A rug for the pleasure of your naked eye, bare feet and all the other senses
Rugs have the ability to ignite the senses of every person. They improve the home appearance and the mood of the people that walk over them. The amelioration of senses is not only related to the beauty of a valuable hand-knotted rug, but also to the materials used for it. One can feel with his hands or feet the sensation that the glossy surface of a well-knotted rug made of natural materials can give.
Rugs can be the right place to step into early in the morning. They make the best connection between the last memories of your faded dreams and the new day. Wake up in the right side of the bed and feel your finger sink into a plushy carpet. If you want to feel in the same way all over your house, you will have to put a rug in every room.
Keep in mind that the rug placement, use, material and most of all your budget are key factors when choosing a new carpet. However, the material is up to you. It can be wool, synthetic, natural fiber, cotton, silk, blended, leather, etc. These fibers and the dyes used can create a sense of style if they are of good quality and natural. On the other hand, the materials used in a rug define its durability thus, the number of years that you will have the pleasure of having a carpet in your house.
Carpets made of natural materials are a first choice because they are environmentally friendly and help to make a connection between home interior design and a natural world that can be hundreds of thousands of miles away.
Carpet Fibers and Materials
Wool Rugs has been and remains the most common fiber used in carpet weaving. It is strong and warm and when combined with other fibers it can be resistant to mold and mildew. The wool used for the best carpets comes from New Zeeland, but in many cases weavers from Asia use goat or camel hair. Wool carpets are more expensive than any other type of synthetic carpet.
Synthetic rugs are made of olefin, acrylic, and polyester fibers. They are easy to clean and cheaper than wool or silk rugs and make a great choice for outdoors. Most of them are also washable, making it a practical choice.
Silk carpets or silk cashmere carpets and rugs are real works of art. They are luxurious and expensive. These carpets are highly estimated for their beauty and this makes them part of museums and private collections. They are treated as artworks and hanged in the wall. Silk carpets are known for the optical illusions that they can create during day and night hours.
Cotton rugs are an affordable choice. They are mostly blended with wool. This makes these rugs feel soft and plush, but they are not as durable as wool rugs. They can fit a medium or low traffic room in order to add years to their lifespan.
Leather rugs sound appealing to many. They hold up pretty well and pairing patterns with a leather rug can be easy especially in office or library premises. They should be placed in warm environments and away from humidity. They are durable, easy to clean and stain-resistant.
Other types of rugs made of natural fibers include sisal, jute, bamboo, and seagrass.