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How To Choose A Hard wearing Rug

How To Choose A Hard wearing Rug

In a home, there are many areas that can be considered ‘high traffic areas’. These are the rooms that everyone in the household uses such as the living room, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Understandably the flooring in these rooms will see more footfall and potentially more wear than the other rooms so its important we choose suitable flooring and interiors to fit the space. 

Rugs are the perfect option for these high traffic areas. But how do we know which rug would be best for this? Here’s a guide to five of the best rugs for high traffic areas, available from the

It is important to recognise that the rugs need to be high quality and they need to be durable. There are a few different materials that are perfect for these circumstances that you might not necessarily have thought of.

Jute Rugs

Natural fibre rugs, using material such as jute, are a great option for any high traffic areas in a home. The fibres are tough and increase durability and they look great too. Jute is a naturally hard wearing material which means it is great for living rooms and hallways. Despite what you might expect, jute can actually imitate wool and have an almost soft finish.

Jute tend to be made from renewable materials and are generally handmade which makes them much more eco-friendly as a choice. They are also easy to clean. The Jute Boarder rug from Origin is both stylish and handwoven - perfect for a high traffic area.

Wool Rugs

Wool is a very durable material and wool rugs will last for many, many years. They are also incredibly soft which is what you want from a rug – the last thing you need is to walk on a rough rug! Wool rugs are water repellent and stain repellent to a degree (don’t go dropping red wine on your rug though!). The Knox Sand rug by Asiatic is a great choice.

Synthetic Rugs

If you are looking for a rug type that is resilient to dirt and grime, then a synthetic rug might be the perfect choice for you. It is durable, soft and can be easily cleaned and is much easier to deal with than other rug types. They look great but are super affordable too. The Celestial range from Nourison is modern and stylish and looks great. Synthetic rugs are normally top of the list for those who need a durable floor covering.

Cotton Rugs

Cotton isn’t as durable as some other materials but it is still a worthwhile choice. There is so much variety when it comes to cotton rugs – you can choose between colours, sizes and more! They are also really easy to clean which is very important in high traffic areas which will see much more dirt and grime than other parts of the home. This Ives rug combines cotton and jute and is perfect for areas which see a lot of footfall.

Short Pile Rugs

This isn’t a type of material but it is something to consider when choosing a rug for your home. Rugs which offer a shorter pile are generally the most durable as there is less surface material to be damaged. This means they will stay as high quality as the day that you bought them. This Rug Guru design would be a great choice.

If you are looking for high quality rugs for the areas that see the most footfall in your home, these are some of the best options. Which option would you pick?

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