They are the only flooring product that you can install, then pick up and move.
Change them season to season or as your style changes.
Area rugs offer you softness, warmth and sound absorption on hard flooring surfaces
such as stone and wood.
They add another layer of design, luxury and warmth when laid on top of wall-to-wall
carpeting. Bare feet will welcome it.
And the cost spectrum of area rugs is just as wide and varied as the rugs.
Area rugs can be very inexpensive (cotton and synthetic) or phenomenally expensive
(ancient weaves) depending on the material used, how they were made and the degree
of artistry or intricacy in their design.
Handmade wool, 100% silk or wool and silk Oriental or Persian rugs have been known
to last hundreds of years and just seem to increase in value.
Relatively new are the "machine made" rugs, made with sophisticated design
patterns on computerized looms that can mimic more intricate and labor intense handmade
rugs at greatly reduced costs.
Because of the value these machine made rugs create, beautiful style, design and
color is more affordable than ever before.
Area rugs are generally made out of wool, silk, (or a blend of wool/silk), olefin
(polypropylene), or nylon, with some applications, particularly bath mats, made
Wool and silk rugs dominate the high end of the market.
Heat-set olefin rugs look much like wool, are easy to clean, and are moderately
priced in comparison to wool. They’re a great compromise.
The bottom line is that there are braided rugs, cotton rugs, natural rugs, exquisite
wool and silk Oriental rugs and magnificent Persian rugs.
They can be an investment that becomes your family heirloom and is passed down from
one generation to the next, or they can be practical and fun design elements that
move around to suit your mood.
If area rugs may be a possibility for your home, we invite you to learn all you
need to know in the other area rug sections here, and at our store.
Whether you shop here or there, welcome home.