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order a rug sample from interiors by element

Ordering a 30cm X 30cm rug sample lets you preview the colour, weight and finish of your made-to-order rug with utmost accuracy. We offer our hand-tufted rugs in four different finishes, and are happy to work with you to discuss all options and determine which finish would work best for your chosen design and intended use - email us at hello@interiorsbyelement.com to get started.

Rug samples cost £30 each. The cost of ordering a sample will be refunded to you if you go on to order the full-size rug.

As we custom make everything, including our samples, please allow 3 weeks to complete your sample order. Depending on your location we also may be able to loan you one of the samples that we have in stock to review - please contact us for more information.

The different rug finishes that we offer are outlined below:

plain cut pile rug

This sample shows a tufted rug with a cut pile. In a cut pile, individual strands of wool stand straight up to create a smooth, soft feel. This finish works best with our simple rug designs such as Sediment or Stratum, to create an unfussy yet highly effective design. Our cut pile rugs are 15-20mm thick. Sample Shown: Dew Drops - Frost Rug

grooved cut pile rug

For rug designs with more detail where a more precise look is desirable, choose a cut pile rug in which the edges of the different coloured shapes have been indented (often referred to as carved or grooved). This ensures that the edges of the shapes are more precise, creating a cleaner looking design overall. Sample Shown: Tree Stump - Violet Rug

loop pile rug

For higher traffic areas, consider a harder wearing loop pile rug. In a loop pile rug, individual strands of wool are pulled through the carpet backing twice to create a small loop. The coarser nature of this finish also makes it ideal for simpler designs such as Flutes, and at a height of just 9mm (compared to 15-20mm for a cut pile), these rugs are also perfect in situations where furniture needs to be placed on top of your rug. Sample Shown: Flutes - Forest Rug

combination rug

For something more elaborate, consider combining cut and loop pile. This effect introduces varying heights that will add another layer of complexity to your design, which creates for a real showpiece that will be the focal point of your space. This effect works well with some of the showy designs of the Floral Explosion collection. However you do have to ensure that the design is not too intricate, as that would make it difficult to render this effect well! Sample Shown: Camellia - Sunset Rug

colour tuft box

Finally, if precise colour matching is your primary concern or you would like a rug in a custom colourway, we are happy to send a swatch box containing carpet tufts in all of the standard colours used in our rug collections. Depending on your location, we may also be able to loan you the colour tufts we have in stock to review - please contact us for more information. Ordering a colour tuft box costs £15, which is refunded if you order a full-size rug. All of our rugs are designed using 48 standard colours, viewable here.

We take great care in colour matching the images on our website with the finished products. Nevertheless, computer monitors will always vary slightly so we do recommend ordering a sample or colour tufts before ordering if precise colour matching is important to your project. Because of the nature of our made-to-order product, we are unfortunately unable to give any refunds due to perceived minor variations in the colour of your finished product and the image on the website.