Once you’ve decided to invest in a CAM Living rug, it’s important to think about placement and learn about care and cleaning.
Make It Work
When you’re preparing to purchase your rug, there are a few key questions to ask yourself before you shop. Taking these into consideration will make the decision to purchase easier, and will help guarantee you are happy with your rug once it comes home with you.
Where am I placing it?
What is the purpose?
Defining the purpose of your floor covering can help narrow down the choices. You could be looking to protect the floors, bring comfort to your room or soften noises using the fabrics, or maybe you are just looking to bring a pop of colour into your décor. You may even need your rug for more than a single purpose.
Narrowing down the purpose can bring you closer to the styles you want. Soft shags can bring you the comfort you are looking for and provide an insulation from entertainment noises. Looped pile rugs like Berbers are best for high traffic areas as the dust and dirt won’t be trapped as easily and they are easy to clean.
When it comes to color, if you are fitting a rug or mat into your existing décor, neutral shades are maybe the best way to go, however, if you are passionate about certain colors or patterns, don’t be afraid to go all out! There are an also few things to remember when choosing the texture of your rug. Keep in mind the purpose of your rug. A shag rug is perfect for putting your bare feet on first thing when you climb out of bed, but it is not as easy to clean food out of it under you dining room table.
What is my budget?
What if I have allergies or pets?
Although wool rugs are hypoallergenic, they are not the most durable of non-allergenic carpets. Not only are they more cost-effective, but synthetic fiber rugs made with Nylon and Olefin are non-toxic, stain-resistant and more durable than the natural wool. Both are great options for allergies and pets. One of the most important things though is pile height. Shag rugs are not a great option as they trap allergens and pet hair in the pile that is hard to clean out, even with a vacuum. Lower piles are better and looped piles like Berbers are even easier to clean.