What makes them so great and what’s hot these days
Are you one of those people who isn’t sure about covering up your beautiful hardwood or lovely wall-to-wall carpet with an area rug?
We get it – you paid a good chunk of money to get the flooring that you have, and putting something on top of it seems, well, just wrong.
But, as you’ll see, there are plenty of good reasons why you should consider getting an area rug. And at United Floors we have an awesome selection of colours and fibre types to ensure you find the perfect one. So, read on to find out why everyone needs an area rug.
Add pizzazz and define your space
First and foremost, area rugs add style. Not only are they an excellent way to add a splash of colour to a room, they help to define the space and pull things together. Area rugs can complement existing décor or offer new ideas for matching colour options. We are seeing a lot of vibrant area rugs these days to add a spark to neutral schemes. If you haven’t checked out rugs lately, you’ll be impressed with all the beautiful colours and patterns that are available.
An area rug can also act as an anchor for furniture by establishing boundaries; it helps eliminates that sense that the furniture is “floating.” Depending on the size of your room, you may want a smaller rug in the center surrounded by the furniture; a larger room with a larger rug allows for furniture to be on it. Talk to our specialists to see what might be best for your situation.
Tile, laminate and hardwood all present a clean, crisp look, but the other thing they have in common is that they can be loud because they offer little in the way of sound absorption. An area rug will reduce that echo-y feel in any room and is quieter to walk on. Now maybe extra noise is no big deal in the kitchen and hallway, but in living and dining rooms, a little softness underfoot will make for a much more relaxing environment.
Sometimes it’s nice to stretch out on the floor. Ever tried that with laminate or tile? Not so great, is it? An area rug will give you the chance to get down and feel comfy with its extra warmth and cushion. It takes pressure off your body and absorbs the impact of footsteps and can make a TV room or basement that much more comfortable. That sense of coziness or groundedness also helps to create a more calming atmosphere.
It used to be thought that carpet or rugs weren’t great for allergy sufferers, but research has shown that they actually help to trap allergens and keep them from floating in the air. Still have allergies even with hardwood floors? Maybe it’s worth a try to bring an area rug into the mix.
The nice thing about area rugs is that there’s a broad range of price points because of the various sizes and fibres that are available. These days, many people are going with synthetic fibres as opposed to natural ones because rugs are no longer being “passed down to the grandkids.” In fact, most people tend to change things up every 10 to 15 years during renovations or to keep up with trends, and their relative affordability allows this.
Convinced that you need an area rug? At United Floors in Courtenay, our staff have the product knowledge and experience to help you make the perfect choice. Oh, and don’t forget to ask about nonslip underlay to ensure things stay in place.
Come see us today and let us help you with all your flooring needs.