We think so! But log on to the internet and take time to brows various forums and you will find horror story after horror story about online rug purchases that have gone horribly wrong. You will want to avoid this and we think we know how you can…
We all live busy lives. Working full time, balancing the work and play as well as all the other things that come along with a busy lifestyle and family, taking hours to trawl around shops looking for the perfect rug is a luxury that many of us can ill-afford.
As a result, like many other purchases, we turn to online rug stores like us – www.rugretailer.co.uk – to see the current trends in terms of style and colour, as well as researching prices. Buying rugs online can be done and here is how…
Think about what you want and need – then research to find examples!
People often have very little idea of what it is they want, exactly for their home. They may have ideas about colour and style, as they will undoubtedly be matching the rug to their décor which, according the various home interior designers is the wrong way round http://www.ehow.com/how_5014970_design-room-around-area-rug.html
You also need to consider the construction of the rug too and know what hand-tufted, hand-woven, hand-knotted and machine made all mean so that you can see why the rug is the price that it is. Likewise, you need to have an idea about the materials that are used too; from natural fibres through to all manner of synthetic materials, some you may not have heard of!
All of these manufacturing techniques and materials have pros and cons, with some being more suited to some areas of your home than others. It may look like a bargain, but will it function to the best of its ability?
Getting the sizing right
The nest big step is to know your sizing, and not get your inches and your centimetres all in a knot! If you are looking for a certain size rug, then measure the space where it will sit and make sure it will fit – too big, and the area will be swamped. Too small and it will look lost. After all, you do not want to make the expensive mistake of buying a brilliant silk rug, only for it to arrive and be the size of a postage stamp…
Fibre density – another technicality
There may also be some quality online retailers who operate a support service and can discuss with you’re the finer technicalities of their rugs wither via a phone line, online chat facility or by email. Density of the fibre relates directly to the perceived durability of the rug. The denser the pile, the slower the rug will wear is the general rule of thumb. If you investing a lot in your rug, getting the best density measurement your can is fairly essential for it to be a lasting investment.
Bear in the mind the footfall
Also known as the ‘traffic’ within the home, where you intend putting your online rug purchase should influence your decision. Anything that looks flimsy will simply not last the test of time in the hallway with muddy boots, the dog and cat padding in and out as well as the several trips in and out of the front door we do every day.
In order to make the best online rug purchase, check the rug description – where has the manufacturer or retailer suggested is the best place for the rug? Getting one recommended for the bedroom will not give the same performance in the dining room…
High quality online rug retailers will spend time and care getting good photographs of their products so that consumers can see a faithful colour reproduction of the actual product. If you are looking for a specific hue or shade of a colour it is probably best to check that the colour is what it says it is; many people have opted for the golden yellow only to find it is far more golden than what they thought. Again, contact the retailer as they could help with this. Don’t underestimate the impact of colour in your interior décor http://www.adriennechinn.co.uk/article4.htm
And don’t forget – research the retailer
Reviews are everywhere online and an online retailer of rugs will take care of these reviews – in other words, their customer service will be second to none as they know that consumers buy from companies who have excellent reviews. Consumers, just like on the high street, are turned off by online retailers who seem to have let their customers down.
Now all you have to do is choose the rug…