Runner Guide

At RugSpot we offer a number of different runners in different designs, colours and qualities which can be seen on our product pages.

Runners can be available in  ‘Set length’ or ‘Custom length’.

‘Set length’ runners are normally available in 3.00 m and 4.00 m and is ready for use.

‘Custom length’ runners are sold by the metre and can be cut to a size to suit your hallway or staircase. We  provide three choices for finishing for the two ends of the runner which is cut:

  1. Unfinished – no borders or over-locking (if you’re fitting the runner on a staircase)
  2. Over-locked – over-locking the two ends to protect the two ends of the runner. The runner will not borders at the ends
  3. Mitred – add a matching border to the two ends of creating the impression the was made for your hallway.

For more information or to order your own ‘Custom length’ runner it is best to email us at

Conditions of sale for Custom Length runners:

  • RugSpot will cut the runner to the nearest ‘repeat pattern’ (e.g. if the rug features a medallion and the size specified is half way through the pattern we will cut runner to the end of the pattern and charge for you for the additional length)
  • RugSpot can arrange for the over-locking and/or mitring to be done by a specialist third party subcontractor, however, we will not accept any responsibility or liability for the quality of work carried out by the third party subcontractor.
  • 30 day money back guarantee and 12 months warranty are voided for custom runners regardless of the finishing.


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

RugSpot carries the largest collection for any living space

Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide