How to Remove Folds & Curls
Your new area rug has finally arrived and it is time to display your fresh centerpiece. After unfurling your rug, you notice the corners are slightly curved due to its tightly rolled packing, but not to worry, there are many ways to remove these troublesome bends. One option is to simply lay the rug out upside down for a couple of days to allow its fibers to relax and flatten naturally. If you can't wait to display your new floor art, place a heavy object, like a book or a piece of furniture, on each corner for a couple of days to smooth out the curves. Be careful not to trip over these objects and after a few days, your rug should be flushed to the ground and ready to catch the eye of any visitor.
Color & Size May Slightly Vary (Approx. 1 Inches)
It is important to note that due to the manufacturing process the particular size of each rug may differ about 1 inches in length or width. Hand-tufted, hand-knotted, and other handmade rugs may vary in size as a result of their hand-woven construction strategy, while power-loomed and machine-made rugs may vary in size due to the machine looming process. Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently. We try to edit our photos to show the samples as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor.
How to Clean & Maintain Your Area Rug
It is important to vacuum your rug regularly to prevent dust, dirt, and crumbs from settling into the roots. If loose ends are found do not pull them out by hand, be sure to cut them with a scissor to avoid tugging out unwanted threads. To steer clear of fading and ensure even wear to avoid continuous and direct sunlight exposure, turn the rug regularly, and use rug protectors on the feet of any heavy furniture on top of the rug. If a spill occurs firmly blot the area around the spill with a clean, dye-free cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. For hard to remove stains professional cleaning is recommended.
How to Choose a Rug for Your Dining Room
When choosing the shape and size of an area rug for your dining room the main detail to focus on is your dining table and its seating capacity. All four legs of each chair should be comfortably situated on the rug even when they are pulled out. A general rule of thumb for dining rooms is that your rug should extend at least 24 inches around the table. Also, there should be 18 inches of floor space between the rug and the wall. A size 5’ x 8’ rug is recommended for smaller dining areas seating 2-4 people while an 8’ x 10’ or 9’ x 12’ is recommended for larger dining spaces seating 6-8 people. If you have a square dining table with a seating capacity of 4-6 people, placing a 7 or 9 foot round rug could attractively tie your room together.
How to Choose a Rug for Your Bedroom
When choosing an area rug for your bedroom the most important aspect to focus on is the size of your bed. For a full-size bed, it is recommended that you use a 5’ x 8’ area rug placing the rug perpendicular to the bed, exposing it in the front and equally on both sides of your bed. The same rule applies to queen-sized beds, but it is recommended that an 8’ x 10’ or 9’ x 12’ rug is purchased. When choosing a rug for beneath a king-size bed, bigger is better. A rug that is too small will detract from the grand look of your bedroom and create an uncoordinated aesthetic. If you are choosing a rug for a room with a twin size bed the rug should be large enough to have approximately 18-24 inches exposed on the front and sides of the bed.
How to Choose a Rug for Your Living Room
There are many rules of thumb to follow when deciding what size area rug to purchase for your living room. It is recommended that you leave approximately 18 inches of exposed floor space around the perimeter of your rug. When it comes to area rugs, bigger can indeed be better. Larger rugs allow your room to maintain a coordinated aesthetic while an undersized rug can make the furnishings around it seem uncoordinated. If you have purchased a 5’ x 8’ rug it is recommended that you position all legs of the furniture off of the rug, for an 8’ x 10’ you should place the front legs of your furniture on the outer edges of the rug and for a 9’ x 12’ tall furniture should be placed directly on the rug to establish the aspect of your living room.