The Square area rugs are the most trivial area rugs formerly known as floor coverings. The shape square is so chosen to cover the maximum area and giving it a complete look. None shape look complete but Square. So if you are looking for an evergreen and classic rug this a must to check on.
Finding the right Rug
A rug is only as good as the ingredients and skill that went into making it, so if you are looking for a quality rug you want to see good fibers, good dyes, and good construction.
FIBERS: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
The best fiber for Square area rugs is by far 100 % wool. It is the strongest, most vibrant, and most resilient fiber to be walking on. A low quality Square wool rug will outlast the best synthetic fiber (nylon, acrylic, polyester, olefin) all day long. Plus wool is fantastic at hiding dust and soil, so it also looks cleaners and better longer than other fibers.
Silk is also an excellent fiber for weaving some amazing Square area rugs. This is an area where it can be seen that the most "rip off's" of people trying to pass off inferior "wild" silk blended with rayon/viscose as the real deal.
Quality silk rugs have a high knot count, vibrant colors, and a thin pile.
Silk fibers are strong , but there are always a problem with silk rugs being used on the floor. With silk textiles sometimes having as many as 1500 knots per square inch, truly incredible detail, So they can be mounted on the walls as tapestries rather than having feet, shoes, and paws all over them.
Wool vs Silk
There is a ton of information out there on Square area wool rugs vs silk rugs, so let us condense it into a single article that will help you figure out which type of Square area rug to buy. Here are the differences we're going to go through:
Wool vs Silk Rug Material
The rug's material is its cornerstone. This is where all other Square area rug characteristics derive from.
What is a Wool Rug?
Wool is the most commonly used material in oriental hand woven Square area rugs. It is easily available, usually sourced from sheep. The age, breed, climate they live in and diet of the sheep all affect the wool's quality. Since wool is widely available and a renewable resource, it's one of the cheapest rug materials. This is one of the reasons Square wool rugs are priced for the average rug buyer too.
Wool is also easy to handle in the Square rug making process, also it comes out soft to the touch so you can feel its quality. Visually, Square wool rugs have a matte, flattened appearance, appearing more subtle and tending to blend into their surroundings.
What is a Silk Rug?
Silk is a natural fiber harvested from certain insect larvae like silkworms. Silk fiber is extracted from the larva's cocoon ó it takes a lot of larvae to produce a vast amount of silk, and it takes a long time for that silk to form and be made into a workable material. This is one of the reasons why silk and therefore, Square silk rugs are so expensive. Since silk is so expensive, Square silk rugs are typically woven with wool as well. Thus, they can feel similar to 100% Square wool rugs. The beauty of a silk rug is unmatched. Silk rugs have a fine, shiny finish to them and their additional knot count also adds to the time/effort put into their creation and how they feel to the touch.
What is Bamboo Silk?
Bamboo Silk is made from bamboo cellulose and is a type of viscose. The base material is treated so that it becomes a paste. It's then blended together with other ingredients, expelled, and dried to produce the soft, silk fiber. The only difference between bamboo silk and traditional silk is how it's made.
Wool vs Silk Rugs Durability
A Square area rug's durability is extremely important. It let's you know where you can place a Square area rug to maximize its lifespan and your enjoyment from it.
Are Square Wool Rugs Durable?
Square Wool rugs are extremely durable ó their pile comes out thick and strong. They also offer a natural resistance to spills, stains, and foot traffic. These Square area rugs can last 50 or more years with regular usage (and maintenance, of course). Square rugs are also fire resistant and less susceptible to dust mites.
Are Silk Rugs Durable?
Even though silk is a strong natural fiber, silk rugs are much more delicate than wool rugs. They should be placed in areas where foot traffic is minimal. It's often advised that silk rugs even be hung on walls to preserve them for as long as possible. They get dirty faster and aren't very practical carpets for your home, but if you can keep them clean, the aesthetic appeal of a silk rug is immense.However, a bamboo silk rug that's blended with wool is typically more durable than a traditional silk rug. These Square area rugs are more practical floor carpets to handle foot traffic or heavy furniture.
Here is what to take care of to let a rug be your friend for years-
Square Area Rugs do not come with instruction manuals, so most people do not know how to properly care for their rugs. Not knowing usually leads to them waiting too long to clean them, which contributes to fiber damage from the years of embedded soil and grit, as well as dye damage from spills that sit too long.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS required
- Rubber gloves (optional)
- Rug shampoo
- Soft bristled brush
- Water, lots and lots of water (i.e., get your hose out!)
1. Prepare your Square area Rug. First, thoroughly vacuum the rug on both sides to remove any loose dirt.
2. Test for Color fastness. You have two options. You can follow the mixing instructions on a store-bought rug cleaner/ shampoo, or you can add a couple of cap full of mild dish detergent to a bucket of warm water. Do not use hot water, as it may shrink fibers or fade color. Now, test your solution on a small corner of the rug to make sure that it doesn't make the colors run. If it doesn't, proceed to the next step.
3. Wash using a sponge or brush, work a lather of shampoo or detergent deep into the Square rug. Allow the solution to sit on the rug and work for several minutes before rinsing.
4. Thoroughly rinse the rug with a garden hose, making sure the water is clear of soap suds before you finish.
5. Remove Excess Water. Squeeze as much water out of the rug as you can with your squeegee, being careful to work only in the direction of the rug's nap.
6. Lay the Square rug flat to dry. Once the top side is dry, flip it over so the bottom can dry as well.
7. Use a vacuum or soft-bristled brush to loosen up the fibers of the rug, as they may have compacted during the washing/drying process. Return your Square rug to the room and enjoy!
It's important to wash rugs only when they're dirty. To test whether or not your Square rug needs to be cleaned, pick up a corner of the rug and let it flop down onto the floor. If a little cloud of dust floats up, a cleaning is in order. Also, wash rugs when they are visibly dingy or have a noticeable odor. With regular maintenance and cleaning, your rugs will serve your family and home for many years, playing host to scores of game tourneys, TV marathons, and fireside snuggles.
Choose from variety of sizes
Choosing an Square area rug in the correct size and shape should be a priority in your rug search. Interior designers use basic guidelines when determining a comfortable size for each situation. This prevents creating a cramped living space or an unnecessary expense, and helps make the room comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The Square area rugs are made in largest number of sizes to fit in your choice. So let's grab some!