The quality of faux fur rugs varies greatly. The highest quality rugs have an appearance that is difficult to differentiate from the real thing. Buyers should search for fur that does not release a lot of its hairs when stroked. The best faux fur rugs tend to be made of fine acrylic fibres that are dyed to mimic the colours, textures, and patterns of specific animal hides. These rugs come in various styles such as fox, leopard, zebra, tiger, bear, mink, and chinchilla.
Although it may seem difficult to differentiate between the two, buyers should consult the product's label for a complete listing of materials. If the label does not mention any animals, the product is deemed to be faux fur. Although the products may be advertised as faux fur, some may still contain animal fur, mostly from cats and dogs.
Faux fur rugs come in a wide array colours and designs. Buyers hoping to mimic a natural fur rug should search for a faux fur with an animal print. While the type of rug is ultimately based on personal preference, buyers should also consider their interior decor. The faux fur rug should complement a room’s style and match the colour scheme or form a contrast.