Before you invest in rugs or carpets, it is important that you spend time learning all that you can. With so many options available today, a knowledge of rug characteristics and traits can help you to narrow down your selection and make the best choice. At Carpet To Go, we help customers throughout Seattle, Everett, and Bellevue to get high quality area rugs.
To measure the space you would like the rug to cover, place pieces of paper where you would like the corners of the rug to fall. Then measure between the corners. When looking for a rug that will cover the majority of the room, leave about a 12″-15″ border of bare floor around the room. Many people appreciate the practice of placing an area rug beneath the dining room table. When searching for a rug to accomplish this purpose, measure an area that would allow the back legs of all chairs to remain on the rug, even when pushed away from the table. This can help to give you an idea of the size of rug you are searching for before you even begin the hunt.
There are three main types of designs. The ‘All-Over’ design is when the rug is designed with motifs spread all throughout the rug. A ‘Medallion’ rug has a large centerpiece as the focal point, and a ‘One-Sided’ rug is one where the design is woven and meant to be seen only from one direction.
There are different terms used to describe the age of any rug. Here are the terms and age ranges used when describing the antiquity of an area rug.
The condition of a rug is determined by the amount of wear and tear the rug has experienced over time. Handmade rugs fall under three specific condition classifications:
Depending on the kind of rug you are buying, the price on the tag may not be the only cost. The final area rug cost might include product delivery, as well as care and cleaning recommendations from the manufacturer. If all of these elements are leaving you overwhelmed, do not be discouraged! At Carpet To Go, our staff are equipped to help clients decide on the perfect shape, size, color, design, and pattern for their area rug. Our stores are located in Seattle, Bellevue, and Shoreline. For more information or assistance as you begin your search for an area rug, feel free to give us a call or fill out our contact form.