A guide to select the perfect carpet for home decor June 2, 2018Saraswatii GlobalBlog Nothing accentuates the aesthetics of a home like a carpet does. A well placed carpet binds all the décor elements of a room as one, creates a focal point, provides cushion & comfort & enhances the look of any room. The various varieties of rugs & carpets in the market make it difficult for a first time buyer to decide which carpet to buy. So, here we are to make your quest easy by sharing a few tips on choosing the perfect rug for your home. Understand your needs: Before venturing out in the market to buy your rug, it is advisable to make a list of the things you want in your rug which includes the type of construction (hand woven/knotted/tufted or machine made area rugs etc.), the type of fibre (natural or synthetic), the texture (pile type & length) colour, size & shape. Once you have created this list it gets easier to choose your perfect rug or carpet. Construction type: The market offers you a large number of rugs and carpets in various types of construction broadly divided in 2 i.e. hand-made & machine made. The hand-made rugs are always rated higher in terms of quality & strength. So if you are looking for an area rug that lasts you long & are also willing to spend some extra money then you must definitely go for hand-knotted or hand-woven area rugs. Carpet material: When it comes to carpet material, wool is the most durable & popular fibre & silk is the finest but being natural fibres wool & silk are expensive hence its use in a carpet increases the construction cost. A number of synthetic fibres such as synthetic, polyethylene, viscose etc. are also available which are equally popular amongst carpet manufacturers & exporters & buyers too. The use of these fibres lowers the cost of the carpet & makes it available at a cheaper price. Carpets made of silk are luxurious & captivating. Woollen carpets are resistant to fire; dust & allergens & are highly durable whereas carpets made up synthetic fibres though are available at a pretty reasonable price but may trap allergens & can easily catch fire. So, before choosing rugs and carpets for your home weigh your options carefully & then buy the best. Texture: The texture of a carpet is determined by the type (cut pile/plush pile, loop pile, patterned loop pile, cut & loop pile etc.) & length of a pile (low pile, high pile, zero pile). While choosing the type & length of pile keep in mind the presence of pets, kids & elders in your home. Though high pile carpets look marvellous but are equally difficult to clean. Colour: Colours do play a great role in the overall look of any room. For instance, bright & bold colours give a cosy look to a room whereas light & pastel shades make a room appear bigger in size. Choose the colour such that it blends with the interiors of your room. Colour of a carpet may fade due to exposure to sun hence periodic rotation of rugs & carpets is very important & also one must avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Rugs & carpets are an essential & expensive investment; it is something that one doesn’t buy frequently because when you spend so much money on something you surely don’t want to compromise on its quality & want it to last. Saraswatii Global offers its buyers the finest collection of carpets & rugs in all different categories. Browse through our collections & you will find carpets for all your needs. Our carpets are manufactured in-house under stringent quality checks thereby guaranteeing that our buyers receive nothing but the best. PreviousNext Related Posts A Quick Guide to Different Rug Categories July 17, 2019 Saraswatii Global Ideas to renovate home with hand tufted carpets May 23, 2018 Saraswatii Global Designing interiors with traditional hand-knotted rugs May 23, 2018 Saraswatii Global Makes saraswati a leading carpet brand April 13, 2018 Saraswatii Global Carpet Cleaning April 13, 2018 Saraswatii Global Manufacturing Process April 13, 2018 Saraswatii Global Types of Carpet April 13, 2018 Saraswatii Global Traditional Transitional & Modern Carpets April 13, 2018 Saraswatii Global You must be logged in to post a comment.