Polyester is a common synthetic fiber for area rugs. These fibers have a very soft feel to them and come in rich, vibrant colors. The look and feel of polyester gives it the appearance of a high quality rug while the price remains very affordable. In the right space and application, polyester rugs can be a great addition to a living space.
Polyester rugs are very affordable and they are not damaged by moths, mold, or mildew. Polyester rugs repel water, making them resistant to almost all water-based stains. Like other synthetic fibers, polyester does not resist matting very well in high-traffic areas. Matting restoration is very difficult, and it may be easier to replace the rug as a whole.
Polyester rugs make great home décor pieces for people who are looking for a short-term statement piece or seasonal decoration. Their affordability allows a decorator to keep many pieces in rotation throughout the year.