Area Rug Basics

Learn More About Area Rugs

Whether you want a captivating focal point for your living space or a versatile neutral base, an area rug offers an excellent starting point. If you've recently upgraded to new hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring, incorporating an area rug not only enhances your decor but also protects these surfaces. For added safety, longevity, and increased safeguarding against scratches and wear, we highly recommend using a pad underneath your area rug during the purchase process.

When considering the purchase of an area rug, consider your overall style. An area rug not only introduces an extra layer of coziness to your room but also serves as a simple method to define living spaces, particularly in larger rooms or open-concept homes. Beyond that, area rugs contribute warmth, texture, and style to your overall design. Explore the playful side of rugs by experimenting with layering different patterns, colors, and sizes to infuse your space with contrast and excitement.

When selecting an area rug, factoring in the material is key. There are many options: polyester, silk, synthetic, Triexta, wool, leather, jute, polypropylene, and more! Take into consideration where your rug will be placed in your home. Is it in a high-traffic area? Do you have kids? Are you looking for something that is stain-resistant and a little more durable? Or something that gives off a beautiful sheen?

One last thing to consider is the construction of the area rug. This refers to how the rug is made, which can make all the difference. The construction determines the look, quality, texture, and life of your rug. You can choose from flat-weaves, hand-hooked, hand-knotted, hand-tufted, handmade, machine-made, printed, and more at Rugs.Shop.

Here are some key benefits to consider:

  • Whether opting for natural fibers or synthetic, both rugs offer excellent resistance to mold and mildew
  • Conveniently removable for regular cleaning, ensuring a well-maintained living space
  • Aids in trapping airborne pollen particles, which can be easily vacuumed

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Some of our brands we love

At Halverson Flooring, we want to ensure that you're getting the highest quality flooring! See our Featured Area Rug Brands and Manufacturers below!

karastan | Halverson Flooring
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Braclay | Halverson Flooring