By Janine Rosemonde. Rugs. Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 15:27:21 PM.
Entrances. Most people think area rugs are too large for an entrance but they are available in the smaller sizes. So whether you have a grand entrance or a smaller entrance you should consider making a decor statement where people enter. You could place a beautiful oval braided rug at your entrance, or a bold rectangular rug. Make it blend or stand out. Your choice. An area rug at your entrance also has some function use as well. The worst thing for your carpets is oil, dirt, and sand. Even a clean pair of shoes will track particles onto the carpet. Using an area rug will help reduce what gets tracked because it will act as a catcher. If you have a tiled or linoleum entrance it will also keep it looking cleaner as the rug can pick up the dirt or mud off of shoes and it's easily cleaner up with a vacuum.
Know what room you want it to be positioned so as to know a rug's function; whether it stands as a mere floor covering or a wall décor. Pondering on a rug's function will allow you to consider the material of the rug. For rooms with heavy foot traffic like living rooms and dining areas, choose a rug that is made with fibers that are resilient to dirt and stains; specifically natural fibers like wool. If you wish to use an area rug as a wall décor (like tapestries), choose rugs made of natural silk; since silk tends to last better than other natural materials because of its delicate and lustrous quality.
Oriental Weavers and Mohawk Carpet Company are two of the many companies who manufacture wall to wall carpet and smaller bound carpets in wool and other fine materials in a vast array of colors and patterns. Oriental weavers specialize in the traditional oriental carpets of bright colors and intricate designs, but also make some very beautiful contemporary designs. They have hand woven and hand tufted carpets. Mohawk uses the finest machinery and modern rug making technology to turn high grade wool into rich machine made wall to wall and bound carpets.