Choosing the Right Rug for High, Medium & Low Traffic Areas
When you are looking for a rug for your home, there are a lot of different elements that are important to consider. One of the things I get asked a lot is if a certain rug is a right fit for a certain area of the home.
While you might not even know it, this is how the conversation on how a rug is constructed begins.
To know what level of traffic a rug can take, it’s important to know what materials and knots were used to make the rug.
At Meredith Heron Collection, we use a variety of materials to create our rugs. We use viscose to give our rugs their beautiful sheen—but rugs that contain viscose are not great for high traffic areas or areas that can potentially get wet.
Most of our rugs are hand-knotted using 100% New Zealand wool—this is a wonderful material that is equal parts beautiful and durable.
We love our Persian knot—this square knot is extremely hard-wearing and is ideal for creating high-traffic area rugs that also have detailed patterns.
To make things easier, our website clearly states where each of our rugs is best suited to be in your home. Each rug is categorized as either high, medium, or low traffic. And this tells you exactly what kind of wear and tear that rug can withstand.
For example, our hand-knotted Ōnami rug is suitable for low-traffic areas because the highlights on the rug are woven in Bamboo-derived Viscose, making these sections shimmer in the light. The Ōnami rug is perfect for a guest bedroom, or a study—spaces that are used but aren’t used daily.
Our Empress Mizu rug is a medium traffic rug—while it does still have smaller accents of viscose, the majority of this rug is made of 100% New Zealand wool. This rug is great for dining rooms, bedrooms, and other spaces that get daily or weekly use.
Finally, our Handsart Key rug is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas in your home. This rug uses the Persian knot and is made from Mill-spun New Zealand Wool and Mill-spun Himalayan Wool. Think about adding our Handsart Key rug to your living room, family room, or any other room that is used daily by all the members of your family.
No matter what area of a home you are looking to add a rug to, we’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve broken down our rugs based on which level of traffic they are best suited for.
Our Low Traffic Rugs
Our Medium Traffic Rugs
Our High Traffic Rugs
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