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The Best Rugs for High-Traffic Vacation Rental Properties

As a short-term vacation rental owner, you understand the importance of creating a welcoming and memorable space for your guests. An often overlooked element that can significantly enhance the appeal of your rental is the strategic use of rugs. Not only do they add aesthetic value, but they also serve practical functions that can improve your guests' experience.

When it comes to choosing rugs for rental properties, durability is always a primary consideration. You want your investment to last through numerous guest visits and withstand the natural wear and tear that comes with high traffic. But with so many options available, how do you know which one to choose? In this blog post we'll discuss a few fundamentals that you must consider, and bust a few myths about washable vs. wool.

Make Accessibility and Safety a Priority

Embracing accessibility not only paves the way for a standout guest experience but also reflects your care and thoughtfulness. Take a moment to consider any potential risks on your property and make sure it’s easily navigable for all who visit. When using mats and rugs for your short-term rental, be sure are they securely fastened to the floor, allowing guests to move freely and safely. As players in the hospitality industry, we should always strive to create a retreat where all guests leave with happy memories.

Define Spaces in Open-Plan Rentals

The challenge of open-plan vacation properties is making the space feel organized and inviting. Rugs are a simple yet highly effective tool for delineating different living zones. A plush wool rug can anchor a living room, while a complementary washable rug can define a dining area, guiding guests through the space with intuitive design.

Enhance Guest Comfort for a Peaceful Stay

Rugs go beyond beautifying your property—they're essential for comfort and noise reduction. In properties with multiple stories, rugs help dampen sounds and create a more restful sleep. Using rugs also infuses your space with a warmth that makes it feel more like a lived-in home, which is crucial for ensuring guests have a peaceful stay.

Pro Tip: Some local regulations may even require a certain percentage of flooring to be covered by rugs to minimize disturbance to neighboring units. By incorporating rugs into your decor, you're not only adhering to these rules but also adding layers of comfort and warmth that make your rental feel like a home away from home. And don't forget, a non-slip rug pad underneath each rug can enhance safety, comfort, and further soundproofing.

John Feizy Founder and CEO of Feizy Rugs.
John Feizy Founder and CEO of Feizy Rugs.

Incorporating the right rugs into your vacation rental can significantly enhance the guest experience. When it comes to sourcing high-quality rugs—from washables to wool, we call on our friends at Feizy Rugs.

Their story starts in 1973 with retail store in a Dallas suburb. Founder John Feizy's passion for craft combined with his warm persona built a brand that quickly gained traction with local designers. Within a year the family-owned company had a dedicated space at the Dallas World Trade Center.

Bringing together the best in style, craftsmanship, innovation, and technology, Feizy offers a wide selection of rugs, including easy-care, one-of-a-kind and custom options, which is why they're such a great choice for vacation rental designers, owners and investors.

When it comes to choosing rugs for rental properties, durability is top-of-mind. You want your investment to last through numerous guest visits and withstand the natural wear and tear that comes with high traffic.

Here are some options to ensure your rugs stand the test of time:

  • Washable Rugs: Perfect for areas prone to spills or dirt, rugs from our Washables collection can be easily cleaned, keeping your rental looking pristine for each new arrival. Discover the full range of our washable rugs and their benefits for vacation rentals.

  • Wool Rugs: While they may come with a higher price tag, wool rugs are resilient, moisture-resistant, and can last for years, making them a smart long-term choice for any rental property.

  • Jute Rugs: These sturdy rugs, made from jute plant fibers, are not only durable but also cost-effective, striking the perfect balance for a vacation rental setting.

  • Synthetic Rugs: If you're looking for a blend of style, affordability, and easy maintenance, synthetic rugs are the way to go. They can withstand the demands of a busy rental while keeping the space looking chic and welcoming.

Looking for more ways to boost your your short-term rental business? Join the Vacation Rental Designers Collective!

Our members range from vacation property owners and investors, to hosts, to interior designers and realtors, each seeking to enhance their business while sharing their expertise and unique skills. Members of the Vacation Rental Designers Collective get additional benefits from our Brand Partners, including Feizy Rugs!

You’ll learn how to run a successful vacation rental business while gaining insider insight and innovative strategies, all designed to ensure you maintain coveted five-star reviews. Find your tribe, attract new clients, and watch your business thrive.

Join us in redefining the vacation rental industry—one beautifully profitable space at a time.

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