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6 Best Rugs of All Time (Kind Of)

Skip the long list of retailers offering a wide and frenzied selection. Find quality designs that will hold up — without having to open a new tab. This list gives you the best of the floor coverings you can find — by style, material and durability, and it’s all available to shop in one place. Are they the best rugs of all time? According to our editors' and designers' opinons, based on their own expert, albeit limited, experience: yes. Read our staff’s list of best rugs for your coziest and most refreshed home.

Most Versatile Rug

1. Ryker Natural

Best Features: - indoor-outdoor rug - stain resistant and made of synthetic fibers - kid and pet-friendly

Size: 94"W x 130"D x 0.16"H

Why an Expert Approves: "The indoor-outdoor qualities is unbeatable when it comes to durability. It's one of the most popular bestsellers, and I'd say the chic, unfussy and transitional design makes it stand out."- Adrian Palacios, LS Designer

Featured Review: "Gorgeous rug. Beautiful color... very sturdy and well made." - Patsy D

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Best Area Rug for a Low Price Point

2. Ivete Charcoal

Best Features: - perfect addition to a contemporary entryway - low pile and high-quality fiber - adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to your home decor

Size: 94"W x 130"D x 1"H

Compare to: For this transitional yet antique-feel pattern, this rug can be compared to the thoughtful aesthetics of Safavieh designs.

Featured Review: "Beautiful rug! Great value for the price! Matched with a Living Spaces sectional and it looks great!" - Julz B

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Best Wool Rug

3. Wool Tweed Ivory

Best Features: - high-quality natural fiber - beautiful ivory and white color palette

Size: 60"W x 90"D x 0.2"H

Why an Expert Approves: "This natural wool rug is better than any cotton rug, in my opinion, because of its higher quality feel. It's also low pile, passing durability tests, with easy to clean fibers."- Adrian Palacios, Interior Designer

Featured Review: "Very satisfied with this purchase. The rug looks wonderful in the room and has been easy to maintain." - Anonymous

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Best Shag Rug

4. Beverly Shag Graphite Faded

Best Features: - a best seller due to its highly-comfortable feel underfoot - fiber, polypropylene - high pile height

Size: 94"W x 130"D x 1"H

Compare to: Going off aesthetics, the 'wow' value you get from the chic, on-trend look of this rug give us nuLoom vibes.

Featured Review: "Great material and very soft. The kids like it a lot and it won’t look as dirty because of the color!" - Nateee

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Best Flatweave Rug

5. Colbourn Sage

Best Features: - made with synthetic fiber for durability - low pile rug - washing machine compatible

Size: 111"W x 144"D x 0.02"H

Compare to: This rug is machine-washable, which is why it's an easy comparison to the washable rugs of Ruggable.

Featured Review: "Such a pretty rug. We recently moved into an all white house and this rug adds the most beautiful contrast to our new empty space. It also pairs so well with the Jolene reclining sectional!" - Anonymous

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Best Handwoven Rug

6. Kallan Textures Latte

Best Features: - handwoven and 100% wool rug proudly crafted in India - neutral color to match most rooms + feels great on bare feet

Size: 96"W x 120"D x 0.98"H

Compare to: In terms of this rug's handwoven element, it's comparable to the kinds of handcrafted designs you'd find at Loloi.

Featured Review: "Such a great rug at a super reasonable price. Really brought the entire room together." - Michael Maroney

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Stunning Trellis Rugs

Perfect Rugs for a Minimalist Space

What is the best kind of area rug to buy?

The best kind of area rug to buy depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the room where it will be placed. Here are a few options:
  • Wool Rugs: Known for their durability, softness, and natural stain resistance, wool rugs are great for high-traffic areas.
  • Cotton Rugs: Affordable and easy to clean, cotton rugs are ideal for casual spaces like kitchens or children's rooms.
  • Silk Rugs: Luxurious and delicate, silk rugs are perfect for low-traffic areas or as textile accent pieces.
  • Sisal and Jute Rugs: These natural fiber rugs are durable and eco-friendly, suitable for adding texture to casual settings.
  • Synthetic Rugs: Made from materials like viscose, polyester, and polypropylene, synthetic rugs are often more affordable and stain-resistant.

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