Industry statistics report consumers purchased approximately $6.0 billion of full sized area rugs, scatter and accent rugs, bath mats, and runners in 2011, up 4.7% over 2010. In fact, statistics also show rugs and runners alone account for close to 20% of total floor coverings manufacturing sales in 2011, up from 15% in 2007. These statistics came as no to surprise to the staff at Modern Rugs, an online modern designer rugs retailer.
The rug and carpet import industry generated more than $5 million dollars in shipments last year, depicting an increase of 6 percent in the United States alone. This increase in the demand for such products is attributed largely to the growing number of modern designer rugs being made available to the public and the numerous benefits they bring to interior spaces. In answer to the flourishing popularity of such items, Modern Rugs has launched their revamped website offering a more extensive selection of contemporary rugs from which to choose.