1) Defines a space
2) Enhances your decor by adding color, pattern and textures that coordinate with the rest of your furnishings
3) Softens hard surfaces and provides warmth underfoot
Best For High-Traffic Areas: wool, cotton, grasses, synthetic
Best For Low-Traffic Areas: silk, chenille
Wool Pros-Durable, soft, repels water and stains Cons- fades, absorbs humidity, sheds for a period of time
Best used in living rooms and dinning rooms.
Silk Pros- Luxurious surface, offers subtle sheen Cons-Expensive, sensitive to moisture, less sturdy than wool
Best used in Bedrooms
Cotton Pros- Strong, easy to clean, affordable, versatile Cons- Doesn't wear well over long periods of time
Best used in Kitchens, Kids rooms, casual spaces
Grasses Pros- Very strong, affordable, neutral Cons- Can be course to the touch, difficult to clean
Best used in Living rooms, hallways and sun rooms
Animal Skins Pros- Long lasting, soft, available in many designs Cons-Not good for damp or humid areas
Best used in Living rooms, offices and dens
which determines quality and ultimately, the price of the rug.