Buying a rug can be quite a challenge. There are different sizes and materials to choose from, and certain materials are easier to maintain and clean. As you can see, there are many different things you can come across when purchasing. In this blog we will give a number of tips in the field of size, material, maintenance, and cleaning of your rug.
HOW DO I DETERMINE THE CORRECT DIMENSIONS FOR A RUG?
A rug can provide a connection between the furniture. By adding a rug, the free-standing furniture in the room will get cohesion. It is very important to choose the right size, for example, by choosing a good carpet, a living room can look bigger and certain places can be made more intimate. We will take you in the different sizes and the associated benefits.
RUG IN A LARGE ROOM
First we start with the option where all the furniture is on the rug. This method can only be used in large rooms, the room must be so large that after placing the rug and placing the furniture, it is still possible to walk around the rug. In this way a kind of island can be created. An imaginary division is created in the room by using the rug in this way.
MAKING A SMALL SPACE LOOK BIGGER
In the second option, we only place the front legs of the furniture on the rug. In this way the furniture will be connected to each other. A rug that extends to about 1/3 under the sofa and chairs will make the living room look bigger. The legs of the side tables will not stand on the rug. Because the edge of the rug is under the furniture, the edge will wear out less quickly.
MAKING A SPACE MORE INTIMATE
The third option is to place the rug a few centimeters in front of the legs of the furniture. The rug that stops a few centimeters in front of the furniture will give a more intimate feeling. Also, only the reading chair and lamp or side table can be placed on a rug, this will also look intimate and it will look like a separate place.
RUG IN THE HALLWAY
Finally, the hallway or other rooms where people walk a lot can also be fitted with a rug. It is important to choose a variant that covers most of the tread, so that you cannot trip over the edges.
If you choose to place furniture on the carpet, do so with all the furniture within the seating group. If you choose not to place furniture on the carpet, we recommend that you do this with all furniture; be consistent. The best result is achieved when all furniture is placed in the same way on or next to the rug.
Tip, do you have doubts about the size of the rug? Then it might be useful to tape or cover the dimensions with newspaper. This way you can see if you have chosen the right size.
WHICH CARPET MATERIAL CAN I CHOOSE BEST?
In addition to the size of the rug, it is also wise to think about the material from which the rug is made. There are different natural and synthetic materials, each with its advantages.
Wool is a durable and natural material; it is super strong and lends itself well to making rugs. Wool has the property of being cool in the summer and in the winter it provides warmth. The hair is a little greasy, to keep the sheep warm in the cold months. In addition, it ensures that the coat is softer and shines beautifully. The hair of the sheep is very strongly intertwined to create a rug, which means that dirt can hardly get in between. If this does happen, it must be cleaned very carefully, do not use a steam cleaner. The heat will shrink the rug.
+ natural material - clean carefully
+ rich appearance - can shrink
+ cool in summer - fluff
+ warm in winter
You have bought a rug and you want to enjoy it for as long as possible. Then it is advisable to protect the rug against, among other things, dirt and stains. We will give some tips on how to maintain the rug.
IMPREGNATION OF A CARPET
It is best to feel the new carpet immediately after purchas, there are various sprays for sale, make sure you have the right one for the material the carpet is made of. First try the spray on a small area and see if there are no discolorations or other changes in the carpet. Then you can treat the entire rug, repeat this every six months as recommended by most types of sprays.
Tip , if you turn the rug every six months, you will enjoy it longer because it does not always wear in the same place.
CLEANING A RUG
In addition to being careful with the rug, an accident can happen. You've dropped the wine or something else on your rug. To remove this stain as well as possible, it is important to treat the stain as soon as possible after it has arisen, then you have the best chance that it will disappear.
COFFEE AND WINE STAINS IN THE CARPET
A cloth can be slightly moistened for coffee and wine stains, among other things. The stain is removed by dabbing. Chewing gum can be frozen by means of an ice spray, after which the chewing gum will release the fibers from the carpet. Stains caused by dirt can be removed by using baking powder. The powder should be sprinkled on the stain in combination with a little bit of hot water. Leave it on for a few hours and then pat the rug dry. Has the stain not completely disappeared? Then the process can be repeated.
CLEANING PRODUCTS FOR CARPETS
Do not rub on a stain, the stain will set further into the fabric. Also, do not use products such as washing-up liquid or washing powder, as this will remain in the carpet and will ensure that dirt is correctly attracted to the spot in the carpet. If you cannot get the stain out, you can always call in the help of a professional cleaning company. We have some care kits available that will help you protect and clean your rug.
With a rug, the room can be styled to your personal taste, so that it will speak even more for itself. Furnwise has different styles and models of rugs, from contemporary models to retro and vintage. In the webshop you can take a look at the current offer. There is bound to be a model that meets your taste and wish!