The rug guide - Misc. AU
The rug guide

The rug guide

Looking for that perfect finishing touch to your latest project? A rug is one of the easiest ways to add instant style and warmth to a living space. With a modern mix of plains, patterns, textures, shape and sizes in the finest quality, we have the perfect rug.

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Picking the right fibers

Wool
Wool is the benchmark material for most rugs and carpets; it exudes warmth and has an attractive appearance. Wool is soft, strong and durable and is excellent for absorbing moisture. It has excellent elasticity and has a natural resistance to dirt, wear and tear.

Cotton
A natural fibre, used mainly as a blend with our fibres for our rugs. Cotton fibres are easy to dye, are very breathable and are easy to wash – making it great for lighter weight rugs.

Acrylic
Acrylic is a lightweight, soft, warm manmade fibre with a wool-like feel. It is excellent for achieving vivid dye colours and is often teamed with wool to achieve vibrancy in colour with wool blend rugs.

Polyester
A manmade fibre with benefits including durability, colour fastness and a level of water resistance. Again, polyester is good for achieving vivid colour tones.

Viscose
This fibre has a lovely lustre and softness, which mimics silk and adds shine and depth to rugs.

Bamboo
A form of viscose made from bamboo pulp, is extremely resilient and durable.

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