The size of rug depends on where it will be used in the house. Here is a basic rundown of how to measure a room to find the appropriate rug size. One key point to remember with rug sizes is that they are never exact and might be an inch or two smaller or bigger than what is described.
Absolutely, although not as typically as putting a rug on hardwood, there is nothing wrong with using a rug on carpet. Rugs can protect carpet, add layers of color and create a focal point for the room.
Rug pads will help to keep rugs from sliding, muffle sound, create a softer area and protect the floor under the area rug.
Rugs are made from a variety of materials from wool to synthetic materials and more. There are advantages and disadvantages to each but it is usually easy to find which rug material is best for your purposes. For example, a synthetic rug might be best in high traffic areas or kids rooms because they are often easier to clean and not as expensive if they need to be replaced. If you want a rug that will add warmth and a more artistic look, a natural wool rug might be the best option.