Monday, 17 November 2014
Rugs and carpets are interchangeable in many countries, primarily in Asian countries. To most people carpets and rugs are the same, but this is not the case. They both serve different purposes in a home. Carpets and rugs are floor coverings that are used for style, warmth and comfort.
Carpet denotes a wall-to-wall, installed floor covering and rug refers to a floor covering that covers an area of a room. An entire house can be given a unified look with wall-to-wall carpet. With rugs redecorating is easy because area rugs can be moved from room to room with little effort. Wall-to-wall carpet becomes a part of the structure, while area rugs are portable.
Carpets made to be thicker and in large quantities, they are mostly machine made and only have select designs and patterns, while rugs can also be handmade and have various designs along with depicting historical scenes. Rugs can also be hung up on a wall. Rugs are expensive compared to carpets and are more delicate in nature.
A rug is generally softer, with vibrant colors and bold patterns. They can be used as focal point within a room and leave a lot of bare floor underneath. A carpet will cover the entire floor wall to wall in warmth and softness but isn’t much for bringing a room to life. Area rugs are available in patterns with bright colors, which are well suited to add a splash of color to a room. Carpets may be best suited for spaces requiring a single, neutral color.
Materials play a rather large factor in the differentiating of carpets and rugs. Most carpets are made from handmade materials; often carpets are mixed materials such as wool and polypropylene. Whereas rugs are more luxurious and use materials such as wool, cotton, jute or for higher end rugs; silk.
A carpet requires constant attention, such as vacuuming and requires profession cleaning in case of extensive damages. Rugs are also easier to move, clean and do not require professional help for installment. Rugs are much easier to clean and often can be placed into a large washing machine.
Carpets are thicker compared to rugs and have a more luxurious feel to it. Carpets are also treated with stain resistant chemicals, while rugs are not. Rugs can also be passed on generation to generation and can be taken with you when shifting houses, which is not possible in case of carpets.
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