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Acrylic is a human-made fiber first developed by Dupont Corporation in 1941. A striking feature of acrylic is that unlike other man-made fibers, acrylic has characteristics akin to natural wool. It has the appearance and feel of wool. However, owing to its source, it is tremendously cheaper than wool. As such, acrylic carpets became quite popular in the 1950s and 60s. Wool being the standard fiber for making the best carpets, acrylic seemed to be the best alternative. However, it was later realized that this fiber is not a like for like replacement for wool.

Its popularity did not emanate from having the look and feel of wool alone. There was more to the acrylic draw, including its resistance to mildew. Wool being a natural fiber is quite susceptible to mildew and as such, keeping the carpet dry to avoid mildew is of critical importance. Acrylic's chemical composition makes it resistant to mildew. Acrylic carpets also offer resistance to moths, which are threat wool carpets. Again, unlike wool which is a natural fiber, acrylic is resistant to moths owing to its chemical composition.

Acrylic-based carpets also have quick-dry properties going for them. Wool carpets tend to retain a great deal of water after cleaning, a property that reduces their usability in between washes. However, acrylic wicks the water away and quite fast, thus providing a quick-drying carpet. Other properties that attracted and still attract consumers to acrylic carpets are resistance to soiling, staining, static electricity, and the colorfast properties.

However, just as it is with any other fiber, acrylic has its own demerits. The most significant demerit of acrylic fiber is their susceptibility to degradation. It is common for acrylic fibers to break way due to normal pulling force or friction. Additionally, the fiber has a tendency of becoming fuzzy and start to pill with time. As such, it does not hold up very well with high traffic. This has restricted the areas where the carpet can be used an effective flooring.

Typically, acrylic-based carpets, whether hand loomed, hand tufted, or machine tufted are best used in low-traffic areas, such as bedrooms. Additionally, owning to the quick-to-dry property of the fiber, you can also use an acrylic carpet in your bathroom. Using this carpet in this part of your house alleviates the worry of your bathroom carpet not drying quick enough to maintain a safe, clean, and a fresh bathroom.

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Rugs for Every Taste and Budget

You want rugs that tie the room together. You want cosy floors and toasty feet. You want designer fittings that won’t go unnoticed. What’s more, you want to order yours online. You’ve come to the right place: Online Carpets.

Don’t let the name fool you; our rugs are nothing like the glorified mats other online shops sell these days. Online Carpets is all about state-of-the-art floor coverings for the discerning eye. Fashion fads, dream designs, and colour schemes are what makes us tick. If you feel the same way about your fittings, then enjoy browsing our online catalogue at leisure.

With 10,000+ styles to choose from, you’re bound to find the one that complements your colour scheme, speaks to your exquisite tastes, and rounds off your décor splendidly. Made from fibres of the highest quality, these rugs are anything but run-of-the-mill, ordinary, or passé. ‘Ordinary’ isn’t even in our vocabulary; we had to look it up.

Our passion for perfect carpets has been carried on across four generations and we’re humbly looking forward to another century of carpet crazes. So, we’d like to share with you the joy of finding a rug that matches the rich tapestry of your life. Simply browse our extensive collection, and you’re bound to spot the rug that ticks those boxes for you.

Don’t let our name fool you, however! We are called Online Carpets, choosing the latter part of the name because it is internationally more recognised than “rugs”, but we devote ourselves only to the finest of rugs available. While we appreciate the value and comfort of a fitted carpet, we don’t specialise in these

Find the Perfect Rug at Online Carpets

Shifting through 10,000+ rugs may seem daunting. Luckily, our website features a very handy search tool that enables you to refine your rug hunt and pinpoint your next pièce de résistance. Home in on your dream carpet and save precious time finding the right size, shape, colour, style, and pattern with a few quick selections on Online Carpets.

Picture yourself on an elegant hearthrug. Imagine playing alongside your children on a colourful playmat. Can you see yourself rolling up the red carpet for your guests? How about sipping your tea alone, snug as a bug on your Online Carpets designer rug. That dream is mere minutes away. Simply search and filter your options on our website.

When your cute little rug rats need space to roam, look for the countless styles in our children’s collection. Our carpets are made of high-quality anti-allergy materials that can sustain high footfall and frequent cleaning. At Online Carpets, we stock classic kids rugs, as well as styles with whimsical patterns and 3D characters. We also have clever rugs with quirky shapes to match the requirements of schools and nurseries, as well as those of finicky children and their loving parents.

To decorate your home using classic carpet styles or deck your office with an eye-catching contemporary rug, select the corresponding category on our website. With Online Carpets, you’ll be impressing your clients and welcoming guests on your made-to-measure runner. You’ll be making people feel at home as soon as they step foot on your warm and cushy floors. Did we mention most styles are suitable for underfloor heating?

We stock rugs and carpets made of the finest materials, including silk, wool, viscose, Tencel, jute, sisal, lamb skin, and cowhide. and cutting-edge synthetic blends. Whatever the style, Online Carpets will catch your eye and tickle your fancy. Ethnic, minimalist, contemporary, Bohemian, shabby chic, vintage, oriental, abstract, tribal, traditional, and rustic are just some of the fabulous styles waiting to be discovered at Online Carpets.

Carefully crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these rugs are hand-knotted, hand-loomed, hand-tufted, and hand-woven to exacting standards. We also stock flatweave, basketweave, and various other weaves, but don’t let your search stop there. Look for rustic loop pile rugs, versatile cut pile carpets, elaborate sculptured pile carpets, fluffy frieze pile rugs, and charming Berber pile carpets and rugs.

Browse our collections to find the patterns and motifs that best match your style. Geometric, gradient, monochrome, colourblock, cameo, patchwork, pastel, floral, paisley, damask, stripes, mottled, and animal prints are just some of the many fabulous types of rugs we stock. Find tastefully coordinated carpets in a variety of colourways, from the classic and subdued pastel to the bright and bold hues of abstract artwork.

The Right Rug Under Your Feet

In a class of their own, our stylish rugs and carpets will turn any room into a platform for you to express yourself. With a sumptuous Online Carpets rug under foot, your decorative project is off to a great start. Enjoy superior craftsmanship and outstanding quality, but also grab yourself a bargain at Online Carpets.

Designed by skilled artists and produced by gifted craftsmen, these rugs are made in India, Nepal, Turkey, and other countries with a rich heritage in carpet weaving. Delivered straight to your door by experienced rugs specialists, each and every one of our carpets is a work of outstanding artistry.

You can’t put a price on style, but we all have budgets to consider. Rest assured, we have designs and makes to suit your allocated budget. Made-to-measure or ready-made, our carpets will match all your requirements, as well as appeal to your particular styling.

Found that perfect rug that goes so well with your colour scheme but not your budget? Try going a size down, or opting for a different shape. We have rectangular carpets, runners, round rugs, and square carpets at Online Carpets. Alternatively, skim through the vast collections for similar styles with heavily discounted prices.

Avail yourself of the opportunity to decorate the home with a gorgeous carpet made to your specifications and to your taste. Let it breathe new life into your room and speak to your personal sense of style.

Top Brands at Online Carpets

At Online Carpets, we work with over 30 of the industry’s most highly acclaimed rug and carpet designers. With such a bountiful supply of stellar brands collaborating with us, we’re always ready and eager to bring you the latest and most sought-after carpet designs as soon as the collections are launched.

We’re proud to be able to work with the likes of Louis de Poortere, Ligne Pure, Osta Carpets, Freguco, Angelo Rugs, and other established Belgian brands. But we also collaborate with labels across Europe and beyond, including winners of several industry accolades. In so doing, we’re proudly able to offer exceptional quality and top-notch service to all our customers.

At Online Carpets, you’ll find top global brands like Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Wedgwood, Esprit, Harlequin, Claire Gaudion, and Sanderson featuring on our website and gracing us with their collections. You’ll also find brands that cater specifically to younger audiences, such as Sigikid and Smart Kids.

Whatever your personal affinity or loyalty toward a specific brand, we’ll help you maintain that relationship with the label by offering you exclusive discounts and regular sales. Enjoy our generous first-time buyer discounts, save a pretty penny, and come back to our website for flash sale events. We’ll do our utmost to ensure that you make the most of your online spend.

We’re always standing by for suggestions and we love to exchange ideas with existing and prospective clients, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We won’t rest until you’re happy with your carpets, and we’re here for you with round-the-clock help before and after the sale. Drop our support staff a quick note if you need us, or better yet, drop in for a chat at the store, where you can see your favourite styles up-close.

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