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Should I buy a silk rug for use on my floor?

Silk rugs are a poor choice as a floor covering

As a floor covering, silk rugs are a poor choice because they are much less resistant to permanent soiling than even good quality wool rugs.  Silk rugs when new, are often very beautiful, vibrant, soft and elegant, but they are also highly susceptible to rapid soiling and accelerated wear.  

Restoration options for soiled silk rugs are limited in scope, much less effective, labor intensive, and costly.  MonsterClean recommends silk rugs only for use as tapestries, and as floor coverings only on very special occasions.