As you consider your carpeting needs, you may wonder whether wall-to-wall carpeting or if an area rug would be better. Area rugs are practical, versatile, and economical flooring choice for your home. Visit our store today to find your home’s new area rug.
Carpet does have some advantages. It is great at muffling sound and immersing feet in cushiony softness. However, if you have family members with asthma or allergies, a wall-to-wall carpet may make their conditions worse. If you have pets, carpeting may retain odors. Area rugs are much easier to keep clean than traditional carpets, and this is especially important if you have small children or fur babies.
Area rugs come in many styles, colors, and designs. There are area rugs to meet every budget. You can change the look of a room by updating the area rug in it.
Designers often recommend that your area rug reflects the shape of any furniture on top of it. For example, the area rug under your dining room table should be the same shape as the table.
Here are some tips as you select your area rug. First, think about the décor and style of the room the area rug will be in. Also, consider how much foot traffic there will be on the rug. If the rug is in a high-traffic area, you’ll probably want to pick an area rug made out of wool or a synthetic blend. A darker color area rug will hide dirt and spills better than a light-toned one.
It’s a good idea to measure the space you will be placing the area rug before coming into the store. In general, you will want a size that fits the length and width of your furniture if you want to create an intimate feel. To make a larger space, simply select a larger rug.
Customers often find it useful to lightly tape or mark the area the rug will be. It’s easy to look at the overall room and how the area rug fits into it with the tape in place. Then you’ll have a great idea of the exact size rug you need.
If you have a marble floor, an area rug can prevent falls from slipping, especially if the floor gets wet. The area rug also gives warmth to cold tile floors.
If you have a beautiful hardwood floor, an area rug adds comfort and convenience while allowing the beauty of the floor to be showcased. Don’t worry about tripping on area rugs. It’s easy to prevent slipping by using a rug pad and double-sided tape.