by The Rug Truck August 18, 2019 1 min read

Question Number One: Do You Have Pets and/or Kids?

While we adore kids and pets over here at The Rug Truck, these “blessings” should be a serious consideration when deciding which kind of rug to purchase! Accidents will happen in any scenario, but we all know that babies and fur babies increase the odds.

It’s a common inclination to spend less money on home-furnishings when you’re in the child-rearing or pet-owning stage of life, but area rugs are an exception. If you have the budget, the best option for you is a hand-knotted, wool rug. They are hands-down the most durable and easiest to clean option. For some great choices, check out our Tommy Bahama Home Angora and Maddox collections! 

However, if your budget doesn’t allow for this sort of investment, consider a synthetic, machine-made rug with darker colors or an intricate pattern. Darker colors tend to hide stains much better than lighter.

We strongly suggest avoiding rugs made of natural fibers, shag rugs, or light-colored rugs as these are all very difficult to clean.