When it comes to buying rugs, the words of the Rolling Stones song “You can’t always get what you want” spring to mind. With rug sizes and shapes, it can be so difficult to find something that really fits your living space. And if you want more than one rug in different sizes the task can seem virtually impossible.
Typical UK rug and runner sizes
Generally, rug sizes are fairly standard with a small size of 80cm x 150cm, medium size of 120cm x 170cm, you may find a European size of around 135cm x 195cm at rug specialists and companies like Ikea, a large size of 160cm x 230cm and (when available) an extra-large size of 200cm x 290cm. When searching for a hallway runner then you'll find the sizes are less standard, but usually around 60cm to 67cm in width and between 200cm and 300cm in length. So, looking for rugs that are vastly different from the aforementioned sizes is going to prove difficult. Finding shaped rug like a circle, oval or half-moon is going to seriously limit you choice of size and style, and if you are looking for an off the wall shape, then you may as well just forget it.
However, as the Rolling Stones song also states “But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find. You get what you need”. Yes, there is a solution! At iwantarug.com the rugs are custom made at a standard price to your specific size, shape and design. This means we can produce rug or carpet-runner in any width between 60cm (2 ft) and 400cm (13 ft) and in lengths from 120cm (4 ft) to 600cm (19ft 6in).
Shaped rugs can be produced in circular, oval, half-moon and even irregular shapes like hearts and lips. Or maybe you have an area that requires an “L shaped rug” or a “T shaped rug” these can be produced but you would need to contact us for a quote.
A popular shape that is totally overlooked by UK suppliers is square rugs, at iwantarug.com we can produce all of our designs as a square, but, sometimes the designs don’t look quite right when they are squashed from oblong to square. We do have a category dedicated to square rugs, here we have taken some of the popular designs and made the better suit a square shape. However, if you are working with one of our oblong designs that just doesn’t look quite right as a square, just shoot us an email from the listing using the “press to contact us” button and we’ll give you a solution.
With carpet runners, you may require a long length that will distort the design. You may even prefer the stretched design, the above example shows the variations of a 60cm x 230cm length runner design that has been stretched to around 500cm along with the revised design to approximate the original design scaling. You can have the design either way, just hit the “press to contact us” button, add your required size and we’ll produce a re-scaled image.
Your design Ideas
Some of our clients have a definite idea of a design they want, while others know what they want but have a very vague image in their head. A problem shared can be soon become a design in progress. Just do a quick and simple sketch and photograph it with your mobile phone, then forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what colours you had in mind. We’ll come back with a basic design concept.