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Article: Two Things to Consider When Choosing an Area Rug

hand-knotted Persian rug

Two Things to Consider When Choosing an Area Rug

If you are in the process of selecting a high-quality area rug from Handcraft Rugs, you may have found yourself overwhelmed by the vast array of available options and styles. Read on to learn some tips for choosing the best area rug for your specific needs.


If you are shopping to an area rug to serve the entire room, you may want to follow the rule of choosing one that is two feet shorter than the smallest wall of the room. If you are placing the area rug underneath a table, ensure it is large enough to extend at least 18 inches around it. On the other hand, if you are shopping for a rug to place in an entryway, measure to ensure that the rug is at least as wide as the doorway. In this case, you should also choose a low-profile rug to make certain that it will not snag when the door opens or closes.


When you purchase an area rug, you are investing in a high-quality product that has the potential to last a lifetime. That being said, many home and business owners choose to look for an area rug of the best quality they can afford. While handmade Persian rugs may be considered expensive, for example, they are constructed to last.

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contemporary living room with an area rug

How to Arrange Area Rugs throughout Your Home

Area rugs are a convenient and affordable alternative to wall-to-wall carpet. They are easier to clean and require less of a commitment. If you have your eye on a beautiful floral, geometric or aut...

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den with stone fireplace and vintage area rug

Three Factors to Maintaining Your Area Rug

Authentic Indian rugs, cabin rugs, and the like are investments that should be properly protected and maintained. Keep reading for some tips on how to adequately maintain your area rug. Regular Cle...

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