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Choosing the Right Rug for the Space

How do you choose the right rug for your space with so many different styles, sizes, and materials to choose from. Here are a few tips to make the process less overwhelming.

How do you choose the right rug for your space? With so many different styles, sizes, and materials to choose from, selecting the right rug for your space can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the process less overwhelming.

First Step: Measure Your Space

  • Look for oddities in the floor like a vent, outlet, or a wall that jets out just slightly in one spot.
  • Lay a bed sheet or blanket on the floor to help visualize your ideal rug size.
  • Measure the length and width of the sheet/blanket.
Sizing suggestions:And why:
– rugs that are too small for the space– looks like a postage stamp
– doesn’t enhance the room as artwork as it should
– rugs that are too large– can make the room feel crowded
– swallows the look of the furniture
– For rugs that go under a table, measure the table and add 3 feet to each measure measurement.– This allows enough space for chairs to slide out from under the table and still be on the rug.

Second Step: Find Your Style

Rules for designing a rug space: NONE! Rugs can lay partially or fully under a couch. They can be off centered in the room. Design the space for YOUR taste. What will bring you comfort every time you see it and every time you walk on it?

Each room can have its own personality. So don’t be afraid to mix it up from room to room. Find rugs and colors that compliment each other. They do NOT need to match.

When redesigning the entire space, start with the floor. It’s easier to match paint and furniture colors to the rug than to do the reverse.

Third Step: Start Shopping

Buy the best rug you can afford.

Whether the rug is custom made from special carpet designs, a machine made, or hand-knotted, you want something that will last.

Purchase from a reputable rug dealer.

Check out our blog post on natural versus synthetic fibers for more info on what type of rug is best.

Rug Pickup and Drop Off Service

If you are worried about transporting your rug, or would enjoy the convenience of your rug being picked up and dropped off, we have a local service available.
If you are within a 7 mile radius of our North Canton service center, this service is free. Call us or use the contact form to enquire about our services or pickup and drop off pricing.


Rug Services

Our rug cleaning and rug repair services revive and restore your rugs.

Rug Cleaning

We can pick up your rug from your home or you can drop it off at our North Canton facility.

Rug Repair

Bring your damaged rug to our North Canton facility and we will bring it back to life.

Get 10% Off Your Rug Cleaning in March When You Help Us Feed Pets in Need!

Drop off an item at Shaheen Rug Cleaning & Repair to benefit the Stark County Pet Food Pantry and receive 10% off your rug cleaning the entire month of March! Most needed items: bags of dog and cat food, canned dog and cat food, cat litter, small animal food (rabbits, hamsters, etc.) and small animal bedding.