Area Rugs at Cinderella Carpet One in Salinas

Buying a New Area Rug
You decided it is time buy a new area rug.  Area rugs are an amazing way to add color, style and create a focal point in a space while enjoying the benefit of protecting your floors.

The process of choosing an area rug should be an entertaining experience, but with all the options available, it could turn out to be a complicated shopping spree. Area rugs come in a variety of prices, shapes and materials; making the best choice for your home will depend on your material preferences, budget and the space you have available.

Choose the Best Option
You may not be aware of it, but selecting the perfect area rug has a process before making the purchase. Experts recommend to subtract 3 feet from the room's width and length, in order to allow for a "frame" of floor around the perimeter of the rug. If you take proper care of the area rug it should look great for years. They have a life expectancy from 5 to 12 years. It all depends if they are placed in high traffic areas like hallways and family rooms or in medium traffic space like a dining room. 

Rug Care 101

  • Rotate your rug 180 degrees every year or two to even out the effects of sunlight
  • Watch the pets! This sounds difficult, maybe even impossible, but keep animals off your area rugs. Their claws pull on the fibers causing damage.
  • Ignore the loose ends: you will be tempted to pull any loose ends that you identify... Don't do it! Instead, cut them with a pair of scissors.