What to Consider Before Buying a Rug Online

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Type of fiber

If you consider buying a carpet online or purchasing a carpet from a carpet store, you will be a little overwhelmed with all the choices. The carpet comes in many sizes, colors, many different types of fibers, and different production methods. These are all buying floors. Before you start covering, there are a few things to consider.

Did you know that natural fiber carpets have significant fiber differences compared to synthetic carpets and are available in sizes?

Before you buy or make a decision, I will explain the difference/segmentation.

Natural fiber carpet

Natural fibers come from plants or animals.

To name just a few examples, such as coconut, wool, hemp, seaweed, bamboo, sisal, and silk.

Wool carpet

Wool carpets are usually slightly more expensive than their synthetic counterparts but generally have a longer life and perform better in addition to some fiber shedding. Wool is much warmer. There are many hand-tufted wool carpets on the market today, which is usually thicker than machine knitted.

One of the advantages of wool carpets is that they are not easy to burn.

Wool is the oldest natural fiber, and most Persian and Oriental carpets are made from wool.

Seaweed / Coconut

Seaweed / coconut / jute carpet has anti-static, flame-retardant, durable and anti-ultraviolet functions. It is suitable for high traffic areas such as hallways, entrances, and family rooms; beware of overflows, as moisture will cause the burlap to break. Moreover, these carpets are not easy to clean. Hence, using a high-quality carpet spray protector can make these items worry-free (manually rotating burlap mats, etc.))


Silk is certainly not as durable as it is and is best used in low-traffic areas, such as formal living rooms, and makes great wall hangings. Suppose you or a family member has allergies or chemical sensitivities. In that case, you will want to choose natural fiber rugs instead of synthetic fibers, as these are usually made from synthetic dyes or chemicals. For those who want a more eco-friendly and green lifestyle, natural carpets are a great choice.

Synthetic fiber carpet

Synthetic fibers are not derived from man-made animals and plants.

Humans make these fibers. Some of the materials used for synthetic carpets are nylon, polypropylene, acrylic, and polyester. These fibers are strong and have a degree of water resistance, giving them a longer life than natural fibers. They can also be smudge and fade resistant, depending on how they are made. They can usually withstand more impact, but only if they have a good density, that is, at least a million fiber points per square meter.

Don’t just choose the cost. Usually, you will get what you want to pay. Inferior carpets do not last long, you can pay fewer upfront costs, but if you have to buy another carpet in a relatively short time, you have to pay more. Remember what the carpet will be used for and how much traffic it will get. In other words, don’t choose silk rugs for your entry method or family room. It is a good idea to consider areas of traffic that must be compatible with the type of fiber you choose.

Standard polypropylene fiber

The cheapest fiber is standard polypropylene. These carpets are called BCF. If you use the cheap term carpet, these carpets are really good, but after a short while, although the fibers are easy to flatten, fluff, etc. It is difficult to Suction it away, but if you use it for wall hangings like geckos, it’s fine.

Thermoset polypropylene fiber

One way to make thermoset fiber is to twist the yarn like a spring and then heat it to hold it in place for twisting. The advantageous feature of this method is that it has a greater resistance to flattening than a shock absorber. The other is the pile, which benefits from the heating process, but not when the spring is twisted together.

Thermoset fibers are much softer than standard BCF fibers, so they have anti-static properties and are easy to flock because the fluff and pet hair do not stick to the fibers.

There are many thermoset polypropylene floor carpets on the market, which depend on the density of the fabric and the thickness of the yarn.

In general, lower-quality carpets are thicker than carpets with finer yarns. Carpets with twisted or “Frize” fibers require more points or more shots to cover the carpet’s surface. Here, as a pile carpet, all the fibers are separated to look denser. Therefore, the appearance can be misleading in this regard. Check that the density is specified in the description of the carpet (traditional design or modern design).


 It has a strong resistance to discoloration and has excellent stain resistance. However, its elastic properties are very bad indeed, so it gets crushed easily. Do not use high pile heights on low-density structures. These products tend to flatten and flatten. Also, look for yarns with a high twist, not “blown” yarns. Loose twists (blowout yarn) tend to loosen, and the yarn feeders tend to fuse to create a matte appearance. Most consumers like to put their fingers in the stack, and if it gives a luxurious feel, they think it is of excellent quality. This is called “perceived” quality. When it is difficult to put a finger in the pile, there is real mass. This is a real test of all carpet textures, but it is necessary for some polyester shag carpets.

Acrylic fiber

Some woven acrylic rugs are usually of high quality in traditional designs, many are modern designs that are hand-made with tufting, some are also made with kids tufted, and they have been made from deep pile carpets for many years, but they have faded. Too many problems and flattening. The acrylic yarn has a low gloss, and some people like polyacrylonitrile yarn with a high gloss. Acrylic carpets feel and look like wool but perform poorly and are usually cheaper.

You can test for these problems by quickly rubbing your fingers back and forth on the carpet pile to test for hair removal.

What size carpet should I buy?

Carpets come in many sizes, so here are some things to keep in mind.


Carpets come in many sizes, from small doormats to the largest carpets, such as activity rooms or large family rooms. Some are also equipped with matching corridor slides fixed or continuous in length, round, oval, rectangular, or even square. Some brands offer products in various sizes and shapes, some of which are limited to 1 or 2 sizes.

110 x 160 cm is the smallest size carpet, usually suitable for the sofa or under the coffee table.

Gang runner

The Hall runner can be manufactured in two different ways: the finished length or the continuous length. The finished product or mold length is usually 0.67 m – 8 m wide but is limited to 2.3 cm, 3 m, 3.3 m, 4 m, and about 5 m in length.

Continuous rolls usually grow from 20 feet to 30 feet in length.

The Hall runner on the roll can be cut to any length and then only needs to be bandaged or with a brush, the only other factor being the choice of whether a rubber backing or a woven type is required.

Calculate the required carpet size

When buying a specific rug, keep in mind that the size of the rug in a particular area is a very important factor.

Why the size is important, it can help to distinguish the border and specify certain areas of the house. For example, the size of the carpet can easily determine the border of the restaurant, the size of the carpet should be about 60 cm / 2ft then the table so that the chair can recline. It stays on the carpet when it is pulled.

What size should your carpet have?


 This is the purpose of the carpet you need or need to do in a specific room, such as increasing the heat, providing bottom protection, beauty, protecting carpet/wood floor, etc.

Space – is the amount of space available in the area where the carpet will be used.


can be personal taste and personal style/design or theme.

Suppose you are looking for a carpet to put in the living room, depending on the function of the carpet to keep your feet warm, etc. The first thing to do is measure the entire space in the room and determine how you want to cover or maintain most of the ground space. After you determine the carpet’s performance, it becomes easier to choose the quality of the carpet. Whether it is a practical floor carpet in a high-traffic area or a soft carpet where children can lie on the floor while watching TV, this will help you decide—finally, the design and style of the floor carpet.

There are different sizes of carpets. The following are the most common sizes (manufacturers may vary slightly) and where they are used, but they are not limited to these:

50x80cm (1ft8 x 2ft8) – This pad size is commonly referred to as a scatter pad and is mostly used in bathrooms, kitchens, and doorways.

80x150cm (2ft 8 x 5ft) – 

Larger than standard doormats, typically used in larger double door entrances or kitchens.

120x170cm (4ft x 5ft 7) –

used in the lounge or wide entrance and under the small coffee table.

160x230cm (5ft 3 x 7ft 7) –

the most popular size, can be used in the family room; this size is very suitable for the family room setting and the seat around the carpet; the carpet can run directly on the sofa or run away. You will find that this custom design and color are the most common choices.

190x280cm (6ft 3 x 9ft 3) –

 can be used in larger living rooms and lower dining tables.

240 x 330 cm (7 ft 11 x 10 ft 10) – 

this size is not common, but they have a limited range of options; this size is very suitable for restaurants, theater halls larger than normal living rooms, etc.

280x380cm or 300x400cm – 

a very unusual size, due to space it takes to display such a large carpet, many shops are out of stock, although some can be ordered, they can be used under the dining table to place the chair on the carpet to keep when retreating, and many other areas.

Round carpets can also be supplied, but the following sizes are very limited:

60 x 60 cm (2 feet), 90×90 cm (3 feet), 120×120 cm (3 feet 11), 160×160 (5 feet 3), 200×200 (6 feet 7), 240×240 (7 feet 11). Or you can cut the rectangular rug in a circle as desired.

The dimensions of square carpets are even more limited;

200×200 (6ft7), 240×240 (7ft 11), 340x340cm (11ft 2). It is not uncommon to cut rectangular carpets into squares according to customer requirements.

I hope this helps in some way.

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