It is a reality that quality is better than quantity, and this is true for rugs. There are so many options to choose from when buying a rug and finding out which one is the best can be a bit tricky. If you have moved into a carpeted home, you probably did not have to buy rugs. But rugs are multipurpose in that it can add to the design elements of the area or space, but it is also functional and practical. Most often than not, rugs are used to give your floors a certain character or to indicate a space for gathering like when it is used in a living room, it can also be used as protection for your hardwood floors from water damage like when it is placed in front of a kitchen sink. Rugs are also versatile, it comes in different sizes, from the tiniest 1 square foot to the largest of about 8 square feet. You have to find the right-sized rug for where you will place it and how it will be used.

Rugs also come in various colors, ranging from white to black, in solid colors, or with prints and patterns to suit the design and style of any room or area in the house. For example, a patterned rug can be appropriate for a bedroom or a reading area, or a walk-in closet, though you would want the solid-colored ones for your living room or family room where there is generally a lot of colors in it. With so many choices, it is difficult to find the best one for your needs. You have to consider also the materials that the rugs are made from, for one it will likely determine the price of the rug and it will also tell you how to care for the rug. Some rugs can be washable, while others are not, some can be cleaned at home, while others have to be cleaned by a professional service. These are just a few of the things you need to think about when buying a rug. For such a simple and practical object, it does require a lot of thinking and decision-making. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best rugs

Buy rugs made from natural fibers and materials. 

When you choose rugs, make sure to check first the label and find out from what materials is the rug made from. It is expected that most commercially made rugs are not 100 percent all-natural as it would be too expensive and difficult to source the materials. You would want something that is about 80 percent natural fibers and a 20 percent mix of synthetic materials which is already a good quality rug. These kinds of rugs tend to cost more than the rugs that are made from synthetic fibers and materials. However, buying cheaper ones will not necessarily be good for you or the environment. Also, synthetic rugs tend to have a bad smell that will not just disappear no matter how long you use the rug. It is best to avoid this type of rug. The natural fibers can easily be cleaned and can be used for a long time, as long as you take good care of them. Moreover, good quality rugs look better and will be a great addition to your living spaces, it can give a small room character and charm, it can also complement the color scheme of your home and at the same time, it can be used more practically such as protecting your floors, giving your feet a place to relax and warm your toes in a cold night. The best rugs will be the ones that are appropriate to your needs, but getting the ones with better quality will surely be the best choice. 

Buy rugs that have specific care instructions. 

In a society where everything is disposable, we have a responsibility to the environment and ourselves to stop buying things that are not reusable even as simple a thing is as rugs. The amount of pollution that our seas and the environment have to deal with has reached a level where if we do not do something about it, our children might live in a world without seeing what nature is. One way to contribute to the efforts to save our planet is to consciously decide to buy stuff that will last and not get thrown away easily. Thus, the rugs you buy must have specific care instructions so you would know how to clean the rugs and keep them in good condition, in that way you can use them for years to come. If you take care of things, they do last. A dirty and stinky rug is caused by an owner who does not clean their rugs regularly. Follow the care instructions to the letter and have a schedule drawn up that you can follow so you can track when the rugs were cleaned. Use the recommended cleaning agents only, for example, you cannot use bleach for colored rugs as it may affect the color and damage the rugs, which in turn will make them ghastly and ugly and hence will be thrown away. If you want your rugs to last for a long time looking like it just came from the store, then treat them with tender loving care. 

Buy rugs from reputable stores or sellers. 

Rugs are readily available in any home store and even in online sellers so that there is no shortage of rugs. However, it is best to buy rugs from reputable stores that will most likely not sell poor-quality rugs so that when you buy from them, you can be confident that you are buying the best one in that price range. In truth, the price of a rug is quite indicative of its quality, since the pricier ones tend to be made from top-quality materials, while the cheaper ones are made from synthetic fibers and materials because they are easy to find and work with. Online sellers who specialize in supplying customers with high-quality rugs also have a reputation to protect so they are less likely to sell knock-offs and bad ones. The best rugs will of course be the best ones for your home, but make sure to get the best quality rugs that are within your budget.