Definition Of Area Rugs

Area rugs have been loosely defined as rugs that cover a small area of a room. That means that these rugs have a specific area in which they cover and they have a limited space in a large room. Some examples of areas that can be covered by area rugs are in front of the television, at the foot of the bed, the living room area and many other areas of the home. These kinds of rugs can also be used for offices and establishments.

Common Materials Of Rugs

Area rugs can be made from a variety of materials. In fact, the materials of area rugs can be any kind of material that is used to make rugs. These materials range from plant fiber, fabric, animal skin, synthetic materials and many others. The more common materials usually used for area rugs are fabric and plant fiber although, the other materials can be seen almost anywhere also.

Individuals usually chose area rugs for specific areas of their home or even offices. There may be specific purposes for choosing a rug such as to lighten up an otherwise dreary room or to protect the floor underneath from scratches from tables and chairs. Area rugs can also be used for children to sit on of even lie on. If these rugs are to be used for children's rooms or play areas, they are usually bright colored and have designs on it suitable for children.

Choosing Area Rugs

There are many considerations when choosing rugs for specific areas. Area rugs are usually chosen based on the area that it will occupy. The color and set up of the room or area needs to be considered when looking for a rug to use. Area rugs usually complement the room color as well as the floors and furniture that are around it. Some materials for area rugs do not fit formal rooms while other materials slip and slide on highly polished floors.

Area rugs to be used for furniture placement need to have heavy duty non slip backing to prevent the furniture from being easily moved around. Those that are to be used for highly polished floors also need a sort of backing to prevent people from slipping when they step on the rugs.

Some people consider many other different kinds of rugs as rugs to be used for certain areas of the home, which means that area rugs can loosely describe all other smaller sized rugs.