Choose the Best Rug for your Home - Rug Materials Explained

We’ve all been there – we just HAD to get our hands on a new rug, but ended up buying the wrong one for our space. Really, who knew what rugs were made of, right? The Rug Lady team put their heads together and came up with a simple, no nonsense guide for newbies all in hope of helping out customers find the perfect rugs for their home – one material at a time.

  • Polypropylene – Polypropylene rugs are great for those who don’t want to invest a lot of money into a rug. Polypropylene is a synthetic fibre; it’s popular because it's inexpensive, water resistant and durable. Polypropylene rugs are often used for rental properties, garages, or playrooms. They are great for adding colour or making up a room when you are on a tight budget.
  • Heat Set Polypropylene – This material is the most popular choice for modern rugs. A heat set polypropylene rug is one in which the yarn is processed to produce a soft feel. They are soft to touch, resistant to wear and tear, and are great for repelling stains. This type of rug is antistatic, which makes vacuuming easier because animal hairs and lint don't easily adhere to the fibres.
  • Natural Fibre – Natural Fibre rugs offer inherent natural beauty to any space in which they're used. They are eco-friendly, made from fully sustainable products which can include sisal, jute, hemp, wool, or cotton. They are often hand woven and feature a variety of beautiful textures. Perfectly suited for formal living or casual areas, natural rugs can become the perfect statement piece of your space.

There are a number of factors you need to take into account when you are looking to buy a new rug, if you are stuck on choosing a Rug - call our team or send through an email with pictures of your home and what you are trying to achieve.