Alexanian's Area Rug Buying Guide

- Fibre -

One of the biggest questions when shopping for rugs is how to choose a rug material. Today’s rug marketplace includes a variety of possibilities. The most common tend to be wool, cotton, polypropylene or silk; each one has its advantages.

Choosing the right rug material for you depends on where you’ll be placing the rug and texture preference as each material offers different levels of softness, stain resistance and durability. Read on to learn the difference in rug materials to help you choose the most functional and fashionable piece!



Rug Types by Fibre

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Rug Types By Construction

- Construction -

Rug construction refers to the way in which a rug is made. A rug’s construction determines how your rug will feel, look, and hold up in the years to come. There are many ways to construct a rug. Below are the most common types explained to help you make the most informed decision:

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- Pile -

Pile references to the density of the rugs fibres, while pile height references to the thickness of a rug measured from it's surface to its backing.
Pile heights vary from, less than 1/4″ (low); 1/4″ to 1/2″ (medium); 1/2″ to 3/4″ (plush) and shag rugs may be even longer.



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