Why Cotton is great for rugs

 

Everyone loves cotton. How does it hold up to wool? Which situations should it be used in?

 

These rugs are great for

Where cotton rugs should be placed

Family room
Living room
Play room
Rumpus room
Limited outdoor use


These rugs are not so great for

where cotton rugs shouldn't be used

Damp areas
Bathroom and poolside use
Balcony areas


 

As you're probably well aware, cotton rugs come from the cotton plant!
A renewable and eco-friendly solution for someone looking for a cost effective rug that can still sit nicely as a centerpiece in a living room.

The cotton fiber is soft and strong, along with being able to hold mixtures of dyes very well. This makes these types of rugs quite well suited for more intricate design.

Abode Cotton Rug multi colour

You'll find that there aren't all that many rugs made entirely from cotton, and that rug makers will employ the use of cotton mixes to gain the benefits of both fibers.

This fiber also makes a great backing, so you'll find it being used sometimes as a backing material that helps a rug keep shape while laying flat against the floor.
A very easy to clean material, machine washable, and also biodegradable.

Just keep in mind that these rugs can't take the pounding that woolen rugs can and that they will attract dust easily, making regular rug vacuuming a necessity!