If you're reading this page, you're probably about to buy a new rug. Congratulations! Rugs are awesome and a crucial element in any home's decor.
But there are so many types of rugs and so many shops to buy them from... it's easy to get lost. That's why I wrote this ULIMATE GUIDE!
At Carpet and Rug World we write a lot about rugs, but we wanted to have a place where we could show our readers how exactly to buy a rug straight to the point. And that's exactly what we're about to do! In this page we'll be talking about 3 essential topics: What you need to know before buying a rug, The Best Shops to Buy rugs from (online), and Why Rug Pads are so important and how to choose the right one for you.
That being said, we don't want to make this guide too long. That's why we'll be giving you the most important information on this page and we'll link to the relevant posts that you need to read to learn more about that particular topic.
Let's get started!
First things first, you need to know what you want! And in order to know what you want, you need to know about the different types of rugs, the different materials, where you want the rug placed, etc.
In all these posts you'll find amazing information. But I would strongly encourage you to read the Types of Rugs posts. I personally wrote that guide, and it covers all the rug materials that you'll find (wool, cotton, jute, sisal, seagrass, leather, silk, viscose, nylon, polypropylene, etc). For each of those types I analyse it's cost, durability, cleaning, texture and whether or not they are eco-friendly.
Once you know the material you want your rug to be and you'v read the other rug posts you might be interested in (like the Pet Friendly Rugs, or the Area Rug Placement Tips) head on to the next section of this post to find out the best shops to buy the rugs from.
Now that you know what type of rug you want to buy, it's time to actually buy it! But I get it... buying a rug online can be intimidating sometimes. It's one of those things that some people just need to see in person (even with the shops allowing free returns).
But don't worry! We're here to help! We've selected a list of the best rug shops! All of these shops offer high quality rugs at a good price. Sure, you might find some cheaper rugs on Amazon (you can check some Amazon Rugs here), but their quality won't be as good, they won't last or will look wore out after you've cleaned it once.
Rug Shopping is a lot of fun! Take a look at each of these rug shops and I'm sure that you'll find the rug that you're looking for.
I'm a huge fan of natural rugs. And if you're going to buy a natural rug, the best possible place is Natural Area Rugs. Their shop is beautiful, they're high quality and very affordable. If you're looking for a natural area rug, look no further. This is the one.
Their slogan is "Affordable Luxury Rugs", and I can assure you they live up to it. I would say is the absolute best place to buy affordable oriental rugs. But they have so much more than that! Visiting ECarpet Gallery is worth more than just 1 visit. Their customer support is great also!
Lumens isn't known for being a rug company. Which is why it's so great! It's one of my favorite places to buy a rugs, and not a lot of people know about it. Take a deep look into their website, because they have some amazing rugs! They change their stock pretty quickly too, so if there's one in particular that you like, buy it asap!
Last but not least, we had to include this section about Rug Pads. Some people spend thousands of dollars on a brand new designer rug, but don't spend a single dollar on rug pads. And that's a terrible mistake!
Rug pads are extremely useful and can extend your rug's lifespan for decaded! In this section I've included 2 posts that I think you should read. The first one is a post that will show you why using a rug pad is so important. And the second one is a rug pad guide. It will help you choose the best rug pad for your rug (depending on the mateiral, size, thickness, flooring or function).
But just in case you want to skip it all together, these are the rug pads that I recommend the most:
And these are the posts:
Buying a Rug can be so exciting! Tell me about it! I started a whole blog just to talk about Carpets and Rugs.
Another very important thing to do after buying a rug is knowing how to take care of it. That's why I recommend you read our section on Carpet and Rug Cleaning Guides. The sooner you learn how to take care of your rug, the longer it will last! And trust me, some rugs (if taken care of properly), can last for ever!
Also, if you have any questions, we have an Ask an Expert section that's meant precisely to answer to our readers questions. So feel free to say hi!
Carpet and Rug World Founder
I'm Jimena and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!