1. Hearth rugs come in a variety of materials. Fiberglass rugs are considered the closest to being fire-proof because they do not burn or melt. Other materials are classified as fire-resistant, in that they are designed to withstand high temperatures for limited periods of time.
2. Wool hearth rugs do not melt, but may be singed by fireplace sparks. They are, however, the best among natural-material rugs.
3. While nylon rugs can burn or singe, the good news is that they're designed to protect your floor. Nylon rugs are a great inexpensive option if you're less concerned about the rug itself and simply want to provide protection for carpet or hardwoods.
4. While other types of hearth rugs exist, you should be aware of the fact that many are merely meant to be decorative. This is not a negative thing - simply know the type of material you're buying and the level of protection it offers against fire, so you can rest assured you're getting what you expect.
5. All of our rugs meet or exceed the CPSC government standard FF 1-70 for flammability of carpets.
6. Due to the unique nature of weaving and crafting, rugs often vary slightly in size. Basically, rug weaving is not an exact science. To effectively describe rug sizes, we generally round them to the nearest whole size. It's safest to allow 2 to 6 inches of leeway between a rug's stated size and its actual size. Thus, a 9 x 12-foot rug could be estimated at 8.5 x 11.5.