Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carpet , Rugs and Accessories

Normally, one doesn't assume much difference between a rug and a carpet. But they are different. And when it comes to accenting your space, adding color and texture to your design - a RUG is where it's at. More specifically - a natural hair-on cow hide rug - is where it's at.

The term ‘carpet’ is derived from the Medieval Italian word Carpita. Carpire, a derivative of this word, means (literally) "to pluck". Often defined as ‘a piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a portiere, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold'...carpet seems pretty useful. It's got a big job, by definition. Unlike the 'carpet' term, ‘rug’ literally means ‘a torn-off portion’ and are often use as accessories and decor, rather than as a functioning piece of the space.

The words “carpet” and “rug” are normally interchangeable in everyday use. The big difference amongst a rug and a carpet, though, is size. Carpets are floor coverings stretched wall-to-wall and cover the entire floor, whereas rugs can be used to highlight the floor, accessorize the decor, or they can be hung on the walls. Area rugs are most popular these days, for a number of reasons - including the fact that as time has gone on, carpets have become more outmoded, whereas rugs are easier to place and use within any home. And - economically - they make more sense because you can take your rugs with you wherever you go - and add color and design elements to your home at the same time.

A rug can also come in many different variations of size and shape, whereas a carpet tends to be only large and square, and because rugs can come in so many different sizes and shapes, the appeal factor is obvious. With that in mind, another definition for a rug is, “the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering.” This is precisely what our cowhide rugs do and more: our affordable cowhide rugs and laser cut hide area rugs do it with serious style!

At Rawhide Company we are here to give you the highest quality cowhide rugs at the most reasonable price to help make any floor space fun, fashionable, and unique.

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