Yesterday, three different customers walked in to our rug gallery in different times. They all had one thing in common. They did not know the size of rug they needed. Customers and rug buyers should do their homework in regards with measurement. I have a 2-page rug buying tips. here is what I have written in this Oriental, Persian, and area rug buying tips when it comes to selecting the right size:
Choosing the right size is very important. Make sure to measure your room correctly before referring to any rug store. Get the maximum and minimum sizes you may want to cover to have a better choice by considering several rugs of different size ranges. Try to get standard size rug compared with odd sizes. The usual standard sizes in foot are: 3 x 5, 5 x 8, 6 x 9, 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 10 x 14, and 12 x 15. The standard width for runners of any length is 2' 6", although there are other widths as well.