There are many reasons why area rugs are popular, and yet some homeowners hesitate to cover up their beautiful flooring. As hard surface flooring like hardwood, tile, and luxury vinyl continue to be popular flooring options, area rugs have become a popular home accessory. At Carpet One Floor & Home we can help you find the perfect area rug for your home. The most obvious reason to have an area rug in your home is for the look but area rugs are also designed to bring together the different elements of your home without taking away from the natural beauty of your flooring.
As we mentioned earlier area rugs extend beyond their ability to complement you home décor. One of the many features and benefits of area rugs is that they help to decrease the noise in your space. Not only does it make your footsteps quieter, but also helps to make the room itself more quiet and muffle and room that echo’s.
Another obvious benefit is that area rugs are more comfortable than hardwood or tile. Not only is it softer to the touch, but that softness also gives flexibility where the rug absorbs the impact from your footsteps. In addition to being softer to the touch, area rugs are also warmer which is important in colder climates like here!
Another feature of area rugs is their ability to make a space feel more grounded. When properly placed, an area rug can anchor the furniture in your room which helps to create an intimate space. In your living room and area rug should be large enough that your sofa, loveseat, and coffee table are all either sitting or have their front legs on the rug. Just like carpet, area rugs are made from fibers that can have hypoallergenic characteristics. Numerous studies show that rug fibers can trap allergens so you are not breathing them in. If you have no rugs in your home and suffer from allergies, try adding an area rug to see if there is a difference.
If you are interested in learning more about area rugs, stop by one of our showrooms in Mississauga, ON. We are proud to offer custom area rugs to the areas of Oakville, Milton and Georgetown, ON.