The Beauty and Benefit of Custom Rugs

You can add beautiful style to any room by adding a bound area rug!  Bound area rugs are a good flooring choice because:

  • They can be bolder in design and color – there’s no need to be conservative – In fact, the rug can “make” the room, it can create an instant focal point. You can choose whatever design you like and create a masterpiece!
  • They can be changed easily and often. Want a new room?  Get a new rug!  Get something colorful and dramatic.  Get it now.  No fuss, no mess, no hassles, no installation.  Just quick, easy design power.  Change them seasonally if you wish!
  • They are budget-friendly! If you love a high-fashion look without a high price tag, bound rugs are one great way to go. Choose a large, modern graphic pattern—a hot trend these days—and pair it with whatever décor you have.  It’s wonderful with minimalistic, industrial, and eclectic looks.  And it’s wonderful that you won’t be spending a bundle.
  • They are soft and inviting—adding visual and actual warmth to a room
  • They provide a protective layer, shielding hardwood (and other hard surface floors—laminate, tile, or resilient-vinyl) from scuffs, scratches, spills, and stains
  • They minimize noise, adding quiet
  • They are slip-resistant, adding safety

How to take care of custom rugs…

The most important step in area rug care is regular vacuuming!  Soil particles can damage fibers—so the less soil, the less damage.  Avoid “bad hair” days for your rugs!  Your hair can frizz… so can your rugs!  If you have shag, cabled, or thick loop pile, use a suction-only vacuum or one with an adjustable brush lifted away from the carpet.  Beater bars can agitate the pile and cause fuzzing.

Preventive care is your first line of defense:

  • Don’t track dirt inside – place walk-off mats in strategic areas.
  • Move your heavy furniture occasionally – and carefully!
  • Use carpet protectors under furniture legs.
  • Reduce periods of direct sunlight.

With regular care, your area rug can look great for years to come!

How to store your rug…

As much as you love your rug and its style, there may be times when you need to store it for a season.  Following these simple guidelines will make sure that when it’s returned to your room, it looks and feels every bit as wonderful as it did before storage.

  • To store the rug, vacuum it, then roll it up with the backing side out. To protect the rug from dust, you may want to wrap or cover the rolled rug with cloth or plastic.  To avoid transfer of color from the cover to the rug, make sure that the material of the cover does not have a strong dye.  Do not wrap the rug too tightly; allow a little room for air to circulate.
  • You’ll need a good place to store the rug. It should be climate-controlled and out of direct sunlight.  Choose a place that will not have a high humidity level.  You may also consider using a dehumidifier.  You should also avoid storing the rug directly on a concrete floor.  Finally, do not place anything heavy on top of your rug while it is stored.

That’s it! Your rug is ready for a safe sabbatical, and it will be fresh and beautiful when you bring it back out.

You can be the creative genius in your own home!  Come to our Yaletown location and let us help you create your own rug and the perfect focal point for your room!

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