There is a perfect rug for anywhere you need one, but the challenges of foot traffic, moisture, and other environmental factors should be a part of your selection process in addition to the color and design. With so many construction methods and materials, we thought that a simple and abridged approach to rugs types and their best uses might be helpful!
Hand-tufted wool rugs are made with thick and sumptuous yarns, and feel luxurious underfoot. These rugs are best suited for medium and low traffic areas including living and family rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.
Hand-hooked wool rugs, composed of smaller loops, have a lower pile and profile than a tufted rug. Hooked rugs meet the demands of all traffic levels from bedrooms to kitchens, and are best used in a dry location as opposed to any entryway or mud room.
Hand-tufted cut and loop pile wool rugs are an excellent choice for any room, and offer up lots of visual interest via their surface texture. These rugs are ready to take on all your traffic patterns.
Bamboo viscose is a new yarn for its soft shimmer and shine, and for its ability to become saturated with dyes yielding spectacular colors. It is soft and luxurious, so we like to think of bamboo viscose as cashmere for your floor. Hand spun bamboo viscose rugs are best suited for your dressier spaces that experience lower traffic such as living rooms and bed rooms.
Polypropylene hooked and flatweave rugs are perfect for any space, indoors or out. These rugs take a beating, can be cleaned with a garden hose, and stand up to all traffic levels including that of mudrooms, porches, and entryway. Yet they look just right in a family room, bedroom, or kitchen.