As a design element, area rugs can make a real statement. Available in many different styles, colors, patterns, and fibers, there’s surely something to match any existing decor out there. Better still, if your decor changes in one room, area rugs can quickly and easily be picked up and moved into another room with the greatest of ease.
Area rugs are also an excellent protection against many different variable. For instance, when placed underneath heavy furniture pieces, they can keep your hardwood floors from becoming dented, or your carpets from becoming crushed. Without area rugs present, these damages can often be permanent, leading to the necessity for repairs or replacement of your flooring.
These rugs can also be placed in a variety of locations where they will catch and trap dirt and debris, keeping it from making its way onto your flooring. Without them, dirt can scratch and damage many flooring types, especially hardwood or laminate, acting very much like sandpaper over time. It’s important to place the rugs in proper areas to be the most beneficial. For instance, placed in areas where visitors come in directly from outside can mean much, if not all, of the debris can be kept from your floors. Since area rugs are easier to clean and maintain than carpets, this can be a major help and can even save you money on professional floor cleaning. Be sure to ask your flooring professional about even more benefits of these area rugs.