Published at Monday, March 19th 2018, 19:08:41 PM. area rugs. By Cira Sanz.
MARIETTE HOMES GOMEZ. The perfect area rug should be of the right mix of colors to sit comfortably on the floor. After all, it is the equivalent of the ground we walk on. Pastels and white carpets should be left to the occasional-use room, and even then feel like any minute a disaster might occur. Note entrance and exits to the area carpet room. No need to have a corner print at an intersection.
RODERICK SHADE. Depends on the usage. An area rug for a single female client is very different from that for a family with 5 kids 2 dogs and a cat. I always seek out area rugs that are durable and beautiful. Durability and cleanability are two factors that are always important to me.
Always look for the knot count on a rug. Observe how closely it is woven and look for signs of repairs. A good repair does not affect the value, but a bad repair ruins a rug. When choosing your rug size make sure your furniture fits onto the rug.
CECIL HAYES. I usually choose hand knotted area rugs in my installations because of their durability. A good rule to follow when selecting a size is always choose a rug that is between 1/2 and 3/4 the size of the furniture grouping. The average cost for an 8‘ X 10‘ area rug is $3,000 to 3,500.