By Letticia J. Chaidez
A braided wool rug can be used in any room of your home to improve, enhance or even change the overall appearance of the decor as the addition helps to upgrade and beautify the room. There is a wide variety of colors and styles that are available for your selection to turn what was once a dull, drab room into an inviting comfortable area of enjoyment.
The entire atmosphere of the room can be changed with the addition of a braided wool rug that will provide warmth to floors that were previously cold and hard. A focal point can be made or an area of interest defined with the placement of these rugs strategically. Wool rugs are also available in additional styles that include tufted and hooked.
Because these extraordinarily versatile rugs can serve many purposes throughout your home they are the most popular variety available today. Using these rugs that come in wide assortment of colors and various patterns makes it possible to change the appearance of a room to make it brighter without having an overwhelming effect. Retail stores provide these rugs for purchase or you can locate them at reduced prices on the internet.
Wool rugs can be found in a variety of weaves, including braided rugs that were made by Early American settlers who used scraps of clothing and other excess materials to make braided rugs. These braided rugs are a preference for use in just about every decor or room because they are very easy to clean. A soft and easy to clean rug that is well-liked for living areas is tufted wool rugs. The construction of this type of rug is accomplished by hooking pile into a special backing material and then bonding that to a second material for backing. An additional weave variety for rugs is made by hooking strips of cloth and pulling them through the mesh of burlap identified as hooked rugs. This weave style is normally handmade and slightly delicate although beautiful.
Most families agree that quality bathroom rug sets are imperative and can be selected from many styles and colors. There are many different styles of bathroom rug sets to choose from in addition to thousands of patterns and colors. The average set provides three pieces which include a bath mat, a toilet mat and a cover or mat to fit the toilet seat. Various other sets are available that usually include two matching mats of the same style and color that differ in size with a larger mat to use as a bath mat and smaller mat. A very practical bathroom rug that is growing in popularity today is the cotton bath rugs which are very strong and durable.