Sizes

Sizes and Shapes

The origin of a rug can dictate what sizes may be available. Most Oriental Rugs imported from India, Pakistan & China are woven using the American standard measurement of feet and inches.

Follow these basic rules for your size selection:

8’x11’ or larger: Dining room, large living room and large family room.
5’x8’/6’x9’: Family room, living room, small dinette, entry foyer, den and office.
3’x5’/4’x6’: Entry foyer, small family room, small living room, kitchen, bath, office area or as an accent in front of chairs and under accent tables.
Runner: Hallways, stairs or as an accent.

Common sizes available include

2′ x 3′ 6′ x 9′ 12′ x 15′
2′ 6” x 4′ 8′ x 10′ 12′ x 18′
3′ x 5′ 9′ x 12′  
4′ x 6′ 10′ x 14′   

Sometimes rugs are what we call cut-size, which means that a 9′ x 12′ rug may actually measure 8′ 6” x 11′ 6”. The smaller size rug should cost less because of a 7 square foot difference.

Other sizes available occasionally:
3′ to 10′ circles and squares
2′ 6” to 3′ wide by 6′ to 24′ long runners
We like to stock wider runners, referred to as a Kellegi. Certain traditional designs are available in 4′ to 7′ wide by 10′ to 18′ long.

Rugs woven in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan are usually woven in measurements following the metric system. For converting feet to meters, multiply feet x .305. For converting inches to centimeters, multiply inches x 2.54.
Two common rug sizes:
2m x 3m (6′ 7” x 9′ 10”) and 3m x 4m (9′ 10” x 13’1”)

Other common sizes:
3′ 6” x 5′, 8′ x 11′
5′ x 6′ 6”, 11′ x 15′
6′ x 8′, 2′ to 7′ x 5′ to 30′ runners

Below are some recommendations
of rug sizes for a particular room size.

Room size Largest size
Recommended
4′ x 6′ 3′ x 5′
6′ x 9′ 5′ x 8′
8′ x 10′ 6′ x 9′
10′ x 12′ 8′ x 10′
12′ x 15′ 9′ x 12′
15′ x 15′ 10′ x 12′
14′ x 20′ 10′ x 15′
16′ x 20′ 12′ x 15′
12′ x 20′ 15′ x 25′
13′ x 20′ 18′ x 25′
3′ x 10′ 2′ 6” x 9′
3′ x 16′ 2′ 6” x 14′
5′ x 16′ 4′ x 14′
8′ x 20′ 6′ x 18′

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