The fine wool rug is more often seen as wall to wall carpeting but is also the main component of oriental rugs. The beauty and quality of oriental rugs is matchless but they can be very expensive to own. Discount area rugs are sometimes made of other materials such as hemp or cotton but these are commonly used for a specialized purpose such as kitchen rugs or bathroom rugs.
Who says size doesn't matter? Who would want to choose a rug that is so undersized or too big? Standard sized rugs such as 3 x 5's and 4 x 6's are usually placed in rooms to accentuate furniture and inglenooks. These rugs and even smaller can also be used in entry ways kitchens and bathrooms as a floor mat. Larger rugs like 6 x 9's and 9 x 12's are commonly used for living rooms and dining rooms. Again know where you want the rug to be placed.
There are other kinds of small carpets like rag braided sisal chenille and shag made of various kinds of materials like cotton silk leather wool and synthetic fibers. You can get area carpets for children with games and bright children's designs on them. You can get bath mats that are washable.