Choosing the Perfect Carpet and Rugs for Your Home

Choosing the Perfect Carpet and Rugs for Your Home

Transform your home with the perfect carpet and rugs from Finishing Touches SA. With nearly two decades of experience, we provide expert advice on selecting the best floor décor to enhance your living spaces. Whether you need a luxurious carpet for your bedroom or a durable rug for your living room, this guide will help you make informed decisions.

Our Range of Carpets and Rugs: 

At Finishing Touches SA, we offer a diverse selection of carpets and rugs to suit various styles and needs:carpet covering lounge area
Tips for Choosing the Right Rug: Consider the Room’s Function

Lounge & Living Room:

  • For larger rooms, the rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all major furniture pieces, such as sofas and chairs, to create a cohesive area.
  • In smaller living spaces, a rug that sits just under the front legs of the sofa can still define the seating area effectively.
  • If you have a smaller rug, center it in the middle of the seating area with a coffee table on top, ensuring the edges are equal distances from the furniture.

Dining Room:

  • The rug should extend beyond the edges of the dining table. This allows the chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out, preventing any awkward positioning and protecting your floors.
  • Choose a rug shape that complements your table. For example, a round rug works well with a round table, while a rectangular rug suits an elongated table.


  • For a king or queen-size bed, a large rug that extends at least 45cm to 60cm beyond the sides and foot of the bed is ideal. This provides a soft landing for your feet.
  • Alternatively, runners or smaller rugs can be placed on either side of the bed if a large rug is not preferred.

Hallways and Entrances:

  • Use long, narrow runners for hallways. Ensure they leave a few centimeters of floor space on either side to create an elegant border.
  • For entrance areas, choose a durable rug that fits well within the space but doesn’t obstruct door openings.

Material Matters:

  • Wool: Soft and durable, ideal for high-traffic areas.
  • Polyester: Affordable and easy to clean, best for bedrooms.
  • Nylon: Highly durable and stain-resistant, perfect for homes with pets and children.
  • Polypropylene: Water and stain-resistant, suitable for entryways and high-traffic areas.
  • Acrylic: Cheaper alternative to wool, good for low-traffic areas.
  • Blends: Combine the benefits of different fibers for enhanced performance.

Do’s and Don’ts of Rug Selection:


  • Consider your lifestyle: Choose materials and designs that suit your household’s needs.
  • Measure your space: Ensure the rug fits well in the intended area.
  • Think about maintenance: Select rugs that are easy to clean and maintain.


  • Skimp on quality: High-quality rugs may cost more but offer better durability and aesthetics.
  • Forget about the overall décor: Ensure the rug complements your existing interior design.

Choosing the perfect carpet or rug involves considering quality, functionality, and style. At Finishing Touches SA, we offer a wide range of options to meet your needs and help you create stunning spaces. Our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring your vision becomes a reality.

Explore our extensive collection and find the perfect carpets and rugs for your home. Visit Finishing Touches SA today and start transforming your living spaces!



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