Calantha Floor Rug August 24th, 2017 - 09:14:40
There are two general kinds of material used in rug making, natural and synthetic. You can tell the value, sturdiness, feel, and look of floor rugs by the materials that they`re made of. Examples of natural materials are animal or plant fibers, including wool, cotton, sisal, jute, sea grass or bamboo. Synthetic materials on the other hand are man-made materials like viscose, rayon, nylon, acrylic or polypropylene/olefin. Each type of material has its advantages and disadvantages depending on how you want to use the floor rug. These materials can also be mixed together to make one rug, like a blend of wool and cotton, or natural and synthetic materials.
This type of rug is one of my favorites, they`re all throw backs that are coming back in style. We`re talking about shag rugs, flokati and sheepskin rugs. These plush and thick rugs bring depth to a room by providing a three-dimensional aspect. The plushness also makes these rugs heavenly to walk on- making them ideal to place in a common seating area. Just imagine running your toes through the soft, thick fabric of a sheepskin rug while you relax on the couch.
Since floor rugs have so many uses and functions, there are a wide variety of types to choose from. Some floor coverings are named after the region where they came from or regions that they were popular in, while some types are named after their specific use or certain characteristics. This is why we have names like Persian rugs, Oriental rugs, Tibetan rugs, Flokati rugs and Southwestern which are characterized by designs and patterns that have been known to originate from those regions. There are also floor coverings that are commonly referred to as contemporary rugs, braided rugs, outdoor rugs, shaggy rugs and more.
What types of materials should you pick for these round kitchen rugs? The first material that is most popular is wool. Wool is great for kitchens as this material is naturally stain repellant. It is easy to clean too as the wool fibers prevent dust and dirt from entering all through to the backing. This is a great feature for a rug that will be used in the kitchen as the kitchen is an area where the occasional spill may take place. Another great material for round rugs in the kitchen is polypropylene. This synthetic material is durable and tough. It is also easy to clean and keep clean. The beauty of polypropylene is that it is certainly much more affordable than wool rugs. You can find these round polypropylene floor rugs in many designs too.