When we consider rugs, a lot of factors come into play. Among them include how it blends into the room where it will be placed and of course the materials that were used to manufacture it. Area rugs are stocked by some furniture retailers while others employ an order basis for some. The reason here is that with no consistent demand for them, why bother stocking them in your warehouse.
Rugs when not stocked properly may dilapidate over time. That is how sensitive their materials are. While many can gamble on having them available in an instant, you just have to weigh demand for them to avoid issues of defects that can lead to losses.
The trend today is not to overstock your inventory if the demand is not that high. Area rugs are certainly something that do not go fast like the other known bedroom furniture and considering the times we are in, chances are a slow down in demand for them looms all the more.
“When people buy rugs, they want immediate gratification,” Nebraska Furniture Mart Vice President Bob Batt explained. “We want to have a lot of the sizes and price points in stock so people take advantage. You have to overwhelm the customer with your selection.”
(Source) Furniture Style