ATLANTA -- "Rug rage," the desire to incorporate the functional and fashionable qualities of area rugs into home decor, has stricken American women ages 25-64. A recent study by Harris Interactive demonstrates that 40 percent of women ages 25-64 anticipate purchasing an area rug within the next two years.

DuPont Residential Nylon flooring offers a cure for rug rage with the growth of the DuPont Stainmaster Rug Collection. This offering of high-fashion area rugs comes with the stain and soil-resistance and ease of cleaning that consumers expect from DuPont Stainmaster.

DuPont continues to work with the area rug mills to meet the consumer need for comfort and luxury throughout their homes. Stainmaster area rugs are currently manufactured by Beaulieu Rugs, Masland, Mohawk Home, Capel Inc., and Soho Rugs. Other mills, including Crossley and Shaw, are actively in product development. Manufacturers are using advanced printing, weaving and carving technologies to give the consumer a wide variety of classic and contemporary patterns.

All rugs within the collection are guaranteed for at least three years. They all feature DuPont Type 6,6 nylon and the Advanced Teflon Repel System, which provide the consumer guaranteed resistance to stains and soil, plus outstanding texture retention.

The DuPont Stainmaster rug collection is offered at national home improvement retailers, such as Lowe's and select EXPO Design Centers. The rugs are also available at carpet and rug specialty retail stores including DuPont Flooring Centers and DuPont MasterStores. Consumers can call 1-800-4-DUPONT for the nearest location. The majority of the rugs will range in price from $149 to $499, while some of the higher-end styles will sell for $1,000.