Information on an incredibly stylish and functional flooring option.
Information About Area Rugs
Area rugs are the most adaptable flooring available. You can use an area rug to protect a floor, dampen sound, add warmth and comfort to a floor, and coordinate with a room’s design. Part of what makes area rugs so versatile is the fact that they are easy to “install” and they are available in many different shapes, sizes, patterns, and colors.
Area rugs are manufactured both by machines and are handmade. In 1950 ninety percent of all area rugs were made by hand. Due to the advancement of modern technology, machine-made rugs make up 98% of manufactured area rugs today. Handmade area rugs will never be completely phased out, as many people are still attracted to the craft behind their one-of-a-kind construction. Handmade area rugs’ value will increase over time, making a handmade area rug a wise investment.
There is no particular size or shape that an area rug needs to be, which is partly why they are so flexible! A common unwritten rule is to measure the length and width of the room and subtract 3 feet from each dimension. This creates a uniform border around the rug, creating a simple yet attractive design.
The color of your area rug will have a large impact on your room’s design. It can subtly accent with the rest of the room’s color, or it could stand out and become the focal point of a room. The design possibilities are virtually endless.
Another great aspect of area rugs is that they are portable! It isn’t like replacing any other floor, which can be a lengthy, expensive process. Instead, all you have to do is pick it up and place it somewhere else in the home. It is a good less-permanent solution to your flooring needs.
If you are interested in purchasing an area rug for your home, then come down to Portice Carpet One’s showroom in Lakewood, CO and speak with one of our flooring experts!