The front entrance of your home should dictate the style and design of your entire home as soon as someone steps foot inside of the house. Is your foyer floor hardwood, stone, porcelain, ceramic, laminate or luxury vinyl tile? No matter what your foyer floor is made of, adding an entryway rug will automatically add to the home’s design style and help in containing debris that is brought inside from the outdoors. To help you properly make a decision, we have listed below some basic tips for purchasing a foyer rug. Let’s take a look!
Measure your entryway because you do not want to make the mistake of purchasing a rug that is too small or large — the proper size of a rug is based on the scale of the rug and the room. If the rug is too small, it will be overlooked and simply out of place. If the rug is too large, it will overtake the entire space and look too heavy and even bulky.
You will want to leave enough space between the rug and the bottom of the door. Thinner rugs will be more durable and long-lasting than a thick, pile rug. Plus, a thin rug will be much easier to clean. Make sure you open and close the door, so the rug does not interfere with the door’s function.
Think about the type of debris being brought into the home. Do you experience a lot of rain and snow? What about grass and leaves? Will you wash the rug or vacuum and clean periodically? The rug material also determines its care and maintenance. Wool or silk rugs while durable, generally are spot cleaned or professionally cleaned. Most cotton rugs can be washed, but be aware they may shrink. Rayon and synthetic rugs with rubber backing are best spot-cleaned. Natural jute rugs are maintained by sweeping and shaking them out a bit.
If your entryway is the main entrance, think about picking a rug with a multi-colored pattern or design. They are excellent for camouflaging dirt, debris, and pet hair. The life of a patterned rug will be longer than a solid rug because visual wear patterns are not seen as easily.
If you need further assistance in finding the perfect area rug, please do not hesitate to call or visit one of our showrooms. One of our expert sales staff would love to assist you with all of your flooring needs.