Whether you get retro or modern ...If you want durable -- get 100 percent wool, wears like iron, and repels dirt. That has been my experience.
As mentioned, look for rugs made of natural fibers and that are nicely made. Wool is one great possibility but keep an eye on the craftsmanship. Think about cutting a pad to go under the rug too. Doing so will add years to the life of it. I clients with nice wool persian carpets that are more than a century old and still look near brand new. They were expensive though.
You should vacuum often and thoroughly. Consider a stain treatment. I am not a big fan of Scotchguard as it bonds with the surface of fibers. I had all my furnishings and carpeting treated with FibreSeal, a penetrant type treatment, and it worked out great.
I don't hate Scotchguard but it is a surface protectant so kind of glues itself to fibers like a coating. Things like FiberSeal actually penetrate the fibers for better protection, in my opinion.How to choose which of the natural fibre rugs will last long ? I dont understand the craftsmanship. Can you suggest me some basic tips to select a rug? Me still confused between modern and retro? I just want my rug to last long as i am purchasing it for the first time.
I have heard that Scotchguard is one of the best. Why do you hate it?
Thanks for suggestion. But do fiberseal protects all types of rugs, ie woolen,silk, rayon, leather. Can it be used for carpets?I don't hate Scotchguard but it is a surface protectant so kind of glues itself to fibers like a coating. Things like FiberSeal actually penetrate the fibers for better protection, in my opinion.
If you look at quality carpeting and rugs you will see a big difference in they way they are tufted, piled or woven. The tighter the weave---say in a fine Oriental rug, the longer it is going to last. You should at least explore options from a real rug dealer. Just for a better understanding of what you are shopping for and to know where you might be compromising? Quality of fiber, colorfastness and density of dyes, weaving/tufting/piling method and all play into a rug. I found this and maybe it will help clarify some things to look for in buying rugs that will last.
Fancy, I have oriental area rugs. Do a google search, there are manyYou told that use 100 % wool in modern and retro rugs. Are there many different types of woolen rugs? Also, can you suggest me, whether i should go with retro woolen rugs or modern woolen rugs? As said by you that you have experienced it, what type of rug did you used ?