For more detailed information, please see Understanding Area Rugs: Materials and Construction.
|Material||What Is It?||Ideal For|
|Cotton||Popular natural fiber||Soft and easy to clean and maintain|
|Leather||Used in conjunction with other materials.||Enhances rug with interesting texture.|
|Natural Fibers||Other natural fabrics including sisal, sea grass, jute, and coir||All natural material with interesting textures.|
|Silk||Ultra-luxurious natural fabric||Very pleasing sheen and texture|
|Synthetics||Includes acrylic, polypropylene, viscose, polyester||Affordable alternatives to natural fibers. Can be better for maintenance or outdoor use.|
|Wool||Usually wool from sheep||Most popular natural fiber. for rugs. Feels good and high quality.|