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Types of Rugs Best for High Traffic Areas in Your Home

by Product Specialist

Types of Rugs Best for High Traffic Areas in Your Home

The cost of maintenance, durability, and fade-resistance are the top considerations in selecting a rug for a high-traffic area. It is also essential to know what type of rug material is ideal for your high-traffic area. Apart from coziness, you should consider what properties make a rug suitable for a high-traffic in your home.


The best types of rugs for high traffic areas include:


Wool Rugs

Wool is a prized material used for rugs for its durability and softness. It is strong, cozy under the feet, an excellent insulator, and offers excellent water and stain repellency. While it is a good choice for high-traffic areas in your home, it is not suitable for damp places because it absorbs humidity and sheds off over time.


Olefin Rugs

Olefin rugs provide a superior alternative to wool rugs which mimic their soft feel. Also, they feature low-density fibers with high durability and stain- and fade- resistance. Besides, they are quick-drying and light-weight, therefore, easy to clean. They are also resistant to damage by sunlight rays and mildew, as well as tear and wear. However, they are susceptible to oil stains.


Natural Bamboo Rugs

Natural bamboo is a traditional floor covering, especially in Asia. A bamboo rug is a flexible mat with layers piled over the tile. It has excellent properties including nonslip backing, resistant to aging, anti-fading texture. A bamboo rug can last through many years of high-traffic and still maintain its natural feel and look. Besides, it is easy to clean with a vacuum, mop or damp cloth. Bamboo rugs are a good choice for placement under bulky furniture and home appliances, such as washing machines and fridges.