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100% Wool Rugs
The most commonly used material for area rugs, wool is a highly durable and incredibly soft natural material.These rugs are best suited for use in your primary living spaces, especially those that get heavy foot traffic. They are strong and repel stains.
Created as a more affordable alternative to natural fibers like wool, acrylic area rugs hold up well to most common types of wear, including sun damage and heavy foot traffic. Acrylic fiber is also more resistant to moisture and mildew, making it a great choice for bathroom rugs!
All-natural cotton fibers are common worldwide, and have been used in rugs for centuries. With a soft and lustrous feel, cotton’s breathable fibers are sensitive and designed for peak comfort. Many cotton rugs are also machine washable, which is uncommon.
More & more, eco-conscious designers are turning to organic decor. Jute rugs are woven from natural plant fibers, making them not only soft, but also biodegradable and recyclable. Commonly neutral, earthy tones, they fit well into a variety of contemporary and rustic looks.
Although traditionally popularized in more rustic or country-style home designs, sturdy, easy-to-clean leather rugs have come to be used to complement just about any type of decor. They are comfortable and stand up well to heavy use thanks to their solid construction.
Natural Fiber Rugs
Made from natural grasses and other fibers, these durable rugs often feature neutral, earthy color palettes that blend well with many design styles. They are very strong and generally come completely free of any chemical processing.
Nylon, a synthetic fiber, can be transformed into a practically limitless array of colors. Highly resistant to dirt and crumbs for easy cleaning, nylon is also strong and durable enough to stand up to heavy foot traffic while still maintaining its silky sheen.
Looking to go green with your home design? PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a material made from recycled plastic water bottles. These rugs are versatile, with designs that visually pop! Perfect for use in our outdoor spaces, such as patios, porches and sunrooms.
Highly durable, polyester rugs are resistant to fading and other common forms of rug wear and tear. Polyester rugs are also inexpensive, making them a popular choice on the more affordable end of the spectrum of rug materials.
These rugs are more affordable than other synthetic fibers like nylon. They are also colorfast, stain-resistant, and lightweight, making them easy to use and long-lasting. Because of their durability, they are also easy to clean because they stand up well to most chemicals.
Colorful, breathable rayon is a semi-synthetic rug fiber produced using natural resources pulled from wood or cotton. The first manufactured fiber in the world, Rayon dates back to the early 1800s. That it is still in use today for high-end rugs is a testament to its quality.
Natural silk is harvested from silkworms and other insects, a long and costly process that really pays off in the end. With unmatched beauty and a distinctly fine shine, these rugs are generally reserved for refined spaces where they won’t get battered by heavy use.
The synthetic rug category encompasses a broad range of fibers including acrylic, nylon, PET, polyester, polypropylene, rayon and triexta. These rugs are often highly durable and affordably manufactured, some using recycled materials that are perfect for any indoor or outdoor space.
Introducing the flooring industry’s newest fiber! Also called Sorona, Triexta is used exclusively in rugs manufactured by Mohawk. It stands out from other synthetic rug materials because it’s more durable, more resilient, highly lustrous, soft and stain resistant.
Wool Blend Rugs
When you combine the strength and comfort of wool with other natural materials such as silk, it’s a match made in heaven. Silk, though soft and luxurious, is also durable. The combination of silk and wool leads to a beautiful sheen that is extraordinarily functional as a rug material.
Shop area rugs by material
Browse every imaginable rug material, from the traditional options like natural wool and cotton, to the affordable and durable synthetics like nylon and PET. You could also branch out into stylish new creations like Triexta or eco-conscious new trends like jute rugs.
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