Do you have any idea how long I've been wanting to put a rug under the dining room table?
Let's see, how old are my kids?
Yup about fifteen years!
I have long-loved the idea of a rug under the dining room table to anchor the space visually. To give it a solid base so to speak.
But honestly it's not always the most practical choice, like when kids are small. Which seems to last forever. (Until they're not anymore and you suddenly wonder where the time went.)
Or even when you have a one year old puppy who still seems to chew everything. (At least he's not peeing on rugs anymore! Hallelujah!)
Anyway, I figured my kids were finally big enough (ages 15, 13, 11) that we could chance a rug. And Jackson the puppy can be trained to more of less leave the rug alone. All we needed to do was choose one that could take a bit of a beating and still look good. Rustic, but good.
Rugs USA was great to work with for our living room rug – and we still adore that rug – so I though I'd see what natural rugs they had available when I was choosing the dining room rug. And sure enough this rug from Rugs USA was the winner. It's 100% hand woven Jute from their own line.
So far it vacuums very easily. Jackson has chewed on one corner, but it's hardly noticeable. And it doesn't slip and slide around because we put down the coordinating under-pad first.
I adore very big bumpy bit of textured detail, don't you?
Dean teases that with all the rugs on the main floor there was no reason for him to lay down all the new laminate – he says we could have just left the parquet (ack!) or even just plywood. What a guy!