Well before the affordability and popularity of wall-to-wall carpeting, the use of area rugs was very common. If you tour an historic home, you will see area rugs in just about every room and even runners in the hallways. Today, they can serve the same purposes as they did then, and are a wonderful addition to your home.
What has changed about area rugs since they were used back then is the wide variety of fibres that are used in their production. While you can still get antique area rugs with intricate designs that are handwoven and finicky to care for, a better option is to get those that are easier to care for, yet still have the beauty. Some are great for low-traffic areas, but others can stand up to high-traffic areas, such as hallways and foyers. With a variety of fibres, including synthetics and natural fibres, you won’t have trouble locating area rugs for all your rooms. The question only remains – what benefit do they offer?
Area rugs offer a number of benefits. One of the most popular reasons is that they add style to a drab room by adding colour and warmth. Whether you go with one that looks antique or something ultra-modern, your personal taste can easily be achieved with area rugs. Another reason to consider area rugs is to offer protection to floor surfaces, such as laminate and hardwood. Placing area rugs in high-traffic areas will safeguard the wearing down of these surfaces. Warmth underfoot is another benefit of area rugs. Tile is a popular flooring choice these days, but it can be downright cold during the winter in Barrie, ON.
If you are looking to add area rugs to make your home more stylish, protect your floors or keep your toes warm, look no further than Giant Carpet Flooring Centre. You can browse our large selection of area rugs in sizes from 4’ x 6’ to room-size online! We have a huge variety from places like Turkey and Belgium that are sure to meet your needs.