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So many rugs, so many sizes, so many choices.
Relax. We’ve created this guide to take the guesswork out of choosing and measuring rugs,
so you can find the one that’s just right for you and your room.
Size Matters The most common mistake most people make when buying a rug is buying too small. Planning a cohesive, beautiful space begins with good proportions so if you choose a rug that is too small it may make your space actually look smaller. Make sure to measure with a steel measuring tape, not with your eyes- a rug that looks like the right size in a picture may be too small for your needs.
Measure Twice, Check Twice Remember to double check all of your measurements and be sure to consider the location of vents or doors as they may affect where you place your rug.
Protect Your Investment
Rug pads prevent slippage and maintain the durability of your rug. We recommend ordering the correct size rug pad whenever you buy a new rug.
Measure your bed with a steel measuring tape and add 24" to each side (left and right sides of your bed). This tells you how wide the rug should be. The most common size for under-bed rugs is 8’ x 10’. If you have a small room or your bed is against the wall, a smaller rug next to the bed is a great option. The most common size for this type of layout is 3’ x 5’.
Living Rooms and Sun Porches
Measure the entire perimeter of your furniture grouping area and deduct 24” from the length and the width. That should give you the approximate rug measurement that is appropriate for the space and allows your sofa legs to be on the rug and anchor the seating area.
Measure your dining room table and then add 54″ to the length and the width so chairs can be moved in and out without slipping off the rug.
Measure the size of your hallway and subtract 12″ from the length and width. This will allow for a 6″ border of flooring to show all around.
The Company Store offers many styles and types of rugs. Each offers unique benefits and design options.
Natural rugs are crafted from fibers extracted from plants, including sisal and jute. Processed using eco-friendly methods, these fibers are woven into textural patterns, like braids and basketweaves. Because of their durability, affordable price and extensive color palette, natural rugs are a great choice for high-traffic areas.