Choosing the right rug fibre for your environment can impact on the lifespan of the rug and the enjoyment you get from it.
For example, if your rug is going into a room which receives a lot of direct sunlight, then a fibre with strong fade resistance is recommended. Consider synthetic fibres such as polypropylene, polyester, acrylic or viscose.
Do you live in a cold climate and need good insulative properties in your flooring? Then you’ll want rugs with warm, dense fibres which feel cosy under foot. You can’t go past the supremely tactile, highly insulative and luxurious pure wool Haven collection for warmth and sophistication. The huge range of rugs within the popular Skandi collection are designed in a variety of fibres including pure wool, pure hemp and blended wool with upcycled sari silk fibres.
Do you have pets and young children? A rug which is both easy to clean and has high soil and stain resistance should be top priority. Contemporary rugs such as the low maintenance, 100% heat set polypropylene Gemini range and the hardwearing 100% acrylic City Modern collectionare ideal for modern family homes.
If allergies and sustainability are topics dear to your heart then non-shedding, natural fibre rugs in cotton, jute, sisal or blends will find a place in your home. Popular rugs such as Abode Chevron and Abode Diamond are hand made in India made from 50% cotton and 50% jute for a natural look and feel.