YAY, I found a classroom rug!!!

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I was just going to post my frustrations with not being able to find a classroom rug, and I was looking for an example of what I wanted from a picture I saw earlier and this popped up in my google search:

    http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=xxQgTtDwG5PTgQfDs5HkBQ&ved=0CGcQ8gIwAg

    It's the rug I imagined in my mind...The rug I always wanted. I'm just so giddy right now, it's silly. I'm spending the $200 and just scrimping everywhere else. (I gave myself a budget for my new classroom and this takes up most of it.) I love it because it matches my color theme perfectly (bright green and blue), and it's the perfect size. :woot:
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Very cool!

    Congrats!
     
  4. czacza

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    It's great! Safavieh is a really good carpet company. It says it's wool..use care when cleaning. Found the following for you:


    Wool Rug Cleaning Methods

    Dry Foam and Absorbent Pad

    This is our recommended method. It uses little water to create a light detergent foam that is worked into the pile, then vacuumed out when dry.

    Steam Cleaning

    This method is most effective when performed by a professional, although many rug cleaning machines may be purchased or rented. The dangers of performing this method on your own involve using too much detergent or water. Some cleaning agents available with rented units leave a heavier residue, so use care or the advice of a professional when choosing a product. Test the product on a small area to check for residue or a sticky feel. Do not use if a residue exists, or if in doubt about a product. Finally, do not use laundry detergents to clean your area rug to avoid possible chemical brighteners.

    "Oxy" Cleaners

    Synthetic fibers - fine. Wool fibers - No! There are many oxygen cleaners on the market that are environmentally safe and work well for spot cleaning various stains on synthetic fiber area rugs. Most of these cleaners are biodegradable and form oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and soda ash when mixed with water. Soda ash is sodium carbonate and has alkaline properties. Do not use this cleaning method on wool or silk and avoid prolonged skin contact.

    Dry Powder

    We do not recommend using dry powders with plush or deep pile area rug, as the cleaning residue may be difficult to remove. Powder cleaners and deoderizers can cause "Pilling". If the area rug is heavily soiled, we recommend a different procedure or using a professional.

    Area Rug Stain Removal

    If an area rug becomes spotted or stained, work quickly. When possible, scoop up solids and blot liquids immediately after a spill occurs. Absorb as much liquid as possible with a white cloth or paper towel without scrubbing the area to prevent matting or fuzzing.

    Methods of Cleaning Various Area Rug Fibers

    Natural fibers may require additional consideration before cleaning. Do not use oxygen cleaners on wool or silk.

    Wool - Excessive agitation and heat should be avoided, but generally wool fibers may be cleaned with most cleaning methods. Wool should be cleaned with neutral detergents and dried quickly. Use special care around household cleaning products, as bleaches and other alkaline products such as bathroom cleaners easily damage wool.
     
  5. MsMar

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    The rug looks very cool!
     
  6. CFClassroom

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    I have rug envy. I love it.
     
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    Very nice. Glad you found what you were looking for!
     
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    Love it....

    This rug is adorable, I am sure that it will look great in your room!
     
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    OOooo I like it!
     
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    Thanks, everyone! I'm so excited for it to arrive. It's way more than I wanted to pay, but I think it will really brighten up my room. And thanks, czacza, for the cleaning tips!
     
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    That rug is awesome!
    I wish I had 200 LOL
     
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    I love your rug! It will give you and your students such pleasure this year!
     
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    That is a very nice rug. I love the colors. It looks like a good quality rug and should last.
     
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that rug!! How exciting!!:D
     
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    Love it! :D
     
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    Good for you, DP! It took me 3 years to find my rug. I got mine for $50 from a closing daycare posted on craigslist.
     
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    Now I'm a little bummed...I just measure it out in my classroom, and I wish I would have ordered the next largest size. I'm afraid it's going to look tiny in the space. I knew all of the kids wouldn't be able to fit on it, and I really just wanted to define the area, but I think the larger one would look better.

    Oh, well! I'll just have to make due because it's too late to cancel the order, and I'm not paying to ship it back!
     
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    What size did you get? I only saw 5x8.
     
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    What a neat rug. Maybe you could do something like this for around the edge for more seating.

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    Picture from http://www.clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com/ .

    Does your custodian vacuum? Mine did everyday and they managed to vacuum the binding off one corner of my rug within a year.
     
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    Love those crate seats, janney! Where did you get the crates?
     
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    These aren't mine. They are from iheartrecess' site. http://www.clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com/

    I can say that the crates are probably from WalMarts back to college section. I got the same ones last year. They are usually $5.
     
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    I went looking for a rug today. All I want is a solid colored rug that is not too expensive. I can't find one anywhere. :(

    I do not have $200 to spend on a rug.
     
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    Have you checked Goodwill/ thrift stores? My rug was less than $20 at the Goodwill.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    I got a pretty large rug at Walmart this time last year for around $20. It was in the dorm area stuff.
     
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    Love the rug!


    If you're looking for deals on rugs...

    Bed Bath & Beyond (sales in their college section)
    (They also have 20% coupons you can use)
    Lowes (remnants & clearance)
     
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    I love it!
     
  28. VANewbie

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    So I assume if you do this then you are not getting a classroom rug big enough for the whole class like you see in teacher catalogs?
     
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    I am hoping to find a decent rug at a thrift store within the next couple of weeks. I have a fairly large remnant left from my living room carpet that I will use if I cannot find anything else.
     
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    Be aware... I think we are not allowed to have rugs of our own b/c the custodian has enough work to do just mopping the tile floor.
     
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    ^ I am my own custodian. :p I teach at a small private school, we are our own cleaning staff. :)
     
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    We have carpeted floor, which the cleaning company vacuums every night. :)
     
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    The one I got was 5x7 I think. I only had 16 kids last year so we fit ok on that.
     
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    Mine is definitely going to be too small for them to fit on...I think I might buy beanbag chairs for them to sit on, as well...
     
  35. VANewbie

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    So I guess if they all don't fit its not a huge deal. I'll go looking for one this weekend.
     
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    Mine is probably 6 x 8, and I think I paid $15. You could always buy two and lay them next to each other. I think I got mine from Target.
     
  37. VANewbie

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    So 52X66 is too small right? I am looking online at target. It looks so big though.
     
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    Yeah, that would be about 4' x 5', so it might be a bit small. Is that one affordable enough to get two?
     
  39. VANewbie

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    Its about $45 so I would not want to get two. I would rather buy one for that price.
    Pigeon let us know when you get your new rug.
     
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    You might want to try looking with the college/dorm stuff, too. That's where I found mine.
     
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    I will. Target, Walmart, Ikea, and Bed Bath and Beyond is where I am going to look.
     

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