We hear, we believe and we pass on, thus the hearsay becomes deep-rooted, living long without it being questioned or logically explained. They appear amusing and sometimes it’s easy to believe anything that scares us. These thus take shape of myths and misconceptions over a period of time. Rugs are no exception here, so there are numerous misconceptions that misguide, make people judgmental and cautious when they think of buying these rugs. Let us try to de-dunk or demystify all these misconceptions regarding rugs.
Carpets Are Expensive, High Maintenance And Dirt Prone.
For many people, it’s difficult to maintain carpets as they get dirty easily. They fail to understand that any rug like any other cloth is bound to get dirty due to soiling as it’s used for a long period of time. One should choose a more practical color in rugs that sustains in a trafficked space where it’s placed. People assume carpets to be a very expensive investment, little do they know that carpet comes in all affordable range; from very expensive to mediocre to very low costing.
Rugs Contain Toxic Substances.
This misconception is very amusing. The rugs are very simple products made from yarn. They contain no toxic substances. Some people also go ahead and believe rugs contain formaldehyde. Rugs by any means do not contain exhibit any harmful substances in their making.
Rugs Promote Allergies.
This misconception is absolutely refuted. Rugs rather entrap all the allergic compounds (allergens) in the air and avoid their circulation in the air. Rugs, therefore, do not help in spreading allergies.
Rugs Host Mold And Mildew.
People believe that rugs over the time become a base for growth of mold and mildew. This is again one misconception as mold and mildew need moisture to grow and we keep our carpets dry. Only If the floor is forever wet, can a carpet be potential space for mold and mildew.
Rugs: The Thicker The Better
Another common misconception while choosing rugs depends upon its thickness and density. Thin carpets are considered less durable, whereas thick ones are considered better and more durable. In reality, durability and quality of the rug have nothing to do with its density or thickness.
Rugs And The Confusing Cleaning Issues.
People have many misconceptions when it comes to clean rugs. For some, carpet should only be cleaned when it turns many shades darker than its original color, which means a lot of dirt has accumulated on it thus resulting in a change of the color. For many, carpets should be cleaned once a year; much frequent cleaning can destroy the carpet. This is absolutely wrong. Just like any other cloth, carpets to need cleaning and one should not wait for visible signs of dirt to clean. Methods like hot water extraction or vacuuming are good and safe for cleaning carpets. Once in a while carpets can be cleaned by professional rug cleaners
Machine Made Rugs Over Handmade Rugs
Some people feel machine made rugs are more modern, hassle free and cheap from the handmade rugs that super expensive. People fail to realize that machine made rugs have a shorter lifespan over the handmade ones. Handmade rugs can also be modern and sophisticated in their designing and can match with any contemporary décor.
It’s time to demystify all these misconceptions regarding rugs from our minds and lives. Rugs of all kind beautify the spaces, cause no health risk or allergies and are easy to maintain, clean and come in various varieties depending on consumer’s taste and pocket