The most suitable place where you could place a modern rugwould be the living room of your house. A modern rug has a very attractivecanvas of different colors. These rugs are a combined effort of classical andmodern art that brings life to your house. Modern rugs are examples ofdeveloped historical craftsmanship in weaving. Modern rugs have resulted from acontinuous improvement in centuries of craftsmanship in weaving.

In the ancient days, only kings, queens and some of the mostpowerful people were allowed to make use of this craftsmanship. Those were thedays when craftsmanship of weaving was kept a closely guarded secret by thetribesman. These tribesmen were from remote areas, of the world carpet capital.It took many years to develop a carpet by weaving. The weaving of a carpet ishard work and was only performed by hand. Modern carpets / rugs are thecombination of silk, cotton and natural wool and are more often than not,machine made.

The fame of a Persian carpet is known world wide. A Persiancarpet is believed to be one of the most precious carpets in the world. APersian carpet is likely to set you back by approx $ 200, this for something assmall as 4' x 6'. The carpets that are used now-a-days are unlike Persiancarpets; however they meet the requirement of a house owner, effectively.

A rug is a smaller version of a carpet. Rugs have standardsizes which range from 3' x 5' to 9' x 12' for specific areas. The size ofsmallest rug is just equal to the size of a coffee table. Rugs can covercertain area in effective and decorative way. You could make use of a rug underfurniture like a coffee table, whereas a carpet covers the whole floor area.

You should choose a rug to suit to the dcor and finish ofthe room. Light colored rugs make the room look large and dark colored rugswith dark walls give the room a gloomy appearance unless you want to highlightsome piece of furniture or chandelier. Rugs provide comfort for walking whencompared to a bare wooden floor. Rugs and carpets also provide safety to thefloor and improving the sensuality factor of the house.

Modern rugs are available in three different yarn categoriessuch as wool rugs, nylon rugs and polypropylene rugs. Wool rugs are made ofnatural fibers. Wool rugs provide soft and natural resilient; on walking overit gives a cushioning effect. Wool rugs also have very long life. Due to thesefactors and the safety factor included, most house owners lean towards woolrugs. Wool rugs are flame retardant, thus they prevent burning or melting of asurface.

Nylon rugs also have certain flame retarding property, but on burning they emit fumes and plasticize. The fumes linger in a closed room forquite some time.

Polypropylene rugs are the cheapest among the three types ofrugs. They are not flame retarding nor are they soft like the wool and nylonrugs. But with improvement in technology, polypropylene rugs are treated tocertain chemicals to make them flame retardant and soft.

The life of a modern rug is approximately twenty years. Modernrugs need less cleaning. Rug / carpet maintenance experts claim that modernrugs should not be shampooed initially. They only need to be cleaned regularlyby the means of a vacuum cleaner.

Before purchasing a modern rug, chalk out a plan on where willyou be using the modern rug and what will you be using it for. Update yourknowledge data base on what types of rugs are available in the market and whatwould suit your requirements and your budget. A good planner will be able toget the most economical rug and at the same time make his / her look attractiveand cozy.

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