An Area Rug is the Accent You’re Looking For
Adding an area rug to a room provides comfort, warmth and aesthetic appeal. They can become artwork on your floor, and they can define your space by creating a frame in which to place your furniture. An area rug may be a better choice than wall-to-wall carpeting if you are looking for flooring that’s easier to clean, or if you anticipate wanting a new look from time to time, as they are simple to switch out with something new.
The perfect accent to your hard surface floor, area rugs are available in a wide variety of solids and patterns. Area rugs provide the softness you’re looking for without giving up the style and texture of your primary floor. And like carpet, an area rug instantly adds a warm and cozy feeling to any room.
Available in an almost infinite number of colors, styles and textures, area rugs are functional and beautiful in nearly any home décor. From traditional to country and from casual to formal, with so many options you’re sure to find the rug that’s right for your home and lifestyle.
What to Consider When Buying Area Rugs
Make sure you always measure the dimensions of your room before you buy an area rug. You don’t want to eyeball the measurements and then be forced to return the rug when you find out it doesn’t fit. You can use tape to outline a rug’s dimensions on the floor before you buy it to see how it will look. A good rule of thumb is to always leave at least a couple feet in-between the rug and each wall of the room.
Area rug materials vary in durability, comfort, and ease of cleaning. If you want a rug that is durable and easy to clean, frieze and berber are excellent choices. Wool, silk, and cotton are good choices if you’re looking for a softer, more comfortable area rug.
Pile refers to the density and length of an area rug’s fibers. Short and thick pile rugs are ideal for high traffic areas of your home because they are more durable and easier to clean. Long and thin pile rugs feel softer and more luxurious, so they are better for bedrooms and family rooms.
- Care & Maintenance
Area rugs absorb sound vibrations, so adding it to your bedroom could give you a quieter, and better, night’s sleep.
Providing traction that helps stabilize each step you take, an area rug can protect you and your guests from slips and falls.
Babies, toddlers, teens and adults can all agree that the feeling of bare feet on a soft rug is irreplaceable.
Care & Maintenance
Vacuuming will remove daily dirt and debris, while periodic shampooing or steam cleaning gives your area rug a deeper clean.
Stains and Spills
Carpet cleaners and stain removal products have come a long way, so your rug can look great for many years.
If you get a snag due to rambunctious kids, pets’ toenails or moving furniture, don’t pull it out, just clip it with scissors.
What type of rug is right for me? What’s the difference?
Frieze / Twist
One of the most popular styles of carpet for the last 20 years. Trackless and durable, frieze is two-ply yarn twisted together very tightly.
One of the best selling carpets, it’s widely popular, durable, and more affordable. Known for resistance to stains and heavy traffic.
As important as color, patterns can define the purpose of a room, add character, and set the tone for the style and color of room furnishings.
Texture is all about how something feels. Soft, rough, bumpy or smooth, textured carpets add excitement and style to any living space.
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