- Carpet Rugs Buying Guide
Carpet Rugs from Dunelm Mill
Carpet rugs are one of the oldest standing rug types in existence and are believed to have originated in Asia. In fact the earliest surviving carpet rug in existence is the ‘Pazyryk Carpet’ excavated from Siberia. It is believed that this rug dates back to the 4th century BC. The fact that this style of rug is still popular today emphasises the benefits and qualities of the product.
Characteristics of Carpet Rugs
Carpet rugs are textile floor coverings most commonly used in the home. The rug consists of a pile type fabric that is attached to the non-slip backing of the rug. The pile is usually made of wool or synthetic fibre. This style of rug is traditionally hardwearing and ideal for a well used family home.
Woven Carpet Rugs
Woven carpet rugs are available in two different formats. The difference in styles is dependent on the type of pile that you choose for your rug. A plush pile rug consists of cut pile, almost resembling the look of thick grass. Alternatively you can choose a Berber pile rug which is made up of looped pile. Carpet rugs are the perfect choice if you want to add a splash of colour to your home as the material can be dyed to various different colours.
This style of carpet rug is more technologically advanced than that of the woven carpet rug. This style of rug is created by combining felt and man-made fibres. The composition of this rug made it one of the most hardwearing carpet rugs available on the market. This style of rug is often found in hotels or restaurants where carpet durability is high on the agenda.
The carpet rug has many different variations. The above Woven and Needlefelt are perhaps the most common for both uses in public places and in the home. However, alternative carpet rug compositions include knotted, tufted and flatweave, although these designs are less common on the British market. Whichever design and composition you choose you can be sure that your carpet rug will last for years to come, making it a very economical and manageable rug.
Carpet Rug Styles
Shag Carpet Rugs
Shag carpet rugs are one of the most stylish designs of rugs on the market. A favourite of most interior designers, this style of rug has the potential to totally transform the look and feel of your room. Shag rug carpets are a luxurious product with their thick plush pile they instantly create a feeling of warmth and cosiness in your home. The stylishness of this product is perfectly complemented by the fact that this design of rug was evolved from the common carpet rug and so it profits from many of the benefits of a carpet rug. A key example of this is the durability of the material; however, this type of rug also simultaneously exudes a look and feel of pure style.
Wool Carpet Rugs
When purchasing rugs, wool is often thought to be the best suited to the home. With its luxuriously soft feel and hardwearing properties it’s no wonder wool carpet rugs are a staple favourite in the market. Wool is a traditional rug material and has been a favoured material in the rug market for many years. Some of the main benefits include:
- Excellent resiliency: This style of rug will always keep its shape even in the most used of homes
- Durable: The natural fibre in the wool creates a structural resistance and increases the material’s flexibility
- Excellent colour retention: Wool can be dyed to almost any colour you wish and due to the nature of the material these colours will last the test of time
- Environmentally Friendly: Wool is definitely a ‘green’ option when it comes to rugs. Wool is a renewable resource and is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly rug materials on the market
Damask Carpet Rugs
This style of rug is totally different from the aforementioned shag and wool carpet rugs. This style of rug consists of a dramatic two-tone floral design which is often used as the centre piece of a room. This style of rug will create a talking piece for the design of your room and will often be complemented with a wooden floor. These beautiful crafted rugs are composed of a medium pile that creates a luxuriously soft feel and look. These rugs are usually hand carved and instantly create an interesting and stylish look to your room.
Carpet Rug Care
All of our carpet rugs come with their own tailor made instruction kit to help you make the most out of your product and to keep your rug looking great for years to come. However, below are a few key points to consider when caring for your carpet rug.
- Carpet rugs are very easy to clean, usually a light vacuum should suffice
- Carpet rugs are generally very good at limiting the damage a stain can do to a rug, usually the best approach would be to lightly dab at any stains with a clean wet cloth
- Do not machine wash your rug unless specifically stated in the care instructions that accompany your product