With endless types of rugs on the market and countless factors to consider, choosing a rug for your home can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Keep these five rug rules in mind to make buying new home textiles a simple process:

Rule 1: Consider foot traffic
Take into consideration the kind of lifestyle you live. Do you have family and pets? Do you entertain often? Answering these questions will help you to significantly narrow down your options and choose a material that is perfectly made for lightly traveled area as well as highly traveled ones.

Rule 2: Choose quality
Rugs are an investment for any home, so choose one that is most durable. Perfect examples of high quality rugs include natural materials, such as wool. Shy away from cotton and synthetic materials, as these are delicate.

Rule 3: Say yes to runners
Runners are great for entryways and hallways because of the constant foot traffic they receive. Choosing a runner will make your home warmer and make guests feel more welcome. However, because these areas get more foot traffic than other areas in the home, be sure to select the kind of material that can be cleaned easily. 

Rule 4: Find the perfect size
The right type of rug will fit your room so that all furniture either has at least two legs on it or none at all. Before purchasing a rug, measure the length of your seating area to find out just how much of your floor needs to be covered.

Rule 5: Vacuum regularly
No matter what kind of rug you own, it’s bound to get dirty from day to day. Remember, just because you can’t see the dirty, doesn’t mean it’s not there. So blot up any spills immediately and vacuum on a regular basis (at least twice a week) to keep your rugs looking spotless.

No matter what type of rug you choose, the textile specialists at Triple S are here to help you keep it clean! We offer many professional cleaning services, including oriental and area rug and wall to wall carpet. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright this winter!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue