When most homeowners think about area rugs, they are drawn first to its beauty and elegance. The rugs have been used decoratively since their inception. There are many ways to breathe new life into an old room, even without remodeling, simply by strategically placing these pieces throughout. However, there are other things that make these rugs very important to our homes, and we’re going to talk about a little of both.
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As we have already said, area rugs are commonly used to create another element to your design motif. It’s easy to use them this way, as you can choose from many various sizes, shapes, bindings, colors, patterns, and designs. There’s something here for every look you might want to complement, large or small.
Another important aspect of area rugs is their protective features. Underneath heavy pieces of furniture, they can distribute the weight that would normally create damage to the flooring underneath. For instance, hard surface flooring, and especially solid hardwood can become dented. Weight can also crush the carpet fibers, some of which will never recover from that kind of wear. However, when these rugs are placed underneath, most of that damage can be avoided so that when the heavy furniture is moved, you may never even know it was there.
Area rugs can also be used to catch dirt and debris, stopping it from ever reaching your floors. When placed in areas such as where people come inside from directly outside, or between hard surface flooring and carpet, dirt is trapped and held. That means it’s less likely to reach your floors where it can scratch and scuff hard flooring, or sink down into the fibers of carpet, creating a dingy look and even foul odors, after some time has passed.