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Having an oddly hard time finding 2x3, 2x4, etc. rugs of decent quality to 'warmify' our cabin, yet I see them outfitted on so many boats. Any places where these are readily available?
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Re: Small, cheap persian rugs/runners for down below...

You'll laugh when you hear this...but Ikea.

$29 for a 6 ft runner that looks like a persian rug. A few bucks more for the rubber stuff that prevents rugs from slipping...and you have enough to use at the nav station to prevent laptops and charts from moving around too

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Having an oddly hard time finding 2x3, 2x4, etc. rugs of decent quality to 'warmify' our cabin, yet I see them outfitted on so many boats. Any places where these are readily available?
Most cities have furniture consignment stores. The local one always has a big selection of Persian, Indian, Turkish etc. rugs. It turns out that some of those carpet stores really ARE closing out.

Unless you have a pretty big boat though, I'd stick to synthetic fakes - real ones won't last long on a boat - vegetable dyes don't like salt water for example.

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Home Depot and Lowes have them.

I'll second the recommendation for synthetic materials. Wool, or whatever, will get pretty nasty pretty fast. Also, consider putting a bit of Dri-Dek, or something similar, under the rugs to help keep them a bit drier.

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We got ours from Kohls.

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Home Depot and Lowes have them.

I'll second the recommendation for synthetic materials. Wool, or whatever, will get pretty nasty pretty fast. Also, consider putting a bit of Dri-Dek, or something similar, under the rugs to help keep them a bit drier.
These are good suggestions and right on concerning wool. Our runners (from Lowes) are laid over rubber non-skid pads (also from Lowes). One advantage of the synthetics is that when they get dirty (and they surely will), one can lay them out on deck and give them a good scrub with hot soapy water and a little bleach and they clean right up with little fading.

I had to shape our longer runner to fit around the salon table base supports by cutting out two U-shapes on the side under the table. The edges of the cut-outs were sealed with a hot knife and a local carpet shop sewed a color matching binding on the sealed edges for $25.00.

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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. Lowes, Ikea, Kohls, HD are all in the SF area so I'll swing in and see what they've got. Definitely want synthetic, and nice to know they can be cleaned pretty easily. They will indeed get filthy pretty quick.
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hi, have you tried braided rugs, they are perfect and will help in enhancing the beauty of your cabin and give comfortable feeling and are very practical in nature.
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Having an oddly hard time finding 2x3, 2x4, etc. rugs of decent quality to 'warmify' our cabin, yet I see them outfitted on so many boats. Any places where these are readily available?
Nonslip rugs are all over everywhere, although I am unsure how many of them look like persians.

If you want to buy local, I'd try all the discount department stores in your area: K-mart, Wal-Mart, Target, and Ikea. I'd also look at business supply store chains such as Staples or Office Depot as well as home maintenance department stores such as Home Depot and Lowes.

If you don't mind order over the web, try the hyperlink below at Amazon.com -- they have 2x3 and 2x4 orientals. http://www.amazon.com/American-Home-Classic-Oriental-Rug/dp/B00409F1ME

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