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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What rugs are best for a home full of kids?

Great question. Looking at a wide assortment of rugs can be alot of fun. Then it comes down to a few to choose between-and what breaks the tie?

All the rugs that we offer will look great in the home on day one-but which rugs will look excellent in your home after day 1001? That is where selecting the correct type of fiber for a given application is very important.

The benchmark of excellence in floorcovering is wool. If you are looking for a luxuriously soft and silky elegance underfoot, then look no further than wool. This fiber is resilient, flame resistant, and renewable.

Wool rugs do have a few pitfalls, however. They include a greater likelihood of staining, and a duration of fuzzing for the first several months after purchase.

An ideal balance of form and function is found with advanced Nylon area rugs. They oftentimes look like wool-but have a stain resistance that is beat only by one fiber.

Polypropylene rugs are by far and away the most stain resistant on the market. A polypropylene rug can take red wine, grape juice, even ink and see it eliminated in minutes. So what is the drawback with a fiber such as polypropylene? It does not retain it's texture as long as it's counterparts-and it responds very badly to an oil spill (IE olive oil, etc).

I steer customers with a home full of kids to polypropylene rugs, because they can take crayons, baby food, and just about anything else you throw at them and come back to look new. In fact, many of our polypropylene rugs come with a 10 year stain resistance warranty.

Consider the fashion and style you are looking for-then be sure to see if the rug you are considering is made of polypropylene. It is a great fiber for today's busy homes.

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