Home decor trends come and go, but using rugs to decorate spaces and protect floors has been around for generations. Once upon a time, handwoven rugs were created for the home and hearth but the industrial revolution brought an evolution in how carpets and rugs were manufactured. Now, there are many different types of rugs available depending on your personal style and the weave you want. You’ll also want to consider where your carpet or rug will rest before you make the final decision.

Take a look at these types of rugs to find one that’s right for your home.

Needle-Felt Rugs

Needle-felted area rugs have only been in vogue for the last thirty years or so. The manufacturing process for needle-felted rugs is very unique as the makers use electric charges to gather the fibers that make up the rugs. Needle-felted rugs are durable and can withstand high traffic areas like entryways, living rooms, and hallways. Because they’re made so meticulously, needle-felted rugs can be more expensive than others.

Knotted Rugs

Whether machine-crafted or handmade, knotted rugs are versatile enough to fit every room, but work best in rooms that need a pop of color or some extra design flair. Knotted rugs come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and can be very high quality. A bedroom or office, where some personal touches are appreciated, are often the best spaces for knotted rugs.

Woven Area Rugs

Woven rugs have been around for centuries. Homer uses Penelope and her loom as a poetic device in the Odyssey. Woven area rugs are made on a similar loom and use different colored yarns to make a beautiful and detailed statement piece. Though the handmade varieties can be more expensive, you’ll want to display any woven rug in a room where it can be appreciated by you and your guests.

Tufted Area Rugs

Tufted rugs are the most common and spill-resistant rugs on the market. Tufted rugs have a backing made out of jute or polypropylene and are more resistant to mildew or other problems that can make people sick. This trait makes tufted rugs an excellent candidate for homes with allergy-sufferers. Any room that sees a lot of entertaining - like your living room or dining room - will fit a tufted rug perfectly.

A new rug or antique carpet can add a splash of personality to any room. When you invest in new floors for your home, make sure you’re keeping them properly protected. If you’re looking for new ideas for your flooring, contact FloorQuest today or visit any of our locations.