Not All Rugs Are Made Equal

When it comes to interior design, there are seemingly endless options. That statement is especially true for area rugs. From size, shape, pile height, material, and more, there’s a vast number of options from which to choose. While this is a great thing in many cases, it can also be cause for some confusion when determine the best choice for your home.

Generally speaking, rugs made with natural materials are superior to those made with synthetic materials for a variety of reasons. To start, they are more environmentally friendly. Natural materials like wool, cotton, jute, and silk are biodegradable and don’t harm the environment when they break down. Synthetic materials, on the other hand, are made from chemicals and plastics that can take hundreds of years to decompose and can release harmful toxins into the environment at the end of their life cycle.

In addition to being better for the environment, natural rugs are also more durable and longer-lasting than synthetic rugs. They are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand wear and tear over time. Synthetic rugs, on the other hand, are often made from cheaper materials that show wear and tear more quickly and lose their shape and color. Though synthetic rugs may be cheaper, they will, without a doubt, need to be replaced more often. In the long run, you’ll often end up spending more.

Natural rugs are also better for your health. They are hypoallergenic and don’t contain harsh chemicals or toxins that can cause respiratory problems or other health issues. Many synthetic rugs contain chemicals like formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to your health. 

Whether you’re in need of something for a high-traffic space or want a show-stopping rug for a formal living or dining area, rugs made with natural materials are a better choice for the environment, your health, and your wallet. They are more durable, longer-lasting, and better for your overall well-being.

If you’re looking for a new rug, we’d love to work with you! Our team of designers can help you determine the best material, style, and size for any space in your home. Visit us in Elm Grove today!