Where to buy a simple solid-color 4'x6' area rug in Manhattan?
January 25, 2014 10:47 PM   Subscribe

I am trying find a solid color, durable, 4' x 6' area rug on which to put my new electronic drum set. (4' x 6' rubber padding will be placed under the rug). It has proven very difficult to find an area rug of this size that isn't horrendously ugly. I've also looked online. Any ideas?
posted by handsomeveryman to Shopping (13 answers total)
Hmm. I was going to suggest Menards for a dirt-cheap rug, but it looks like you don't have them there. Bummer.

So: Urban Outfitters? (If you like purple or orange.)
posted by GastrocNemesis at 11:06 PM on January 25, 2014

Many places that sell carpet can also edge carpet. So you can pick any of the regular carpet used for wall to wall and get it edged for an area rug. For some reason all my google searches are turning up places in the UK but it gives you the idea.
posted by Mitheral at 11:07 PM on January 25, 2014

Have you gone to ABC Carpet near Union Square? I've bought scraps of solid colors from them before. Not the fancy interiors store, but their carpet store across the street, in the basement, there was a big clearance and discount section at one time...
posted by jardinier at 12:45 AM on January 26, 2014

Here's one on Amazon that looks pretty good. The 4' x 6' size is available in ivory, black, beige, red, purple, and silver at the moment.
posted by taz at 3:19 AM on January 26, 2014

You can get a simple jute rug from Pier One (also in solid colors), or sisal from sisalrugs.com (link goes to remnants page).
posted by payoto at 4:19 AM on January 26, 2014

Ikea has red, black, pink, green, and beige. There's also this blue one, that has a little bit of a pattern on it, but still mainly solid.
posted by donajo at 6:57 AM on January 26, 2014

I don't know how durable those are, but they're cheap!
posted by donajo at 6:57 AM on January 26, 2014

Yeah, try regular carpet shops and look at their off-cuts.

If you're feeling a little creative, you can also see if they have old sample squares for sale (which are like 2 feet x 1 feet), and then tile them. We picked up a bunch of £1 each, and they're fantastic for everything.
posted by Katemonkey at 7:09 AM on January 26, 2014

Ikea always has a few of their patterns of 4x6 rugs available for $20.
posted by Tandem Affinity at 7:45 AM on January 26, 2014

Try Overstock.com. Shipping is $2.95 or free, depending, and pretty fast. The selection is huge.
posted by houseofdanie at 9:15 AM on January 26, 2014

For online, I like Overstock, and I love Joss & Main, who seem to have a rug sale every other day. I would also wander in to Home Depot, I think there's one on 23rd between 5th & 6th, see what's up, not to mention 98th and Columbus, Home Goods.
posted by thinkpiece at 3:37 PM on January 26, 2014

Response by poster: Thank you everyone! I appreciate it. I'd already looked at Ikea, Amazon, etc., and was considering hitting ABC's carpet store tomorrow, so thanks for the reminder there. Thanks all for the other suggestions as well; I will look into each and I'm sure I'll find what I need. Thanks again!
posted by handsomeveryman at 3:58 PM on January 26, 2014

Wal-Mart just across the river in Bergen NJ
posted by hortense at 10:06 PM on January 26, 2014

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