Before you buy

Rugs buying guide

Rugs buying guide

From living rooms to bedrooms, traditional to modern; our wide range of rugs both online and instore will provide you with the perfect finishing touch for your room.

Whether it’s to dress up a newly decorated living space or help to finish off your new sofa or furniture purchase, we’ve got you covered.

Where to start

Before you buy, we’d recommended laying newspaper or cardboard in the place where your new rug will go. Measure out your paper to the size of the rug you like and try it out for a few days.

This will let you get a feel for the size of space you want to fill, and will help you decide on the exact place for your new rug to go.

Also remember to allow for some distance between your sofa legs and where your rug will go, so that you can walk around your rug with ease and to avoid indentations.

"Get the perfect finishing touch for your room with an ScS rug."
Farren Murphy, Flooring Manager

 

 

 

Making your selection

If you have a busy home or a house with children or pets, you should consider the durability of your rug choice before you buy. Watch out for our stain-free options online and instore for extra protection. If you have pets, consider a shorter pile to avoid issues with claws getting tangled!

Consider a longer pile rug for extra warmth in your room, or a flat rug to keep clean lines within a modern space.

Looking after your new purchase

With a little TLC you can keep your rug looking as good as new for longer. We all know that accidents happen. As with carpet or upholstered chairs, make sure to dab any spillages rather than rubbing in the stain.

If your rug’s being kept within direct sunlight, tilt your blinds or curtains regularly when strongest. This will help to prevent fading. Turning your rug regularly will also help some patches fading more quickly than others.

Choosing a rug to match your cushions or other smaller accessories within your room, is a great way of making the most of your accent colours.