If you are looking for an area rug then rug material is an essential part of it. You need to figure out that which material would be best for your home. You need consider how space will be used, how much traffic comes in to the particular space where you will place the rug, how much coziness you need. Check our quick guide to know more about rug materials and which material commonly used. Also read pros and cons of the each rug material.bedroom01-02


Most common material that used in rug production and also known for its durability and comfort.

Why you should go with this one – Cozy underfoot, excellent stopper properties, stain and water repellent

Consider these things- not suitable for moist places, it might be fade in these areas

Best for these areas – High traffic areas, living room, entrance way


Luxurious and bright material, silk mostly known for its subtle radiant and softness

Why you should go with this one – Very soft and magnificent, best than wool

Consider these things- It needs professional cleaning and foot prints can show on a light color silk rug

Best for these areas – Bedrooms and low traffic area


This material is frequently used to make flat weave rugs like kilims and dhurries

Why you should go with this one – Cheaper than wool and silk, low maintenance you can clean it at home

Consider these things- Doesn’t always wear well over long periods of time

Best for these areas – Kids room, kitchen and passage

Jute, Sisal and Sea Grass

Durable and made up of natural grasses and other fibers combine neutral, earthy palettes and rich textures, making them the ultimate design chameleons.

Why you should go with this one – Very strong; renewable; typically free from chemical processing

Best for these areas – Living rooms, high-traffic and sunny areas

Animal Skins

Available as complete hides, stitched panels, or woven strips of tanned leather.

Why you should go with this one – Both soft and durable; unique pieces (especially hides); generally easy to clean

Consider these things- Not great for damp or humid areas

Best for these areas – Bedrooms, offices, low-traffic areas


Man-made fibers including viscose, nylon, and polypropylene. They have been improved over the years to mimic the characteristics of natural fibers.

Why you should go with this one – Easy to clean and family-friendly they can be used in damp environments; many types can be used outdoors

Consider these things- Doesn’t always feel luxurious

Best for these areas – Hallways, outdoors (note: not all synthetic rugs are suitable for outdoor use), high-traffic and sunny areas.