rugs are the perfect addition to any home with a fireplace. By
positioning one of these non-flammable rugs in front of your
hearth, you can protect your carpeting and wood floors from
errant sparks and fallen logs. Hearth
rugs can also be a major help in preventing major house
fires due to a fireplace.
are many different types of hearth rugs available, which are
made using a variety of materials in several styles to suite
even the most finicky decorator. No matter whether your
décor is Classic, Country, Formal or Contemporary, you
can find a hearth rug to compliment your living space.
most common hearth rugs are made from one of several materials
including fiberglass, wool, nylon and polyester blend.
rugs offer the highest protection and will not easily become
singed if a heated ember comes to rest on it. Embers simply will
not burn or mar hearth rugs made from this material. While this
is the most expensive type of fireplace
rug available, it is also the most durable, which means
you will not have to replace it any time soon.
offers the next level of protection, but as a natural material,
wool can become charred but will not melt like synthetic fibers
are wont to do. If an ember does come in contact with a wool
fireplace rug, the wool material will self extinguish leaving
only a small char mark which can usually be easily rubbed away.
the protection offered by the fiberglass and wool hearth rugs
are nylon and polyester blend hearth rugs. Rugs made from this
material provide more than adequate protection, but the
synthetic fibers can be melted by ash or embers which escape
from your fireplace. Synthetic fibered hearth rugs are very
popular among those looking for an inexpensive rug to grace
their hearth even though they have to be replaced more often
than fiberglass and wool hearth rugs.
matter which material you choose for your hearth rug, you will
be sure to find a wide variety of shapes, styles and colors to
suit your personality, budget and existing decor. The most
common shapes associated with hearth rugs are the rectangle and
half round shape. Both of these shapes fit gorgeously in front
of any size fireplace and can be coordinated with your
surrounding décor. From oriental style rugs to
multi-colored rugs and border rugs which offer contrasting
colors, there is no end to the design options associated with
the hearth rug.
hearth rugs can be used in other areas of the home as well. You
can use them to coordinate a look in one particular room or
throughout your home to give your décor a unified feel.
if you want to protect your carpeting or hard-wood flooring in
front of your fireplace, you should consider the possibilities
associated with hearth rugs. With a fireplace rug you can not
only protect your expensive flooring, but you can also add a
unique design element to your home's décor at the same