Area Rugs

Area rugs are an easy way to spruce up the decor of any room or change its look entirely. With sites such as Overstock and Wayfair, this decorative accent does not need to break the bank! For consumers that are looking for more upscale options, sites such as Houzz and Luxe Decor fit the bill. If your living, dining, or bedroom is in need of a refresh and you don't have the time or inclination for a full refurbishment, area rugs may be just the thing! Ranging in price from $19.99 to thousands of dollars, this is one decor element that is available to all! From traditional Persian styles to bright and bold graphic prints, there is likely an area rug to fit all tastes and budgets.

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  1. What are the best sites to find area rugs for people on a budget?
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    The two main sites that offer both reasonable pricing and a significant inventory are Overstock and Wayfair. These two options often offer additional coupons and sales and have a lot of different styles from which to choose. 

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  2. Is padding absolutely essential under an area rug? How expensive are they?
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    Due to their propensity to slide around, it is often recomended that padding or a non-stick material be placed under area rugs. For those looking for an inexpensive way to make their rugs feel luxurious, add the thickest padding that fits into the budget. Padding is not expensive and can often be bought with the rug for an additional $9.99 or so.

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  3. Is it possible to buy upscale area rugs online?
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    Yes, there are many online options for style-conscious consumers. Sites such as Houzz, Luxe Decor, and Frontgate all offer beautiful rugs typically starting at around $99 and increasing to well over $1,000. The inventory on such sites leans toward more traditional and muted styles.

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  4. Who sells fun area rugs suitable for a college dorm room?
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    IKEA offers a lot of fun bold graphic prints that many young people find to fit their aesthetic and budget. Other options are CB2, the less expensive Crate & Barrell store, Target, and Pottery Barn.

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  5. Is it difficult to clean area rugs?
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    Most area rugs simply require regular vacuuming and spot cleaning when necessary. In situations where a more thorough cleaning is necessary, such as in homes with pets, vendors such as Stanley Steemer are a great resource to get the job done.

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  6. What types and sizes of area rugs are available?
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    Area rugs come in almost every type of carpet type such as shag, Berber, Persian, and wool. Sizes are fairly standard, with many area rugs measuring 5' x7' or 3' x 6' for runners for hallways and such. Larger rugs are available such as 10' x 12' depending on the size of your room.

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  7. What are the best outdoor area rugs?
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    Natural fibers such as Sisal and seagrass, offer a beautiful rustic feel to any outdoor space and are available on sites such as Natural Rugs. Rugs made of weather-resistant materials such as polypropylene lend a more traditional appeal to indoor/outdoor spaces.

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  8. Which is the best website for traditional and authentic Persian area rugs?
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    Rugs USA and The Rugman offer authentic Persian rugs straight from the source. These sites are known for their authenticity, beautiful inventory, and fair practices. For more cost effective options, keep an eye on sites such as Wayfair.

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