Picking the Best Area Rug for Your Home

A gorgeous area rug can brighten up your room, add drama, and be a great conversation piece. However, with so many options such as arts and crafts style rugs, rustic area rugs, Oriental styles, and so many more, it can get difficult picking one!

Read on to learn some tips on picking the best area rug for your space!

Size is the most important thing you will need to consider. Most people go by the rule that the rug should be two feet shorter than the smallest wall in the room.

Rugs Near a Door

If you are thinking of putting the rug near a door, you will want to swing the door open and measure the floor from that point. You should make sure that at least three feet remains clear from the door.

Rugs in a Hall

Rugs that you are putting in a hall should be big enough that six inches shows on all sides.

Rugs in a Dining Room

If you are placing an area rug in your dining room, you will want it to extend at least eighteen inches beyond the edge of the table. This is so that the rug can accommodate the dining room chairs.

Rugs in a Bedroom

For area rugs in your bedroom, you should consider runners on each side of the bed and the foot of the bed. You can also place a rug one-third of the way under the bed so that the rug makes a nice decorative mat at the bottom.

For beautiful rugs in Nashua, NH and surrounding areas, please visit PRG at our showroom!

If you have any questions, feel free to give our friendly staff at 603-882-5604 or email us at info@prgrugs.com!

How to Maintain Your Vintage Area Rugs

If you are proud owner of one of PRG Rugs’s vintage area rugs, congratulations!  We offer our own high quality rug cleaning services but if you want some daily maintenance tips, read on!

Don’t Over Vacuum

Modern vacuums can be extremely strong and as a result, running a vacuum over your vintage area rugs can damage them. This is especially true if you lay your vintage area rugs over a hard floor. For a wool rug, you will want to use a carpet sweeper. If you really need to vacuum it yourself, use a canister vacuum and set the beater bar high so there’s less abrasion. Also, vacuum in a side to side motion so you don’t grab at any fringe. Another great tip is to take the rug outside and vacuum the back side of it. Embedded dirt can cause wear and tear to the fibers, over time. You should also take this time to vacuum the top. If there a lot of dust poofs, you will need to take your vintage area rugs to us so we can properly wash it!

Wash It Often But Not Too Often

Even if your vintage area rugs don’t look dirty, you will still want to wash them at least once a year. The more you wait; the built up dust and other particles can start to sink into the fibers. They get pushed down by gravity and the weight of people walking on it. The dirt slowly pulls at the fibers and causes the rug to go bare. Even with a good rubber pad underneath, the buildup of dirt can be damaging to your vintage area rugs. Make sure to sweep underneath the rug, beat it out, and wash it!

Avoid Putting Things on Your Rug

Sometimes, people make the mistake of putting too much furniture and especially, plants, on their rugs. This can cause damage because the area where there is nothing on the rug does not get air flow to it. Especially with wool, the rug might feel dry but moisture can seep to the bottom, cause mildew, and turn to dry rot.


If you are interested in purchasing beautifully crafted area rugs in Manchester, NH, and surrounding areas, please trust in the experts at PRG Rugs!

We carry a huge selection of gorgeous vintage area rugs at our showcase.


Visit our store at:

227 Main Street

Nashua, NH 03060


For any questions on our rugs in Nashua, NH, give us a call today at 603-882-5604 or email us at info@prgrugs.com!