Nylon

Nylon is another popular synthetic rug material that is considered one of the strongest fibers after wool for the purpose of floor covering.  Nylon rugs have beneficial properties such as stain, soil, and abrasion resistant. Nylon area rugs are available in a variety of colors and can be easily cleaned. The resilient nature of nylon [...]

Viscose

Viscose is a type of rayon that is a manufactured fiber made of regenerated cellulose. Made from wood pulp, it is soft, shiny, and silk-like fiber. It can be used as an accent or in a blend with other materials such as wool, where it becomes an excellent replacement for authentic, higher-priced, silk. These inexpensive, [...]

Polypropylene – Olefin

Polypropylene or olefin fibers are petroleum-based products that are derived from propylene and ethylene gases. These fibers are strong, quick drying, abrasion resistant, as well as mildew, soil, and stain resistant. In fact, they are the most stain-resistant synthetic fiber on the market today. Olefin, which has a soft wool-like feel, is one of the [...]

Acrylic

Acrylic is a synthetic material that can be blended with other fibers to produce a rug that has the look and feel of a wool rug, but is far less expensive. Acrylic area rugs resist static and mildew as well as prevent fading, staining, and even sun damage. They are often used in bathrooms due [...]

Wool

Wool is the main component of higher quality pile area rugs and is the most common material for rugs. Most wool comes from sheep, but it can also come from llamas, goats, or alpaca. Wool is a pliant material with greater durability than synthetic material, while remaining soft to touch. Wool’s porous composition accepts dyes [...]

Sisal

Sisal is another natural fiber material that is widely used for producing rugs. It is extracted from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant and is often referred to as grass hemp. This biodegradable plant, like bamboo and hemp, can be cultivated without chemicals and is commonly grown in Brazil and Africa. Sisal has long, [...]

Silk

Silk has a soft, light texture which makes it an excellent material for intricately designed and elaborately patterned area rugs. Made of a natural protein fiber spun by silkworms or caterpillars, silk is five times stronger than steel and twice as strong as Kevlar. It is sleek to the touch and widely used for floor [...]

Seagrass

For a natural look, eco-friendly seagrass area rugs are an exceptional floor covering option. Seagrass comes from a tall plant found in wetlands areas. It is grown in China in paddies that are flooded with sea water. Seagrass is known for its durability and non-porous surface that gives it a naturally smooth texture. It possesses [...]

Leather

Bring texture and dimension to any space by adding a leather area rug. Leather rugs deliver a unique touch and distinctive signature to your décor. Low-traffic areas are perfect for these beautiful accents. The hand woven strands of soft leather add a modern style in various colors, patterns, and designs.  These natural rugs are flexible, [...]

Jute

Jute is a very popular material for area rugs and is able to be woven into a variety of attractive patterns that will fit into most rooms. Jute is made from stem fiber plants and comes mainly from India and China. These rugs are made from some of the softest natural materials available and look [...]