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What You Should Know About Using Rugs in Your Home

Rugs can be found in many homes in Nigeria. Rugs can lend a vibrant contrast to your curtains, while both complement each other appropriately.

Although the use of marble tiles are getting more popular in modern homes, rugs still have their place. They lend a warm, cozy feel to a room. In a home with concrete or tile flooring, the floor is hard and usually cold. Rugs provide warmth and comfort to the feet. Even with tiles, many still use rugs in some parts of the house. Some rugs can cover the whole living room or space, while some are only for specific areas. The latter is known as the area rug.

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One major way of maintaining rugs is by constant sweeping because specks of materials and dirt tend to easily get stuck in rug fabrics. Vacuuming should also be done to ensure tidiness. With rugs, mopping is not required, but one has to be careful in handling water because rugs absorb water easily, causing a musty odour if not properly dried.

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Rugs are suitable for all parts of the house. They come in different designs. There are some in bright, classic, contemporary patterns. Rugs cannot go out of style because varieties of rugs with beautiful patterns are being made. And nothing else can adequately provide the experience of comfort underfoot rugs afford.

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Fibres for rug production can be chosen from different materials including natural and synthetic. Fibres are chosen for their durability, quality, texture, cost, appearance. And so on. Examples of materials rugs are made from are nylon, wool, polypropylene.

There is a wide range of unique rugs. There are different kinds of rugs, depending on the production method and material:

Tufted Rug

Tufted rug

These are rugs that have their pile attached to another material, which is itself then bonded to a secondary backing to provide strength and stability. This is the most common method of manufacturing of domestic carpets for floor covering purposes in the world.

Woven Rug

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The rug is made on a loom, which is similar to woven fabric. Normally many coloured yarns are used to make this pattern. These carpets are usually the most expensive because the manufacturing process is time-consuming.

Needle Felt Rug

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These carpets are produced by intertwining synthetic fibres using barbed and forked needles. This is a very durable carpet, normally found in commercial settings, that is, places people visit often such as hotels and restaurants.

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