According to Hollywood, most rookie criminals have no idea how they should transport their victim without leaving blood all over the place. Stumbling about, the first thing they’ll probably think of grabbing will be a shower curtain or the living room curtains; like I said, they’re rookies, or rather actors playing rookies! What these bumbling idiots should keep an out for lies underneath the body, a rug. Yes, a rug. Designed for easy storage and can be easily rolled up even with a body lying on top of it, it’ll hold in place until you get to your destination.
Let’s take a look at Hollywood and recap a couple common scenarios that can usually be found in an episode or two of CSI. Usually there’s some sort of argument between a couple that has marital problems, or maybe it’s a burglary gone wrong; whatever the scenario, there’s going to be a dead or dying body bleeding somewhere. The antagonist who offed the guy will most likely panic for a second, figuring out how he should exactly transport the body from point A to point B. The solution: move the coffee table out of the way and roll him up in the rug!
But here’s what these character actors should consider when researching their role as the betrayed husband or inept burglar: what kind of rug would be best for this situation? Wool rugs, bamboo rugs, nylon or even Persian rugs all have different qualities and piling, which matters if they’re carrying a bloody body from their home to the back of their car. Even though bamboo rugs can be easily cleaned, they probably won’t have enough strength to hold a 200 pound person. Persian rugs and wool rugs can easily be laundered, but it’s nylon rugs that can handle heavy duty staining, which is what’s probably used in those Hollywood murder scenes.
Assuming that you wouldn’t actually emulate those bloody scenes and use a rug for any malicious kind of purpose, it’s always a good idea to have a rug lying around to keep your floors protected from any scuffing or stains. Additionally, they’re good to have in areas that have a lot of foot traffic as they’ll keep those areas clean. And just because Hollywood seems to make a killing off of rugs doesn’t mean that you should! Leave that to the special effects team!