In this article we are going to be talking about some of the many different area rugs you can buy from Lowes. We hope we can give you some good advice and guidance when it comes to choosing your ideal one, as there are many things which could influence your decision. Choosing a area rug is actually trickier than most people think, and Lowes has such a big variety that it makes it somewhat tough to decide what is best for you. So where do you start when deciding on a rug? Let’s start off by talking about how sizing can influence your choices.
What size is ideal for your room?
The first and foremost thing you need to think about when choosing an area rug is how it is going to work around your furniture. In most cases people prefer to have a rug that is large enough where the furniture can sit on top of the rug. This works quite nicely in most cases, and gives the room a nice snug feel. Other folks prefer to have only the front legs of the furniture on top of the rug, as this provides more emphasis on the furniture and gives off a more spacious feel in the room. This is quite a general rule however, and is normally only applicable to lounge areas. When it comes to a room like the dining room for example, the best way to get a unified look is to have your table and chairs on the rug. Having only the dining room table underneath the rug puts emphasis on the table instead of the table & chairs.
When it comes to passageways, you want to leave a few inches between the rug and the walls as this focuses attention on the rug. In a high traffic hallway you must keep in mind that the rug should be wide enough to provide enough surface area for both people walking on it. Lowes area rugs come in a big range of sizes so finding one to accomplish this task shouldn’t be too difficult.
Style and material
Once you have a rough idea of what size you want for your room, you must now decide on what style you think will go best with the room. Once again it all depends on what your current look and decor is. Bright colors can really lighten up a room, whereas darker colors can put forth a modern and stylish feel. Look for rugs that will compliment your current decor and you can’t go wrong.
Material is the next big choice you need to decide on. The two main choices are between natural or synthetic fibers. Synthetic materials tend to be a bit on the cheaper side, and are quite handy for certain uses. For example if you are looking for a rug for a childs bedroom, then synthetic rugs may be the best choice. The reason for this is that synthetic rugs are quite tough, and are more resistant to stains. Synthetic will also be a good choice for a dining room if you have kids, as we all know how messy they can be! If you have pets then again synthetic might be the best choice. Cat owners will know how naughty cats can be when they sharpen their claws, and when housetraining an animal a synthetic rug will always be easier to clean!
If you are looking for comfort or style, then some of the natural fibers will undoubtedly work out a bit better. For ultimate comfort a wool rug really does feel fantastic under your feet, but obviously this must be vacuumed and cleaned regularly to keep it in top shape. Wool rugs can be a bit on the expensive side so this is a bit of a disadvantage. Cotton area rugs from Lowes are generally a good compromise between price and functionality, as they aren’t too expensive and provides both a good look and good comfort.
Rugs from Lowes don’t really require too much maintenance from the average homeowner. Aside from the occasional vacuum once or twice a month, that is all you really need to do. If you live in a particularly dusty area, then you might want to look at getting the rugs professionally cleaned say once every 5 years. This normally involves steam cleaning the rug, but remember to take it to a trusted company that will do a proper job. Some of the “fly by night” companies do a poor job of drying the rug which results in mildew forming which ruins the rug over time. A well cared for rug can last as longs as 30 years, so try to do routine maintenance to keep it looking in top shape.
If you spill anything on your rug, you must try to get the spill off as soon as possible before it has a chance to soak into the fibers. A paper towel does a good job of soaking up liquid, but you must remember to use a dabbing motion. Don’t use a circular motion or an up or down scrubbing motion as this will spread the liquid over the area and make the stain worse! Some carpet cleaning liquids work well at cleaning up a spill, but be sure to read the instructions fully to make sure it is compatible with your rugs fiber.
How much do they cost?
Now we move onto the important issue of price. 5′ x 8′ is quite a popular size for most homes, so in terms of pricing for a synthetic fiber like nylon, you will look at paying about $60 for a very cheap rug. These range in styles and patterns and go all the way up to about $150. If you want an even cheaper synthetic option, then the polypropylene rugs can go for as little as $35 for a 5′ x 8′ rug. These are without a doubt the most popular material for rugs you will find.
Moving onto the natural fibers, cotton rugs start at about $160 and go up to around $220 in price. Looking at wool rugs for this size, they start at around $200, and can go all the way up to $1000 for the very top of the range rugs. So it is quite a difference between the cheapest and the most expensive wool rug. Most tend to be in the price range of $350-$500.
Now that you have all the info you need, try to pick out a rug that will suit your needs best. Lowes area rugs are a good choice, and there are a massive range to choose from to suit every need. Remember that if you find one you like, you can always have a look online to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere! Hopefully your new rug will look great and give you many years of comfortable use.