Best material for a foyer rug?

tammywJuly 14, 2014

We live in S. California, so we don't get a ton of weather. The worst we'd get is a little rain in the winter.

Just wondering what materials would be best for this rug? We will be needing something 5 x 8. Any suggestions for materials that are okay to get a little wet and can be spot cleaned.

Just for clarification, this is for INSIDE our house, just inside the front door.

Thanks!

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chijim

Anything made of polypropylene-- it's a godsend when you have pets for easy cleanup.

This post was edited by chijim on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 15:42

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 3:38PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Make it a multi colored rug and it will show dirt less. I love polypropylene rugs.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:37PM
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nosoccermom

Wool oriental?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:24AM
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tibbrix

Second nsm wool oriental.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:40AM
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martinca_gw

Third wool oriental. One of mine is in a back hallway. It's an ancient machine-tied Couristan. It spent two years at DS's college apartment , and when it returned home I washed it on the patio with the hose and dish soap. I may have dried it in the sun! No fading. Poly is great but not as nice as wool for an entry, imo.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:00AM
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kswl2

Wool is the best rug material, IMO and experience.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:04AM
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tibbrix

the poly/indoor-outdoor rugs are great for informal entrances, mudrooms, garageâ¦but for a front hall foyer, I'd go with a wool persian if I could afford it.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:31AM
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Holly- Kay

Wool is a work horse and it wears like iron. You will find many beautiful wool rugs that will work in your entry..

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 11:56AM
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chijim

I love wool as much as the next guy, but it's is $$ to send out and have cleaned.
Also, some people don't have a space or wherewithal to wash outside and let properly dry.

Another thing, they have an odor when wet.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 12:08PM
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allison0704

We have flatweave Soumaks inside the front and back doors. We go out the front a LOT with our dogs. They are great! You cannot kill these rugs! Mine are by Kalaty, but I have other Soumaks in the house from other companies. The cats can't kill them either. They don't absorb, everything seems to sit on top. Dirt vacuums right up. I will never have any other type of rug as long as we have pets.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 3:39PM
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jaynes123_gw

Would the foyer not look better without the rug? Know some call for them, some not necessarily and no rug can make a foyer seem more spacious, especially when youve nice flooring to show off.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:56PM
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busybee3

i love polypropylene too! super durable, look great and i don't cringe when i watch people wipe their feet on it!!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 10:56AM
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