September 4, 2019

The Finest Rugs in the World Are Made From These Materials

For a rug to be classified as a fine piece of art, one has to look at its origins, condition, color, and ultimately, the material employed to create it. These attributes influence the value of a rug and should, therefore, be the things you use to determine whether the rug is worth the expense.

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For a rug to be classified as a fine piece of art, one has to look at its origins, condition, color, and ultimately, the material employed to create it. These attributes influence the value of a rug and should, therefore, be the things you use to determine whether the rug is worth the expense. 

While each attribute is important, the material employed may perhaps be the most important aspect for some—and they’re not entirely wrong. 

Considering that most of these hand-woven pieces go on the floor, these rugs should be made of materials that flawlessly fuse art, durability, and function altogether. And as far as experts and artists are considered, the following are the only materials that do the trick.

Wool

The mention of wool may no longer surprise you as this material is vastly known for its durability and quality. It has long been the norm that materials sourced from Mother Nature are inevitably some of the finest ones in the world. 

Rugs made of wool come at a hefty price only because they last the longest, despite being a soft haven even when barefoot. Even more so if the wool is sourced from highlands where a sheep’s wool is thicker and would be more resistant to dirt, dust, and water. 

Silk

As with other items made from this material, silk rugs exude luxury and elegance wherever it’s placed. Rugs made from this material are known to be soft and even more detailed than wool—with magnificence that can only be attributed to its natural shimmer. 

While it’s not as durable as its wool counterpart, when placed in rooms with low traffic and used as a centerpiece, a silk rug can be an effortless way to show a sophisticated range in terms of house decorations. 

Jute

The muted, brown hue of jute rugs places it on a pedestal when it comes to being an accent piece in a simple room. Despite looking quite simple, the durability and maintenance of jute rugs make it difficult to defeat when price becomes a point of consideration. 

In addition to its natural origins, the organic weaves you can find on this rug is proven to hold less allergens than other rugs—therefore, a healthier option. And just like fine wine, this rug ages gracefully, becoming softer over the years. 

Viscose

Man’s ability to create fine materials is proven well by viscose rugs. In spite of being man-made, viscose rugs mimic the smoothness and softness of silk rugs at a much more affordable price point. 

What makes a viscose rug a fine rug is its ability to add a sleek touch to any room without having to spend a substantial amount of money. With careful cleaning, your viscose rug will be an investment you’ll have for years on end. 

Takeaway 

Apparent with the list above, rugs made of natural materials such as wool, silk, and jute, take the top spots when it comes to quality. However, with years spent to perfect it, viscose rugs rightfully take its place among the best. 

David Nourafshan

Passionate reader | People person | The one behind Lawrence of La Brea
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