAY WITH RUNNER