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find the perfect rug online at zanui

With the largest collection of rugs online to suit every style and budget, you are free to let your imagination be your guide when choosing a rug with Zanui.

We make shopping for rugs online simple, using easy to navigate categories and style guides to help you match your furniture and accessories with the perfect rug.

Indulge in a luxurious designer wool rug or retro shag for your living room, impress your guests with our modern rugs in your outdoor setting, find a hardy rug for your dining area or embrace the fresh look of our natural jute rugs – whatever your lifestyle, we have you covered for rugs at Zanui.

how do I choose the best rug for me?

To find your perfect match, pair your unique style to your lifestyle – do you need a rug that is soft, easy care, and low maintenance? Are you seeking a rug that will give an organic look and feel to your living space? How can you tell the quality of a rug online?

what material should I buy?

All natural

Natural materials are the on-trend choice for a beautiful, breathable rug that give an organic look and feel. Options include lightweight and easy care cotton, warming wool, hardy sisal for hallways and entrances, hide rugs and rustic jute rugs.

Cotton rugs are soft and easy care, with minimal shedding. Jute rugs provide an easy style update with and medium-soft feel, depending on the chunkiness of the weave. Wool rugs are an eco-friendly and long lasting choice, and will experience light shedding for the first few months.


Synthetic materials re-create the look and feel of natural materials such as wool or silk at a fantastic price and are an easier care option. Our Outdoor rugs are also completely waterproof and UV treated to stay fresh under the bright Australian sun.

The most popular is heat-set polypropylene. To create this material, two strands are twisted together and set with heat to become permanently fused together for added strength and durability. The fibre is not only easy care and non shed—but also waterproof!

Most of these rugs have a jute backing which will absorb moisture—so any spills simply need to be pulled away from the backing with absorbent cloth. Outdoor rugs have a waterproof backing as well, making them suitable for use outdoors and under the dining room table.

Acrylic rugs are perfect for the living room or kids room, with bright colours and a super soft feel. They are easy clean, and will lightly shed.

what construction should I buy?

Handmade beauties

Handmade rugs are a beautiful addition to your home, with subtle variations in the finish and size that reflect the artistic hand of their maker.

Hand braided rugs are created by braiding long strands of material, which are then hand-stitched into the desired shape. Rugs that are hand woven are created on traditional looms and are usually flatwoven, often with reversible designs.

Hand tufted rugs have their design sketched onto the backing, and a ‘tufting gun’ will be used to punch strands of fibre through the base to form a pile. If the artisan puts one stitch out of place, the entire rug is ruined – so this is highly skilled work!

The production of a hand loomed rug is a community based activity, providing a stable source of income for the villagers in the area. Looms are located in the weavers home and are operated completely by hand, without the use of electricity. Hand knotted rugs are the most intensive to product, taking a team of weavers years to produce, and are the best quality rugs available.

Machine-made marvels

Rugs created on machine looms have a point count, which tells you how many threads (or ‘points’) are included per square metre. Both modern rugs and oriental style rugs with a high point count have a dense pile with a highly detailed, intricate designs.

Some modern rugs are digitally printed, where the artists design is printed onto pure wool or acrylic for a photorealistic finish.

how to find the right rug size for your space

When it comes to rugs, size matters! You want your rug to be in proportion with the rest of your living room, dining room, bedroom or home office.

Consider the furniture in your room. Do you have a sofa or coffee table that the rug needs to reach? Or perhaps you want something simpler for under your bed (because nobody likes stepping onto cold floors in the morning!).

Measure your space, but remember that it’s acceptable for rugs to not quite cover all your floor space! The general rule is to have at least two furniture legs on the rug (that’s two sofa legs, or two coffee table legs – you get the idea).

what to look for when buying outdoor rugs

Outdoor rugs are quite different to indoor rugs. When shopping for a rug for your back veranda, balcony or entertainment area, you want something that’s going to last against the elements. And let’s face it, the Australian outdoors is harsh!

All outdoor rugs will be specially treated to withstand those harsh conditions. Look for rugs with UV protection (to aid in colour fade resistance) and water/mould resistance.

But as with all outdoor décor accessories, consider storing rugs and cushions away indoors when they’re not in use. This ensures they last even longer, despite the rain, hail or shine.