How To Choose An Office Rug

KR-04 from Kiara Shag by Loloi

Choosing the right rug for your office space can be a daunting task. But with these easy to follow steps, it should be a simple process.

The first step would be to pick the shape and size of the rug based on the dimensions of the room. Usually, this would result in a rectangular or square shaped rug that will fill most of the room. Next, thinking about the material of the rug is helpful in predicting upkeep and longevity. For an office space, it is best to pick a rug that can withstand a little roughing up.

Align the Rug with the Room

XV-01 from Xavier by Loloi

There are many different factors to look for when picking a rug. The two simplest steps would be to look for the shape and size of the room first. Since most offices are rectangular or square-shaped, it’s important to find a rug that matches.

Next, measure the dimensions of the room to pick the right rug size. Leaving a little room between the walls and the rug is also important. Make sure the legs of the furniture in the office are all on top of the rug. This blends everything together rather than emphasizing the disjointedness of the rug with the rest of the room.

Assess the Texture

Vintage Marceline from Ziegler by NuLoom

Look for a rug that will last well and require less maintenance. In many cases, a low-pile rug with a backing is less messy than a thicker rug. A low-pile rug refers to a rug with less thickness and density. These rugs are preferred because they have a flat surface, which is easier to vacuum. Longer pile rugs also have a tendency to be marked up or dented by furniture, unlike low-pile rugs.

Avoiding materials that shed often will save you a lot of time for cleaning and upkeep. Having a no-fuss rug will allow the office to become a practical and functional space. It will likely be easier to clean and to maintain and will save a lot of time and stress. Also be careful to find a rug with less traction so that an office chair can easily roll across it.

Choosing the Style of Rug

KR-04 from Kiara Shag by Loloi

With so many rug styles it can be difficult to pick the right one for your office space. One excellent option is a flatweave rug. They’re reversible, durable, and come in a wide range of bright colors and graphic designs. They can last for a long time and are easy to clean, which makes them perfect for an office space.

Another type of rug to consider is one made of natural fibers. While rugs made of materials like jute, sisal, or seagrass are often less comfortable than rugs made of wool or synthetic materials, these highly durable rugs come in a variety of popular styles at an affordable price.

Another excellent option is an overdyed or distressed rug. This worn-in style will age well over time and comes in a variety of patterns and designs.

Pick a Pattern

CT-03 from Charlotte by Loloi

Choosing the right pattern can be the most difficult part of picking a rug. For an office, you can’t go wrong with a neutral rug. If the rest of the room needs some excitement you can opt for a playful pattern or a bolder solid color.

Depending on the color of the walls and the rest of the furniture in the room, look for complimenting tones. Look for a color range first then narrow down choices with the perfect design. Avoid busy styles that clash with the rest of the room to prevent a cluttered look. But remember that it’s all personal preference and it’s okay to experiment!

Check the Material and Weave

Vintage Minta from Bodrum by NuLoom

Making sure you look at the material of the rug to gauge how soft and durable it will be. For example, rugs made of wool, nylon, viscose, polyester, and natural plant fibers such as jute and sisal have a longer wear time.

Hand-knotted rugs are made by an artisan and are more labor intensive to create but also are known to be more durable. These rugs are perfect for high foot-traffic in an office space. Tufted rugs are also more durable and can be either looped or cut. The cut style is easier to look after and care for while the looped needs a bit more maintenance and upkeep. Knowing the material and the process used in manufacturing the rug is essential to predict the wear time for your space.

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