Online retailers and catalogues
Rugtraders.co.uk has a great selection of quality wool rugs, at low prices. The store's Ripon shaggy woollen rugs are a bestseller. Prices start at £59.99 for a small rug (80cm x 150cm). This design is available as a square rug, though Rugtraders also has two sizes of round rugs.
The Rug Store NE (Rugstorene.co.uk)
Wool is a lovely natural rug material, and can be more luxurious than sisal rugs and other natural fibre flooring solutions. The Rug Store NE, based in North East England sells woollen and designer rugs online with deliver across the UK. The store does some high quality oversized rugs such as the Agra Terracotta oriental rug, with prices from £595.00.
Supermarkets and catalogue shops
If you want a rug in a modern style, look to stores such as Argos, ASDA and Tesco which have some simple, cheap floor rugs at excellent prices. Tesco Tiered Wool chocolate brown rugs are understated yet luxurious. These great living room/bedroom rugs are currently on sale at £144.00 from Direct.tesco.com.
Other online retailers
Rugs UK is a store and online Rug shop based in Cumbria, in North West England. The store does rugs and runners for all rooms, in wool and acrylic, at good prices. The Aura black and white rugs are pretty, with a modern feel. Prices start at £99.00 in their rug sale. The red rug in the Botanical Collection is a mix of wool and viscose. Large rugs in the Botanical Collection are great for living rooms and large entertaining areas. These big rugs cost £220.00 in the Rugs UK carpet sale.
For a bargain rug online you should also look to Rugs Direct (Rugsdirect.co.uk), which have a wide range of rugs, for large areas, as well as hall rugs and runners. The Galleria modern hall runners look chic and are excellent value. A 67cm x 290cm Galleria runner (model 55007-8787 in natural beige) costs just £84.90.
While rugs and carpets can be expensive, if you shop around online you can get an excellent deal. Look out for retailers who offer free delivery in order to avoid being stung by additional costs.
All prices correct as of 26/05/2011
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