Olefin Area Rug
When Only an Olefin Area Rug Will Do
Olefin who? Olefin isn't a person or a design house. An Olefin area rug refers to what the rug is made out of it, and that is olefin. Olefin is another word for polypropylene. That is a man made substance, like nylon, that is used to form the yarn in an area rug. Olefin is made by a machine that squishes it out into a fiber like substance using color chips to color it. Olefin is made out of petroleum!
Olefin is a popular material for area rugs because it is soft to the touch like wool, but it is much more affordable and is easy to care for. It's largest selling point, besides its affordability, is it's stain resistance. Olefin area rugs would make great sense in a kid's room or in the dining room. When you buy a rug for your dining room, make sure the rug is 4 feet longer and wider than your dining room table. That way diners can push their chair to get into their chairs and they won't have trouble scooting the chairs back under the table. If the dining room area rug were too small, everybody would have a much harder time getting their chairs back under the table without crouching up so the chair wouldn't be caught between the dining room area rug edges and the diner's weight.
You can find area rugs made out of Olefin in just about any style. Since it looks a lot like wool, it is a popular choice for more traditional Oriental rugs but you can also find Olefin used in modern contemporary rugs. Oriental Weavers is one example of a rug company that manufacturers a lot of area rugs made out of Olefin.
If you are looking for a material that will give you the luxuriously rich feel of wool but won't empty your pocket book, consider giving an Olefin rug a look.
About the Author
Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.